NOS vs MNR: The Northern Superchargers locked horns against the Manchester Originals in the 21st match of the Men’s Hundred Competition 2022. Headingley in Leeds hosted this contest where the Originals beat the Superchargers by 23 runs.
Northern Superchargers skipper Faf du Plessis won the toss and opted to bowl first. The Originals got off to a fantastic start, thanks to their openers in Philip Salt and skipper Laurie Evans. They put a 100-run stand between them and didn’t allow the Superchargers’ bowlers to settle in. The 102-run stand came to an end on the 42nd ball. Dwayne Bravo dismissed Evans on 45. Salt brought up his fifty but departed soon.
The solid opening stand laid a foundation for them to finish on a high. Contributions from Tristan Stubbs (46 off 23 balls) and Paul Walter (26 off 12 balls) helped them post a massive 208 on the board. The Superchargers picked up five wickets in total, with Bravo finishing with two scalps.
Chasing the highest ever total in Hundred was always going to a daunting task. The Superchargers lost their skipper early in the innings. Adam Lyth along with David Willey led the recovery work. Lyth fell four short of his half-century on the 41st ball to Walter. Harry Brook departed on a golden duck on the very next ball.
Adam Hose continued his rich form and scored an outstanding half-century. He tried hard and took his close to the total but they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Hose departed on 59 and David Wiese’s cameo of 25 off 13 balls wasn’t enough as they finished their innings on 185/7, losing the game by 23 runs. Walter starred with the ball, finishing with figures of 3/27. Joshua Little also chipped in with a couple of scalps.
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Northern Superchargers are knocked out of the Hundred 2022
Coming into this game, the Superchargers had won only two games out of five. They had to win their game against the Manchester Originals to keep their Eliminator hopes alive. The bowlers failed to step up and conceded too many runs as they failed to chase down the total and suffered a loss, meaning they were knocked out of the competition.
Manchester Originals lost their first three games but have turned the tables around. They have won three games on the trot now and are still in the race to qualify for the knockout stages of the Hundred 2022. They have two games remaining and will look to be at their best when they take the field.
Player of the Match – NOS vs MNR
Philip Salt was named the player of the match for his knock of 55 of 25 balls at the top of the order for the Originals.
Salt said, “We knew coming here was a good wicket. It was key to get a good start and Laurie played really well. It was just about how many balls you get on strike. Today was one of those days where we got the match ups in our favour.”
“Really important win. It was key to come here and balance it out after the last game. It is key to peak at the right time, and long may that continue”, he concluded.
Score Summary – NOS vs MNR:
Manchester Originals: 208/5 (100)
(Philip Salt 55, Tristan Stubbs 46, Dwayne Bravo 2/42)
Northern Superchargers: 185/7 (100)
(Adam Hose 59, Adam Lyth 46, Paul Walter 3/27)
Manchester Originals beat Northern Superchargers by 23 runs.
Manchester Originals: 208/5 (Phil Salt 55, Laurie Evans 45, Tristan Stubbs 46; Dwayne Bravo 2-42) beat Northern Superchargers 185/7 (Adam Lyth 46, Adam Hose 59; Joshua Little 2-21, Paul Walter 3-27) by 23 runs.