5th Match (N), Southampton, August 04, 2023, The Hundred Men's Competition
(100 balls, T:148) 145/7

Brave won by 2 runs

Player Of The Match
70* (32)
Brave Innings
Fire Innings
Match Flow
Southern Brave (Men)  (100 balls maximum)
c †Clarke b Haris Rauf21152040140.00
c †Clarke b Shaheen Shah Afridi44800100.00
b Payne18161830112.50
b van der Merwe18153320120.00
b Haris Rauf1320033.33
c †Clarke b Willey2590040.00
c Willey b Haris Rauf033000.00
not out 70323337218.75
run out (Willey)11500100.00
not out 67170085.71
Extras(lb 4, nb 2)6
TOTAL100 balls (RPB: 1.47)147/8
Did not bat:
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Devon Conway, 12b), 2-40 (Finn Allen, 29b), 3-46 (James Vince, 38b), 4-47 (George Garton, 41b), 5-55 (Tim David, 50b), 6-56 (James Fuller, 54b), 7-72 (Leus du Plooy, 70b), 8-76 (Rehan Ahmed, 76b)
12b to DP Conway, banged in and gloved behind! Shaheen missed out in his first set, but gets one in his second! Short ball, fizzing towards the right shoulder as Conway looked to pull, and he just gets a tickle through to the keeper. 14/1
50b to TH David, nicked behind, Brave lose another meekly! Pushed across him and David plays a flat-footed swipe, grazes an edge through to the diving Clarke. Not a full-blooded drive, just a jab at the ball in the channel, well taken down low. Fire in charge. 55/5
38b to JM Vince, backs away, and Payne hits leg stump! Rare ungainly moment from Vince, looking to get a wriggle on after a fairly sedate start. Made room, flailed across the line and missed the ball, maybe done by some low bounce. 46/3
29b to FH Allen, dug in, deflected behind! Another one off the glove looking to pull. This was 89mph and up towards the grille as Allen swing across the line, the ball crashed into the hands and looped tamely through to the keeper. Allen trudges off, Fire knock over another. 40/2
41b to GHS Garton, bowled 'im! Off stump is flattened! Pace from Rauf and Fire are on fire with the ball. Banged on a length at 89mph, whoomph there it is as the ball smashes into the top of off with Garton beaten. 47/4
54b to JK Fuller, Rauf blasts out another! Throat ball, 89mph and Fuller is on it far too late, he's looking to go either leg side or down the ground, ends up spooning the shot into the covers, where Willey takes a good catch on the turn, the ball dropping over his shoulder. 56/6
70b to JL du Plooy, Megs! Du Plooy is stuck on the crease and bowled! Scuttles low as he tries to flick it away and the ball sneaks between his legs to hit the woodwork. "Bulldog" van der Merwe takes another bite out of Brave. 72/7
Welsh Fire (Men)  (T: 148 runs from 100 balls)
c Garton b Rehan Ahmed24192121126.31
c †Conway b Overton013000.00
st †Conway b Rehan Ahmed31182531172.22
c Overton b Garton1114191078.57
c Allen b Mills22192330115.78
c sub (JJ Weatherley) b Mills31193202163.15
c David b Overton1691211177.77
not out 11800100.00
Extras(lb 1, w 8)9
TOTAL100 balls (RPB: 1.45)145/7
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Joe Clarke, 4b), 2-47 (Luke Wells, 30b), 3-64 (Stephen Eskinazi, 44b), 4-83 (Tom Abell, 61b), 5-102 (Glenn Phillips, 79b), 6-134 (Ben Green, 93b), 7-145 (David Willey, 100b)
4b to JM Clarke, Clarke's poor form in a red shirt continues. Test-match bowling from Overton, length ball, angling in, nipping away off the seam. Too good for Clarke, who edges through to Conway. 6/1
93b to BGF Green, in the slot... but mistimed to long-on! David takes a very low catch and gives it out himself, signalling to the umpires that it's clean. Wide outside off, swung hard across the line. Tumbling catch from David and replays confirm it's a catch. 134/6
61b to TB Abell, and gets his man! Around the wicket, slower ball outside off, smashed straight to Overton at short cover. A real struggle for Abell, which comes to an end. 83/4
79b to GD Phillips, hard length, angling in towards the hip... pulled away via the top edge... Allen holds on! Brave are closing in here. Decent pace, rushing Phillips, who gets himself in and then out. 102/5
100b to DJ Willey, hard length, skied into the off side... tumbling catch by Weatherley, the second sub fielder, at point! Brave celebrate, Willey is down on his haunches! Mills went pace-on and Willey was a touch late on the shot, looking to slap it out into the off side but skewing it up towards point. Weatherley had time to think about it as he set himself and the ball disappeared into the lights... nearly got away from him, as he hung a little too far back, but he fell onto his knees to snaffle it. 145/7
30b to LWP Wells, Rehan has his first wicket of the Hundred season. Full googly, swung high but not very mighty down the ground, and Overton hardly has to move at long-on. Wells was dropped first-ball, and now falls for 24 off 19. Tim David celebrates with Overton and breathes a sigh of relief.. 47/2
44b to SS Eskinazi, done in the flight, Conway whips off the bails! Eskinazi skips down, Rehan drags the length back and turns it away just a touch. It beats the bat and he's stranded halfway down the pitch. 64/3
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  • Southern Brave (Men) innings
  • Powerplay 1: Balls 1 - 25 (Mandatory - 36 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Southern Brave (Men): 50 runs in 45 balls, Extras 1
  • Southern Brave (Men): 100 runs in 84 balls, Extras 5
  • CJ Jordan: 50 off 26 balls (2 x 4, 5 x 6)
  • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 18 balls (CJ Jordan 44, C Overton 4, Ex 2)
  • Innings Break: Southern Brave (Men) - 147/8 in 100 balls (CJ Jordan 70, C Overton 6)
  • Welsh Fire (Men) innings
  • Powerplay 1: Balls 1 - 25 (Mandatory - 43 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Welsh Fire (Men): 50 runs in 33 balls, Extras 6
  • Strategic Timeout: Welsh Fire (Men) - 89/4 in 70 balls (GD Phillips 13, DJ Willey 4)
  • Welsh Fire (Men): 100 runs in 77 balls, Extras 6
The Rose Bowl, Southampton
TossWelsh Fire (Men), elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Match days04 August 2023 - night (100-ball match)
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Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsSouthern Brave (Men) 2, Welsh Fire (Men) 0
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