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20th Match (N), Cardiff, August 14, 2023, The Hundred Men's Competition
(100 balls, T:153) 148/6

Rockets won by 4 runs

Player Of The Match
66* (35)
Rockets Innings
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Match Flow
Trent Rockets (Men)  (100 balls maximum)
lbw b Willey1071520142.85
c †Clarke b Willey4551080.00
c †Clarke b Ball14101301140.00
b van der Merwe611180054.54
not out 66355644188.57
c Eskinazi b van der Merwe16141501114.28
c Eskinazi b Ball1718261194.44
Extras(b 1, lb 10, w 8)19
TOTAL100 balls (RPB: 1.52)152/6
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Alex Hales, 6b), 2-21 (Dawid Malan, 18b), 3-29 (Joe Root, 23b), 4-40 (Tom Kohler-Cadmore, 41b), 5-76 (Samit Patel, 62b), 6-152 (Daniel Sams, 100b) • DRS
6b to AD Hales, big inswinger, nicked behind! Clarke grabs it one-handed! Hales saw off Shaheen but perishes to Willey's first ball. Thick outside edge as he attempted to whip to leg, misjudged the line and it squirted to the right of Clarke, who stuck out the right glove as he jumped across to his left and held on. 5/1
18b to DJ Malan, full and zipping on with the arm, Malan misses with a flick to leg - given! But he reviews after a chat with his partner. Height might be a question, but it otherwise looked pretty straight. Ball-tracking says it's clipping the leg bail! Umpire's call stays with the bowler, Willey has removed both openers. 21/2
23b to JE Root, scooped... and gone! Slower ball does him! Root falls cheaply this time, looking to get the ball away fine again. He went a long way outside off and mistimed the shot on to his thigh pad, no pace to work with and it loops through to Clarke. 29/3
100b to DR Sams, slower ball, hoicked leg side... and well held! Sams doesn't quite get hold of his slog across the line, it went high towards the dressing rooms but didn't have the legs and Eskinazi ends up taking a good diving catch, to bring a cheer from the crowd. Not been too many of them in this last quarter of the innings. 152/6
41b to T Kohler-Cadmore, bowled 'im, the Bulldog bites first ball! Tossed up and straightening down the line of off stump, Kohler-Cadmore simply plays inside it and is beaten. Stumps rattled, Van der Merwe on the money straight away. Rockets struggling again. 40/4
62b to SR Patel, comes again, squirts a top edge to backward point! Van der Merwe strikes with his second ball this time, and cuts short a mini-revival for Rockets. Fired in as he tried to advance, another big swipe but this time the phat top edge was easily snaffled. 76/5
Welsh Fire (Men)  (T: 153 runs from 100 balls)
c Root b Sams25232721108.69
b Turner39130033.33
run out (Hales/†Kohler-Cadmore)54345922158.82
c Sams b Sodhi87810114.28
run out (Turner)32202522160.00
c Hales b Sams125611240.00
not out 016000.00
not out 73210233.33
Extras(lb 3, nb 4)7
TOTAL100 balls (RPB: 1.48)148/6
Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Jonny Bairstow, 19b), 2-43 (Stephen Eskinazi, 40b), 3-65 (Luke Wells, 52b), 4-119 (Tom Abell, 89b), 5-139 (Glenn Phillips, 95b), 6-141 (Joe Clarke, 97b) • DRS
19b to JM Bairstow, big swing, Turner hits the top of off! Another failure to launch from Bairstow, he steps to leg and aims for cow corner as the ball zips through under the bat. Zing go the bails, and John Turner has his maiden wicket in the Hundred. 16/1
40b to SS Eskinazi, Eskinazi has a hack, and holes out! He starts running for the dressing rooms almost as soon as this has come off the bat, then zig-zags in case of a drop... but Root holds it safely coming in from long-on. Fire lose their second. 43/2
95b to GD Phillips, holes out to long-off! Phillips knows he has to put another one on to the bleachers but scuffs his lofted shot down the ground and it's a simple take for Hales coming in off the rope. Another twist as the game turns Rockets' way again. 139/5
52b to LWP Wells, swung high leg side, taken in the deep! Wells tries to come down but doesn't get hold of his heave across the line, it's a long hit out to that side of the ground and Sams settles under it for a comfortable catch. 65/3
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  • Trent Rockets (Men) innings
  • Powerplay 1: Balls 1 - 25 (Mandatory - 30 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Balls 18: Review by Trent Rockets (Men) (Batting), Decision Challenged - Wicket, Umpire - ID Blackwell, Batter - DJ Malan (Struck down - Umpires Call)
  • Trent Rockets (Men): 50 runs in 48 balls, Extras 5
  • Strategic Timeout: Trent Rockets (Men) - 94/5 in 75 balls (C Munro 19, DR Sams 9)
  • Trent Rockets (Men): 100 runs in 80 balls, Extras 17
  • C Munro: 50 off 27 balls (1 x 4, 4 x 6)
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 25 balls (C Munro 33, DR Sams 11, Ex 8)
  • Trent Rockets (Men): 150 runs in 97 balls, Extras 18
  • Innings Break: Trent Rockets (Men) - 152/6 in 100 balls (C Munro 66)
  • Welsh Fire (Men) innings
  • Powerplay 1: Balls 1 - 25 (Mandatory - 22 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Welsh Fire (Men): 50 runs in 47 balls, Extras 3
  • Strategic Timeout: Welsh Fire (Men) - 96/3 in 75 balls (JM Clarke 41, TB Abell 15)
  • Welsh Fire (Men): 100 runs in 78 balls, Extras 4
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 31 balls (JM Clarke 17, TB Abell 32, Ex 1)
  • JM Clarke: 50 off 33 balls (2 x 4, 2 x 6)
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
TossWelsh Fire (Men), elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Match days14 August 2023 - night (100-ball match)
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsTrent Rockets (Men) 2, Welsh Fire (Men) 0
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