16th Match (N), The Oval, August 02, 2021, The Hundred Men's Competition
(93/100 balls, T:122) 125/4

Invincibles won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
40* (34)
Welsh Fire (Men) INNINGS (100 ball maximum)
Tom Banton c Mahmood b Topley2490050.00
Josh Cobb run out (Topley)1271111171.42
Ben Duckett (c)c Evans b Curran65526771125.00
Glenn Phillips  b Shamsi811210072.72
Leus du Plooy c Clark b Curran17121920141.66
James Neesham c †Billings b Curran012000.00
Matt Critchley c Topley b Mahmood312120025.00
Ryan Higgins not out 331200100.00
Extras(b 5, lb 2, nb 4)11
TOTAL100 balls (RPB: 1.21)121/7
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Tom Banton, 11b), 2-19 (Josh Cobb, 12b), 3-53 (Glenn Phillips, 43b), 4-92 (Leus du Plooy, 71b), 5-92 (James Neesham, 72b), 6-99 (Matt Critchley, 87b), 7-121 (Ben Duckett, 100b)
Reece Topley1591410.931100
11b to T Banton, skips down, and plinked to mid-off! Banton whips out the long handle but Topley was pushing this across the bows and he was reaching for it, looking to go big down the ground but ends up toe-ending it to the edge of the 30-yard circle. Topley strikes, Bant-off. 19/1
Saqib Mahmood2082311.153000
87b to MJJ Critchley, top-edged to mid-off, that was a stinker of an innings! Mahmood might have preferred to keep him out there for a couple more balls... Dug in short and he had to come at the bowler, swatted to the edge of the ring. Critchley stalks off after making 3 from 11. Invincibles have a firm grip on proceedings. 99/6
Tom Curran20102931.452102
71b to JL du Plooy, swatted up and over point, Clark holds on to this one! Stepped away and attempted to thrash over cover, ended up skewing it squarer and the fielder took it well running in, dropping to his knee to complete the catch. 92/4
72b to JDS Neesham, nicked to the keeper first ball! Back of a length and Neesham was looking to dispatch a pull, the line just a touch wide and he ended up diverting an edge to Billings. Tame dismissal, and it puts Curran on a hat-trick. 92/5
100b to BM Duckett, swung high leg side - taken running in from deep midwicket! Curran shrugs, he knows that could have gone better. Duckett played well for 65, finally falling to the last ball of the innings. 121/7
Tabraiz Shamsi2052211.102000
43b to GD Phillips, slows it up and rattles leg stump! Shamsi wins the battle there, Phillips had been tied down and looked for the release shot, big old wipe to leg but this just gripped and spun beneath the bat to hit the woodwork. Fire lose their third. 53/3
Sunil Narine2071900.951000
Will Jacks51701.401000
Oval Invincibles (Men) INNINGS (Target: 122 runs from 100 balls)
Jason Roy c Duckett b Milnes86720133.33
Will Jacks c Cobb b Neesham2092131222.22
Sunil Narine c Critchley b Neesham19111912172.72
Sam Billings (c)†not out 40345021117.64
Colin Ingram lbw b Qais Ahmad916200056.25
Laurie Evans not out 28172712164.70
Extras(lb 1)1
TOTAL93 balls (RPB: 1.34)125/4
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Jason Roy, 6b), 2-47 (Will Jacks, 24b), 3-48 (Sunil Narine, 28b), 4-73 (Colin Ingram, 54b)
David Payne1873902.164300
Matt Milnes2082811.403100
6b to JJ Roy, strikes immediately, skied to mid-off! Looking to dominate, Roy comes down but only succeeds in walloping a filthy mow straight up. Duckett shuffled forward a couple of steps, then had to wait for it to descend, before eventually completing the dismissal. 8/1
James Neesham2082321.152100
24b to WG Jacks, length ball on off stump, tries to make it a hat-trick of balls to the rope but this hustles Jacks a touch at 86 mph and it results in a top-edge over mid-on. Easy catch taken on the ring by Cobb with palms facing into his chest.. 47/2
28b to SP Narine, almost a carbon copy of the previous ball back of a length on fourth stump, Narine tries to create a bit more room by backing away this time from leg stump for a cross bat swipe that results in a top edge swirling over cover. Easy catch on the ring.. 48/3
Qais Ahmad20101210.600000
54b to CA Ingram, flighted full on leg stump, missed sweep and is struck on the pads. Big shout upheld. Ingram goes for DRS once again. Will he be saved again? The doubt is whether or not this pitched in line with leg stump. If it did, he's done. Sure enough it pitched perfectly in line with leg stump and straighted to ping him in line with leg, going on to hit leg. No reprieve for Ingram the second time around. On the previous occasion he got the benefit of Qais bowling from around the stumps. But this time with Qais bowling over the wicket, it was not going to spin enough to save him.. 73/4
Matt Critchley1011501.500100
Ryan Higgins50701.400000
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Kennington Oval, London
TossOval Invincibles (Men), elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Sam Billings
Match days2 August 2021 - night (100-ball match)
Alex Wharf
Neil Mallender
TV Umpire
Paul Baldwin
Reserve Umpire
Graham Lloyd
Balls per over5
Match Referee
Wayne Noon
PointsOval Invincibles (Men) 2, Welsh Fire (Men) 0
  • Welsh Fire (Men) innings
  • Powerplay 1: Balls 1 - 25 (Mandatory - 33 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Welsh Fire (Men): 50 runs in 40 balls, Extras 5
  • Welsh Fire (Men): 100 runs in 89 balls, Extras 9
  • BM Duckett: 50 off 44 balls (6 x 4)
  • Innings Break: Welsh Fire (Men) - 121/7 in 100 balls (RF Higgins 3)
  • Oval Invincibles (Men) innings
  • Powerplay 1: Balls 1 - 25 (Mandatory - 47 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Balls 31: Review by Oval Invincibles (Men) (Batting), Umpire - AG Wharf, Batter - CA Ingram (Upheld)
  • Oval Invincibles (Men): 50 runs in 33 balls, Extras 0
  • Balls 54: Review by Oval Invincibles (Men) (Batting), Umpire - AG Wharf, Batter - CA Ingram (Struck down)
  • Oval Invincibles (Men): 100 runs in 83 balls, Extras 1
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 39 balls (SW Billings 23, LJ Evans 28, Ex 1)
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