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The Hundred 2021: All the Match Scores, Results, Reports and Scorecards for Tuesday August 17th

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The Hundred 2021: All the Match Scores, Results, Reports and Scorecards for Tuesday August 17th

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The Hundred 2021: Tuesday August 17th

 

The Hundred Women’s Competition

 

 Northern Superchargers (Women) vs Birmingham Phoenix (Women), 31st Match


Northern Superchargers (Women) 133/6 (20 ov)

Birmingham Phoenix (Women) 147/4 (20 ov)

Result - Birmingham Phoenix (Women) won by 14 runs

Eve Jones hit a superb 64 and the Birmingham Phoenix later held their nerve defending 148 to claim the honours in their winner takes all women’s Hundred clash with Northern Superchargers, qualifying for Friday’s Eliminator tie.

Opener Jones underpinned the Phoenix’s 147 for four before Superchargers captain Lauren Winfield-Hill matched her to put the hosts on course at 97 for one after 60 balls on a superb Emerald Headingley pitch.

But the third-placed Superchargers slipped to 133 for six to lose for the fourth game running and allow the buoyant Phoenix to leapfrog them from fifth in the table with a third straight win.

They will now face Oval Invincibles at the Oval in Friday’s effective semi-final following this 14-run win.

Following seven boundaries in the contest’s first 10 balls - 28 for one - five of them for captain Amy Jones, the Phoenix’s other Jones built on the early momentum and faced 47 balls.

Amy Jones hit six fours in 24 before slapping a full toss from the left-arm spin of Linsey Smith to mid-on - 33 for two after 15.

Left-handed Eve Jones hit the first of her three sixes down the ground off Central Sparks team-mate Liz Russell as the score reached 74 for two after 50.

The Superchargers improved during the second 50 balls, with spinners Smith and Katie Levick sharing three wickets.

Jones, aged 29, reached her second Hundred fifty off 39 balls shortly before falling off the 95th ball, caught at long-off, off Levick’s leg-spin.

Winfield-Hill continued the flurry of boundaries at the start of the Superchargers chase, hitting six of her first 12 balls for four.

By the time Phoenix broke through as the off-spin of Erin Burns had Jemimah Rodrigues caught at deep midwicket sweeping - 30 for one after 18 - Winfield-Hill had scored 29.

The England star found an ally in South African Laura Wolvaardt, who also settled quickly in a 67 partnership.

Winfield-Hill reached her fifty off 29 balls shortly before the halfway mark in the innings, where the Superchargers reached at 79 for one with 69 more required.

But Issy Wong had Winfield-Hill brilliantly caught at short third by Eve Jones - 97 for two after 61 - to spark the revival.

Leg-spinner Abtaha Maqsood had Wolvaardt caught for 32 before Emily Arlott yorked the big hitting Australian Laura Kimmince and Kirstie Gordon got Alice Davidson-Richards stumped - 119 for five after 89.

Wong struck again as she comfortably defended 22 off the last five balls, finishing with two for 24.

Northern Superchargers captain Lauren Winfield-Hill said: “We started the competition really well, but it’s a real momentum game. 

“I still think we were in a good position to win that game today, but when you get into a bit of a rut it’s hard to shift that momentum.

“It was a good wicket. I said at half-time that I only thought that was par. At one point, I thought they should have got more than they did. So I was pretty happy. 

“We managed to get up with the run-rate early, but it’s difficult when you get two fresh batters at the crease.”

 

Birmingham Phoenix captain Amy Jones said:  “We’re very happy. I can’t quite believe it. It feels like we’ve had four ‘must win’ games in a row. 

“It was so pleasing to win that one, which got a bit nervy at times. “Lauren came out and batted really well. When we saw the back of her, Laura Kimmince came out. There was no let up. But when she went, that was a big moment.

“It’s the best lead up to the finals we could have asked for. We’ve worked out what works for us. There’s been massive improvements from the first game to now.

