The Hundred 2021: All the Match Scores, Results, Reports and Scorecards for Tuesday August 10th
The Hundred 2021: All the Match Scores, Results, Reports and Scorecards for Tuesday August 10th
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The Hundred 2021: Tuesday August 10th
The Hundred Women’s Competition
London Spirit (Women) 131/5 (19.3 ov) beat Manchester Originals (Women) 127/5 (20 ov) by 5 wickets
Deepti Sharma’s all-round brilliance led London Spirit to a crucial women’s Hundred win as they ended the hopes of the Manchester Originals at Emirates Old Trafford.
The India star claimed two for 10 from 20 balls of off-spin before hitting an unbeaten 34 off 23 to revive a chase of 128 which had fallen to 87 for five after 70.
Spirit won for the third time in six games, by five wickets with two balls to spare, and moved to six points - one off the top three. The Originals lost for the fourth time in six and are bottom with three points.
The Originals’ 127 for six included opener Emma Lamb’s 39, Mignon du Preez’s 31 and Sophie Ecclestone’s unbeaten 32.
After opting to bat, Ecclestone cleared the ropes twice in the final seven balls.
Spin was clearly the most effective weapon on a used pitch, highlighted by Sharma.
She made the initial breakthrough when Lizelle Lee was lbw sweeping for a seven-ball duck - 30 for one after 24.
Lee’s opening partner Lamb had hit 17 off seamer Sophie Munro’s five between the 16th and 20th balls.
Sharma returned to get du Preez brilliantly caught at deep midwicket by a diving Danielle Gibson - 86 for four after 75.
But some late hitting from Ecclestone boosted the hosts to a very useful total. She lofted a Charlie Dean full toss over long-on and pulled Munro behind square for her sixes.
The Spirit were forced onto the back foot just two balls into their chase when Tammy Beaumont edged England team-mate Kate Cross behind for a golden duck.
Heather Knight hit Lamb’s off-spin for back-to-back boundaries as the score moved to 24 for one after 25.
But Alex Hartley’s first ball, the 26th, brought the wicket of Naomi Dattani caught and bowled.
Knight and Deandra Dottin calmly reduced the target to 73 off 50 balls at 55 for two, with Dottin having smashed Hartley for six over long-on.
Dottin swept two boundaries off Ecclestone as Spirit reached 70 for two after 59, needing 58 more.
But their 53 partnership was broken by Cross shortly afterwards as Dottin drove her to mid-off for 28 - 77 for three after 64.
And that was the first of three wickets in seven balls, two going to Hartley. Knight, for 35, gave her another return catch two balls later before Gibson was lbw as the score fell to 87 for five after 70.
Originals were favourites at that stage. But Sharma had other ideas, taking back-to-back boundaries off Hartley and reducing the target to four off the last five from Natalie Brown.
Manchester Originals spinner Sophie Ecclestone said:
“It’s disappointing to lose another one, but that’s the Hundred for you. Things can change so quickly in five balls. We just have to go again next game. We’re not going to roll over, and it would be great to get another couple of wins on the board.
“We knew we were a bit short with our total, but we did ok.
“Unfortunately, we just bowled a few too many bad balls, and we didn’t get away with them.”
London Spirit all-rounder Deepti Sharma said:
“I enjoyed it. We did exactly what we discussed in the meeting and stuck to our strengths.
“Firstly, speaking about the bowling, we felt 120-125 was a decent score. But it was a target we could chase.
“I was thinking in five-ball spells. I felt that we needed two or three boundaries, and we did that.
“We have two games left, and we have to win them. We are positive.”
Additional Reporting By Caitlin Murray, ECB Hundred Rising Reporter, Manchester
By now you have probably read dozens of match reports from the many exciting games that have made The Hundred a success.
Each report highlighting how tight the contest was, how dominant one team’s display was or maybe even drawing attention to a catch that got everyone up on their feet.
If I was to write a match report for the close contest between Manchester Originals and London Spirit, I could give you a ball-by-ball account of the match. Point out a few standout players for both sides.
But I won’t. Why?
Because in today’s game, much like every other women’s game that has been played at Emirates Old Trafford throughout this competition, there has been only one clear winner each time.
Manchester Originals may have lost today’s game, ending their slim chances of qualifying for the eliminators in the process, but London Spirit were not the only winners today.
Whatever your opinion of The Hundred may be, you cannot deny that this competition has so far been a victory for women’s cricket.
If you build it, they will come, the saying goes. More than 7,000 spectators were in attendance for Manchester Originals’ final home match. That’s more than 7,000 people making the journey to Old Trafford to witness the best of women’s cricket.
More than 7,000 fans cheering every ball, wicket and hit from the Manchester Originals.
For many people across the UK, The Hundred has been the first opportunity they’ve had to watch cricket at all, let alone women’s cricket. Undoubtedly, amongst the crowds are many young girls, and boys, who now feel inspired to pick up a bat and ball and play cricket.
