RESULT
3rd Match (N), Lord's, August 02, 2023, The Hundred Men's Competition
(99/100 balls, T:132) 132/7

Invincibles won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)

Player Of The Match
13* (5) & 2/14
sunil-narine
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Scorecard summary
London Spirit (Men) 131/10(100 balls)
37 (27)
2/14 (20)
Oval Invincibles (Men) 132/7(99 balls)
34 (28)
2/23 (20)
25 (15)
2/23 (20)

9.43pm: Brilliant individual performance from Sunil Narine. 13 not out off 5 balls to win it after taking 2 for 14 in 20 with the ball. He is named Meerkat Match Hero (yes, really) as the Invincibles go 1 from 1. Sam Curran top-scored for them in the chase, rescuing the innings along with Jordan Cox after a slow start, and Sam Billings played an important hand before Narine sealed the job. Thanks for joining us.

99
2
Ellis to Narine, 2 runs

wide slower ball, outside off stump, Narine plinks it out to deep cover with one hand off the bat and jogs through for two! South London triumphs over North!

98
4
Ellis to Narine, FOUR runs

hard length, Narine clears the front leg and slaps it away through cover! Pepper dives at full stretch on the rope but can't get there

Suddenly it's a coin toss game. 6 off 3.

97
6
Ellis to Narine, SIX runs

another slowie, picked up into the leg side. Mitchell runs to his left at midwicket, dives and grasps it while looking to throw it back into play to his team-mate, but can only fumble it over the rope!

96
Ellis to Narine, no run

slower ball, and Narine is through the shot early. Swings and misses, looking to flog him over midwicket

96
3w
Ellis to Narine, 3 wide

full, down the leg side. Past the pads, past the diving Rossington, and down to fine leg! Free runs for Oval as Narine scampers back for the second

Ellis to close it out. Three boundaries still needed for Oval. Five men in the ring.

after 95 balls4 runs • 1 wicket
OI-M: 117/7Need 15 from 5 balls
Gus Atkinson3 (4b)
Sunil Narine1 (1b)
Jordan Thompson 2/23 (20)
95
1
Thompson to Atkinson, 1 run

down on one knee, pushing to mid-off

94
2
Thompson to Atkinson, 2 runs

unbelievable fielding from Wade at deep backward square leg! Low full toss, Atkinson picks one up off his pads and flicks it away square. Wade jumps at full stretch above his head, diving backwards, and saves a certain six by slapping it back into play! Stunning fielding. One for SportsCenter's top plays!

93
Thompson to Atkinson, no run

low full toss outside off stump, Atkinson can't get bat on ball

Spirit have missed the cut-off. Long-on comes up into the ring.

93
1w
Thompson to Atkinson, 1 wide

wide outside off, Atkinson shapes to cut but it's past the toe-end

92
Thompson to Atkinson, no run

hard length, Atkinson lines up the short side but swings at thin air

Oval are up against it now. Atkinson walks out at No. 9. He can give it a whack. Oval probably need three boundaries.

91
W
Thompson to Billings, OUT

wide outside off stump, slower ball, Billings gets across to slog-sweep towards the short side... but it's straight down midwicket's throat! Good catch by Pepper diving forwards. Billings smashes his pad with his bat in frustration

Sam Billings c Pepper b Thompson 25 (15b 2x4 1x6 24m) SR: 166.66

Thompson.

CHANGE OF END
after 90 balls4 runs • 1 wicket
OI-M: 113/6Need 19 from 10 balls
Sam Billings25 (14b 2x4 1x6)
Sunil Narine1 (1b)
Nathan Ellis 2/16 (15)

Top drawer from Ellis.

90
1
Ellis to Billings, 1 run

short and wide, cut away through point. Pepper tumbles to his left to cut it off

89
Ellis to Billings, no run

short ball, Billings flaps at the pull and can't lay bat on ball. Gestures to the umpire that it was above head-height, but deemed a legal delivery

88
1
Ellis to Narine, 1 run

wide slower ball, swung out into the deep on the off side

Sunny Narine at No. 8.

87
W
Ellis to Tom Curran, OUT

cleaned him up! Middle stump is pegged back. Pace on, full and straight. Curran looks to punch it down the ground but is done for pace

Tom Curran b Ellis 9 (9b 1x4 0x6 9m) SR: 100
87
1w
Ellis to Tom Curran, 1 wide

another slower ball, past the pads as Curran looks to shovel leg-side

86
1
Ellis to Billings, 1 run

slower ball, dabbed away without much control into the off side. Back-of-the-hander, deceives Billings

Ellis can bowl 10 of the last 15 balls. Lawrence gives him the ball

after 85 balls5 runs
OI-M: 109/5Need 23 from 15 balls
Sam Billings23 (11b 2x4 1x6)
Tom Curran9 (8b 1x4)
Liam Dawson 0/29 (20)

Clutch set from Dawson under pressure.

85
Dawson to Billings, no run

yorker, skids into Billings' front pad. No appeal, clearly sliding down the leg side

84
1
Dawson to Tom Curran, 1 run

skids on, Curran works out to deep midwicket

83
4
Dawson to Tom Curran, FOUR runs

opens up, slaps through the gap at extra cover this time towards the short side!

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
AM Rossington
39 runs (21)
3 fours3 sixes
Productive shot
flick
9 runs
0 four1 six
Control
65%
MS Wade
37 runs (27)
4 fours0 six
Productive shot
cut shot
10 runs
1 four0 six
Control
79%
Best performances - bowlers
NA Sowter
B
20
0s
6
R
34
W
3
RPB
1.70
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
SP Narine
B
20
0s
9
R
14
W
2
RPB
0.70
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Lord's, London
TossOval Invincibles (Men), elected to field first
Series
Season2023
Player Of The Match
Match days02 August 2023 - night (100-ball match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsOval Invincibles (Men) 2, London Spirit (Men) 0
Language
English
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