WATCH: Luke Wood's Spectacular Yorker Shatters Alex Hales' Stumps
Luke Wood bowled one of the best yorkers of all-time (Twitter)
In a scintillating display of fast bowling, left-arm pacer Luke Wood left spectators spellbound as he unleashed a magnificent yorker that sent shockwaves through the Nottinghamshire camp. The T20 Blast encounter between Lancashire and Nottinghamshire witnessed a moment of pure cricketing artistry as Wood dismantled the explosive Alex Hales with consummate ease.
Opting to bat first after winning the toss, Lancashire amassed a formidable total of 208 for 4, led by Daryl Mitchell who smashed his way to an unbeaten 85 runs off a mere 41 deliveries, bolstered by 4 boundaries and 6 towering sixes.
With a colossal target of 209 to chase, Nottinghamshire sought a strong start to their pursuit, with the onus falling squarely on the shoulders of their swashbuckling opener, Alex Hales. However, destiny had other plans in store as Wood stepped up to the challenge and unleashed an unplayable yorker that left Hales in utter disbelief.
In a mere blink of an eye, the ball seared through the air, honing in on its target with laser-like precision. The lanky batter was caught off guard as he attempted to bring his bat down at the eleventh hour. But it was a futile attempt, for the ball, imbued with a mesmerizing blend of pace, swing, and deadly accuracy, leaving the off stump in tatters.
Video: Luke Wood's Yorker that sent Alex Hales' stumps flying
Despite losing Hales early, Nottinghamshire rallied on, resolute in their pursuit of the daunting target set before them. However, they were restricted to 186/5 and fell short by 22 runs in the end. Colin Munro top-scored for them with a 29-ball 60 whereas Matthew Montgomery and Tom Moores chipped in with 41 each. Wood was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 29/2 from his four overs.