RESULT
11th Match, Manchester, August 13, 2022, The Hundred Men's Competition
(94/100 balls, T:190) 193/2

Rockets won by 8 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
98* (44)
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5.12pm: Rockets have fired again in the chase to make it three from three, taking them level top of the standings. I think we know who's going to be the Match Hero... Malan walks off to well-deserved applause for his unbeaten 98 from 44, having hit 88 not out from 49 in Rockets' last match. They have got themselves a formula, but Originals remains bereft, losing their third game in a row - and that despite putting up the second-highest total in the men's Hundred. They struggled with the ball, though, with Rockets easily surpassing the Phoenix chase of 173 against Invincibles in last year's competition. Anyway, no time to dwell, because Welsh Fire and Birmingham Phoenix are about to go toe-to-toe in the evening game from Cardiff. Go get some!

Dawid Malan collects the match award: "It was a lovely wicket to bat on. I actually thought they had a few too many but the way me and Hales started off was brilliant. We know if we get off to a good start, you've got more chance of chasing down. Halesy and me got off to a good start, so the pressure is on them to take wickets. Our bowlers bowled well, we let them down with catches - myself included. But even though they got a few more, we hung in really well. This year, we know it's fewer balls, so you're willing to take more risks to get yourself above the rate. Brilliant, we've got Birmingham and then a couple of home games, so hopefully we can win them and put pressure on the other teams."

94
4
Klaassen to Cockbain, FOUR runs

bunted down the ground, all over! No sentiment as Cockbain hits the winnings runs, and Malan is left on 98. But it's all about the W, and Rockets have coasted to a record chase by eight wickets

93
1
Klaassen to Malan, 1 run

banged in and pulled to deep backward square leg... just a single, Malan loses the strike!

92
6
Klaassen to Malan, SIX runs

hoisted over long-on! Lazy swing of the bat, but it's got all the power he required! Chipped for six and he moves on to 97

91
Klaassen to Malan, no run

pitched up and driven to the man at cover

Klaassen to bowl... Will Malan go for the two big hits he needs to become only the second man to score a Hundred hundred?

CHANGE OF END
after 90 balls6 runs
TR-M: 182/2Need 8 from 10 balls
Dawid Malan91 (41b 3x4 8x6)
Ian Cockbain16 (13b 2x4)
Tom Hartley 1/24 (20)
90
1
Hartley to Malan, 1 run

over the wicket, Malan makes room and drags an inside edge. Means he will keep the strike for the final end

89
1
Hartley to Cockbain, 1 run

fired down on the stumps, Cockbain makes room and punches through cover

88
2
Hartley to Cockbain, 2 runs

tossed up and whipped into a gap in the leg side, comes charging back for two

87
1
Hartley to Malan, 1 run

fired in from over the wicket, Hartley appeals for lbw with Malan reversing... think it came off the face of the bat

86
1
Hartley to Cockbain, 1 run

floated up and hacked down the ground without timing, one to long-off

Hartley now. Can Malan still reach his hundred? Rockets need 14, he needs 11

after 85 balls10 runs
TR-M: 176/2Need 14 from 15 balls
Ian Cockbain12 (10b 2x4)
Dawid Malan89 (39b 3x4 8x6)
Tristan Stubbs 0/10 (5)
85
Stubbs to Cockbain, no run

pushed through outside off, 58mph and chopped towards point

84
1
Stubbs to Malan, 1 run

flat delivery angled across, Malan steers through point to the sweeper

Michael isn't happy, meanwhile: "I'm going to be brutally honest here because it's true. Jos' 'leadership' reeks of the inept conservatism of Root's test tenure. Just because someone's OK in the format doesn't mean they should captain. Look at Turner at PS men and the success he's had."

83
1
Stubbs to Cockbain, 1 run

uses the feet, clipped down the ground

82
4
Stubbs to Cockbain, FOUR runs

reverse-swiped over backward point! Shifts the balance and shovels it up and away for four more. Cockbain wants to get this done

81
4
Stubbs to Cockbain, FOUR runs

missed chance, runs for four! Cockbain jumped out and threw the bat, looked like it might have been a stumping opportunity, but runs are signalled. Must have scratched the toe

Tristan Stubbs on to bowl, 24 needed from 20

CHANGE OF END
after 80 balls6 runs • 1 wicket
TR-M: 166/2Need 24 from 20 balls
Ian Cockbain3 (6b)
Dawid Malan88 (38b 3x4 8x6)
Tom Hartley
1/18 (15)
80
1
Hartley to Cockbain, 1 run

angled in with the arm and worked through mid-on

Slip in for Cockbain

79
1
Hartley to Malan, 1 run

darted on the pads, Malan clips through midwicket

78
1
Hartley to Cockbain, 1 run

fullish length and prodded into a gap in front of square

77
1
Hartley to Malan, 1 run

stays round the wicket, full on the pads and nurdled through backward square

Here's Sam: "Malan's hitting in this innings is the perfect revenge to all the stick (mocking cheers) he was getting from the crowd after dropping Salt."

76
1
Hartley to Cockbain, 1 run

flighted on the stumps, Cockbain gets off strike with a nudge leg side

Hartley's bowled a solid set and will stay on

75
Hartley to Cockbain, no run

quicker on off and dabbed behind square

 
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