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15th Match (N), Lord's, Aug 1 2021, The Hundred Men's Competition
(100 balls, target 146)141/7
Brave won by 4 runs
Player Of The Match
2/32
chris-jordan
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• Matt Roller

Chris Jordan closes out for Southern Brave as London Spirit stay winless

Tymal Mills also miserly as Spirit stumble despite highest Powerplay score of tournament

Match centre 
Scores: Chandan Duorah
Comms: Andrew Miller
Scorecard summary
Southern Brave (Men)145/6(100 balls)
London Spirit (Men)141/7(100 balls)
after 100 balls6 runs • 1 wicket
LS-M: 141/7
Mohammad Amir0 (1)
Roelof van der Merwe7 (6)
Chris Jordan 2/32 (20)

9pm So, Brave leap up the table after two in two. London Spirit are still winless, and rather in need of inspiration. From Miller, Alan and Chandan, and Matt at Lord's, good night!

Craig: "Spirit need a name change surely... sorely lacking any winning spirit, after domimant from openers! "

8.53pm Well crumbs, that was a ridiculous game! Adam Rossington crunched the

most productive Powerplay of the tournament so far, but Spirit's middle order proved to be fiftingly ethereal, and were muscled off the game by some brilliant death and late-middle bowling, from Jordan, Garton and Mills in particular.

James Vince: "We were under pressure, Garts came back but they had a reasonably long tail, Tymal and CJ outstanding at the end. Hard to know what a good score is, but a short boundary... we had a chance. We fought our way back into the game. We have our plans pre-game but it comes down to reacting to what the pitch is doing. Great to get two wins on the board after a slow start. Haven't played a perfect game by any stretch."

Chris Jordan: "That's what makes this format so fun, we didn't start as we would have liked to, but showed the character in the team. You just want to help your team out as much as possible. We knew we were tight on time, but had to find a balance, I said I needed at least seven or eight to defend. Not easy with extra men inside the circle."

100
Jordan to Amir, no run

round the wicket, full and straight, thumps the pad, Brave win a thriller! Outstanding from Jordan at the death, held his nerve, demanding the errors from Spirit, and Brave sneak over the line by four runs!

Six or bust... Mo Amir for the win? Third man is fine, sweeper on the off side

Van der Merwe thought he was out, actually it was Cullen, but matters not, as he's not on strike!

99
W
Jordan to Cullen, OUT

brilliant from Jordan, brilliant from de Kock! Another yorker, fired past the toes, makes room to leg and misses with the hack, de Kock gathers, and pings the shy without the batter in the frame!

Blake Cullen run out (†de Kock) 1 (6m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50

5 off 2... it's a boundary or bust, you sense...

98
1
Jordan to van der Merwe, 1 run

full and straight, targetting leg stump, dug out into the covers, but it's just the single

97
4
Jordan to van der Merwe, FOUR runs

slower ball, but Roelof picks it with violence! Waiting, waiting, waiting, then battering eagerly as the ball finally got to him on the back foot, high over extra cover!

96
1
Jordan to Cullen, 1 run

very full, struck on the pad, Jordan wants the lbw, but that's got to be outside the line... they rush the deflection to point

Now it's Jordan, with 11 to defend. And a new man in his sights. Mind you, Cullen has levers as he showed on Thursday!

Vinod Rajpal: "this is going from an one-sided chase to a last ball thriller !!"

after 95 balls3 runs • 1 wicket
LS-M: 135/6Need 11 from 5 balls
Roelof van der Merwe2 (4)
Tymal Mills 1/15 (20)

Rohit Verma: "No boundaries at all yet from any batsmen other than the openers!!"

95
W
Mills to M Nabi, OUT

slapped straight at extra cover! Mills strikes brilliantly, another slower ball, demanding that Nabi put his own muscle through the stroke if he wanted the sweet release of the boundary! He gambled, he failed, and now it's game on!

Mohammad Nabi c Davies b Mills 9 (26m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75
94
1b
Mills to van der Merwe, 1 bye

slower ball again! Such a tight line, hopping past a tentative prod, they rush the bye but it's getting squeaky now!

