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2nd Match (N), Birmingham, July 23, 2021, The Hundred Men's Competition
(97/100 balls, T:145) 148/7

Phoenix won by 3 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
64 (40)
Spirit Innings
Phoenix Innings
Match Details
London Spirit (Men)  (100 ball maximum)
Zak Crawley c Benjamin b Helm64406763160.00
Josh Inglis c Ali b Milne1081220125.00
Dan Lawrence c Howell b Helm65501120.00
Eoin Morgan (c)c Allen b Howell13131610100.00
Joe Denly c Ali b Howell25141312178.57
Ravi Bopara c & b Milne17161920106.25
Mohammad Nabi not out 64810150.00
Roelof van der Merwe not out 011000.00
Extras(b 1, nb 2)3
TOTAL100 balls (RPB: 1.44)144/6
Fall of wickets: 1-20 (Josh Inglis, 13b), 2-26 (Dan Lawrence, 18b), 3-59 (Eoin Morgan, 41b), 4-89 (Joe Denly, 62b), 5-127 (Ravi Bopara, 90b), 6-143 (Zak Crawley, 99b)
Adam Milne20101820.902001
13b to JP Inglis, gottim, flapped feebly to midwicket! Banged into the surface, 86mph and Inglis came out swinging. Miscued off the toe of the bat, I think, and it's simple catch on the edge of the ring for the Phoenix captain. Milne gets his man, eventually. 20/1
90b to RS Bopara, slapped, but Milne swallows it in his follow through! Brilliant from the big NZ quick, a back-of-that-hand slowie and Bopara clubbed it straight back, only for Milne to stick out one hand and see it stick. Cool celebration, he raises the ball aloft, as the crowd coos in appreciation. 127/5
Tom Helm2083721.853300
18b to DW Lawrence, goes big again but Lawrence miscues it straight up! Took an age to come down for Benny Howell at backward point, but he held it without drama. Don't think it was a slower ball, just not the length to hit down the ground, ended up slicing across it. 26/2
99b to Z Crawley, slower ball, flipped leg side, and Crawley is taken in the deep! Mistimed and it drops a few yards inside the boundary for a simple take running around. 143/6
Benny Howell2072521.252100
41b to EJG Morgan, mishit to long-off, Howell strikes! Morgan wanted to clear the pickets but picked out the man in the deep. Pace off does the job, Spirit suffer another check to their momentum. 59/3
62b to JL Denly, duped with a dobbler and Denly picks out cover! Not sure which variety of slower ball it was, but there was nothing for Denly to work with as he looked to go up and over, could only send a head-height catch to the edge of the ring. Maybe the knuckle ball? Can't tell from the limited replays. 89/4
Liam Livingstone1021701.701100
Imran Tahir2033501.754100
Moeen Ali1021101.101000
Birmingham Phoenix (Men)  (T: 145 runs from 100 balls)
Finn Allen  b Mohammad Amir1182020137.50
Miles Hammond c †Inglis b Wood55810100.00
Liam Livingstone c Wood b Cullen19152911126.66
Moeen Ali (c)c Bopara b van der Merwe40303931133.33
Daniel Bell-Drummond c van der Merwe b Mohammad Nabi11111800100.00
Chris Benjamin not out 24152712160.00
Benny Howell c Bopara b Cullen1791202188.88
Chris Cooke c Bopara b Mohammad Amir55910100.00
Adam Milne not out 41210400.00
Extras(lb 1, nb 4, w 7)12
TOTAL97 balls (RPB: 1.52)148/7
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Miles Hammond, 9b), 2-33 (Finn Allen, 20b), 3-60 (Liam Livingstone, 41b), 4-96 (Daniel Bell-Drummond, 65b), 5-98 (Moeen Ali, 71b), 6-121 (Benny Howell, 86b), 7-144 (Chris Cooke, 96b)
Mohammad Amir1753422.004061
20b to FH Allen, splat goes the timber! Mohammad Amir gets the inswinger spot on, plucking out the leg stump to silence the rowdy Hollies Stand! A wild flog through the line and why not, but Amir's skills get it spot on in the end!. 33/2
96b to CB Cooke, Bopara is wearing magnets in the field! Bouncer on the stumps, tries to heave over midwicket but skies this over mid-on. Bopara shuffles left on the ring and clutches this above his head. Spirit not giving up just yet.. 144/7
Chris Wood20102311.152110
9b to MAH Hammond, flat-footed drive, a faint edge, through to the keeper! This time the minimalism is Hammond's undoing, enough movement away from his ambitions on the full length, that's the breakthrough. 8/1
Blake Cullen2083821.902301
41b to LS Livingstone, Pulled off the shoulder ... and Wood takes a blinder at fine leg! Rushing round the boundary's edge, thrusting out his hands, over the rope, while keeping his toes in play. Plucked out of thin air and there is that breakthrough! Reward for Cullen too, and the value of wheels. 60/3
86b to BAC Howell, full on off, heaves for the leg side but skies this over point and Bopara jogs in from the ring to take a swirling chance lunging forward onto his knees.. 121/6
Mohammad Nabi2072011.001000
65b to DJ Bell-Drummond, Roelof does the Netherlands proud with a sharp boundary catch! Bell-Drummond charges and heaves a full ball high toward VDM on the long-on rope. He backpedals into position and takes it high above his head, looked like he was settled inside the rope but starts losing his balance after a few beats and decides to flick this into the air just to be on the safe side, steps out, then steps back in to reclaim it on the second effort.. 96/4
Roelof van der Merwe1512511.660200
71b to MM Ali, Bopara ends Moeen's innings with a super effort on the rope! Full on off, charges and strokes a drive flat to long-off where Bopara charges 15 yards in and to his left, slides and takes an ankle high catch making it look cool as ice. Roelof goes wild as per usual with a double-fist-pump celebration.. 98/5
Ravi Bopara51701.401000
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Edgbaston, Birmingham
TossBirmingham Phoenix (Men), elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Zak Crawley
Match days23 July 2021 - night (100-ball match)
Graham Lloyd
Tim Robinson
TV Umpire
Neil Bainton
Reserve Umpire
Rob Bailey
Balls per over5
Match Referee
Phil Whitticase
PointsBirmingham Phoenix (Men) 2, London Spirit (Men) 0
  • London Spirit (Men) innings
  • Powerplay 1: Balls 1 - 25 (Mandatory - 41 runs, 2 wickets)
  • London Spirit (Men): 50 runs in 34 balls, Extras 2
  • London Spirit (Men): 100 runs in 72 balls, Extras 2
  • Z Crawley: 50 off 30 balls (6 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Innings Break: London Spirit (Men) - 144/6 in 100 balls (Mohammad Nabi 6, RE van der Merwe 0)
  • Birmingham Phoenix (Men) innings
  • Powerplay 1: Balls 1 - 25 (Mandatory - 42 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Birmingham Phoenix (Men): 50 runs in 33 balls, Extras 7
  • Balls 43: Review by London Spirit (Men) (Bowling), Umpire - RT Robinson, Batter - MM Ali (Struck down)
  • Birmingham Phoenix (Men): 100 runs in 75 balls, Extras 11
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