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24th Match (N), Manchester, Aug 10 2021, The Hundred Men's Competition
(100 balls, target 143)136/9
Spirit won by 6 runs
Player Of The Match
4/17
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Brad Wheal holds his nerve at the death to lift London Spirit to maiden win

Originals run out of road after Carlos Brathwaite cameo is undone at the death

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Scorecard summary
London Spirit (Men)142/6(100 balls)
Manchester Originals (Men)136/9(100 balls)
after 100 balls2 runs • 3 wickets
MO-M: 136/9
Lockie Ferguson1 (1)
Brad Wheal 4/17 (20)

9.15pm: At the sixth time of asking, London Spirit have chalked up a W. Brad Wheal headlined the defence with 4 for 17, as Colin Ackermann's half-century went in vain - and defeat for Manchester Originals puts a dent in their knockout qualification hopes, too

Brad Wheal is Hero of the Match: "Amazing, we had a great atmosphere here, good to get over the line been a tough tournament so far. [Crowd] It was good fun. That's what we live for, the environment we love bowling in. Cutters were gripping, the odd one skidding on. Spinners did well, Mase bowled well, so a good game for us all round. [Warne as coach] Amazing, little bits of knowledge he drops in are just incredible, you just pinch yourself sometimes."

Right, well that was a close-run thing, but a second win of the day for the visitors from London. Originals' spin wasn't quite the success we thought it would be at EOT... Anyway, we're done for another night in the Hundred. Back for more tomorrow. Cheerio!

100
W
Wheal to Klaassen, OUT

treads on his stumps! Wheal closes out with a fourth, Klaassen paddling away to the leg side but breaking his own wicket in the process. London Spirit win by six runs, their first success in the Hundred!

Fred Klaassen hit wicket b Wheal 0 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Fred Klaassen is out to the middle, 7 still needed, 6 for a tie. Wheal just has to bowl a legitimate ball here

99
W
Wheal to Hartley, 1 run, OUT

flung full and wide, 82mph and Hartley slashes it down to third... he has to try and get back for a second, but it's a good throw from Cullen and Hartley is short! And by keeping them to one, the target remains out of range!

Tom Hartley run out (Cullen/†Rossington) 1 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
98
Wheal to Hartley, no run

angled across the left-hander, Hartley throws the bat but fails to connect!

Out comes Tom Hartley, the home crowd sitting uncomfortably now

97
W
Wheal to Harrison, OUT

timbaaaaaah! Wheal flattens off stump! Spirit are closing in... Excellent from Wheal, just goes full and straight and Harrison completely misses with a heave across the line

Calvin Harrison b Wheal 1 (9m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
96
1
Wheal to Ferguson, 1 run

pitched up as Ferguson makes room, swipes one down to long-on

Out comes Lockie Ferguson at No. 8, Originals need 9 from 5. Wheal to finish this

after 95 balls8 runs • 1 wicket
MO-M: 134/6Need 9 from 5 balls
Calvin Harrison1 (2)
Blake Cullen 1/32 (20)
95
W
Cullen to Brathwaite, OUT

wide yorker and Brathwaite picks out deep cover! Deep in the crease but it wasn't in the arc, skewed off the outer half of the bat! Cullen holds his nerve, as does Cracknell coming in off the rope. Is that the game for Spirit?

Carlos Brathwaite c Cracknell b Cullen 30 (25m 19b 1x4 3x6) SR: 157.89
94
1
Cullen to Harrison, 1 run

into the pitch, shovelled away in the air but wide of mid-on

Harrison on strike, 10 needed off 7

93
1
Cullen to Brathwaite, 1 run

pitched up and drilled down the ground, can't get the elevation, just one to long-on this time

92
6
Cullen to Brathwaite, SIX runs

short and mullered over long-on! Targets Cullen again, steps away and sends it soaring into the sight screen!

