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27th Match (N), Nottingham, Aug 13 2021, The Hundred Men's Competition
(100 balls, target 167)150/9
Phoenix won by 16 runs
Player Of The Match
50 (31)
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Liam Livingstone-led Phoenix top table with win over Rockets

Qualifiers for knock-out phase won't be known until all the contenders have played their final matches

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Scorecard summary
Birmingham Phoenix (Men)166/6(100 balls)
Trent Rockets (Men)150/9(100 balls)
after 100 balls7 runs • 1 wicket
TR-M: 150/9
Sam Cook1 (1)
Marchant de Lange7 (3)
Tom Helm 1/32 (15)

9.40pm: No Mo, no problem for Phoenix, who win their fifth game in the tournament and move to ten points with one to play - they can't finish outside the top three now. Their total was just above par, it seemed, thanks to a good finish, and then they took wickets regularly, with Imran Tahir and Pat Brown impressing. Rockets are still well placed to get into the knockouts, but will need to win their last match, against Manchester Originals on Sunday, to be sure. Anyway, thanks for sticking with us, we'll back for more with the London derby double-bill at T'Oval tomorrow. Bye!

Liam Livingstone is Hero of the Match for his 50 from 31: "That was carnage, trying to shout at people above the crowd. Brilliant win, great team effort, the bowlers were fantastic. Brown bowling ten at the end, I owe them one. [Captaincy] Always difficult taking over from Mo, he's so chilled. I enjoyed it, great group of lads and we're playing well at the right time. [Gregory wicket] We use Immy to get wickets and we needed to break that stand. Just gut instinct, it paid off. [Top of table] When you get into tournament we want to play finals cricket, hopefully we can go straight to Lord's. Don't think about captaincy when batting, disappointed to get out when I did."

100
1
Helm to Cook, 1 run

hoicked into the air leg side, Helm calls for it... and drops it! But no matter, he can smile at the mistake, because Phoenix have secured themselves top spot with a 16-run win

Sam Cook is out for a bat at No. 11

99
W
Helm to Carter, OUT

yorks him! Full, fast and rearranging the timbers as Carter winds up for a big one

Matthew Carter b Helm 14 (11m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 155.55
98
Helm to Carter, no run

outside off, swing and a miss

97
4
Helm to Carter, FOUR runs

length ball clubbed through cow corner, Carter picks up a boundary at the death

96
2
Helm to Carter, 2 runs

slogs a slower ball towards long-on - dropped! Allen again, this time he overran it, had to lean back and saw it bobble out over his shoulder

Last five, Rockets needing 24. Pretty safe, you'd think, as Helm returns

after 95 balls15 runs • 2 wickets
TR-M: 143/8Need 24 from 5 balls
Matthew Carter8 (5)
Marchant de Lange7 (3)
Pat Brown 3/27 (20)

Brown signs off with 3 for 27

95
2
Brown to Carter, 2 runs

slower ball to finish, Carter can't get any power on a whack to leg, just a couple more out to deep midwicket

94
2
Brown to Carter, 2 runs

length, 85mph and sliced hard over point this time, Benjamin goes tearing around the rope and dives to successfully prevent four

93
2
Brown to Carter, 2 runs

full in the channel, 82mph and Carter creams this in front of the cover sweeper for a couple

92
1
Brown to de Lange, 1 run

flung full and wide, toe-ended into the covers and they scamper one

91
1
Brown to Carter, 1 run

speared full on off stump, 81mph and swatted to long-on

Top stuff from Brown, who'll switch back to the Pavilion End for his Ayrton

CHANGE OF END
90
4
Brown to de Lange, FOUR runs

hacks a slower ball over short third! Completely the opposite direction from where he was aiming, but de Lange won't be complaining

89
2
Brown to de Lange, 2 runs

full, 86mph and driven, gets it through the infield to the cover sweeper

That might be that for Rockets... Marchant de Lange heads out to the middle, 38 needed from 12

88
W
Brown to Mullaney, OUT

chipped leg side... but Helm does the balancing act business on the rope! Walked across and flicked this towards the shorter boundary at deep backward square, almost gets enough on it. But Helm leans back and swallows it, checks his feet and lobs it up before stepping outside the rope and back in to complete the dismissal

Steven Mullaney c Helm b Brown 49 (51m 33b 2x4 3x6) SR: 148.48
87
1
Brown to Carter, 1 run

full and quick on off stump, clumped down to long-off

Matt Carter in

86
W
Brown to Rashid Khan, OUT

Rashid spoons a massive wipe to deep point! Pace off wide of the stumps from Brown, went for the Budgie the helicopter wallop over the off side but wasn't in control and could barely have picked out the man better

Rashid Khan c Howell b Brown 2 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Boundaries drying up, Rockets left needing 39 from 15. Brown is back from the Radcliffe Road End

after 85 balls4 runs • 1 wicket
TR-M: 128/6Need 39 from 15 balls
Steven Mullaney49 (32)
Rashid Khan2 (2)
Benny Howell 1/31 (20)
85
1
Howell to Mullaney, 1 run

looped up and slogged hard into the leg side, into the gap but won't skip away as midwicket runs around

84
1
Howell to Rashid Khan, 1 run

back to the wobbly stuff, 66mph on the stumps, sliced to short third backing away

83
1
Howell to Mullaney, 1 run

full outside off, Howell's quicker ball makes an appearance, 76mph, slapped to long-off

82
1
Howell to Rashid Khan, 1 run

floated out on off stump, skidding on and tapped square for one

Rashid Khan out, likes to give it a tonk

81
W
Howell to Moores, OUT

Moores plinks a seven iron to long-off! Huge wind up and swing but no pace on the ball for him to work with and it goes very high, but not very far... well taken by Hammond, steadying himself a few yards in from the rope

Tom Moores c Hammond b Howell 13 (14m 9b 0x4 1x6) SR: 144.44

Howell for his final set

Best performances - batters
Liam Livingstone portrait
LS Livingstone BP-M
50 runs (31)
4 fours
3 sixes
Control72%
Productive shot
pull
12 runs
1 four
1 six
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Steven Mullaney
SJ Mullaney TR-M
49 runs (33)
2 fours
3 sixes
Control79%
Productive shot
cover drive
15 runs
1 four
1 six
2025161248
Best performances - bowlers
Dillon Pennington portrait
DY Pennington BP-M
B
15
0s
10
R
11
W
2
RPB
0.73
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
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OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
TossTrent Rockets (Men), elected to field first
SeriesThe Hundred Men's Competition
Season2021
Player Of The Match
Liam Livingstone
Liam Livingstone
Match days13 August 2021 - night (100-ball match)
Umpires
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David Millns
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Peter Hartley
TV Umpire
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Martin Saggers
Reserve Umpire
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Rob Bailey
Balls per over5
Match Referee
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Dean Cosker
PointsBirmingham Phoenix (Men) 2, Trent Rockets (Men) 0