It was being billed as a battle of the Blast's biggest hitters.
On an evening when AB de Villiers and Eoin Morgan visited Trent Bridge, Alex Hales - in the company of Chris Nash - was to have the last word.
Hales displayed his full repertoire as he smashed his way to a half-century, powering the Outlaws towards a stunning ten-wicket quarter-final win.
Relive Hales' best shots from the innings above.
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