O'Brien and Marshall crack tons in same T20 innings

Kevin O’Brien and Hamish Marshall put on a record-breaking opening stand of 192 runs against Middlesex

Uxbridge: 26 Jun, 2011

Gloucestershire became the first side to boast of two centurions in the same T20 innings. Kevin O Brien reinforced his reputation of being one of the most devastating batsmen of this era as he cracked a blistering 44-ball ton. He made the most of being dropped on 14 and 33, as Gloucestershire registered a huge win against the beleaguered Middlesex in Friend Life T20. His batting counterpart, Hamish Marshall cruised to 102 runs in 54 balls blasting four sixes and 11 fours.

They shared an opening partnership of 192, a new record for any wicket in domestic T20. Kevin O Brien clocked up 119 off 52 deliveries before holding out on long-on. He smashed 11 sixes and seven fours during his blazing inning and rekindled the memories of this year s World Cup when he had battered the English attack with a blistering 113, which helped Ireland to notch a three-wicket thrilling victory.

Gloucestershire chalked up 254 runs for three wickets in their stipulated 20 overs and overhauled Somerset s previous record of highest runs in an domestic T20 innings – 250 for three.

Chasing a stiff target, Middlesex slid to 15 for three and eventually finished their innings on 149 for 8, as Gloucestershire won by 105 runs.