Mills loses a deep fielder. Mid-off is up as a result

93
1
Mills to M Nabi, 1 run

flashed hard off the edge, and brilliantly fielded at third man! Had to slide round well, and release the ball before touching the rope

92
1
Mills to van der Merwe, 1 run

back of a length, inside-edged jab through the leg side

Brave are going to be penalised with one fewer men in the deep any second now, they've missed their cut-off to reach the final five

91
Mills to van der Merwe, no run

back of a length, good pace hopping over a flat-footed waft into the covers. Dot ball!

Mills to finish his night's work

CHANGE OF END
after 90 balls4 runs • 1 wicket
LS-M: 132/5Need 14 from 10 balls
Mohammad Nabi8 (10)
Roelof van der Merwe1 (1)
Chris Jordan 2/26 (15)
90
2
Jordan to M Nabi, 2 runs

bashed hard through the leg side, fine finish from Jordan, Nabi winds into his slog-pull, but it's mopped up on the rope. Brave are taking this deep!

89
Jordan to M Nabi, no run

swing and a miss! Outside off, curling away, in the arc for a cut, until it wasn't anymore. Good bowling

Jordan jogs back to his mark, the cut-off time is approaching

88
Jordan to M Nabi, no run

full length, outside off, thumped back to the bowler, a precious dot

88
1w
Jordan to M Nabi, 1 wide

pushed outside the arc of the right-hander, Nabi seemed to shape to the off side, a bit harsh

87
1
Jordan to van der Merwe, 1 run

Roelof's off the mark first ball

86
W
Jordan to Inglis, OUT

stunning grab from Quinton de Kock! Slower ball from Jordan, on a full length outside off, Inglis reversed his stance, to ramp the ball over third man. QDK saw him moving, adapted his footwork, and was waiting with glove outstretched to snaffled the chance like a keeper, high to his right

Josh Inglis c †de Kock b Jordan 55 (66m 43b 4x4 2x6) SR: 127.9
after 85 balls9 runs
LS-M: 128/4Need 18 from 15 balls
Josh Inglis55 (42)
Mohammad Nabi6 (7)
George Garton 2/30 (20)
85
6
Garton to Inglis, SIX runs

never in doubt! Back of a length from Garton, Inglis rocks through his pull, muscled high over backward square! That's his fifty too, and Garton is livid with himself. That's a costly end to a fine effort

84
1
Garton to M Nabi, 1 run

flashed hard to long-off, another single. I mean, it's not panic stations, but a boundary would be handy for Spirit...

83
1
Garton to Inglis, 1 run

pressed back through the line, down to long-off. Inglis is creaking towards his fifty and tightening the tension...

82
Garton to Inglis, no run

swing and a miss! Garton slips in the length ball, a slower ball, apparently in the slot, but never quite there

Best performances - batters
Josh Inglis player portrait
JP Inglis LS-M
55 runs (43)
4 fours
2 sixes
Control72%
Productive shot
pull
20 runs
2 fours
2 sixes
45121201111
Alex Davies
AL Davies SB-M
50 runs (40)
5 fours
0 six
Control73%
Productive shot
flick
11 runs
0 four
0 six
756595211
Best performances - bowlers
Blake Cullen player portrait
BC Cullen LS-M
B
20
0s
8
R
27
W
2
RPB
1.35
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
George Garton player portrait
GHS Garton SB-M
B
20
0s
9
R
30
W
2
RPB
1.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Lord's, London
TossLondon Spirit (Men), elected to field first
SeriesThe Hundred Men's Competition
Season2021
Player Of The Match
Chris Jordan
Chris Jordan
Match days1 August 2021 - night (100-ball match)
Umpires
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Graham Lloyd
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Russell Warren
TV Umpire
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Martin Saggers
Reserve Umpire
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Peter Hartley
Balls per over5
Match Referee
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Wayne Noon
PointsSouthern Brave (Men) 2, London Spirit (Men) 0