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Brave vs Fire, 5th Match at Southampton, Aug 04 2023, The Hundred Men's Competition

RESULT
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)
chris-jordan
Match centre 
Scores: Chandan Duorah | Comms: Matt Roller
Scorecard summary
Southern Brave (Men) 147/8(100 balls)
70* (32)
3/27 (20)
Welsh Fire (Men) 145/7(100 balls)
2/23 (20)
31 (19)
2/28 (20)
CHANGE OF END
after 100 balls8 runs • 1 wicket
WF-M: 145/7
Roelof van der Merwe1 (1b)
Tymal Mills 2/23 (20)

9.27pm: That's all from us tonight. From Matt, Chandan and Alan, thanks for tuning into our live coverage and we'll be back over the weekend for some double-header action.

The Meerkat Match Hero (yes, really) is Chris Jordan. "I think I tweaked the calf. That's part of parcel of life. Really happy I got the job done. I tried to take it as deep as possible. I obviously got on a roll and then just kept it going. The key was just commitment, really. The crowd here is always amazing. Once they got going, I just tried to keep entertaining them. I thought the boys bowled really well. Everyone played a role and stepped up."

9.22pm: Game over. A tight win for Southern Brave, a result which they needed after losing their opener against Trent Rockets. Welsh Fire brought back down to earth after their win over Manchester. Superb from Mills, who didn't concede a boundary in his 20 balls, but Chris Jordan was the match-winner with the bat - a superb 70 not out keeping his side in the contest.

Mir: "Thay deserved this lose ignoring SSA in batting now days is crime how can't they use him in these situation wow"

Dezz: "Every game has been close so far (apart from the washout)!"

100
W
Mills to Willey, OUT

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

David Willey c sub (JJ Weatherley) b Mills 31 (19b 0x4 2x6 32m) SR: 163.15

3 from 1. A tie is a tie. No Super Over/Five/Set. Dot or one for Brave to win. Three or more for Fire to win. Two for a point each. Does Mills go slow or pace on?

Willey is blowing here. Pauses to catch his breath.

Ben: "David 'hit the gaps and run two' Willey"

99
2
Mills to Willey, 2 runs

another two! Four in a row. Slower ball on the hip, swung out into the deep on the leg side... deep backward square runs round but it falls short of him. A poor ball from Mills but he gets away with it

5 from 2...

98
2
Mills to Willey, 2 runs

length ball outside off, slapped hard to deep cover-point... Willey races back for the second! Great running from him and vdMerwe

7 off 3. It's a nipper! The field changes, Vince reinforcing the leg side. Davies is going off.

97
2
Mills to Willey, 2 runs

slower ball, shovelled off the pads out to deep backward square and the fielding isn't great in the deep, allowing them back for the second

96
2
Mills to Willey, 2 runs

exposes his stumps, Mills follows him. Superb work from Al Davies, the sub, flinging himself low to his left at midwicket to make an incredible diving stop and save two runs for his team. Looks like he's winded himself in the process

Mills to finish things off. 11 needed from 5 balls.

Tahir: "Seems like Welsh fire isn't aware of Shaheen's hitting ability."

after 95 balls13 runs • 1 wicket
WF-M: 137/6Need 11 from 5 balls
David Willey23 (14b 2x6)
Roelof van der Merwe1 (1b)
Craig Overton 2/41 (20)
95
2
Overton to Willey, 2 runs

half-volley, chipped over extra cover running back and picks up a couple

94
1
Overton to van der Merwe, 1 run

exposes his stumps, and slaps a length ball to mid-off

Another Somerset player involved at the death. Van der Merwe walks out at No. 8, ahead of Shaheen Afridi.

12,403 is the attendance for the men's game.

93
W
Overton to Green, OUT

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

Ben Green c David b Overton 16 (9b 1x4 1x6 12m) SR: 177.77
92
4
Overton to Green, FOUR runs

hard length, slapped back over the bowler's head with a flat bat! Green is taking down his Somerset team-mate. Clears the front leg, swings hard and swipes it for four

91
6
Overton to Green, SIX runs

slogged over midwicket! Slower ball in the slot outside off stump, Green gets down on one knee and heaves him over cow corner!

Overton is preferred to Garton for balls 91-95.

CHANGE OF END
after 90 balls7 runs
WF-M: 124/5Need 24 from 10 balls
Ben Green6 (6b)
David Willey21 (13b 2x6)
Tymal Mills 1/15 (15)
90
1
Mills to Green, 1 run

wide slower ball outside off, flubbed to extra cover on the edge of the ring

89
2
Mills to Green, 2 runs

sower ball, back of a length. Through the shot early again, mistimed to the edge of the ring on the leg side... but timed so badly that the sweeper has to run in a fair way, and they can pick up a second

88
2
Mills to Green, 2 runs

quicker, in the slot, plinked over mid-off. David gets around from long-on to cut it off. 87mph

88
1w
Mills to Green, 1 wide

sprays another slowie very wide outside off stump

87
Mills to Green, no run

another slowie, full and wide outside off. Green is through the shot early, swinging at thin air

86
1
Mills to Willey, 1 run

steps outside leg stump, mistimes a slower ball to point on the bounce

31 off 15. Fire are taking this deep.

after 85 balls15 runs
WF-M: 117/5Need 31 from 15 balls
David Willey20 (12b 2x6)
Ben Green1 (2b)
James Fuller 0/26 (20)
85
6
Fuller to Willey, SIX runs

short ball, hoicked away... for six! Willey throws the kitchen sink at it, top-edging his pull over deep backward square leg for half a dozen. Only 60 metres, but that's the shorter side...

84
1
Fuller to Green, 1 run

skiddy length ball, hacked down to long-on

83
1
Fuller to Willey, 1 run

steps outside leg, Fuller follows him. Worked out into the deep but only for one

83
1w
Fuller to Willey, 1 wide

short, down the leg side. Willey flaps at the pull but it's past the ribs and called wide. Vince exchanges views with Ben Debenham

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
CJ Jordan
70 runs (32)
3 fours7 sixes
Productive shot
slog shot
15 runs
1 four1 six
Control
75%
SS Eskinazi
31 runs (18)
3 fours1 six
Productive shot
cover drive
6 runs
1 four0 six
Control
78%
Best performances - bowlers
Haris Rauf
B
20
0s
9
R
27
W
3
RPB
1.35
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
TS Mills
B
20
0s
6
R
23
W
2
RPB
1.15
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
The Rose Bowl, Southampton
TossWelsh Fire (Men), elected to field first
Series
Season2023
Player Of The Match
Match days04 August 2023 - night (100-ball match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsSouthern Brave (Men) 2, Welsh Fire (Men) 0
Language
English
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