The Hundred: All-round Trent Rockets complete a crushing win over London Spirit to go to the top of the table
TRT vs LNS: Match 20 of the Hundred Men’s Competition 2022 saw the Trent Rockets take on the London Spirit at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. A solid performance saw the Rockets defeat Spirit comprehensively to register their fifth win of the competition.
London Spirit were asked to bat first by the Trent Rockets. They didn’t have the best of starts as they lost Adam Rossington early in the innings. Daniel Bell-Drummond along with Ben McDermott steadied the ship before the former departed on 24. McDermott looked good at the crease and he received support from his skipper Eoin Morgan.
Morgan departed on 27 on the 64th ball. It led to a collapse as the other batters failed to adapt to the conditions and contribute. McDermott tried hard and scored 30 but his departure meant that they were bundled out on 122. Rashid Khan finished with figures of 3/25 for the Rockets. Luke Wood, Sam Cook, and Samit Patel also picked up two wickets apiece as they didn’t allow the Spirit to play their full quota of 100 balls.
The Rockets got off to the worst possible start, losing Dawid Malan on the very first ball of the chase. In-form Alex Hales also departed on six on the 17th ball. Colin Munro and Tom Kohler-Cadmore joined hands and started the recovery work. They kept the scoreboard ticking and kept the required run rate under control.
Munro brought up his fifty in no time. Kohler-Cadmore fell on 41 but not before laying a solid foundation for his side to chase down the total. Munro remained unbeaten on 67 of just 37 balls to take his side across the line with 22 balls to spare. Daniel Lawrence, Chris Wood, and Nathan Ellis picked up a wicket each but they failed to defend the total as they lost the game by six wickets.
Trent Rockets jump to the top of the table of the Hundred 2022 with a comfortable win over London Spirit
Trent Rockets have now played six games in total and have won five of those. They are on a roll in this competition and are certainly a team to look forward to in this year’s competition. They are the current table-toppers and will look to retain the top spot when they take the field next time.
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London Spirit had a sensational start to the Hundred 2022. They won their first four games but failed to carry forward the winning momentum as they lost to the Rockets in their fifth game. They have eight points to their name and sit below the Rockets in the points table.
Player of the Match TRT vs LNS
Colin Munro was named the player of the match for his match-winning knock of 67* of just 37 balls. It comprised of 6 fours and four maximums.
Munro after receiving the award said- “It (pitch) was a little sticky, and I had a swing when the ball was in my slot. Great thing in our side that we don’t rely on just 2-3 players. Love batting here when I’m in the opposition as well, the crowd has been unbelievable.”
London Spirit: 122 (93)
(Ben McDermott 30, Eoin Morgan 27, Rashid Khan 3/25)
Trent Rockets: 127/4 (78)
(Colin Munro 67*, Tom Kohler-Cadmore 41, Chris Wood 1/19)
Trent Rockets beat London Spirit by 6 wickets.