result
18th Match (N), Birmingham, Aug 4 2021, The Hundred Men's Competition
(94/100 balls, target 173)174/4
Phoenix won by 6 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
37* (16)
chris-benjamin

9.39 pm Despite chasing a very very stiff target, the Phoenix canter to victory thanks to a rollicking knock from their captain Moeen Ali. Big assist to Smeed as well for the start he gave at the top of the order. Invincibles fielding left a lot to be desired.

Match Hero is Chris Benjamin: "It's always special to be in front of a full house. Special win tonight. It's been very exciting. It helped that Smeed got us off to the start and then Moeen in the middle for me to finish it at the end. We're just focusing game by game and the rest will take care of itself."

That's it from us tonight. On behalf of Varun Shetty, I'm Peter Della Penna. Come back tomorrow for more action from the Hundred. Take care!

94
4
Topley to Benjamin, FOUR runs

another attempted leg stump yorker, low full toss flicked through midwicket to seal the match.

93
6
Topley to Benjamin, SIX runs

Benjamin backs away, Topley follows him outside leg stump but gives him a half-volley that's flicked high over backward square. The crowd roars their approval.

92
1
Topley to Howell, 1 run

yorker on leg stump, dug out through square leg.

91
Topley to Howell, no run

length ball on sixth stump, shuffles across to heave to midwicket but scuffs this into the ground.

Topley back for his last five, if the match lasts that long.

CHANGE OF END
after 90 balls9 runs
BP-M: 163/4Need 10 from 10 balls
Benny Howell6 (8)
Chris Benjamin27 (14)
Sunil Narine 1/41 (20)
90
1
Narine to Howell, 1 run

short and wide, slapped behind point for one.

90
1w
Narine to Howell, 1 wide

full and speared down leg. Wide called.

89
1
Narine to Benjamin, 1 run

full on the stumps, sweeps this away for another single.

88
Narine to Benjamin, no run

good length ball, can't glide this away.

87
4
Narine to Benjamin, FOUR runs

full and sweeps this orthodox this time, Jacks slides on the rope but can't keep this in play.

86
2
Narine to Benjamin, 2 runs

full on the stumps, reverse sweep behind point, sliding stop at the rope.

after 85 balls9 runs
BP-M: 154/4Need 19 from 15 balls
Benny Howell5 (7)
Chris Benjamin20 (10)
Tabraiz Shamsi 1/36 (20)
85
1lb
Shamsi to Howell, 1 leg bye

full on the legs, misses a flick off the pads.

84
1
Shamsi to Benjamin, 1 run

full and swept behind square.

83
2
Shamsi to Benjamin, 2 runs
82
4
Shamsi to Benjamin, FOUR runs

full on middle, slogged flat down the ground, splits long-on to the rope.

81
1
Shamsi to Howell, 1 run

full on the legs, swept behind square for one.