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News, Reports and Reactions - Men's & Women's Hundred 2022 Finals: Oval Invincibles v Southern Brave and Trent Rockets v Manchester Originals Sept 3rd

All the Scores, News, Match Reports and Reactions from Lord’s for The Men's and Women's Hundred 2022 : Finals Day - Oval Invincibles vs Southern Brave and Trent Rockets vs Manchester Originals.


LIVE SCORES - Oval Invincibles vs Southern Brave, Final

Women's Hundred 2022 -Top Tournament Stats

Top Batter (Runs Scored) 

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) 

Most Sixes 

Points Table


Match Report

Oval Invincibles (105-5) beat Southern Brave (101-7) by five wickets

Oval Invincibles’ potent bowling attack shone again at Lord’s as they retained the women’s Hundred title, overcoming Southern Brave by five wickets in a rerun of the 2021 final.

The Invincibles – who had rolled their opponents for just 73 last year – restricted Brave to 101 for seven, with seamer Shabnim Ismail taking two for 12 and off-spinner Alice Capsey two for 17.

Fellow South African Marizanne Kapp, the Invincibles’ star bowler with four wickets in last year’s final, played a key role with the bat as she steered her side home with an unbeaten 37 from 33 balls.

Leg-spinner Amanda-Jade Wellington, already the tournament’s leading wicket-taker, increased her tally to 17 with two for 25, but it was not enough to claw the game back and Invincibles sealed victory with six deliveries to spare.

Brave, the only team to contradict the Invincibles’ name during the group stage when they triumphed by 12 runs, opted to bat first again after winning the toss.

But, apart from Danni Wyatt’s successive leg-side boundaries off Sophia Smale, they found it hard to gain any traction and were stifled by Ismail’s canny variations of pace and length.

The seamer claimed the opening wicket, dashing down the pitch to grab Wyatt’s mistimed pull at full stretch, while Smriti Mandhana also departed to a return catch, slapping Smale’s long hop straight back to the grateful bowler.

Sophia Dunkley (26 from 23) and Tahlia McGrath (20 from 17) did their best to inject some momentum with a stand of 44, but the loss of both in the space of three deliveries deflated the Brave’s hopes of posting a sizeable score.

Capsey collected two wickets, while Ismail returned to bowl Freya Kemp in her final set and Kapp (one for 19) also helped to ensure her side would have to chase just 102.

Brave skipper Anya Shrubsole struck early in the Invincibles’ reply, luring Lauren Winfield-Hill out of her ground for Carla Rudd to take off the bails.

Shrubsole was unable to reach a difficult chance soon afterwards, back-pedalling at backward square when Capsey top-edged Georgia Adams – and the batter took advantage by pummelling Kemp for 14 in three balls, including the only six of the contest.

Capsey (25 from 17) survived another close call as Mandhana spilled a regulation catch at mid-off, but her luck ran out when she was bowled reverse-sweeping Adams.

Her dismissal swiftly followed that of Suzie Bates, unlucky to play on to Wellington via her pad and left Invincibles looking uncertain at 33 for three, but Kapp eased any hint of nerves by hitting the spinner for back-to-back boundaries.

Although Lauren Bell brought one back to castle Mady Villiers and Kira Chathli became a second victim for Wellington, it was not enough to deny the Invincibles another Hundred crown.


Reactions

Oval Invincibles captain Suzie Bates said: “Our bowling group did an outstanding job to keep them to that score. It got pretty tense there, it was always going to be a nervy chase but we held our nerve and it’s brilliant to have young players perform.

“The way Marizanne Kapp batted under pressure is just awesome. She’s one of the established all-rounders in the world and she showed why – she turns up for those tough moments.

“The South Africans are tough, they compete and really fight. With them and a squad of young talented players, we’ve got a really nice balance.”

 

 

Southern Brave captain Anya Shrubsole said: “We obviously came here wanting to win, we feel like we’ve played good cricket throughout the competition and we just fell short today.

“Credit to Oval (Invincibles), they very much seem to turn it on in finals. They’ve got match-winners there and they’ve done us two years in a row, so it’s pretty disappointing.

