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N S-Chargers vs Spirit, 13th Match at Leeds, Men's Hundred, Aug 14 2022 - Ball by Ball Commentary

RESULT
13th Match, Leeds, August 14, 2022, The Hundred Men's Competition
(82/100 balls, T:144) 147/3

Spirit won by 7 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
66 (25)
adam-rossington
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LS-M
Full commentary

4.55pm: We thought it might be a tricky chase; we thought wrong. London Spirit have gunned down a middling target as if they were batting on a runway, led by Adam Rossington's 15-ball half-century and some trademark innovation from Glenn Maxwell. That is four wins from four for Spirit, who are as good in this year's Hundred as they were bad last year. Third defeat in a row for Superchargers, who won the toss but struggled thereafter. Anyway, in the words of Jay-Z, on to the next one: Oval Invincibles hosting Southern Brave in the evening fixture dahn sarf... Bye!

Time for a word with the Match Hero, Adam Rossington: "I thought the bowlers did a fabulous job, kept them to 15 below par. Wanted to get ahead of the rate early, and it was my day today. Just keep looking to hit the sightscreen as hard as possible. [DBD] Nice partnership, he got me back on strike and found his boundaries as well. [Maxwell off?] We've got some lads to come in off the bench, we'll miss Maxi but good players to come in. [Difference to 2021?] Another year on in the comp, few different faces but playing a positive brand. Bowlers have been fabulous, batters have chipped in, nice to get a performance."

82
4
Miles to Maxwell, FOUR runs

squeaked over the leap of short fine leg! Top-edged jab at a slower bouncer, just enough on it to clear Rashid... and Spirit get home by seven wickets, and with 18 balls to spare

"Why is a 10 ball set referred to as an Ayrton?" Ayrton Senna = tenner. Come on, Darshan

81
1
Miles to Morgan, 1 run

back of a length outside off, chopped through backward point

Miles, with two runs needed

CHANGE OF END
after 80 balls9 runs • 1 wicket
LS-M: 142/3Need 2 from 20 balls
Eoin Morgan4 (3b)
Glenn Maxwell39 (24b 5x4 1x6)
Dwayne Bravo
1/30 (20)
80
1
Dwayne Bravo to Morgan, 1 run

clipped down the ground for a single. Top stuff from Bravo, ensures this goes to another end

79
2
Dwayne Bravo to Morgan, 2 runs

short ball, Morgan latches on to a pull and gives Lyth some work to do in the deep

78
1
Dwayne Bravo to Maxwell, 1 run

dipping slower ball, Maxwell is almost done by the lack of pace as he looks for the reverse-hit... ends up almost blocking it with a horizontal bat, down on both knees, for one behind square. Smiles exchanged between batter and bowler

77
1
Dwayne Bravo to Morgan, 1 run

short ball outside off, slapped through point to the sweeper

The skipper, Eoin Morgan, out at No. 5

76
W
Dwayne Bravo to Lawrence, OUT

mistimed to long-off! Bravo gets T20 wicket No601, and Lawrence won't be finishing anything here. Full and wide, pace-off delivery, couldn't manufacture the power and presented an easy catch to Brook running in

Dan Lawrence c Brook b Bravo 18 (16b 1x4 1x6) SR: 112.5

The veteran staying on for an Ayrton

75
Dwayne Bravo to Lawrence, no run

excellent yorker, homing in on off stump and Lawrence has to show it some respect. Dug out back to the sprawling Bravo, who's giving nothing away today

74
2
Dwayne Bravo to Lawrence, 2 runs

whipped away towards deep square leg for a couple more

73
1
Dwayne Bravo to Maxwell, 1 run

full again, Maxwell thunders it wide of long-off, where Harry Brook scampers across and throws himself full length to keep them to one

72
Dwayne Bravo to Maxwell, no run

pitched up in the channel, drilled to mid-off

71
1
Dwayne Bravo to Lawrence, 1 run

full outside off, Lawrence shifts across and gets low to sweep one in front of square

Bravo for his third set. Lozza to finish it here?

CHANGE OF END
after 70 balls4 runs
LS-M: 133/2Need 11 from 30 balls
Dan Lawrence15 (12b 1x4 1x6)
Glenn Maxwell37 (21b 5x4 1x6)
David Willey 0/16 (10)

Superchargers take the strategic timeout - possibly just because they all want another drink. Can't imagine what strategy will enable them to defend 11 from 30 balls

70
1
Willey to Lawrence, 1 run

short outside off, again Lawrence is across early and slaps a pull towards deep midwicket

69
Willey to Lawrence, no run

fired in full on the stumps, Lawrence digs it out

68
1
Willey to Maxwell, 1 run

dug in, Maxwell looks skittish once again, punching an ungainly hoick behind square on the leg side

67
1
Willey to Lawrence, 1 run

shuffles across his stumps early and swings away a pull

66
1
Willey to Maxwell, 1 run

chopped into the off side, they saunter one... and then get a second on the overthrow, an ambitious attempt at the non-striker's end with no one at the stumps

Willey back into the attack

after 65 balls12 runs
LS-M: 129/2Need 15 from 35 balls
Dan Lawrence13 (9b 1x4 1x6)
Glenn Maxwell35 (19b 5x4 1x6)
Adil Rashid 1/29 (15)
65
1
Rashid to Lawrence, 1 run

pushed down the ground to long-on

64
4
Rashid to Lawrence, FOUR runs

swatted away leg side, just a tickle on his down-on-one-knee pull and it runs away fine

63
Rashid to Lawrence, no run

tossed up, can't get hold of the reverse-sweep

62
6
Rashid to Lawrence, SIX runs

banged into the crowd! Lawrence dances out and drills six more over long-on

61
1
Rashid to Maxwell, 1 run

looped up nice and slow outside off, Maxwell turns himself right around to reverse-swat one through point

Rashid now, Spirit need 27 from 40

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