“Eve was great and has been for us throughout. She hits the ball harder than most people I’ve played with her. She’s a great asset for us.”


The Hundred Men’s Competition

 

Northern Superchargers (Men) vs Birmingham Phoenix (Men), 31st Match

 

Northern Superchargers (Men) 143/8 (20 ov)

Birmingham Phoenix (Men) 147/2 (14.4 ov)

Result - Birmingham Phoenix (Men) won by 8 wickets

Birmingham Phoenix captain Liam Livingstone’s sensational all-round display, including a record-breaking unbeaten 92 off 40 balls, downed the Northern Superchargers and qualified his side for Saturday’s Lord’s final.  

England limited overs star Livingstone claimed three for 25 with his varied spin as the Superchargers lost eight wickets for 78 in the final 75 balls of their innings, setting only 144 on a good Emerald Headingley pitch.

He then came in with the chase at six for one and blasted six sixes in his first 14 balls on the way to a fifty off 20 balls - the fastest of the competition. He also equalled Jemimah Rodrigues for the highest individual score in either the men’s or women’s competitions.

The Phoenix, winners by eight wickets with 26 balls to spare, top the group stage with six wins and face either Southern Brave or Trent Rockets in the inaugural final.

Livingstone’s tally of 10 sixes was also the most by an individual batter in the Hundred.

The Superchargers’ 143 for eight was a curious innings.

After being inserted, they raced to 65 without loss in the 25-ball powerplay before subsiding. 

New Zealand quick Adam Milne struck twice late on, but it was really pace off which did the trick as Livingstone, two-wicket medium pacer Benny Howell and wicketless Imran Tahir were all miserly.

They shackled a Superchargers side playing only for pride.

Things had looked good for the hosts early on. 

Australian Chris Lynn viciously sliced a flat six over point off Milne, while Kohler-Cadmore hit three sixes and two fours in Pat Brown’s set of five between the 20th and 25th balls.

He reached 50 off 24 before falling run out off the last ball of the innings.

Livingstone sparked the Phoenix revival by getting Lynn for 34 and opposing skipper David Willey in a 10-ball set - 103 for two after 59. 

He later added the scalp of his Lancashire captain Dane Vilas.

Willey bowled Will Smeed for a duck four balls into the Phoenix chase.

But it mattered not as Livingstone once again lit up the ground on which he famously cleared the Emerald Stand whilst batting for England in a T20 international against Pakistan last month.

Typically leg-side dominant, Livingstone took full toll on seam and spin. 

By the time he reached his half-century, including seven sixes, Phoenix were 74 for one after 35.

And they weren’t about to repeat the earlier collapse of their opponents.

Livingstone shared a second-wicket partnership of 106 with New Zealand opener Finn Allen, whose 42 off 26 was dwarfed by his captain.

Northern Superchargers batter Tom Kohler-Cadmore said: “They bowled quite nicely in the back end of our innings.

“Learning from it, Livingstone just hit with the breeze all the time whereas we aimed a bit straight.

“Losing a couple of wickets, I felt I needed to try and take it a bit deeper. But I lost momentum.

“I felt that’s where we lost it. We lost a clump of wickets after 50 balls and couldn’t get to 160 plus.

“But the way Livingstone played was outstanding. No matter what we’d have scored, they’d have chased it down with him batting like that.”

 

Birmingham Phoenix captain Liam Livingstone said: “That was good fun. You play franchise cricket to get to finals. First job done. It’s all about enjoying Saturday now.

“Headingley has been a good ground for me. To be fair, it’s one of the best places to bat in the country. I’ve enjoyed batting here over the last couple of years.

“Our pace off bowlers have done a job all tournament. We’ve actually relied on them a bit more than we’d have liked. Imran (Tahir) and Benny (Howell) have been outstanding all tournament. Even though I took the wickets, I thought Imran was the one who dragged us back into the game.

“It’s always nice to get your skipper out (Dane Vilas). That will keep me going for the next year at Lancs!”

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