“In the end we were probably 15 to 20 runs short. I think if we’d have got 120 we’d have been right in the game and even if we’d been flawless with the ball and in the field it might have been enough. But it wasn’t to be.”

 



Scorecard - Trent Rockets vs Manchester Originals - Final

Men's Hundred 2022 - Top Tournament Stats

Top Batter (Runs Scored) 

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) 

Most Sixes 

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Match Report

Trent Rockets (124-8) beat Manchester Originals (120-9) by two wickets

Seamer Sam Cook tore through the Manchester Originals batting line-up with a devastating four-wicket haul to set up Trent Rockets’ maiden success in the men’s Hundred final.

Cook, who starred with a triple-wicket maiden on his last visit to Lord’s while playing for Essex in the Vitality Blast, prospered again on the big stage to take four for 18, the best figures of the tournament by a Rockets bowler.

He was backed up by spinner Samit Patel, who finished with three for 23 as the Originals stumbled to 120 for nine – but the Rockets made heavy weather of the chase, eventually squeezing home with two balls to spare.

They needed 11 off the final set, but captain Lewis Gregory rose to the challenge with an undefeated 20 from six balls, hitting Richard Gleeson into the grandstand for a maximum before following it with two fours to seal his side’s dramatic victory.

Originals skipper Laurie Evans – whose majestic 72 had set up his side’s Eliminator success against London Spirit – lasted just four deliveries after deciding to bat first, trapped lbw by Cook.

The Rockets paceman followed that by knocking back Wayne Madsen’s off stump as he attempted a paddle and the Manchester side were in difficulties at 22 for three when Phil Salt obligingly steered Daniel Sams to mid-on.

Ashton Turner, who struck 26 from 13, and Tristan Stubbs (18 from 18) staged a recovery with their partnership of 35, but that was brought to an abrupt halt as Patel snared two wickets in as many balls.

Wicketkeeper Tom Moores took a skier to remove Stubbs before the dangerous Paul Walter miscued his first ball to mid-off – and Turner, who had already dispatched Patel ruthlessly into the grandstand, holed out trying to repeat the trick.

Tom Lammonby (21 from 18) looked lively until Cook prised him out with an astute yorker and an even more clinical version accounted for Gleeson as the Originals clambered up to 120.

Gleeson sent down two economical sets of five to begin their defence of that total, but it was Josh Little (two for 18) who made the breakthrough, tempting Alex Hales to hit him over the top and finding Walter at cover.

Although the in-form Dawid Malan saw little of the strike in the powerplay, Tom Kohler-Cadmore consistently picked out the gaps and the Rockets’ task appeared to be plain sailing.

However, when Matt Parkinson successfully reviewed a not-out lbw decision against Kohler-Cadmore and Walter (two for 21) collected the scalp of Malan, neatly scooped up by the diving Stubbs at short cover, the Originals were back in the hunt.

Colin Munro slammed 16 from only seven deliveries before holing out off Parkinson and that pattern continued, with Moores (16) and Sams (13) also caught in the deep before Gregory’s late intervention tilted the game decisively in the Rockets’ favour.


Reactions


Trent Rockets bowler SAM COOK, who took four for 18, said: “It’s been an amazing tournament to be part of and to come out on the winning side is really special. It’s definitely one of those nights in your career you won’t forget.

“The batters are coming so hard at times, it can feel like a pretty tough job. I think you’ve got to savour nights like tonight as a bowler because they don’t come round too often in this format.

“It was definitely nice to have a conducive surface to work with as a seamer. I’ve enjoyed bowling at Lord’s quite a lot in the past so that gave me a good bit of confidence coming into the game.”

 

Manchester Originals captain LAURIE EVANS said: “The fact we got ourselves back into that position shows how well we played. We were the form team coming into this game and we were playing the better cricket today but we just didn’t quite turn up with the bat and we left a few out there. Credit to them, they put the ball in the right areas.

“Richard Gleeson’s ageing like a fine wine, he’s just getting better and better. It’s a tough five balls to bowl and if it comes off he could have been the hero.

“Obviously it didn’t and he’s hurting in there, but he’s only going to benefit from this experience. We’re fully behind this group and he’s been fantastic.”

 

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