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ICC World T20 2014: Alex Hales declares century as his best knock

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Alex Hales’s century led England to their highest ever T20I chase © Getty Images

Chittagong: Mar 27, 2014

 

Alex Hales had no hesitation in declaring that his whirlwind 116-run knock, which scripted England‘s sensational win over Sri Lanka, was his best.

Hales’s fabulous knock, laced with 17 boundaries, blew away the Lankan bowlers, who also struggled to grip the ball due to heavy dew.

“Centuries in this format don’t come often. I’ve had a couple of 90s and it’s good to get over the line. It’s great to get on the board in the tournament. Without a shadow of a doubt it’s the best I’ve ever played,” Hales said after England’s six-wicket win which keeps them in the hunt for a semifinal place.

“It’s great win. We needed it. We weren’t in good form coming in, but we’re buzzing now. After two wickets we knew if we stayed in we were in the game. The way Morgy played was outstanding,” he added.

With Eoin Morgan he raised a 152-run stand for the third wicket.

England skipper Stuart Broad could not stop smiling and termed Hales’ knock as one of the best he has seen someone playing for his country.

“That’s a very special knock and one of the best I’ve seen in an England shirt. World events are a big and that kind of win will give our dressing room a lot of belief,” he said.

Broad did admit that they were helped by dew factor as Lankan bowlers struggled to grip the ball.

“I feel for Sri Lanka’s bowlers with the dew. We changed about four or five balls in the innings. We’ve been fielding with wet balls at training, we should probably make it wet bars of soap I think,” he said.
Broad was extremely happy with his batsmen, who are scoring big consistently.

“The confidence we’ve got with the bat scoring 172 against New Zealand and this match, we’ve got a lot of momentum. Alex’s knock is one of the best I’ve ever seen. He kept up with the asking rate throughout and hit boundaries at the end,” the England skipper said.


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