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N S-Chargers vs Fire, 30th Match at Leeds, Men's Hundred, Aug 22 2023 - Match Result

RESULT
30th Match (N), Leeds, August 22, 2023, The Hundred Men's Competition
(90/100 balls, T:159) 159/2

Fire won by 8 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
105* (42)
harry-brook
Match centre 
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Scorecard summary
Northern Superchargers (Men) 158/7(100 balls)
105* (42)
2/10 (15)
15 (12)
1/12 (15)
Welsh Fire (Men) 159/2(90 balls)
1/27 (20)
CHANGE OF END
after 90 balls13 runs
WF-M: 159/2
Luke Wells6 (3b 1x4)
Joe Clarke42 (22b 5x4 2x6)
Matthew Potts 0/37 (20)

So the equation is pretty simple. Oval Invincibles are in the final, and Manchester Originals are almost certain to be in the eliminator. If Originals win tomorrow, they'll play Fire in the eliminator; if Brave beat Originals, they'll join them in the eliminator at Fire's expense. The only possible complication is if Brave absolutely hammer Originals... but we'll cross that bridge when we get to it. Until then, thanks for your company tonight and we'll be back for more tomorrow.

Harry Brook is the Match Hero: "Obviously I felt good out there and hit them well tonight. I was just trying to hit the ball hard and straight. I had a lot of clarity going out there. We had a big margin to try and get through. The tough thing is getting together with newcomers... you have to try and bond as quick as possible. We haven't nailed it this competition. [World Cup?] We'll see what happens. I just want to concentrate on the next game, whoever I'm playing for. [Catch?] I wouldn't say it was acrobatic... quite a nice catch."

9.02pm: An incredible evening at Headingley. Superchargers needed a huge win and were 10 for 3 when Harry Brook walked in... he smoked the fastest Hundred century off 41 balls, and his side still lost by 8 wickets with 10 balls to spare! Welsh Fire have done everything they can to qualify, but need Manchester Originals to beat Southern Brave tomorrow...

James: "Assuming Welsh Fire win the game, who gets the Match Hero award? Normally it goes to someone on the winning team, but how can it not go to Harry Brook? 105 not out, and the most ridiculously brilliant catch you'll ever see." -- If it's anyone else, we riot!

Craig: "Full rebuild required for Super Chargers for Hundred 2024. Truly awful 2023" -- They'll probably want to keep hold of HC Brook...

90
4
Potts to Wells, FOUR runs

slashed away for four, Fire win with 10 to spare! Streaky boundary, thick outside edge which squirts away between the keeper and short third. Fire sit third for the time being, while Superchargers, Rockets and Spirit are out

89
1
Potts to Clarke, 1 run

yorker, swung out to deep midwicket

DaWolf: "Assuming Fire win this, they should look at their last game not this one. It took them 93 balls to score 110/4 against Spirit, some early wickets in the chase so they consolidated rather than rolling the dice. But that was the chance for the big run rate boost."

88
6
Potts to Clarke, SIX runs

pumped back over his head for a straight six! Attempted yorker, hardly misses it, but Clarke clears the front leg and swipes over the rope from deep in his crease!

87
Potts to Clarke, no run

full, past the pads as Clarke looks to whip leg-side... not given! Clarke looks bemused. Some way down the leg side... did it brush the pad?

DadaVi: "Brook should go into theatre after that catch in 3 acts"

86
1
Potts to Wells, 1 run

low full toss, toe-ended to long-off

86
1w
Potts to Wells, 1 wide

attempted wide yorker, but too wide for Wells to reach

Potts.

Paul: "Bairstow c Hose b Carse. Bit unfair that to Brook."

Donald Alexander: "Give the ball to Harry. How about a Harry Hattrick to crown the day??"

