Wed. Feb 28th, 2024

Birmingham Phoenix ended their males’s Hundred marketing campaign with a 77-run win over London Spirit at Edgbaston.

Phoenix finally delivered the collective batting energy show which has eluded them till the ultimate recreation, piling up 185 for 5, led by 52 from Jamie Smith and Ben Duckett’s 47.

Spirit had been then sentenced to their fifth defeat of a disappointing marketing campaign by a sensational opening burst from Adam Milne.

The Black Caps paceman took three for 2 together with his first 9 balls on his strategy to figures of 4 for 20 and Tanveer Sangha added three for 15 as Spirit folded for 108 all out in 89 balls.

Phoenix’s victory prevented them ending up with the wood spoon which now rests with Northern Superchargers.

Rating abstract

Birmingham Phoenix – 185-5 from 100 balls: Jamie Smith (52 off 41 balls), Ben Duckett (47 off 33 balls); Tim Southee (3-23)

London Spirit – 108 all out from 89 balls: Daryl Mitchell (57 off 36 balls); Adam Milne (4-20), Tanveer Sangha (3-15)

The Hundred – knockout stage fixtures

Girls’s Eliminator – Northern Superchargers vs Welsh Hearth (Saturday, 2.30pm)
Males’s Eliminator – Manchester Originals vs Southern Courageous (Saturday, 6pm)
Girls’s Remaining – Southern Courageous vs TBC (Sunday, 2.15pm)
Males’s Remaining – Oval Invincibles vs TBC (Sunday, 6pm)

After selecting to discipline, Spirit took a wicket first ball when Will Smeed chopped Tim Southee to quick third man, however their subsequent successes had been lengthy coming. Smith and Duckett added 94 in 54 balls after which Duckett and Moeen Ali crashed 51 in 21.

Smith timed the ball superbly in a 30-ball half-century whereas Moeen smote 4 sixes in a violent cameo earlier than sending up a skier off the regular Southee. Moeen departed with simply 88 runs in six innings on this yr’s Hundred behind him.

4 balls later, Duckett top-edged a easy catch to wicketkeeper Matthew Wade however much less pleasing for Southee, who ended with three for 23, was the sight of Benny Howell planting him miles over mid-wicket. Howell’s 10-ball 23 rounded off Phoenix’s greatest batting show of the match.

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Moeen Ali hit a six on to the commentary sales space, with the ball ending up in Kevin Pietersen’s arms!

Milne then delivered a superb opening burst wherein he eliminated Zak Crawley, performed on, Michael Pepper, caught behind, and Wade, bowled by a magnificence. 9 balls into their reply, Spirit had been damaged.

Milne added a fourth sufferer when Dan Lawrence chipped to mid on. Daniel Bell-Drummond (23) made it into double figures, the one top-five batter to take action, however then charged and missed at Tanveer.

Daryl Mitchell averted complete embarrassment for his aspect with a beefy 57 however the truth that 9 Spirit batters scored 22 between them mentioned all the things about their efficiency.

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