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RESULT
32nd Match (N), Cardiff, August 18, 2021, The Hundred Men's Competition
(98/100 balls, T:164) 165/7

Fire won by 3 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
80 (35)
glenn-phillips
London Spirit (Men) INNINGS (100 ball maximum)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Adam Rossington c Cobb b Critchley16131920123.07
Josh Inglis c Milnes b Higgins72457073160.00
Joe Cracknell c Duckett b Higgins35242822145.83
Eoin Morgan (c)lbw b Fletcher25121712208.33
Ravi Bopara c †Banton b Higgins94620225.00
David Wiese not out 11400100.00
Roelof van der Merwe not out 21200200.00
Extras(lb 2, w 1)3
TOTAL100 balls (RPB: 1.63)163/5
Fall of wickets: 1-40 (Adam Rossington, 29b), 2-113 (Joe Cracknell, 72b), 3-150 (Eoin Morgan, 92b), 4-160 (Ravi Bopara, 97b), 5-161 (Josh Inglis, 99b)
BOWLINGB0sRWRPB4s6sWDNB
Josh Cobb1552201.464000
Luke Fletcher2053711.854200
92b to EJG Morgan, misses the yorker and that's the end of Morgan. Fletcher has a belated win against him. Back over the wicket now. Nails the yorker at middle and leg stump. Morgan reaches out in front of the body and misses on the attempted flick. 150/3
Matt Milnes1503602.402300
Matt Critchley1532011.331100
29b to AM Rossington, stunning catch at long-on! This is full and into middle stump, in the swinging arc but pushed through flat. He can't get too much power on the lofted on-drive and the fielder tracks it to the left, goes low, and somehow gets a reverse cup out to his left to grab that. Josh Cobb the fielder there it looks like. 40/1
Qais Ahmad1512501.662100
Ryan Higgins2072131.051010
72b to JB Cracknell, full toss just outside off, clears the front leg to try and smoke this through the covers. Ends up slicing it, high-ish on the bat, and it's an easy one for mid-off. 113/2
97b to RS Bopara, full and wide outside off, hangs leg side of it and tries to chop that past point. Gets a thick edge to the keeper's right and he hangs on with two hands. Bopara reviews. Lots happening - bat chopping into the pitch as the ball goes past. This will take some time....or not. The ball went past the bat well before the bat hit the ground, so this is pretty clear on Ultra Edge. 160/4
99b to JP Inglis, full toss outside off, looks to pump that over extra cover but ends up slicing it. Milnes tracks it nicely as he backpedals at extra cover and holds on to his left. 161/5
Welsh Fire (Men) INNINGS (Target: 164 runs from 100 balls)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Tom Banton lbw b Cullen023000.00
David Lloyd c †Rossington b Cullen026000.00
Ben Duckett (c) b Wheal651210120.00
Glenn Phillips c Crane b Wheal80354357228.57
Leus du Plooy lbw b Crane26234430113.04
Josh Cobb not out 28153031186.66
Ryan Higgins c Bopara b Cullen87810114.28
Matt Critchley c †Rossington b Wheal036000.00
Qais Ahmad not out 136930216.66
Extras(b 1, lb 1, w 2)4
TOTAL98 balls (RPB: 1.68)165/7
Did not bat: Luke Fletcher, Matt Milnes 
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Tom Banton, 2b), 2-2 (David Lloyd, 5b), 3-20 (Ben Duckett, 15b), 4-113 (Glenn Phillips, 63b), 5-123 (Leus du Plooy, 74b), 6-138 (Ryan Higgins, 83b), 7-146 (Matt Critchley, 89b)
BOWLINGB0sRWRPB4s6sWDNB
Blake Cullen20103731.855210
2b to T Banton, gem! good length ball jags back in from fifth stump at 84 mph, beats Banton playing back down the wrong line and pings him below the knee roll in front of middle. Big lbw shout upheld. Was probably clipping leg stump. No review taken by Banton, just walks off.. 1/1
5b to DL Lloyd, full length on fifth stump at 82 mph, pretty much a half-volley that Lloyd goes to smash but Lloyd's footwork isn't there at all, plays away from his body and a thin edge carries easily to the keeper.. 2/2
