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RESULT
4th Match, Nottingham, August 06, 2022, The Hundred Men's Competition
(97/100 balls, T:144) 147/4

Rockets won by 6 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
58 (41) & 2 catches
alex-hales
TR-M
Full commentary

That is all from our coverage of the Hundred tonight. But plenty of cricket happening - in Florida, India are batting against West Indies and the Australia women take on New Zealand women in the second CWG semi-final that starts in just under an hour. Join us one both those contests - till then, bye bye!

5pm The Rockets begin their Hundred campaign with a W. The target was tricky but Hales and Munro really were aggressive in their innings. Root did what he's known to do, and the Phoenix have been rather comfortably downed by the end of it. A forgettable day with the ball for van Buuren, conceding 28 in 10 balls.

But there were some positives for the Phoenix - both Moeen and Livingstone - their stalwarts - looked imperious. Howell was excellent too with the ball.

Alex Hales is the Player of the Match: "Pitch was on the slower side. Munro was doing well so gave him more strike at first but eventually caught up. We thought the target was about par, but the outfield is quick and the boundaries are small. Incredible atmosphere, gets better every time I play here. Root came in, does what he does best, he started scoring from the first day."

Lewis Gregory, winning captain: "Great performance. Samit is always in your ear getting a bowl, he was fantastic. Hales is brilliant, wherever he goes he whacks them. We knew it would be trickier as the game went on. We've been really good at this ground in the five games here and we have a formula here on how to win. (Root) He is the GOAT isn't he? Whatever format, whatever ball colour, he scores runs. The tempo he played at is what we needed."

97
4
Helm to Gregory, FOUR runs

full on leg, caresses a drive to long and Trent Rockets win by six wickets!

96
1lb
Helm to Root, 1 leg bye

full outside leg. Goes for the flick, hits his pad. They scurry across for one

95
1
Helm to Gregory, 1 run

good length ball on middle and leg. Taps it with soft hands to midwicket

95
1w
Helm to Gregory, 1 wide

good length ball angling down the leg side. Not what the Phoenix needed right now

94
W
Helm to T Kohler-Cadmore, OUT

edged to the keeper! Good length on middle and leg. TKC comes down the ground to try and go over the top. But the ball holds its line, gets the outside edge of the bat, and the keeper dives forward to complete a catch.

Tom Kohler-Cadmore c †Benjamin b Helm 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Mohsin Sajjad: "Joe Root has played only one dot balls. Shows how important he can be to the team in T20 Worldcup"

93
Helm to T Kohler-Cadmore, no run

length ball angling in. Tries to play it to mid off's left for one but can't beat the fielder

Hales with a match-winning innings (or so the Rockets would hope)

92
W
Helm to Hales, OUT

full on middle. Slower ball. Hales goes for the glory shot by trying to hammer a six over long on. Ends up mistiming it, and the ball goes sky high. Where has the ball gone? Nowhere really, Helm calls for the catch and takes it from near where the non-striker usually stands

Alex Hales c & b Helm 58 (41b 5x4 2x6) SR: 141.46
91
1
Helm to Root, 1 run

full on middle and leg. Clipped to deep midwicket. They settle for one

Five needed in 10.

CHANGE OF END
after 90 balls6 runs
TR-M: 139/2Need 5 from 10 balls
Alex Hales58 (40)
Joe Root33 (24)
Benny Howell 0/19 (20)
90
2
Howell to Hales, 2 runs

in the air and long off runs in but the ball falls short. Full outside off. Goes for a lofted shot over cover but ends up slicing it.

89
1
Howell to Root, 1 run

good length just outside off stump. Pulled to deep midwicket for a single

88
1
Howell to Hales, 1 run

good length ball on off. Drags a pull-ish shot to deep midwicket

87
1
Howell to Root, 1 run

good length ball, fourth-stump line. Smartly pulled along the carpet to deep midwicket

86
1
Howell to Hales, 1 run

full and wide outside off. Creams a drive to deep extra cover

after 85 balls8 runs
TR-M: 133/2Need 11 from 15 balls
Joe Root31 (22)
Alex Hales54 (37)
Kane Richardson 0/24 (15)
85
1
Kane Richardson to Root, 1 run

back of a length just outside off. Comfortably pulled to deep midwicket

84
1
Kane Richardson to Hales, 1 run

good length ball skidding into his pads. Clipped to square leg

83
4
Kane Richardson to Hales, FOUR runs

gets to fifty in style! Length ball angling into him and he deposits a pull along the ground to deep midwicket

82
1
Kane Richardson to Root, 1 run
81
1lb
Kane Richardson to Hales, 1 leg bye

Required RPB is under 1.

CHANGE OF END
after 80 balls9 runs
TR-M: 125/2Need 19 from 20 balls
Joe Root29 (20)
Alex Hales49 (34)
Moeen Ali 1/22 (15)
80
6
Moeen Ali to Root, SIX runs

full outside off stump. Comes down the ground and goes for a glory shot and times it sooooo well! Over wide long on

79
1
Moeen Ali to Hales, 1 run

full just outside off. Driven to long off for a single

 
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