knocks out his leg stump! Another brilliant yorker, Richardson has a third and Brave are bowled out
|BATTERS||R||B||4s||6s||SR||THIS BOWLER||LAST 5 BALLS|
|Jake Lintott* (rhb)||5||5||0||0||100.00||1 (1b)||1 (1b)|
|Kane Richardson (rfm)||15||7||19||3||1.26||2||1||2/5 (5)|
That's all from us tonight. We'll be back tomorrow for the first double-header, with Oval Invincibles vs Northern Superchargers. The men's match comes first at 3pm, then the women's at 6.30pm. Thanks for tuning in.
Moeen Ali: "The crowd certainly helps. We like batting here. You want to be performing and winning so if you're bringing in a few youngster while you're doing that, it's even better. The pressure's not always on you to perform. We tried at Trent Bridge but the toss was big there. It was just keeping calm and not panicking. We've got match-winners in the team. [Brookes] He's had a couple of tough years but everyone knows he can bowl. It's about relaxing him and letting him enjoy his cricket. We saw throughout the Commonwealth Games that the fans are amazing here."
Smeed is the Match Hero: "It was a great feeling coming off to the applause but to win was the main thing and the atmosphere was amazing. Edgbaston is known for the crowd and the atmosphere and it lived up to its name. The more I play, the more I can learn. T20 is a strange game. It was nice to get the extra runs because I've been just short a few times. That was a great team performance. Shout out to Brookesy, that was epic. Hopefully we can get on a bit of a roll now."
9.10pm: Comprehensive victory for Phoenix. Two stunning performances from young players: Will Smeed becoming the first player to score a hundred in the Hundred, then Henry Brookes running through one of the competitions' best batting line-ups with a brilliant five-for - a couple of catches off his team-mates to boot.
slower ball, swing and a miss
through him with an inch-perfect yorker!
short and wide, slapped through extra cover
skips down, slaps through cover
punched to extra cover
wide outside off, slapped down to long-off
worked down to long-on
thick outside edge, just short of Tahir at short third
on a length, clubbed over midwicket for a huge six! Nailed, pulled off the right hip and into the stands
leading edge skews out to deep point
on a length, swung out to deep square on the pull
on a length, popped up into the covers
Lintott at No. 10, walking out with a sheepish grin.
full outside off, slog-swept out to Brookes at deep backward square!
on a length, punched out to deep cover
Howell. Hard to see Brave getting close from this position.
back of a length, Whiteley swings him over midwicket! Absolutely nailed, right out of the middle to put a dent in Brookes' figures
on a length, angling across him. Whiteley swings and misses, looking to flash through the off side
banged into the pitch, pulled out to deep midwicket
A hundred for Smeed, a five-for for Brookes. Phoenix's young guns getting the job done.
yorker, pins him in front of off stump and Nick Cook raises the finger! Brookes has FIVE! Shuffled across looking to whip through leg, hits him on the shin... looked like it was missing off stump to me, but Garton decides against the review
full outside off, thrashed through extra cover for four
|Toss||Southern Brave (Men), elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match days||10 August 2022 - night (100-ball match)|
|Balls per over||5|
|Points||Birmingham Phoenix (Men) 2, Southern Brave (Men) 0|