83b to RF Higgins, Bopara makes amends for the mental blunder on the previous ball to take a superb sliding catch at wide deep midwicket! Another length ball that Higgins whacks flat in the air to the leg side. Bopara gets a much better read on it this time and sprints to his left before sliding to cushion the catch and takes it very well about 10 yards inside the rope.. 138/6
Jade Dernbach1532301.533000
Brad Wheal1873031.664100
15b to BM Duckett, chops on! Wheal ends the over on the right note after getting a working over from Phillips! Good length ball on off stump, nowhere near the width to play the cut shot that Duckett was aiming for, cramped for room and a bottom edge crashes into middle stump.. 20/3
63b to GD Phillips, length ball hustles Phillips tucking him up into the body too, tries to heave this over the leg side but gets it much nearer the shoulder of the bat and floats gently toward deep square leg where the fielder Crane charging in off the rope takes a solid sliding catch.. 113/4
89b to MJJ Critchley, back of a length on middle stump, Critchley backs away and simultaneously charges down the pitch for a leg side heave but manages a toe edge through to the keeper.. 146/7
David Wiese1041501.501100
Mason Crane2073211.602210
74b to JL du Plooy, flighted on a fullish length on middle and leg, misses a sweep and is hit below the knee roll, huge lbw shout upheld. They take 12 out of the 15 seconds chatting before du Plooy calls for a review but this looks pretty hopeless. Definitely no bat, the ball pitched in line and he was hit halfway up the front pad below the knee roll. Ball-tracker shows it pitched on middle and straightened to be ripping out middle and leg halfway up. Review lost for Welsh Fire.. 123/5
Roelof van der Merwe1011801.801100
Ravi Bopara52801.600100
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MATCH DETAILS
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
TossWelsh Fire (Men), elected to field first
Series
Season2021
Player Of The Match
Fire
Glenn Phillips
Match days18 August 2021 - night (100-ball match)
Umpires
England
Nick Cook
England
Nigel Llong
TV Umpire
England
Martin Saggers
Reserve Umpire
England
David Millns
Balls per over5
Match Referee
England
Phil Whitticase
PointsWelsh Fire (Men) 2, London Spirit (Men) 0
MATCH NOTES
  • London Spirit (Men) innings
  • Powerplay 1: Balls 1 - 25 (Mandatory - 38 runs, 0 wicket)
  • London Spirit (Men): 50 runs in 39 balls, Extras 0
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 31 balls (JP Inglis 18, JB Cracknell 32, Ex 0)
  • London Spirit (Men): 100 runs in 65 balls, Extras 0
  • JP Inglis: 50 off 31 balls (3 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • London Spirit (Men): 150 runs in 91 balls, Extras 3
  • Balls 97: Review by London Spirit (Men) (Batting), Umpire - NJ Llong, Batter - RS Bopara (Struck down)
  • Innings Break: London Spirit (Men) - 163/5 in 100 balls (D Wiese 1, RE van der Merwe 2)
  • Welsh Fire (Men) innings
  • Powerplay 1: Balls 1 - 25 (Mandatory - 40 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Welsh Fire (Men): 50 runs in 31 balls, Extras 2
  • GD Phillips: 50 off 21 balls (3 x 4, 5 x 6)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 26 balls (GD Phillips 41, JL du Plooy 13, Ex 0)
  • Welsh Fire (Men): 100 runs in 56 balls, Extras 3
  • Balls 74: Review by Welsh Fire (Men) (Batting), Umpire - NJ Llong, Batter - JL du Plooy (Struck down)
  • Welsh Fire (Men): 150 runs in 92 balls, Extras 4
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