result
7th Match (N), Nottingham, Jul 26 2021, The Hundred Men's Competition
(94/100 balls, target 133)134/8
Rockets won by 2 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
player of the match
Rashid Khan
Trent Rockets (Men)
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• Andrew Miller

Alex Hales brings Trent Rockets back from the dead to seal two-wicket heist

Stunning turnaround against Superchargers as Stokes drops a match-turning clanger

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Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Alan Gardner
Scorecard summary
Northern Superchargers (Men)132/10(99 balls)
Trent Rockets (Men)134/8(94 balls)
Alex Hales*40 (34)
Rashid Khan25 (12)

9.25pm: We've had couple of duff games, and this wasn't looking a classic when Notts were eight down and 30 from victory. But what was it someone said? Every ball counts. The Hundred rumbles on, and we'll just try to keep up. The report will be up shortly, and we'll be back for another double-header tomorrow: Welsh Fire vs Southern Brave in Cardiff's debut in the competition. Until then, hang in there, keep the faith, and remember you can always finish it like Hales. Cheerio!

9.15pm: What a finish! Now that's a low-scoring thriller... Superchargers cobbled together a total, then reduced Rockets to 20 for 3 in the Powerplay, and 58 for 6 after 58. But Alex Hales was dropped for six by Ben Stokes when he had 16 off 25 - a ball that was rebowled after Stokes argued for a dead ball when Hales took a single while a pitch invader was on the field - and he proceeded to clobber 24 off nine and take his side home in breathless fashion. Mention for Matt Carter, with two crucial boundaries (to go with 2 for 17). Mention for Rashid Khan, who took 3 for 31 and then blasted 25 off 12. All of which secures Rockets' second win, while leaving Superchargers short-changed in another dramatic finish. Phew!

Rashid Khan is the Hero: "Very good win for us, everyone contributed, that's very good to see. Two points and on to the next game. That's 100-ball, everything happens so quickly, we had that believe in ourselves that 60-70 in the last five, with a clear mind, we can chase it down. When I went in, I just wanted to score 25-30 quick runs. [Allrounder?] I think so, people don't put me in that category but I want to prove I am. I always have that belief in myself, always working on my skills in the nets. Happy to get wickets but I bowled a few bad balls. Not that happy with how I bowled. I will think about that, try to come back stronger. You have to be very clear, go and express the skills you have."

94
6
Willey to Hales, SIX runs

OUTTA HERE!! Hammered high into the stands over deep midwicket! Hales wins it in the finest style by slamming a full ball into the delirious crowd one final time, to end a crazy, crazy night at Trent Bridge. Rockets win by two wickets

This game is falling apart in front of Stokes' eyes

94
3nb
Willey to Carter, (no ball) 1 run

wide full toss, this time Carter can only swat it for one through midwicket... but it's also been signaled as a no-ball! Two more on the score and the next ball a free hit!

93
1
Willey to Hales, 1 run

pitched up full, 82mph and punched through mid-off for one more

Ben Bradshaw: "Stokes is having a mare of a game personally." Yep, that's about right

92
1lb
Willey to Carter, 1 leg bye

round the wicket, speared in full and smacks the pads... not given by Tim Robinson but Superchargers review. No bat on it, but was it clipping leg stump? No! Big cheer from the Rockets faithful (as we've always known they were)

91
6
Willey to Carter, SIX runs

CREAMED! Carter belts a full toss into the crowd! A 98m six over long-on from the hulking No.10 and Rockets are on track. You'd better believe they can still win this!

Last ten, 16 needed and Hales is on for a redemption song. If he can get on strike... Stokes has bowled out, Willey is back

Tonight's attendance is 11,483, by the way

CHANGE OF END
after 90 balls12 runs
TR-M: 117/8Need 16 from 10 balls
Alex Hales33 (32)
Matthew Carter6 (5)
Ben Stokes 2/24 (20)
90
6
Stokes to Hales, SIX runs

clobbered into the stands! Slower full toss from Stokes and Hales was waiting for it, munched back over long-on, to the delight of the crowd!

