The Hundred 2021: All the Match Scores, Results, Reports and Scorecards for Saturday August 21st - Finals Day
The Hundred 2021: All the Match Scores, Results, Reports and Scorecards for Saturday August 21st - Finals Day.
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The Hundred 2021: Saturday August 21st - Finals day
The Hundred Women’s Competition
Oval Invincibles 121 for six
Southern Braves 73 all out
Result - Oval Invincibles won by 48 runs
Marizanne Kapp starred on the big stage at Lord’s as Oval Invincibles crushed Southern Braves by 48 runs to becomes inaugural winners of the Women’s Hundred.
The South African all-rounder, star of their eliminator win 24 hours earlier, brought her stardust over the River Thames to strike three times in her first 10 balls en route to four for nine, as Brave collapsed to 73 all out with two balls left.
This followed Kapp’s 26 from 14 balls as Invincibles posted 121-6, skipper Dane Van Niekerk also making 26 to confirm her status as the tournament’s leading run scorer.
Braves skipper Anya Shrubsole (two for 16) opted to bowl on winning the toss and she and Lauren Bell (two for 24) backed up the decision with nine successive dot balls.
Pressure told when Georgia Adams skied the former into the hands of Danni Wyatt as only 21 came from the powerplay.
Van Niekerk and Fran Wilson slowly broke the shackles, the latter dropped by Sophia Dunkley off Tara Norris as the pair raised a 50-stand in 47 balls.
Both fell in quick succession, but teenager Alice Capsey again served notice of her talent with a breezy 18 and Kapp hit four boundaries to give Invincibles something to defend.
Kapp then struck two devastating blows in the first set of five as England Test stars Wyatt and Dunkley, who’d been vying with Van Niekerk for the leading batter accolade, edged to wicketkeeper Bryce and Van Niekerk at slip without scoring.
Unsurprisingly, Kapp kept ball in hand and wreaked more havoc when Gaby Lewis top edged to short fine leg to become the third duck of the innings, leaving Braves 2-3.
Kapp’s international new-ball partner Shabnim Ismail would have joined in the carnage had Maia Bouchier been taken at mid-off in the following set of 10.
The drop wasn’t costly as indecision in running saw Bouchier run out by Wilson’s direct hit and as the panic spread Amanda-Jade Wellington skied an attempted pull off Ismail to short mid-wicket.
Shrubsole emerged at 11-5 but made only one before Kapp got in on the action again with a diving catch at cover from Capsey’s first ball.
Fi Morris’s defiant 23 salvaged some pride for the vanquished Braves before fittingly Kapp returned to castle Bell and spark the Invincibles’ victory celebrations.
Braves skipper Anya Shrubsole: "It goes without saying it is obviously disappointing.
"The worst game we've played was probably the final. A huge amount of credit must go to Dane and the Oval Invincibles who I thought bowled really well up top and you are going to struggle to chase many things down when you are three down inside the first 10 balls.
"I don't think the occasion got to us. Two if the first three wickets are England internationals, so I think that is an obvious thing to say, but don't think thatis the case.
"I thought we bowled really well and fielded well on the whole, though we dropped a couple of catches. We just didn't bat well enough at the end of the day.
The girls were looking forward to the day, but these things happen.
Invincibles skipper Dane Van Niekerk said: "Marizanne has been incredibly. It just shows you the quality player she is. She is the hardest working person I know, so nobody deserves it more.
Shabnim (Ismail) thought Kapps was going to enjoy bowling here. They just wanted to get to Lord's because they were excited to bowl on the wicket. They knew the wicket would do the job for them if they just put it in the right areas.
"We started off incredibly well and it just snowballed.
"I always felt if we got runs on the board in a final the pressure is always on the batters to go and get it and everything worked out for us. I couldn't have asked for more.
"It's incredible to win a Lord's final and a special moment. One day when I retire I can look back and say I won at Lord's."
The Hundred Men’s Competition
Southern Braves 168-5
Birmingham Phoenix 136-5
Result - Southern Braves won by 32 runs
Ross Whiteley stood tall amongst a star cast as Southern Braves became the inaugural Hundred champions with a 32-run victory over Birmingham Phoenix at a floodlit Lord’s.
The 32-year-old Worcestershire left-hander smote four sixes in an unbeaten 19-ball 44. His heroics followed 61 from Paul Stirling as Braves posted 168-5 despite two for eight from 20 balls from Adam Milne.
It proved too many for Moeen Ali’s Phoenix despite a swashbuckling 46 from player of the tournament Liam Livingstone who was crucially run out by Tim David’s direct hit.
Stirling and Milne dominated early on. The former, on the ground he graced for Middlesex for many years, struck two meaty blows over the boundary while finding Milne impossible to get away.
The New Zealand paceman accounted for Quinton de Kock from a mishit scoop in a set of five which didn’t concede a run.
James Vince also went cheaply, bowled by Imran Tahir, but Stirling twice deposited the leg-spinner into the crowd as he moved to 50 in 31 balls amid a half-century stand with Alex Davies (27).
Benny Howell ended the fun having Stirling caught behind, but David, celebrated signing an IPL contract with Royal Challengers Bangalore earlier in the day with two big sixes.
Then came Whiteley’s late belligerence as four of the biggest hits of the day meant 49 came from the last 20, taking the Braves beyond the reach of their rivals.
Braves made an explosive start with the ball, David’s stunning catch off George Garton dismissing David Bedingham for nought.
It was 15 balls before Ali found the boundary and though a six followed Craig Overton removed Will Smeed for two.
That brought the tournament’s leading six hitter Livingstone to the crease and he lived up to billing, striking Garton into the crowd off successive balls.
Ali was given a life on 15 when Overton dropped him on the boundary, but Livingstone forged on, hitting Jake Lintott for 14 in three balls including his 26th six of the competition.
A 27th off Chris Jordan teased the boundary fielder, but the England all-rounder perished on 46 when he turned for a second and David brilliantly threw down the stumps.
Garton’s stunning catch off Tymal Mills (one for 13) saw Miles Hammond fall cheaply and when Ali (36) also perished in the quest for needed boundaries the task was too much for the rest.
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