he's taken his team into the playoffs with a magnificent six. Short ball, rocks back and unleashes on it. Was swinging hard all through the over, connects beautifully with this one.
9.54 pm: Brave will be watching Superchargers vs Phoenix keenly. If Superchargers win, Brave will finish on top and go straight to the final. If Phoenix win, then Brave will play the Eliminator. That's all we have for you today from The Hundred. This is Saurabh Somani, signing off on behalf of Binoy and Ranjith.
Alex Davies is the Hero of the Mmatch: I think as deep as we can take the game the better for us. Thankfully we got over the line. I pride myself on trying to be versatile, just try and bat wherever the team needs me. Love Colin (de Grandhomme), he's always calm. To secure the top three is good enough for us, we'll be watching the next game intently. We're playing a good brand of cricket and it's working out for us.
9.49 pm: Southern Brave have gone through. Oval Invincibles' campaign is over. Marvellous partnership between CdG and Davies, who put on 67 in just 44 balls after coming together in a pressure situation. Mirror each others' scores too, 40 off 29 and 40 off 28. Don't forget the role played by Lintott, who took 3 for 14 in 20 balls.
making room again, the bowler follows again, he goes for a big booming drive, and misses
making a lot of room, bowler follows, he flicks it off his toes to midwicket. CdG had charged down, if the fielder hits, he's out by miles. He misses
length ball coming into him, gets an inside edge onto pad from his attempted flick. Ball ends up near him and once again they run well to take a single
Just like that, it's less than a run a ball.
has a swing at it, gets an inside edge that trickles to fine leg, slowly enough that they can take two
slower ball becomes a full toss and CdG mis-times his pull to deep fine leg. They sprint hard for the second, and the throw from Shamis is not very accurate, so they end up getting two overthrows for an all run four. Moreover, it's a no-ball for height.
15 off 10. Tightly poised.
bouncer and he can't connect. Hits him on the shoulder I think while he was trying to pull. Maybe got a bit of bat on it. Back shoulder. Ball goes to keeper's left and they steal a run
swing and a miss. Width outside off and he was looking to cut it, but doesn't connect
doesn't connect well with the pull, and it bounces down to deep midwicket
back of a length on off, chopped down and they are alive to the quick single, take it. 50 run partnership too
full outside off, and he laces a cover drive through the in-field. Blake dives to his left at the boundary to keep them to two
20 off 15.
length ball on th e stumps, he makes room and cuts it from just in front of the stumps through point
down the track, nudged to deep midwicket
makes room and cuts it, short third man fields to his right
googly, he was caught on the crease pushing it, pops up and falls well in front of the bowler
bang. CdG has had enough of hanging around. Uses his immense power to shuffle across and and pull this miles behind square leg
DaWolf: "In a low scoring chase, a no ball 6 is invaluable. Invincibles need a wicket now, the run rate is well within hand with this pair settled and used to the pitch. Surprised Shamsi and Narine haven't had a bigger impact, at the halfway stage they were looking likely to be key."
slower ball, short, lapped to fine leg
back of a length bowled into him, CdG was looking to make room and upper-cut, but Curran followed him and bowled it short so it was too close to the batsman to do anything other than attempt an upper cut and not connect
back of a length outside off, punched through cover
back of a length nipping in, plays with the angle to tuck to midwicket