8th Match (N), Cardiff, July 27, 2021, The Hundred Men's Competition
(100 balls, T:166) 147/7

Fire won by 18 runs

Player Of The Match
72 (39)
Fire Innings
Brave Innings
Match Flow
Welsh Fire (Men)  (100 ball maximum)
Tom Banton  b Lintott34232342147.82
Jonny Bairstow (c)†c Jordan b Briggs72396755184.61
Ben Duckett c Overton b Jordan53345171155.88
James Neesham c de Grandhomme b Briggs012000.00
Glenn Phillips not out 32600150.00
Ian Cockbain not out 11200100.00
Extras(lb 1, w 1)2
TOTAL100 balls (RPB: 1.65)165/4
Fall of wickets: 1-43 (Tom Banton, 31b), 2-159 (Jonny Bairstow, 94b), 3-159 (James Neesham, 95b), 4-162 (Ben Duckett, 98b)
Danny Briggs1553322.201400
94b to JM Bairstow, flat, flogged, caught by Jordan at long-on! Bairstow connected sweetly, but no elevation on this slog down the ground. The safest hands in the game make no mistake. 159/2
95b to JDS Neesham, bashed first ball to his New Zealand team-mate! Neesham had to launch it, what else was he to do? He connected like Bairstow, a mirror-image stroke, as CDG slides round to gather. 159/3
Craig Overton2072201.101110
Tymal Mills2083201.605100
Chris Jordan2052211.101000
98b to BM Duckett, slower ball, into the deck, top-edged to deep midwicket. 70mph as the face of the blade opens, and Overton ends a fantastic knock. 162/4
Jake Lintott1542911.936000
31b to T Banton, down the wicket, and Lintott strikes first ball! Spin's second coming has better luck than its first outing. A gallop to the pitch, a fling of the bat across the line, through the gate and into the stumps!. 43/1
Colin de Grandhomme1012602.602200
Southern Brave (Men)  (T: 166 runs from 100 balls)
James Vince (c)c Cobb b Neesham40274241148.14
Quinton de Kock c Banton b Payne2171222300.00
Devon Conway  b Ball23202530115.00
Colin de Grandhomme c Neesham b Critchley14110025.00
Alex Davies c †Bairstow b Payne14111920127.27
Ross Whiteley  b Neesham25142340178.57
Chris Jordan c Cobb b Neesham65910120.00
Craig Overton not out 45120080.00
Danny Briggs not out 3770042.85
Extras(b 4, lb 4, w 2)10
TOTAL100 balls (RPB: 1.47)147/7
Fall of wickets: 1-41 (Quinton de Kock, 15b), 2-87 (Devon Conway, 52b), 3-92 (James Vince, 57b), 4-96 (Colin de Grandhomme, 63b), 5-124 (Alex Davies, 78b), 6-137 (Chris Jordan, 87b), 7-138 (Ross Whiteley, 89b)
Glenn Phillips511102.202000
Matt Critchley2043811.905100
63b to C de Grandhomme, full on off stump, steps down the track to play a lofted drive but picks out Neesham at long-off two yards in from the rope and a simple catch is taken at head height. Plenty of power behind the shot but didn't get the elevation.. 96/4
David Payne2083021.502210
15b to Q de Kock, short on middle, de Kock stays in an orthodox position and goes to pull this high over backward square leg but doesn't get the distance and a very easy catch falls into the hands of Tom Banton standing two yards inside the rope. He takes this reaching in front of his body at knee height.. 41/1
78b to AL Davies, length ball angled wide across sixth stump, tries to flay this over cover and a thick edge carries through to Bairstow.. 124/5
Jake Ball2072111.051010
52b to DP Conway, slower ball lands full on fifth stump at 67 mph, Conway tries to flick through mid-on but his timing is off and drags an inside edge off his legs and caroms onto the stumps.. 87/2
Qais Ahmad2063401.706000
James Neesham1510530.330000
57b to JM Vince, length ball on fourth stump, Vince tries to swat this down the ground but it comes off the splice and floats to long-on. Simple catch five yards in from the rope for Cobb who takes this on his knees at thigh height.. 92/3
87b to CJ Jordan, length ball again on fifth stump, Jordan tries to shovel this over extra cover but no elevation on the shot. It flutters to extra cover on the ring, Cobb, who takes a safe catch tumbling to his left at thigh height.. 137/6
89b to RA Whiteley, drags on! Neesham is on Fire for the Welsh! In the slot on sixth stump, Whiteley tries to drive and drags an inside edge onto his stumps.. 138/7
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  • Welsh Fire (Men) innings
  • Powerplay 1: Balls 1 - 25 (Mandatory - 38 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Welsh Fire (Men): 50 runs in 36 balls, Extras 1
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 37 balls (JM Bairstow 24, BM Duckett 26, Ex 1)
  • Welsh Fire (Men): 100 runs in 71 balls, Extras 2
  • JM Bairstow: 50 off 31 balls (4 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 55 balls (JM Bairstow 51, BM Duckett 48, Ex 1)
  • BM Duckett: 50 off 31 balls (7 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Welsh Fire (Men): 150 runs in 92 balls, Extras 2
  • Innings Break: Welsh Fire (Men) - 165/4 in 100 balls (GD Phillips 3, IA Cockbain 1)
  • Southern Brave (Men) innings
  • Powerplay 1: Balls 1 - 25 (Mandatory - 54 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Southern Brave (Men): 50 runs in 22 balls, Extras 2
  • Balls 24: Review by Southern Brave (Men) (Batting), Umpire - NJ Llong, Batter - DP Conway (Struck down)
  • Southern Brave (Men): 100 runs in 66 balls, Extras 7
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
TossSouthern Brave (Men), elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Jonny Bairstow
Match days27 July 2021 - night (100-ball match)
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Balls per over5
Match Referee
PointsWelsh Fire (Men) 2, Southern Brave (Men) 0
Brave Innings
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