David Malan scored 88 as Trent Rockets beat Northern Supercharge by seven wickets; Watch Birmingham Phoenix vs Southern Brave live on Sky starting Wednesday at 6pm
Last Updated: 09/08/22 at 10:00 PM
David Malan had a stormy night with the bat as Trent Rockets beat Northern Superchargers at The Hundred
Early success with the ball brought David Malan’s unbeaten 88 before the match, as Trent Rockets continued their winning start in the men’s Hundred at the expense of Northern Superchargers at Headingley.
Northern Superchargers: 152-8 in 100 balls – Wiese (50 off 27 balls), Van de Merwe (30 off 24); Bravo (1-28 runs in 20 balls)
Trent Rockets: 155-3 in 94 balls – Malan (88 off 49 balls), Hales (43 off 27 balls); Sams (3-31 off 20 balls)
England fringe pacer Luke Wood and fellow seamer Luke Fletcher hit twice each as the Superchargers, invited to bat, slipped to 68 for six after 53 balls, before David Wiese scored 50 off 27. ensured respect at 152 for eight wickets.
But, at a notoriously fast-scoring venue, it was never enough – and the Rockets won by seven wickets with six balls to spare.
Malan, chasing the target at home, scored 86 runs with opening partner Alex Hales (43). Malan hit three leg-side sixes in 49 balls.
Namibian all-rounder Wiese along with Roelof van der Merwe (30) scored five maximums, most of them underground, in an entertaining defense. The seventh wicket pair added 83 runs in 44.
It came after the home top-order came to a halt against some precise and aggressive back-of-a-length bowling from Fletcher and left-arm duo Wood and Australian overseas Daniel Sams.
Sams achieved the Rockets’ figures by taking three wickets for 31 runs in 20 balls.
Rockets saw Luke Wood’s first ball of the day caught by Superchargers’ Adam Leith
Adam Leith struck the first ball of the fixture – a pull over Wood – for short fine leg before captain Faf du Plessis overtook Sams and left the Superchargers 14 for two after eight balls.
Michael Pepper, Dwayne Bravo, John Simpson and Adam Hose all fell after starting.
The latter was stumped by Tom Koehler-Cadmore with Samit Patel’s left-arm spin, a particularly tight call that caused third umpire Steve O’Shaughnessy to jokingly say, ‘Oh my giddy aunty, that doesn’t help me much. does’. Different replay angle.
Wiese went lbw on a no ball off Fletcher for 20, and was then caught on a free hit, which allowed him to promote to the Superchargers.
Northern Superchargers batsman David Wiese smashes 50 with consecutive sixes against Trent Rockets
They were missing Harry Brooke due to England Lions duty and injured David Willey, meaning that Leith and Adil Rashid were the only two Yorkshire players in their line-up. The Rockets included three, Malan and favorite son Joe Root at Kohler-Cadmore.
A 13,836 crowd enjoyed the spectacular Headingley sunshine. He saw Malan strong on either side of the wicket, dropped early in the chase to nine by Hose over cover of the vise.
It was the kind of opportunity that needed to be taken.
Hales dropped Wiese for six and finished the second set of five for no loss on 19. Already, it was looking a rough road for the Superchargers.
Hales and Malan both smashed sixes over midwicket and into the Western Terrace, taking the Rockets to 58 after 23.
When Hales and Koehler-Cadmore – both Rashid and Ben Raine – were dismissed in the space of 10 balls, the score was 93 for two after 62.
However, Malan completed his fifty in 36 balls and ensured that there was no surprise U-turn in the proceedings with his highest score in 11 hundred innings.
What will happen next?
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