result
17th Match (N), Lord's, Aug 3 2021, The Hundred Men's Competition
(100 balls, target 156)92/9
N S-Chargers won by 63 runs
Player Of The Match
81* (45) & 2/9
david-willey
after 100 balls4 runs
LS-M: 92/9
Roelof van der Merwe12 (14)
Mason Crane2 (3)
Matty Potts 0/19 (20)

9.15pm: Right, that's yer lot from another night of the Hundred. Matt Roller's report will be in soon, and he's sharpening his pen for a summary of where London Spirit went wrong, too. Still time for you to brush up in time for the small matter of the Test starting at Trent Bridge tomorrow, as England and India go head to head - it should be a cracker. From myself and Himanshu, it's goodnight and good luck. Ta ra!

9.10pm: That was pretty woeful from Spirit, whose hopes in this tournament now hang by the slenderest of threads. They've lost four out of five (the other was a washout), and will need snookers to get anywhere near the knockouts. Big Willey style was the way to go for Superchargers, with the captain's brutal 81 from 45 followed up by bagging both openers in his initial ten-ball spell. Spirit only had two players score more than 12 in response, and were almost bowled out for less than 100 (which isn't why the competition is so named)

David Willey, as you'd expect, is the Hero of the hour: "Been coming, I've not contributed, so nice to do so tonight. [Captaincy] It's unfortunate circumstances with Faf unavailable, it's a great responsibility, really enjoying the Hundred and nice to contribute. First couple of games we made small mistakes but we're starting to come good and hopefully we can build some momentum. [Personal form] My goal was just to stay fit so a few performances along the way feels good. Every team has some fantastic cricketers, guys are tuning in to watch the Hundred."

100
1
Potts to van der Merwe, 1 run

full toss, van der Merwe charges out and clunks one to the cover sweeper. Superchargers win by 64 runs, they have absolutely blitzed the Spirit at Lord's

"50 dots! Good to see Spirit find a half century... a record which stand test of time!" chortles Mike Jones

99
1
Potts to Crane, 1 run

banged in back of a length, 83mph and Crane fends it away to leg, just one as Potts gives chase

98
1
Potts to van der Merwe, 1 run

length ball, 79mph and he connects with a pull, just a single to deep square

97
Potts to van der Merwe, no run

slower ball, RvdM had backed outside leg stump but is then foxed as it dips through to the keeper

96
1
Potts to Crane, 1 run

fired in straight and jabbed for one leg side

Potts to finish this, Mortal Kombat style

after 95 balls2 runs • 1 wicket
LS-M: 88/9Need 68 from 5 balls
Mason Crane0 (1)
Roelof van der Merwe10 (11)
Mujeeb Ur Rahman 2/6 (20)

Mujeeb finishes with 2 for 6, the most economical 20 balls of the Hundred so far

95
Mujeeb to Crane, no run

speared in, Crane aims an almighty reverse-wipe - and completely misses!

Mason Crane is the last man standing

94
W
Mujeeb to Amir, OUT

Amir has a misbegotten swipe and it ends up at short third! Bit of flight on this, it grips and takes the outside edge as he aims down the ground, Rashid trots up to pouch a simple catch. Superchargers one away from bowling the home side out here

Mohammad Amir c Rashid b Mujeeb Ur Rahman 2 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
93
1
Mujeeb to van der Merwe, 1 run

offcutter on leg stump, RvdM backs away and has a hack

"Well done Dezz, you've well and truly jinxed the Invicibles for that match," mutters Peter

92
1
Mujeeb to Amir, 1 run

speared in on the stumps, 64mph and heaved away leg side

91
Mujeeb to Amir, no run

sends this skidding through wide of the stumps, 59mph and Amir bottom-edges a cut

Mujeeb back for his final five. Spirit could hit the last ten balls for six and they would still lose

CHANGE OF END
after 90 balls3 runs • 2 wickets
LS-M: 86/8Need 70 from 10 balls
Mohammad Amir1 (1)
Roelof van der Merwe9 (10)
Ben Raine 3/20 (20)
90
1
Raine to Amir, 1 run

over the wicket, 73mph legcutter to finish, pulled through midwicket for one

Mo Amir slopes out

89
W
Raine to Cullen, OUT

length ball, flicked tamely to square leg! Advances down and plays a cute cross-batted dab, but there's no pace and it dollies straight to the man stationed inside the circle. Spirit still aren't even halfway

Blake Cullen c Vilas b Raine 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
88
Raine to Cullen, no run

fired in full and wide, 78mph, Cullen aims an ambitious reverse-sweep, doesn't connect

Out comes Blake Cullen at No. 9

87
W
Raine to Bopara, OUT

pace off and Bopara slices high to short third! Thousand-yard stare from Ravi, as he heads for the pavilion. Canny bowling from the Durham lad, slow and wide and Bopara's attempt to flog it down the ground goes belly up

Ravi Bopara c Mujeeb Ur Rahman b Raine 10 (16m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100
86
1
Raine to van der Merwe, 1 run

pitched up and biffed down the ground to long-on

86
1w
Raine to van der Merwe, 1 wide

slower ball goes wrong, looping away into the tramlines

Raine again, bowled tidily

after 85 balls6 runs
LS-M: 83/6Need 73 from 15 balls
Roelof van der Merwe8 (9)
Ravi Bopara10 (9)
Adil Rashid 2/24 (20)
85
Rashid to van der Merwe, no run

pushed through quicker, van der Merwe goes for the reverse-slap this time... doesn't connect. Story of Spirit's night

84
Rashid to van der Merwe, no run

plenty of air, 49mph and spinning through as RvdM aims leg side and misses

83
1lb
Rashid to Bopara, 1 leg bye

moves across early again, tossed up on leg stump and it deflects off the front pad as Bopara swings and misses

82
2
Rashid to Bopara, 2 runs

looped up wide of the stumps, clubbed down the ground to long-on

Free hit

82
2nb
Rashid to Bopara, (no ball)

shuffles outside off and aims a slog-sweep, beaten by the legbreak, Simpson then whips off the bails... but instead of a stumping, it's a front-foot no-ball!

81
1
Rashid to van der Merwe, 1 run

floated up wide of the stumps and Rockin' Roelof jumps out to slap to deep cover

Last 20, Rashid back for his final set

"As an Invincibles fan, am I right to feel aggrieved that we didn't get to play London Spirit??" Looking that way, Dezz. Although there is a rematch at The Oval (two local derbies per side), so it's not all bad