11th Match (N), Southampton, Jul 30 2021, The Hundred Men's Competition
Brave won by 4 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
60 (38)
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• Alan Gardner

James Vince fires Southern Brave to first win despite Adam Milne heroics

Captain's classy 60 sets up nervy chase as Brave enjoy home comforts against Phoenix

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Scorecard summary
Birmingham Phoenix (Men)151/3(100 balls)
Southern Brave (Men)152/6(97 balls)
James Vince60 (38)
Devon Conway34 (27)
Adam Milne3/15(20)
Imran Tahir1/27(20)

Two brilliant Southern Brave run chases today, in their first home games. Anyone else exhausted?! And to think, eight games in the space of 36 hours starting at 11am tomorrow... Thanks for joining us, and be sure to check out Alan Gardner's report shortly.

Chris Jordan is speaking to Sky: "Good to get our first win on the board. It was just good to get the first one out the way. You have to pride yourself on getting the job done for the team in those situations. You put in the hard work every day for those types of moments. [Pitch?] We thought with the way we bowled, we let them have 10-15 runs too many. Once the rate gets up to 12s, 13s you remain as calm as possible. [Fielders/over-rate penalties?] It's a good addition to the game. We couldn't get the wickets in the middle and that's where we lost our time, when Livi and Hammond were putting together a big partnership and we were making plans. [Vince?] He's a class player, you see that day in, day out, in all formats. He's going from strength to strength. Long may that continue."

James Vince is the Match Hero. "We are relieved," he says. "Got fairly tight but credit to CJ at the back end. [Own form] It probably gives me a bit more confidence in my own game. First time on a hybrid, the ball came on and suited my game. Delighted to make a contribution. Mahela has done a lot of the speaking and made it clear we were nearly there. Jordan held his nerve well, he's a man you want in that situation. Nice to be home, thought the support was outstanding. We had our first two on the road so to get here in front of a packed house was awesome."

Neil Adam: "Crucial drops, overthrows ... Phoenix have lost this in the fielding, as much as anything else."

9.29pm: Thrilling win for Brave. The match looked like it was slipping away from them. Adam Milne was outstanding, 3 for 15 in 20 balls. Could have been less if that wide hadn't been given, but maybe Brave deserve that luck. Don't forget James Vince's super innings. Kept his team in the hunt while no one around him was able to do much.

Helm to Jordan, 2 wide

Brave win by taking a run off a wide ball. They've got on the board. Bowled on a length but going down leg. Jordan was looking to paddle it fine, can't connect. Dawson hares down the pitch and Jordan responds, though a mite late. He's quick enough to make it to the other end. One wide and one run, and Brave have won.

Helm to Jordan, 2 runs

dropped at deep midwicket. It's Howell, who has been good in the field. Banged in short again, Jordan goes for the glory shot, trying to hit six to win, the ball hasn't got the legs on it and Howell is in position to catch it, gets it into his hands and shells it.

4 needed off 4 now.

Helm to Jordan, 1 wide

pressure telling on Helm, he bowls this well down legside. Wide.

Helm to Jordan, FOUR runs

one-bounce four to square leg. That was very close to being a six. Short ball and Jordan swivels to pull this hard, connects well. Pietersen points out that deep square leg would have been in place but can't because the extra fielder has to be in the circle.

We've got a pitch invader, so there's a slight hold up.

9 needed off the last 5. Helm to bowl. Jordan is still on strike. Razor's edge and all that. Plus only 4 fielders outside the circle.

after 95 balls9 runs • 1 wicket
SB-M: 143/6Need 9 from 5 balls
Chris Jordan11 (7)
Liam Dawson1 (1)
Adam Milne 3/15 (20)
Milne to Jordan, 2 runs

low full toss on off, and he lashes that through extra cover. Great work from long-off, who runs to his left and tumbles to save the boundary. Howell the fielder.

Time up now so one fielder has to come inside the circle.

Milne to Jordan, 2 runs

full on off, driven through cover and Jordan is haring down the track to complete the second

Milne to Jordan, (no ball)

oh he'll have to re-bowl this too. He's overstepped for this.

