result
6th Match (N), Manchester, Jul 25 2021, The Hundred Men's Competition
Originals won by 6 wickets (with 27 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
4/9
matt-parkinson

8.08 pm The first two one-sided fixtures of the first week of the Hundred take place at Old Trafford. The Phoenix Women run away with victory in the first match on this pitch while the Originals Men stroll to a one-sided win in the late half of the twin-bill.

Match Hero is Matt Parkinson for his figures of 4 for 9 in the first innings: "It's been a slow season for me so far. To perform in the first game is fantastic. To build some momentum the past two weeks has been great and to play on a used pitch is nice for a change here."

The dilemma about match length when formulating the Hundred was supposed to be all about trying to shorten games from running too long. But this one ends a full hour shorter than the time slot allotted! I don't think anyone associated with the Manchester side will be complaining though. Come back tomorrow for another doubleheader. For Matt Roller and Alan Gardner, I'm Peter Della Penna. Take care!

73
4
Livingstone to Brathwaite, FOUR runs

full on leg stump, steps away to create room for an inside out drive past Livingstone and whistles through mid-off to the rope. Manchester Originals canter to victory with 27 balls to spare.

72
Livingstone to Brathwaite, no run

back of a length on off stump, goes back to punch to mid-on.

71
W
Livingstone to Buttler, OUT

Livingstone darts this in very very full and flat on off stump, goes to sweep trying to end the match with one blow but it skids low under the shot and crashes into off stump.

Jos Buttler b Livingstone 30 (48m 31b 4x4 0x6) SR: 96.77

Livingstone back for another five, if the game lasts that long.

CHANGE OF END
after 70 balls7 runs
MO-M: 85/3Need 3 from 30 balls
Tom Lammonby16 (15)
Jos Buttler30 (30)
Benny Howell 1/16 (15)
70
2
Howell to Lammonby, 2 runs

offcutter lands short on fifth stump, goes back to slap through cover.

69
4
Howell to Lammonby, FOUR runs

slower ball lands very short outside leg, Lammonby pulls this flat behind square and it goes to the rope.

68
1
Howell to Buttler, 1 run

offcutter lands on a good length on sixth stump, goes back to cut through point to the sweeper.

67
Howell to Buttler, no run

full on off stump, flicked to short midwicket.

66
Howell to Buttler, no run

good length ball on fourth stump, back foot prod from Buttler and it beats the edge.

Here's Howell again.

after 65 balls2 runs
MO-M: 78/3Need 10 from 35 balls
Jos Buttler29 (27)
Tom Lammonby10 (13)
Moeen Ali 1/15 (20)
65
Ali to Buttler, no run

full on fourth stump, smothered on the front foot.

64
Ali to Buttler, no run

good length ball on fifth stump, Buttler blocks this away with his thigh, no shot offered. Big lbw shout denied. Looked quite awkward by Buttler but also looked worse than it was. Didn't appear to be spinning back close enough to the stumps.

63
Ali to Buttler, no run

back of a length on fifth stump, defended toward point and fielded by the keeper hustling out from behind.

62
1
Ali to Lammonby, 1 run

paddle sweep to a full ball on fifth stump, tickles this wide of short fine leg.

61
1
Ali to Buttler, 1 run

short on fourth stump, goes back to punch into the covers.

Moeen back for his last five.