There are probably even more who now feel compelled to follow women’s cricket after the competition’s conclusion. Drawn in by batting excellence from Lizelle Lee, bowling from Alex Hartley and Sophie Ecclestone, performances from the captain Kate Cross or simply the Manchester Originals team as a whole.
Regardless of what first attracted people to the competition, make no doubt about it, the quality of the women’s competition is what has kept them coming. To say otherwise is an insult to the competitive, gripping entertainment the women’s teams have provided us with throughout the tournament.
It is now all but certain that the Manchester Originals will not progress beyond the group stage of The Hundred. No doubt that will be the headline story. But whilst they may not have won many games on the pitch, they have captured many of the nation’s hearts off it.
I am certain that once the disappointment of defeat fades for the Manchester Originals, they will only be proud of what they’ve been able to achieve. People will forget the results of these games, but they will certainly not forget that opening night against Oval Invincibles or how the team has carried themselves on and off the field.
London Spirit may have won the contest on the pitch, but women’s cricket is, and continues to be, the real winner.
:: The ECB’s Hundred Rising is providing eight aspiring, young journalists the opportunity to tell the story of The Hundred men’s and women’s competitions through their own eyes.
The Hundred Men’s Competition
Manchester Originals (Men) 136/9 (20 ov)
London Spirit (Men) 142/6 (20 ov)
Result - London Spirit (Men) won by 6 runs
Brad Wheal claimed a stunning four for 17 to help London Spirit claim their first win in six men’s Hundred games and deal a blow to the Manchester Originals in the process.
Hampshire’s Scottish fast bowler, a replacement for Mark Wood and making his Hundred debut, helped the Spirit defend 143 after the Originals slipped from relative comfort at 126 for four after 88 balls.
Wheal bowled Phil Salt early in a chase which recovered from 21 for three after 16 before returning to get key man Colin Ackermann for 53 as the Originals slipped to five down. He then defended nine off the last five with the wickets of Calvin Harrison and Fred Klaassen.
While this six-run win is just consolation for the Spirit, the Originals missed the opportunity to go joint top. Their qualification hopes hang in the balance with two games remaining.
England limited overs captain Eoin Morgan, meanwhile, did not field following an unbeaten 22. He sat in the dugout with his left knee iced.
A spin friendly Emirates Old Trafford surface ultimately saw a game watched by a 14,000 strong crowd decided by a seamer in 24-year-old Wheal.
Adam Rossington top-scored with 46 off 29 for Spirit, while Originals spinners Hartley claimed three for 27 and Matthew Parkinson two for 18. The latter also took a stunning one-handed catch.
Rossington had lofted Parkinson’s first ball for a straight six, gaining some revenge for his famous dismissal to the ‘new ball of the century’ here in an April Championship match whilst playing for Northamptonshire.
But the Rossington-Parkinson connection was not finished, with the latter taking a stunning one-handed catch having leapt high at short third following a reverse sweep at Hartley.
Salt clubbed Roelof van der Merwe for three off-side boundaries in the first five balls of the chase, but he was one of the three early wickets.
Mohammad Nabi claimed two of them with his off-spin. The first was Joe Clarke brilliantly caught at wide long-on by Mason Crane before Colin Munro holed out at cover. Wheal then bowled Salt.
But Ackermann engineered the revival with the help of Tom Lammonby - the fourth-wicket pair sharing 66.
Captain Carlos Brathwaite also hit three sixes in a quick-fire 30, but he fell to Blake Cullen in the penultimate set of five following Ackermann’s dismissal.
Wheal then bowled Calvin Harrison and had Klaassen hit wicket either side of the run out of Hartley. Klaassen had needed to hit the final ball for six to tie, only to stand on his stumps.
Eoin Morgan did not field as a precaution due to a left knee problem.
Manchester Originals batter Tom Lammonby said:
“From a neutral point of view, it was a great game of cricket. But for us, it was frustrating not to get over the line having given ourselves a good chance, if not a better one than them.
“It’s frustrating, but we can take a lot of positives into our last two games.
“Most of the games this year have been ones you’ve had to win. That has been how the table has ended up.
“We’ll be looking to win our last two games, as we have done with our first six. Nothing changes from our side.
“I think Parky’s just stopped celebrating (his catch)! It was a brilliant catch.”
London Spirit hero of the match Brad Wheal said:
“It’s been a long time coming for the boys, but it was nice to get over the line and nice for me to pick up a few wickets along the way at crucial times.
“It’s been tough sitting on the sidelines. You feel you lose touch a bit not playing for a while.
“I’ve tried to keep going in training and do the right things. Hopefully it comes right.
“The boys want to show what we can do - entertain the crowds and have some fun.
“We thought 143 was a good score. There was a bit of turn in the wicket, so we thought with our spinners we’d have a good chance.”
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