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30th Match (N), Southampton, Aug 16 2021, The Hundred Men's Competition
Brave won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
40 (29)
alex-davies
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Jake Lintott pegs back Invincibles before Alex Davies, Colin de Grandhomme seal Brave passage

Oval Invincibles knocked out after failing to defend 134 at the Ageas Bowl

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Scores: Binoy George
Comms: @saurabh_42
Scorecard summary
Oval Invincibles (Men)134/7(100 balls)
Alex Blake*44 (28)
Will Jacks39 (13)
Southern Brave (Men)135/4(95 balls)
after 95 balls15 runs
SB-M: 135/4
Alex Davies40 (29)
Colin de Grandhomme40 (28)
Reece Topley 1/39 (20)

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.

95
6
Topley to Davies, SIX runs

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.

94
Topley to Davies, no run

making room again, the bowler follows again, he goes for a big booming drive, and misses

93
Topley to Davies, no run

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

92
1
Topley to de Grandhomme, 1 run

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.

91
2
Topley to de Grandhomme, 2 runs

has a swing at it, gets an inside edge that trickles to fine leg, slowly enough that they can take two

91
6nb
Topley to de Grandhomme, (no ball) 4 runs

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.

CHANGE OF END
after 90 balls5 runs
SB-M: 120/4Need 15 from 10 balls
Colin de Grandhomme33 (25)
Alex Davies34 (26)
Saqib Mahmood 0/25 (20)
90
1
Mahmood to de Grandhomme, 1 run

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

89
Mahmood to de Grandhomme, no run

swing and a miss. Width outside off and he was looking to cut it, but doesn't connect

88
1
Mahmood to Davies, 1 run

doesn't connect well with the pull, and it bounces down to deep midwicket

87
1
Mahmood to de Grandhomme, 1 run

back of a length on off, chopped down and they are alive to the quick single, take it. 50 run partnership too

86
2
Mahmood to de Grandhomme, 2 runs

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.

after 85 balls10 runs
SB-M: 115/4Need 20 from 15 balls
Colin de Grandhomme29 (21)
Alex Davies33 (25)
Tabraiz Shamsi 0/33 (20)
85
2
Shamsi to de Grandhomme, 2 runs

length ball on th e stumps, he makes room and cuts it from just in front of the stumps through point

84
1
Shamsi to Davies, 1 run

down the track, nudged to deep midwicket

83
1
Shamsi to de Grandhomme, 1 run

makes room and cuts it, short third man fields to his right

82
Shamsi to de Grandhomme, no run

googly, he was caught on the crease pushing it, pops up and falls well in front of the bowler

81
6
Shamsi to de Grandhomme, SIX runs

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."

CHANGE OF END
after 80 balls4 runs
SB-M: 105/4Need 30 from 20 balls
Colin de Grandhomme20 (17)
Alex Davies32 (24)
Tom Curran 1/8 (15)
80
1
Tom Curran to de Grandhomme, 1 run

slower ball, short, lapped to fine leg

79
Tom Curran to de Grandhomme, no run

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

78
1
Tom Curran to Davies, 1 run

back of a length outside off, punched through cover

77
1
Tom Curran to de Grandhomme, 1 run

back of a length nipping in, plays with the angle to tuck to midwicket

Best performances - batters
Alex Blake, player portrait
AJ Blake OI-M
44 runs (28)
2 fours
3 sixes
Control82%
Productive shot
pull
14 runs
0 four
2 sixes
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Colin de Grandhomme portrait
C de Grandhomme SB-M
40 runs (28)
0 four
2 sixes
Control68%
Productive shot
pull
22 runs
0 four
2 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Jake Lintott player portrait
JB Lintott SB-M
B
20
0s
6
R
14
W
3
RPB
0.70
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
George Garton player portrait
GHS Garton SB-M
B
15
0s
7
R
22
W
2
RPB
1.46
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
The Rose Bowl, Southampton
TossSouthern Brave (Men), elected to field first
SeriesThe Hundred Men's Competition
Season2021
Player Of The Match
Alex Davies
Alex Davies
Match days16 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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Nick Cook
Balls per over5
Match Referee
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Steve Davis
PointsSouthern Brave (Men) 2, Oval Invincibles (Men) 0