90
1w
Stokes to Hales, 1 wide

sprays this one down the leg side as Hales mooches away

89
Stokes to Hales, no run

trundles down a 61mph offcutter, Hales aims a mow over leg... fails to connect! Again the ball skips through over the top of the stumps

"Alex Hales batting through the innings and currently 26 off 29 - this is definitely not T20!!" You can say that again, Dezz

88
1
Stokes to Carter, 1 run

short at the body, backs away to club one down to long-on

87
4
Stokes to Carter, FOUR runs

crunched over mid-on! Carter's long levers fetch Rockets four, stepping away and he connected with an agricultural hack!

86
Stokes to Carter, no run

length ball, 83mph over the stumps, Carter aims a hump down the ground and misses... zips straight through!

Stokes back from the Pavilion End for the 18th set

after 85 balls4 runs • 1 wicket
TR-M: 105/8Need 28 from 15 balls
Matthew Carter1 (2)
Alex Hales27 (30)
Mujeeb Ur Rahman 2/24 (20)

The RRPB still hasn't reached 2, so Hales will feel he just needs to take it deep and go big. Not that anyone has found that easy tonight

85
Mujeeb to Carter, no run

flicked out, 60mph on the stumps, Carter bunts it back to the bowler

84
1
Mujeeb to Hales, 1 run

flighted on middle and leg, clipped through square

Hales has got the strike back, but he's still going at less than a run a ball

83
1
Mujeeb to Carter, 1 run

over the wicket, floated up and pushed back down the ground

Matt Carter is out at No.10

82
W
Mujeeb to Wood, OUT

fizzed through and struck on the pads sweeping! Mujeeb's skiddy allsorts do the trick, Wood not playing the percentages going across the line... Just clipping the top of leg, according to Hawk-Eye, but Rockets had used their review anyway

Luke Wood lbw b Mujeeb Ur Rahman 4 (12m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100
81
2
Mujeeb to Wood, 2 runs

sliding on outside off, cut for a couple through backward point behind the sweeper

Mujeeb is back, Rockets still clinging on

CHANGE OF END
after 80 balls11 runs
TR-M: 101/7Need 32 from 20 balls
Alex Hales26 (29)
Luke Wood2 (2)
Adil Rashid 2/27 (20)
80
Rashid to Hales, no run

Rashid darts this one in, nudged leg side

79
4
Rashid to Hales, FOUR runs

slammed throuh point for four more! Hales has found his spark, clattering this away on the cut

78
Rashid to Hales, no run

tossed up, Hales attempts a reverse-swipe and nearly collides with Simpson!

Only the second boundary of Hales' knock

77
6
Rashid to Hales, SIX runs

slogged up and over mid-off, straight to Stokes... who drops it over the rope for six! Stokes had protested for that ball not to count, and now he's spilled a simple chance to dismiss Hales from the retake!

Sounds like there was a pitch invader while that ball was being bowled. Stokes is remonstrating with the umpires about something. Hales has now returned to the striker's end, and that delivery has been declared dead ball... Hmmm

tossed up very wide as Hales trots out and tries to narrow the angle, pats it through mid-off for one more

Best performances - batters
John Simpson
JA Simpson NS-M
42 runs (33)
6 fours
0 six
Control79%
Productive shot
flick
11 runs
1 four
0 six
84829803
Alex Hales portrait
AD Hales TR-M
40 runs (34)
2 fours
3 sixes
Control86%
Productive shot
off drive
11 runs
1 four
1 six
108551173
Best performances - bowlers
Rashid Khan player portrait
Rashid Khan TR-M
B
20
0s
8
R
31
W
3
RPB
1.55
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Marchant de Lange player portrait
M de Lange TR-M
B
14
0s
5
R
22
W
3
RPB
1.57
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Match details
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
TossNorthern Superchargers (Men), elected to bat first
SeriesThe Hundred Men's Competition
Season2021
Player Of The Match
Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan
Match days26 July 2021 - night (100-ball match)
Umpires
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Russell Warren
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Tim Robinson
TV Umpire
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Martin Saggers
Reserve Umpire
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David Millns
Balls per over5
Match Referee
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Wayne Noon
PointsTrent Rockets (Men) 2, Northern Superchargers (Men) 0