Milne to Jordan, 1 wide

keeps this well wide of off stump. It's been called wide. Harsh call I think. That was a millimetre inside the tram line

Milne to Dawson, 1 run

moves well across his crease to try and flick it away, gets an inside edge onto pad that rolls to short third man

Dawson the new batsman. Milne has been irresistible today.

Milne to Whiteley, OUT

caught at long-on. Slower ball that catches the batsman off guard completely, he's expecting a thunderbolt and camped on the back foot. This is 66 mph full toss on the stumps, and he loses shape while trying to smack it straight. Ball swirls up for long-on to run in and take it.

Ross Whiteley c Howell b Milne 4 (16m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80

Unlike before, Milne staying over the wicket to the left-hander.

Milne to Jordan, 1 leg bye

taling into the pads at high pace, Jordan misses the flick, it takes the pad to short fine leg. Awful lot of leg-byes off Milne today

Milne to bowl now. If he bowls it like his last five, Brave will be done and dusted.

Mohd Irshad: "What a comeback from Helm after that 1st five....two opposite sides in one game...and appreciation for Mo to have faith. "

after 90 balls9 runs • 1 wicket
SB-M: 134/5Need 18 from 10 balls
Chris Jordan7 (3)
Ross Whiteley4 (4)
Tom Helm 1/31 (15)
Helm to Jordan, 1 run

goes deep in his crease and smacks this hard, but off the end of the bat, down to long-on

Helm to Jordan, 1 wide

normal pace, but strays down leg and he'll have to rebowl that

Helm to Jordan, FOUR runs

finds the gap. Important boundary and well played by Jordan. Was anticipating a slower one, waited for it and cuts it past backward point

Helm to Jordan, 2 runs

slower ball tailing into him, Jordan plays it well, turning it gently through midwicket. Hit softly enough to pick up two.

Chris Jordan now.

Helm to de Grandhomme, OUT

outside edge caught by Tahir at short third man. He's almost lifted off his feet by the effort of catching it. CdG threw the kitchen sink at this, got a thick outside edge that flew to Tahir, who held on.

Colin de Grandhomme c Imran Tahir b Helm 1 (7m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
Helm to Whiteley, 1 run

drives a slower ball to mid-off. Lots of power in that but not much timing

27 off 15. It's starting to get away from Brave a bit.

after 85 balls5 runs • 1 wicket
SB-M: 125/4Need 27 from 15 balls
Ross Whiteley3 (3)
Colin de Grandhomme1 (2)
Adam Milne 2/7 (15)
Milne to Whiteley, 2 runs

fuller outside off, slower ball I think, he had to wait for it and ends up tamely pushing it to cover. They set off for a risky single, drawing a shy at the stumps that goes for an overthrow. That was slow. 72 mph.

Milne to de Grandhomme, 1 run

moving across his stumps, to try and whip it away, can only get an inside edge to short fine leg

Milne to Whiteley, 1 leg bye

length ball into him, at 90 mph, he looks to cart it over backward square leg, can't connect. The ball rolls off thigh pad into the legside

Best performances - batters
Liam Livingstone portrait
LS Livingstone BP-M
68 runs (44)
5 fours
4 sixes
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19 runs
1 four
2 sixes
James Vince portrait
JM Vince SB-M
60 runs (38)
7 fours
2 sixes
Productive shot
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18 runs
4 fours
0 six
Best performances - bowlers
Jake Lintott player portrait
JB Lintott SB-M
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Match details
The Rose Bowl, Southampton
TossSouthern Brave (Men), elected to field first
SeriesThe Hundred Men's Competition
Player Of The Match
James Vince
James Vince
Match days30 July 2021 - night (100-ball match)
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David Millns
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Martin Saggers
TV Umpire
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Neil Bainton
Reserve Umpire
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Russell Warren
Balls per over5
Match Referee
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Dean Cosker
PointsSouthern Brave (Men) 2, Birmingham Phoenix (Men) 0