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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
Matt Parkinson
Manchester Originals (Men)
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• Alan Gardner

Matt Parkinson rips the contest apart as Phoenix get singed on an Old Trafford bunsen

Manchester exploit home conditions to bowl visitors out for 87, in four-wicket win

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Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: @PeterDellaPenna
Scorecard summary
Birmingham Phoenix (Men)87/10(84 balls)
Manchester Originals (Men)89/4(73 balls)
Jos Buttler30 (31)
Phil Salt22 (11)
Moeen Ali1/15(20)
Benny Howell1/16(15)

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.

CHANGE OF END
after 60 balls6 runs
MO-M: 76/3Need 12 from 40 balls
Jos Buttler28 (23)
Tom Lammonby9 (12)
Imran Tahir 1/31 (20)
60
1
Tahir to Buttler, 1 run

full on off stump, prods forward in defense and a thick edge skittles into midwicket as Lammonby calls Buttler through for a single.

59
1
Tahir to Lammonby, 1 run

googly lands short and wide on sixth stump, slapped to the cover sweeper.

58
1
Tahir to Buttler, 1 run

short on fifth stump, goes back to punch to the cover sweeper.

57
2
Tahir to Buttler, 2 runs

another low full toss at shin height on middle stump, Buttler flicks this in the gap between deep backward square and deep midwicket for a pair.

56
1
Tahir to Lammonby, 1 run

low full toss at shin height on sixth stump, whipped across the line to long-on.

Tahir back now for his last five balls.

after 55 balls10 runs
MO-M: 70/3Need 18 from 45 balls
Tom Lammonby7 (10)
Jos Buttler24 (20)
Liam Livingstone 0/16 (10)
55
Livingstone to Lammonby, no run

good length ball on sixth stump, goes back to flick to midwicket but scuffs it into his feet.

54
4
Livingstone to Lammonby, FOUR runs

full on sixth stump, Lammonby premeditates another paddle sweep that goes toward Tahir's left at short fine leg, but he produces a Matador red cape effort to turn a single into a boundary.

Best performances - batters
Jos Buttler portrait
JC Buttler MO-M
30 runs (31)
4 fours
0 six
Control88%
Productive shot
flick
9 runs
1 four
0 six
012433305
Phil Salt portrait
PD Salt MO-M
22 runs (11)
4 fours
0 six
Control82%
Productive shot
cut shot
6 runs
1 four
0 six
00024466
Best performances - bowlers
Matt Parkinson portrait
MW Parkinson MO-M
B
19
0s
13
R
9
W
4
RPB
0.47
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W2W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
CG Harrison MO-M
B
20
0s
8
R
18
W
2
RPB
0.90
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Old Trafford, Manchester
TossBirmingham Phoenix (Men), elected to bat first
SeriesThe Hundred Men's Competition
Season2021
Player Of The Match
Matt Parkinson
Matt Parkinson
Match days25 July 2021 - night (100-ball match)
Umpires
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Alex Wharf
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Steve O'Shaughnessy
TV Umpire
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Nigel Llong
Reserve Umpire
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Neil Mallender
Balls per over5
Match Referee
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Steve Davis
PointsManchester Originals (Men) 2, Birmingham Phoenix (Men) 0