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28th Match (N), The Oval, August 14, 2021, The Hundred Men's Competition

Invincibles won by 2 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
67* (37)
London Spirit (Men) INNINGS (100 ball maximum)
Adam Rossington  b Narine28202631140.00
Joe Denly  b Curran35356230100.00
Josh Inglis lbw b Shamsi2550040.00
Eoin Morgan (c)c Mahmood b Shamsi41202315205.00
Ravi Bopara  b Shamsi012000.00
Joe Cracknell c sub (JM Cox) b Topley54710125.00
David Wiese c Roy b Curran2470050.00
Roelof van der Merwe not out 20101030200.00
Blake Cullen not out 22700100.00
Extras(b 1, lb 1, nb 2, w 7)11
TOTAL100 balls (RPB: 1.46)146/7
Did not bat: Brad Wheal, Mason Crane 
Fall of wickets: 1-49 (Adam Rossington, 39b), 2-52 (Josh Inglis, 45b), 3-112 (Eoin Morgan, 74b), 4-112 (Ravi Bopara, 75b), 5-121 (Joe Cracknell, 83b), 6-123 (Joe Denly, 86b), 7-126 (David Wiese, 90b)
Saqib Mahmood2043601.803200
Reece Topley1561711.132020
83b to JB Cracknell, straight into the lap of deep-backward square leg. Was a short of a length ball that Cracknell pulled it well but found the fielder. 121/5
Sunil Narine2072211.103000
39b to AM Rossington, backs away but Narine follows him with an offbreak. Rossington looks to flick it away but gets beaten. The ball hits the pad and deflects onto the stumps. 49/1
Tom Curran2043321.652111
86b to JL Denly, a brilliant yorker. Right at the base of the middle stump. The batter gave charge and looked to squeeze it out but failed to get any bat on it. 123/6
90b to D Wiese, goes for the yorker. Wiese is deep in his crease and whips it towards long-on. But he has hit it too well and Roy at takes a couple of steps to his right at long-on and pouches it. 126/7
Tabraiz Shamsi2092531.250230
45b to JP Inglis, the shoe celebration is out. Fuller around off and spinning in. The batter misses the flick and gets hit on the pads. An appeal for lbw and that was heading towards middle and leg. 52/2
74b to EJG Morgan, top edge this time and Shamsi has the last laugh roar. Fuller this time and Morgan goes for the slog sweep but fails to middle it this time. The ball goes high up in the air towards backward square leg. Mahmood and Billings were about to collide there before Mahmood pouches it. 112/3
75b to RS Bopara, two in two for Shamsi. Bopara had no idea what sorcery Shamsi did there. He tried to find cues from the pitch but failed to do so. Was a length ball around middle and off, looked like a straighter and beat the outside edge to knock the off stump as Bopara prodded tentatively. 112/4
Will Jacks521102.201100
Oval Invincibles (Men) INNINGS (Target: 147 runs from 100 balls)
Jason Roy c Cracknell b van der Merwe66501100.00
Will Jacks c Crane b Bopara44265542169.23
Sunil Narine c Denly b van der Merwe42310200.00
Colin Ingram  b Wheal27100028.57
Sam Billings (c)†c Bopara b Crane981610112.50
Laurie Evans not out 67374544181.08
Alex Blake  b Cullen1290050.00
Tom Curran  b Wheal87910114.28
Saqib Mahmood run out (Denly/Cullen)11500100.00
Reece Topley not out 00100-
Extras(nb 2, w 3)5
TOTAL95 balls (RPB: 1.54)147/8
Did not bat: Tabraiz Shamsi 
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Jason Roy, 6b), 2-11 (Sunil Narine, 8b), 3-14 (Colin Ingram, 17b), 4-52 (Sam Billings, 38b), 5-109 (Will Jacks, 70b), 6-123 (Alex Blake, 79b), 7-134 (Tom Curran, 90b), 8-141 (Saqib Mahmood, 94b)
Joe Denly54701.400110
Roelof van der Merwe1553522.335200
6b to JJ Roy, picks out deep square leg. The move to bowl spin to Roy first up has worked. This was tossed up on off, and Roy went for the swipe over the legside again, got a steepling top edge. Cracknell the man at the boundary, juggled it once, caught it the second time. Massive wicket. 7/1
8b to SP Narine, caught at the long-on boundary. It's all happening in this over. Narine launched into that one. Tossed up again, on off, he was on the front foot and looking to send this from Oval to Lord's, gets the toe-end and the ball hangs a really long time in the air, but Denly at the boundary stays calm and gobbles it at chest height.. 11/2
Blake Cullen2063511.752201
79b to AJ Blake, yorked him. Inch perfect leg-stump yorker, Blake was making room to free his arms, can't do anything about that, and stumps are rearranged.. 123/6
Brad Wheal2082321.153010
17b to CA Ingram, castled him. Ingram stuck on the crease to a fuller ball that's going across him, tries to whip it through midwicket, gets an inside edge that clatters into stumps.. 14/3
90b to TK Curran, moves well across to slog sweep and loses his stumps. Not the best choice of shot perhaps. He had moved so far across all three stumps were exposed, and once you do that, you have to lay bat on ball. He misses connecting and the ball homes in on the stumps.. 134/7
David Wiese1012002.001100
Mason Crane2072211.100110
38b to SW Billings, sliced to point and Crane has broken through. Another one outside off, turning away, Billings wants to manufacture something after two dot balls, giving himself room seems the wrong idea though because the ball's turning away and he has to reach for it. Can only get an edge that flies straight to the fielder.. 52/4
Ravi Bopara52511.000000
70b to WG Jacks, he's caught at long-on. There's another twist in the tale. They were going swimmingly till now. Back of a length slower ball, and he hangs back to flog this with a flat bat, only he's not connected as well as he wanted and he picks out Crane, who is standing 15 yards inside the boundary. 109/5
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Kennington Oval, London
TossLondon Spirit (Men), elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Laurie Evans
Match days14 August 2021 - night (100-ball match)
Neil Mallender
Nick Cook
TV Umpire
Neil Bainton
Reserve Umpire
Tim Robinson
Balls per over5
Match Referee
Wayne Noon
PointsOval Invincibles (Men) 2, London Spirit (Men) 0
  • London Spirit (Men) innings
  • Powerplay 1: Balls 1 - 25 (Mandatory - 35 runs, 0 wicket)
  • London Spirit (Men): 50 runs in 40 balls, Extras 2
  • London Spirit (Men): 100 runs in 72 balls, Extras 8
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 28 balls (JL Denly 13, EJG Morgan 35, Ex 6)
  • Innings Break: London Spirit (Men) - 146/7 in 100 balls (RE van der Merwe 20, BC Cullen 2)
  • Oval Invincibles (Men) innings
  • Powerplay 1: Balls 1 - 25 (Mandatory - 32 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Oval Invincibles (Men): 50 runs in 34 balls, Extras 1
  • Oval Invincibles (Men): 100 runs in 63 balls, Extras 2
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 26 balls (WG Jacks 14, LJ Evans 35, Ex 1)
  • LJ Evans: 50 off 27 balls (4 x 4, 3 x 6)
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