Nottinghamshire 227 for 3 (Wessels 110, Taylor 67) beat Derbyshire 221 for 5 (Madsen 85*) by six runs
A stunning century from Riki Wessels helped Notts Outlaws get their NatWest T20 Blast campaign up and running with a narrow six-run victory over Derbyshire Falcons on a Trent Bridge night strewn with records.
Wessels made 110 as Notts powered their way to 227 for 3, their highest score in the competition’s history, after being asked to bat first. The 31-year old scored his runs from just 54 balls and hit 11 fours and seven sixes to become the first Outlaws batsman to reach three figures for the county in T20 cricket.
Brendan Taylor shared in a third wicket stand of 153 with Wessels, before closing on 67 not out. Dan Christian applied the finishing touches with a brutal, unbeaten knock of 32 from only 18 balls.
Derbyshire, who had won three…