Azeez: "Not for the first time we had a one man show at Headingley!!!"

after 85 balls6 runs • 1 wicket
WF-M: 146/2Need 13 from 15 balls
Joe Clarke35 (19b 5x4 1x6)
Luke Wells1 (1b)
Brydon Carse 1/13 (10)
85
1
Carse to Clarke, 1 run

short again, drilled to Brook at deep midwicket on the pull

84
4
Carse to Clarke, FOUR runs

banged in, back of a length, smoked away with the back hip driving through! Powerful pull, Clarke is flying!

This has been completely surreal: a Harry Brook exhibition match with some complicated qualification scenarios playing out in the background.

83
1
Carse to Wells, 1 run

driven to wide mid-off with a high front elbow

Wells wanders out at No. 4.

82
W
Carse to Bairstow, OUT

oh my word! Brook adds an absolutely outrageous relay catch to his unbeaten 105.... The umpires will check it's a clean catch but it's sensational athleticism regardless. Banged in halfway down, swung away towards midwicket. Brook took the catch on one leg, flicked it up to himself, jumped back and took the catch again... then very nearly overbalanced while taking it at the second attempt, flicked it up again, and Hose eventually held onto it! Unbelievable work on the boundary line, one of the best you'll see! Incredible awareness. Huge cheer from the crowd and Brook gives them the double thumbs up

Jonny Bairstow c Hose b Carse 44 (39b 1x4 3x6 55m) SR: 112.82
81
Carse to Bairstow, no run

wide yorker, slower ball, Bairstow is through the shot early

How quickly can Fire get this done, to put pressure on Southern Brave tomorrow night?

CHANGE OF END
after 80 balls9 runs
WF-M: 140/1Need 19 from 20 balls
Joe Clarke30 (17b 4x4 1x6)
Jonny Bairstow44 (37b 1x4 3x6)
Reece Topley 0/32 (15)
80
4
Topley to Clarke, FOUR runs

crunched through wide long-off for four more! Sits up from a good length and Clarke slaps it hard with fast hands

79
Topley to Clarke, no run

slower-ball bouncer, swatted back, just out of reach! In fact, might have burst through the hands as Topley tried to grab it in his follow-through..

78
Topley to Clarke, no run

mistimed to mid-on

Just a run a ball required now

77
4
Topley to Clarke, FOUR runs

into the gap between square leg and midwicket once more! In the slot, muscled away with the bottom hand taking over

76
1
Topley to Bairstow, 1 run

wide yorker, toe-ended through mid-off for a scampered single

Topley returns, hunting a breakthrough.

after 75 balls13 runs
WF-M: 131/1Need 28 from 25 balls
Joe Clarke22 (13b 2x4 1x6)
Jonny Bairstow43 (36b 1x4 3x6)
Adil Rashid 1/27 (20)
75
1
Rashid to Clarke, 1 run

sharply-spun legbreak, dabbed to backward point. Rashid is done for the night and for the season

74
4
Rashid to Clarke, FOUR runs

slow googly, sits up off the pitch and Clarke nails a pull into the gap between deep square and midwicket! Fire on a roll now

73
1
Rashid to Bairstow, 1 run

slapped down to long-off

72
6
Rashid to Bairstow, SIX runs

smeared over the midwicket boundary! Bairstow is finally grinding into gear. Sits deep in the crease and lofts Rashid over the leg side

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
HC Brook
105 runs (42)
11 fours7 sixes
Productive shot
off drive
19 runs
0 four3 sixes
Control
71%
SS Eskinazi
58 runs (28)
5 fours3 sixes
Productive shot
flick
17 runs
0 four2 sixes
Control
75%
Best performances - bowlers
DJ Willey
B
15
0s
11
R
10
W
2
RPB
0.66
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
MJ Henry
B
15
0s
11
R
12
W
1
RPB
0.80
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Headingley, Leeds
TossNorthern Superchargers (Men), elected to bat first
Series
Season2023
Player Of The Match
Match days22 August 2023 - night (100-ball match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsWelsh Fire (Men) 2, Northern Superchargers (Men) 0
Language
English
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