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Rockets vs Brave, 1st Match at Nottingham, Aug 01 2023, The Hundred Men's Competition

RESULT
1st Match (N), Nottingham, August 01, 2023, The Hundred Men's Competition
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(99/100 balls, T:134) 127

Rockets won by 6 runs

Player Of The Match
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63 (39)
sam-hain
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Scorecard summary
Trent Rockets (Men) 133/8(100 balls)
63 (39)
3/18 (20)
26 (25)
2/33 (20)
Southern Brave (Men) 127/10(99 balls)
3/19 (15)
28 (27)
3/26 (19)

9.25pm: Rockets win a thriller at Trent Bridge, the defending champs defend their turf! Brilliantly closed out by Daniel Sams, as Brave's chase falls short in the final set. No one managed to make more than Leus du Plooy's 29 but they hung in there right until the end. Sam Hain is the Match Hero: "Pretty nervous, what a fantastic advertisement. I was just trying to build a partnership. Imad came in and took the pressure off, Brave bowled well. I haven't played a lot of 100-ball cricket but the boys are happy. I love playing here, it's a great group. We want to start strong and what better way than with a win in front of the Trent Bridge crowd."

That's a wrap for the opening night, a competitive men's game to contrast with last year's damp squib at the Ageas Bowl. Rockets are on the board while Brave, the 2021 champions, will have to wait for their first points. We'll be back tomorrow for a big spoonful, double double-headers at Cardiff and Lord's. The Hundred is back, broadcasting on all channels. Good night!

99
W
Sams to Mills, OUT

off-stump yorker, Mills looks to scoop, he's hit on the boot. Sams belts out a prolonged appeal and Rockets review. Was it outside the line? No bat involved, reckons Nigel Llong. Here's Hawk-Eye... Impact in line, smashing middle, it's all over!

Tymal Mills lbw b Sams 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 2m) SR: 0

Tymal Mills in the last man for Brace. Seven off two

98
1W
Sams to Overton, 1 run, OUT

full at the stumps, 81mph and helped leg side, Overton wants two... but he isn't getting back! Good, flat throw from Wood at deep square and TKC gleefully destroys the stumps. Rockets clinging on at the death here!

Craig Overton run out (Wood/†Kohler-Cadmore) 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 2m) SR: 100

Eight from three

98
1w
Sams to Overton, 1 wide

sprays this down leg! That's going to be a wide, to the crowd's dissatisfaction

Craig Overton is in, nine needed off three

97
W
Sams to Jordan, OUT

bowled him, hits the base of off! Sams goes bam at the vital moment for Rockets, arms spreads as he sprints off in celebration! Jordan won't be the last action hero for Brave

Chris Jordan b Sams 22 (11b 1x4 2x6 14m) SR: 200

Nine from four

96
2
Sams to Jordan, 2 runs

full and straight, 79mph and dug out towards long-on, placed perfectly to come back for two

after 95 balls6 runs
SB-M: 123/7Need 11 from 5 balls
Rehan Ahmed1 (4b)
Chris Jordan20 (9b 1x4 2x6)
Sam Cook 0/23 (20)

Who's going to prevail here? Brave need 11 off five balls, Daniel Sams to bowl

95
1
Cook to Rehan, 1 run

full length and driven into the covers, gets Jordan back on strike

94
Cook to Rehan, no run

pitched up straight, pace on and driven back to the bowler

93
Cook to Rehan, no run

back-of-the-hand slower delivery in the channel, Rehan swings and misses

Rockets have missed the cut-off, so a man is brought into the ring

92
1lb
Cook to Jordan, 1 leg bye

full and straight, deflects off the pads. Cook appeals but that was missing leg

91
4
Cook to Jordan, FOUR runs

hoicked over short fine leg! Short ball and he swings it away, the fielder can't chase it down to the rope

Brave need 17 off 10, Cook to bowl. The cut-off is looming

CHANGE OF END
after 90 balls10 runs • 1 wicket
SB-M: 117/7Need 17 from 10 balls
Chris Jordan16 (7b 2x6)
Rehan Ahmed0 (1b)
Luke Wood 1/26 (20)
90
1
Wood to Jordan, 1 run

screamer dropped at short third! It was a fantastic flying effort from John Turner, the sub fielder. Got a hand to it but the ball squirmed free. Saved a boundary, though, which could be as important

89
6
Wood to Jordan, SIX runs

clubbed into the crowd! Goes short and Jordan wheels away to help it off his hip over the shorter boundary to the Bridgeford Road side

88
1lb
Wood to Rehan, 1 leg bye

length ball, leg-stump line and deflected off the pads

The 19-year-old Rehan Ahmed strolls out with 25 needed from 13

87
W
Wood to du Plooy, OUT

jumps across to scoop... but sends it to the keeper! Du Plooy looked to send the ball behind the wicket but ends up cue-ending it almost straight up, Kohler-Cadmore racing forward to take the catch by the stumps. Rockets chip out another

Leus du Plooy c †Kohler-Cadmore b Wood 29 (19b 2x4 0x6 33m) SR: 152.63

The cut-off to start the last set is 9.13pm, by the way

86
2
Wood to du Plooy, 2 runs

short of a length and swatted into the gap at wide long-on

Wood back, another left-armer

after 85 balls13 runs
SB-M: 107/6Need 27 from 15 balls
Leus du Plooy27 (17b 2x4)
Chris Jordan9 (5b 1x6)
Daniel Sams 1/22 (15)

Brave still in this, 27 off 15

85
4
Sams to du Plooy, FOUR runs

goes wide, picked off through point! Slower delivery and du Plooy slices it away to the shorter boundary

84
1lb
Sams to Jordan, 1 leg bye

79mph full toss into the pads, runs away square

83
2
Sams to Jordan, 2 runs

fires in the yorker, dug out leg side and they hare through for two as midwicket fields

82
6
Sams to Jordan, SIX runs

length ball, smoked over long-on! Jordan sets himself for the slower ball and bullies a big hit into the crowd!

81
Sams to Jordan, no run

round the wicket, full and wide of the stumps, Jordan swipes and misses

Sams at the death

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
SR Hain
63 runs (39)
6 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
flick
22 runs
1 four1 six
Control
79%
JL du Plooy
29 runs (19)
2 fours0 six
Productive shot
cut shot
8 runs
1 four0 six
Control
79%
Best performances - bowlers
CJ Jordan
B
20
0s
12
R
18
W
3
RPB
0.90
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
L Gregory
B
15
0s
6
R
19
W
3
RPB
1.26
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
TossSouthern Brave (Men), elected to field first
Series
Season2023
Player Of The Match
Match days01 August 2023 - night (100-ball match)
Umpires
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Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsTrent Rockets (Men) 2, Southern Brave (Men) 0
Language
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