result
3rd Match, Nottingham, Jul 24 2021, The Hundred Men's Competition
Rockets won by 9 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
player of the match
Marchant de Lange
Trent Rockets (Men)
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• George Dobell

Marchant de Lange five-for humbles Southern Brave before Dawid Malan steers chase

Trent Rockets complete straightforward win with unbeaten fifties from Malan and D'Arcy Short

Match centre 
Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Alan Gardner
Scorecard summary
Southern Brave (Men)126/8(100 balls)
Trent Rockets (Men)127/1(82 balls)

5.15pm: Well, that wasn't the most satisfying, but we were bound to get a mismatch at some point. Anyway, no rest for you cric-curious types, as we've got another men's match coming up at Headingley - Northern Superchargers versus Welsh Fire, looking to live up to the high standards set by Jemimah Rodrigues in the early game. Toss news will be coming through soon, so head over

5.05pm: That's a proper smashing for Brave, who were rated by many as the favourites for this tournament but have been vaporised by the Rockets in their opener. They never got going with the bat, only lifted above a run a ball by Ross Whiteley late on, and then the bowling was sloppy, free hits and wides all over; unbeaten fifties from Dawid Malan and D'Arcy Short meant the home crowd could sup their pints in peace during the chase

Marchant de Lange takes Hero of the Match for his 5-20: "Unexpected, just delighted with the performance. Always good when you take a wicket with your first ball, so really happy. Good surface, little bit of bounce, which is good to see as a fast bowler. It's a strange one, a new tournament, but sticking to the basics, adapt, and try your level best."

82
1
Dawson to Short, 1 run

punched through the covers for one, wraps up a nine-wicket win for Rockets

81
6
Dawson to Short, SIX runs

tossed up hammered back over long-on! Malevolent swing from Short, clears the man set back, and raises his fifty in the process

Seven needed from 20, Liam Dawson returns

CHANGE OF END
after 80 balls4 runs
TR-M: 120/1Need 7 from 20 balls
Dawid Malan62 (43)
D'Arcy Short44 (39)
Chris Jordan 0/24 (15)
80
Jordan to Malan, no run

Jordan nails another wide yorker, 89mph and Malan swings at it unsuccessfully, leans on his bat. Almost done, Dawid

79
1
Jordan to Short, 1 run

full on the pads, 86mph and Short chips it over midwicket for one to the boundary rider

"Lots of thinking to do for Southern Brave after this toothless performance," declares Craig. "Bang in trouble.

78
1
Jordan to Malan, 1 run

angled in from round the wicket, Malan works this into a gap at midwicket

78
1w
Jordan to Malan, 1 wide

speared down the leg side as Malan flicks and misses

77
1
Jordan to Short, 1 run

length ball, 89mph, clipped down the ground

76
Jordan to Short, no run

fires in a wide yorker that skids through to Davies

Chris Jordan for his third set

Rockets need 11 from 25, and it's a matter of when not if... Meanwhile, over at Headingley, Jemimah Rodrigues has played what looks like the innings of the tournament so far

after 75 balls9 runs
TR-M: 116/1Need 11 from 25 balls
D'Arcy Short42 (36)
Dawid Malan61 (41)
Tymal Mills 0/24 (20)

HarryFD is back, too: "Waller bowls leggies, googlies, offies, seam up... More useful against left handers than someone who only bowls left arm tweakers... "

75
2
Mills to Short, 2 runs

back of a length, 88mph and whipped for a couple more wide of fine leg

74
2
Mills to Short, 2 runs

short outside off, flipped over backward point into a gap for two

73
4
Mills to Short, FOUR runs

smashed through the covers! Length ball outside off, 89mph and Short just wallops it and watches the comet trail

72
1
Mills to Malan, 1 run

hits a length, 85mph on the pads, tucked for one behind square

"Malan seems to be getting the hang of this format." Well, Nick, it goes in the official records as T20, so...

71
Mills to Malan, no run

hurls this down fast and furious on middle and leg, dug out towards midwicket

Pavilion End once again, Tymal Mills to bowl his final set

CHANGE OF END
after 70 balls6 runs
TR-M: 107/1Need 20 from 30 balls
D'Arcy Short34 (33)
Dawid Malan60 (39)
Danny Briggs 0/19 (15)

Ritesh isn't concerned about the lack of drama, meanwhile: "Smart Cricket this by the Rockets... Not trying to go Bang Bang and trying to finish this chase in a hurry... Getting used to the format and gaining the confidence."

70
Briggs to Short, no run

fired in flat and whipped back to the bowler

69
4
Briggs to Short, FOUR runs

speared in full but squeezed out past short third! Came off the cue end, I think, as Briggs put extra pace on

68
Briggs to Short, no run

lobbed up and Short misses with a reverse-sweep, Briggs likes the appeal, and Vince reviews, could be close this... Misses the glove and hits Short on the knee roll. But it's bouncing over, according to Hawk-Eye! So no dice for Brave

67
1
Briggs to Malan, 1 run

tossed up on the stumps and worked through midwicket

66
1
Briggs to Short, 1 run

round the wicket, pushed through on the stumps, nudged to long-on

This is looking like a done deal now. Danny Briggs is back

after 65 balls15 runs
TR-M: 101/1Need 26 from 35 balls
Dawid Malan59 (38)
D'Arcy Short29 (29)
Chris Jordan 0/20 (10)
65
1
Jordan to Malan, 1 run

full and straight, 90mph and calmly tucked to long-on

64
6
Jordan to Malan, SIX runs

uppercuts this all the way! That's the short boundary, and he takes it on with a meaty swing over deep backward point! Brings up the Rockets' 100, too

Best performances - batters
Dawid Malan portrait
DJ Malan TR-M
62 runs (43)
7 fours
2 sixes
Control83%
Productive shot
cover drive
19 runs
4 fours
0 six
210134112119
D'arcy Short profile
DJM Short TR-M
51 runs (41)
5 fours
1 six
Control71%
Productive shot
cover drive
14 runs
2 fours
0 six
7833212610
Best performances - bowlers
Marchant de Lange player portrait
M de Lange TR-M
B
20
0s
10
R
20
W
5
RPB
1.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
1W
Joe Root portrait
JE Root TR-M
B
20
0s
9
R
17
W
1
RPB
0.85
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
TossSouthern Brave (Men), elected to bat first
SeriesThe Hundred Men's Competition
Season2021
Player Of The Match
Marchant de Lange
Marchant de Lange
Match days24 July 2021 - day (100-ball match)
Umpires
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David Millns
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Russell Warren
TV Umpire
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Tim Robinson
Reserve Umpire
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Nick Cook
Balls per over5
Match Referee
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Dean Cosker
PointsTrent Rockets (Men) 2, Southern Brave (Men) 0