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Originals vs Fire, 16th Match at Manchester, Men's Hundred, Aug 16 2022 - Ball by Ball Commentary

16th Match (N), Manchester, August 16, 2022, The Hundred Men's Competition
(89/100 balls, T:150) 102

Originals won by 47 runs

Player Of The Match
4/8 & 3 catches
Full commentary

That's everything from us tonight. Thanks for tuning in, and we'll be back tomorrow for the first England vs South Africa Test, and then Trent Rockets vs Oval Invincibles in the evening. See you then!

Jos Buttler is speaking to Sky: "Great for us to get a win. Still areas to work on but delighted to get a win. Delighted for Sean. He'd admit he hasn't bowled his best so far so it was great for him to lead from the front today. It's important to try and keep confidence in this form of the game. Tonight we nailed our basics with the ball. We're blessed to have quite a lot of different options and there's a few guys in that team who know conditions well here. [Partnership with Salt] Powerplay runs are vital at this ground, we see it in the Blast with Lancashire all the time. It would have been nice to have carried that on and get to 180, but that was great to be a part of. Quick turnaround so great to take that confidence into the next game."

Sean Abbott is the Match Hero: "It's obviously not the start we wanted but we came out and executed today. Mitch Stanley really set the tone. We would have liked more runs on the board but we knew tonight that the pitch was going to take a bit of spin and some pace-off, so we knew it would be tough to bat. The conversations we've had in the changing rooms have been great but personally I've not gone out and set the tone as I should be doing. Pretty good performance from everyone tonight." Abbott only has one game left before leaving for Australia's series against Zimbabwe, against Southern Brave on Thursday night.

9.09pm: That is a thrashing. Fire dragged it back well with the ball after Originals got off to a bright start but in the end it hardly mattered. Their batters failed to get going yet again, and Manchester cruised to a 47-run win, their first victory of the season. That effectively knocks Fire out, and just about keeps Manchester's hopes alive.

Parkinson to Pretorius, OUT

swung out to deep midwicket, Stubbs takes an excellent catch! He had to keep swinging, and looked for the gap between midwicket and long-on, but Stubbs ran round to his left and sealed the deal with a good, diving effort

Dwaine Pretorius c Stubbs b Parkinson 29 (14b 3x4 2x6) SR: 207.14
Parkinson to Pretorius, FOUR runs

wide outside off, cracks the cut away through the gap between sweeper-cover and long-off

Parkinson to Ball, 1 run

swung out to wide long-on. Pretorius turns down the second run

Parkinson to Ball, no run

tossed up, slapped to short cover

after 85 balls0 run • 1 wicket
WF-M: 97/9Need 53 from 15 balls
Jake Ball0 (4b)
Dwaine Pretorius25 (12b 2x4 2x6)
Sean Abbott 4/8 (15)
Abbott to Ball, no run

back of a length, Ball is rushed on the pull. 85mph

Abbott to Ball, no run

slower ball outside off, a waft and a miss

Abbott to Ball, no run

slower ball on a length, punched to short cover

Abbott to Ball, no run

slower ball, inside-edged into his body

Jake Ball strides out at No. 11

That is a horrendous way to go. Good awareness from Salt, but there's not a lot of dignity in that dismissal.

Abbott to Payne, OUT

slower ball, jammed in short. Payne shuffles across to scoop but can't get bat on it. Oh my goodness, has he BBQed himself here? He has!! A lazy wander out of his crease, Salt threw at the stumps underarm, and Payne was caught just short! Sums up Fire's night - and their season

David Payne st †Salt b Abbott 8 (6b 0x4 1x6) SR: 133.33


after 80 balls9 runs
WF-M: 97/8Need 53 from 20 balls
David Payne8 (5b 1x6)
Dwaine Pretorius25 (12b 2x4 2x6)
Andre Russell 1/13 (10)
Russell to Payne, 1 run

yorker, punched down the ground towards long-on. Buttler scrambles across from mid-off to keep them to a single

Russell to Payne, no run

slower ball, Payne has another swipe but can't lay bat on ball this time

The groundstaff are lurking... the rain really would put the last embers of Fire out

Russell to Pretorius, 1 run

slot again, swung out to midwicket on the bounce

Russell to Pretorius, SIX runs

in the slot outside off, hammered back over his head for six more! Pretorius this time. Russell is searching for the yorker but misses his length and disappears into the sightscreen

Russell to Payne, 1 run

on a length, top-edged into no-man's-land on the leg side

after 75 balls8 runs • 2 wickets
WF-M: 88/8Need 62 from 25 balls
David Payne6 (2b 1x6)
Dwaine Pretorius18 (10b 2x4 1x6)
Sean Abbott 3/8 (10)
Abbott to Payne, no run

back of a length, swatted to Russell at mid-on on the bounce

Abbott to Payne, SIX runs

where's that come from?! Slot ball from Abbott, and Payne monsters him straight back over his head! Sits deep in his crease, clears the front leg and whacks his first ball for six!

Abbott to Zampa, OUT

slower ball, back of a length. Skied up towards short third... Walter takes a blinder over his shoulder running back! Top-edge, looking to slash over the off side, and Tall Paul does very well

Adam Zampa c Walter b Abbott 2 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100
Abbott to Zampa, 2 runs

yorker, dug out through deep third via the outside edge. Abbott finally concedes his first runs

Abbott to Critchley, OUT

drags on! Abbott looks for the yorker but it's a low full toss outside off. Critchley shapes to flash through the off side, and inside edges onto the base of his stumps

Matt Critchley b Abbott 7 (11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 63.63
after 70 balls10 runs
WF-M: 80/6Need 70 from 30 balls
Dwaine Pretorius18 (10b 2x4 1x6)
Matt Critchley7 (10b)
Paul Walter 0/12 (10)
Walter to Pretorius, no run

slower ball, banged into the pitch, Pretorius swings and misses

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