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Rain halts Notts' winning run

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David Hussey benefited to the tune of 32 off 16 balls before Nottinghamshire's clash with Leicestershire was abandoned

Nottinghamshire’s perfect record in the Friends Life t20 came to a soggy end when their clash with Leicestershire was abandoned after a thunderstorm at Grace Road.

The Outlaws posted 164 for eight after being put into bat, with David Hussey hitting 32 off 16 balls to go past fellow Australian Brad Hodge's record total of 3,690 runs in Twenty20 cricket.

But with the Foxes 21 without loss 2.4 overs into their reply, heavy rain followed by thunder and lightning brought an end to proceedings - leaving the teams with one point each.

It also meant an end to Notts’ three-game winning run to start the competition, while Leicestershire were also robbed of the chance to halt their 10-game winless run at Grace Road. The last time they won a t20 match at home was against Yorkshire in June 2009.

Matthew Hoggard put Notts into bat on a pitch tinged with green and left-arm seamer Harry Gurney had them rocking with two wickets in his second over. Alex Hales and Riki Wessels both provided catches with top-edged pulls.

Hussey was soon into his stride, however, and a glorious straight six off Abdul Razzaq took him past Hodge's record.

Hussey then smacked Gurney for three consecutive fours and, with Hoggard conceding 16 runs in his first over, Notts reached 61 for two off their six overs of power play.

Hussey and fellow Perth-born batsman Adam Voges put on 55 in five overs, with the stand ending when Hussey clipped a catch to midwicket off Hoggard.

Voges was then run out for 36 when Andrew McDonald deflected a straight drive by Samit Patel into the stumps and the innings gradually ran out of steam.

Chris Read and Steven Mullaney provided some late momentum, but a superb final two overs from Razzaq, which brought him two wickets for only six runs, saw only 32 runs come from the last five overs.

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