32nd Match (N), Birmingham, August 24, 2023, The Hundred Men's Competition
(89/100 balls, T:186) 108

Phoenix won by 77 runs

Player Of The Match
Phoenix Innings
Spirit Innings
Match Flow
Birmingham Phoenix (Men)  (100 balls maximum)
c Bell-Drummond b Southee011000.00
c †Wade b Southee47335360142.42
c & b Dawson52313453167.74
c Pepper b Southee32141414228.57
c †Wade b Thompson86801133.33
not out 861510133.33
not out 2310912230.00
Extras(nb 2, w 13)15
TOTAL100 balls (RPB: 1.85)185/5
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Will Smeed, 1b), 2-94 (Jamie Smith, 55b), 3-145 (Moeen Ali, 76b), 4-146 (Ben Duckett, 79b), 5-156 (Liam Livingstone, 87b) • DRS
1b to WCF Smeed, swing, outside off, hacked to gully and Southee strikes with his first ball of the Hundred! A sharp diving take from DBD, leaping to his left. Smeed flung his hands through the length ball but that hooped appreciably from a fourth-stump line and he was never on top of the stroke. 0/1
76b to MM Ali, banged into the splice and Moeen is gone! Southee saunters back to tidy up for his temporary team. First ball back in the attack and he's ended Moeen's mighty cameo. Not quite there to pull this time, top-edged out to midwicket for a simple take. 145/3
79b to BM Duckett, another short ball, another top-edge, another wicket for Southee! The old stager is playing a different match here! Duckett swings across his pull, doesn't get over the leaping delivery and short third pockets the looping chance. 146/4
55b to JL Smith, popped straight back to the bowler! Attempted to impart some extra oomph through a back-foot flash, but the ball wasn't quite there for the stroke, a touch quicker and flatter in at the leg stump. A simple return take to end a fine innings. 94/2
87b to LS Livingstone, wiped high in the air, and Wade barely has to move! Tried to get that into Stratford upon Avon, but his back leg buckled on impact and the ball went miles in the air. The keeper steadies himself for a simple take. 156/5
London Spirit (Men)  (T: 186 runs from 100 balls)
b Milne2420050.00
st †Smith b Sangha23142540164.28
c †Smith b Milne011000.00
b Milne042000.00
c Ali b Milne67101085.71
b Helm57364343158.33
c Howell b Livingstone69110066.66
st †Smith b Livingstone3420075.00
c Smeed b Sangha1540020.00
lbw b Sangha1220050.00
not out 331200100.00
Extras(w 6)6
TOTAL89 balls (RPB: 1.21)108
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Zak Crawley, 4b), 2-2 (Michael Pepper, 5b), 3-2 (Matthew Wade, 9b), 4-28 (Dan Lawrence, 23b), 5-38 (Daniel Bell-Drummond, 34b), 6-62 (Matt Critchley, 54b), 7-66 (Tim Southee, 60b), 8-69 (Liam Dawson, 67b), 9-71 (Jordan Thompson, 70b), 10-108 (Daryl Mitchell, 89b) • DRS
4b to Z Crawley, inside-edged on middle stump! Zak gets thwacked! Full length, sharp pace, no footwork as Crawley climbs into the drive. He was pinging those through the covers or away through fine leg during the Ashes! This time it's bullseye. 2/1
5b to MS Pepper, edged and gone! An audible nick as Pepper is beaten for pace on the full length, 92mph and grazing the edge, fourth-stump line. It's a Kiwi masterclass on a batter's paradise today! 5 for 25 in 25 balls combined for Milne and Southee. 2/2
9b to MS Wade, swings back into the left-hander, through the gate! Away, away, inducker! That's magnificent, hostile fast bowling, perfect line and length and Wade is all at sea. If he could bowl 15 in a row, he surely would!. 2/3
23b to DW Lawrence, makes room to leg, scudded to mid-off, Milne has four! Moeen barely had to move, other than stoop to conquer. This is a messy opening gambit!. 28/4
89b to DJ Mitchell, full length, inside-edged onto the stumps. And that's the end of that!. 108/10
34b to DJ Bell-Drummond, stumped by a mile! That's a terrific ball, tossed up, dipping as DBD came out of the crease to meet it with a huge hack to leg, sharp turn on the legbreak, good bounce too, a tidy take from Smith and a fluid whip of the bails. 38/5
67b to LA Dawson, gallops to the pitch, launched with a fat outside-edge out to deep cover, where Smeed hurtles round and plucks the catch high above his head!. 69/8
70b to JA Thompson, nailed lbw! Down on the slog-sweep, gets nothing on it, up goes the finger! He's reviewing, but this isn't missing much. In fact, it's pinging the top of middle!. 71/9
54b to MJJ Critchley, easy peasy! Critchley had to take it on with the rate climbing, drilled a drive in the air down the ground, but straight to Howell inside the rope at wide long-on. 62/6
60b to TG Southee, down the pitch, beaten by the dip and turn, Smith's hands are so quick the ball barely past the bails! Seven down, and start the car!. 66/7
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  • Birmingham Phoenix (Men) innings
  • Powerplay 1: Balls 1 - 25 (Mandatory - 51 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Birmingham Phoenix (Men): 50 runs in 24 balls, Extras 1
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 23 balls (BM Duckett 22, JL Smith 28, Ex 1)
  • JL Smith: 50 off 29 balls (5 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • Birmingham Phoenix (Men): 100 runs in 62 balls, Extras 3
  • BM Duckett: 50 off 29 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Strategic Timeout: Birmingham Phoenix (Men) - 145/2 in 75 balls (BM Duckett 47, MM Ali 32)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 20 balls (BM Duckett 8, MM Ali 32, Ex 11)
  • Birmingham Phoenix (Men): 150 runs in 83 balls, Extras 14
  • Birmingham Phoenix (Men): 150 runs in 84 balls, Extras 14
  • Innings Break: Birmingham Phoenix (Men) - 185/5 in 100 balls (CG Benjamin 8, BAC Howell 23)
  • London Spirit (Men) innings
  • Powerplay 1: Balls 1 - 25 (Mandatory - 30 runs, 4 wickets)
  • London Spirit (Men): 50 runs in 44 balls, Extras 0
  • Balls 70: Review by London Spirit (Men) (Batting), Decision Challenged - Wicket, Umpire - MA Gough, Batter - JA Thompson (Struck down)
  • DJ Mitchell: 50 off 28 balls (4 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • London Spirit (Men): 100 runs in 84 balls, Extras 0
Edgbaston, Birmingham
TossLondon Spirit (Men), elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Match days24 August 2023 - night (100-ball match)
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Match Referee
PointsBirmingham Phoenix (Men) 2, London Spirit (Men) 0
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