91
Cullen to Brathwaite, no run

fired in full as Brathwaite makes room, squirts it between his legs and they don't run

Cullen for his final set

Great comeback from Wheal after being put into the stands... Last ten, 17 needed. Brathwaite needs find his Kolkata vibe

CHANGE OF END
after 90 balls8 runs • 1 wicket
MO-M: 126/5Need 17 from 10 balls
Calvin Harrison0 (1)
Carlos Brathwaite23 (15)
Brad Wheal 2/15 (15)
90
Wheal to Harrison, no run

fires in a leg-stump yorker, Harrison can only chop it back to the bowler

Still some work to do for Originals. Calvin Harrison out for a bat

89
W
Wheal to Ackermann, OUT

skies this one and it drops safely into the hands of deep midwicket! Ackermann was looking to break the back of the requirement with another maximum, but Wheal took some pace off and he got under the shot. Went very high but didn't have the length

Colin Ackermann c Inglis b Wheal 53 (53m 40b 3x4 3x6) SR: 132.5
88
2
Wheal to Ackermann, 2 runs

attempted yorker, 82mph and dug out leg side, somehow gets it into a gap and they hustle two more

87
6
Wheal to Ackermann, SIX runs

goodnight Vienna! Hammered into the stands! Ackermann connects with the sweetest of leg-side mows and raises his fifty with a six over midwicket

86
Wheal to Ackermann, no run

fullish length, punched into the covers, Ackermann sends his partner back

Brad Wheal, 25 needed from 15

after 85 balls6 runs
MO-M: 118/4Need 25 from 15 balls
Carlos Brathwaite23 (15)
Colin Ackermann45 (36)
Mason Crane 1/25 (20)
85
1
Crane to Brathwaite, 1 run

mishit down the ground, but Nabi can't get there! Screams of "catch!" from Crane, but seems like Nabi slipped at least once trying to run in from long-off, ended up getting nowhere near it

84
1
Crane to Ackermann, 1 run

dragged down slightly, swatted to long-on

"Spirit need that one extra wicket here," chirps DaWolf. "Doesn't matter how strong the tail is if they never face a ball! Feel like Crane should be bowling his last over now."

83
2
Crane to Ackermann, 2 runs

length ball, Ackermann cuts and finds a gap, comes haring back for two

82
1
Crane to Brathwaite, 1 run

flighted legbreak, goes back and settles for a cut for one

81
1
Crane to Ackermann, 1 run

tossed up and swept for one, Ackermann turns over the strike

Crane for his final set

"It was at this ground Brathwaite played that spectacular innings against New Zealand in the World Cup! Let's see if he can do a repeat….Carlos Brathwaite Remember The Name" It was, Naveed. Although WI lost the game...

Best performances - batters
Colin Ackermann portrait
CN Ackermann MO-M
53 runs (40)
3 fours
3 sixes
Control76%
Productive shot
sweep shot
12 runs
2 fours
0 six
1106628911
Adam Rossington
AM Rossington LS-M
46 runs (29)
5 fours
1 six
Control69%
Productive shot
cover drive
11 runs
1 four
0 six
71111001313
Best performances - bowlers
Bradley Wheal player page headshot cutout, 2021
BTJ Wheal LS-M
B
20
0s
15
R
17
W
4
RPB
0.85
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Tom Hartley player portrait
TW Hartley MO-M
B
20
0s
7
R
27
W
3
RPB
1.35
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Old Trafford, Manchester
TossLondon Spirit (Men), elected to bat first
SeriesThe Hundred Men's Competition
Season2021
Player Of The Match
Brad Wheal
Brad Wheal
Match days10 August 2021 - night (100-ball match)
Umpires
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Martin Saggers
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Rob Bailey
TV Umpire
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Nigel Llong
Reserve Umpire
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Peter Hartley
Balls per over5
Match Referee
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Wayne Noon
PointsLondon Spirit (Men) 2, Manchester Originals (Men) 0