Match Details

OI vs SB 26th Match, The Hundred 2023

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Oval Invincibles won by 8 runs ๐Ÿ†
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18th Five:
= 2
19th Five:
= 10
20th Five:
= 24

Player of the Match

Tom Curran
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Tom Curran Jersy
1 (1)44 (18)0 1 0 5 100.00 244.44
P'ship : 36(12)
Last Wkt :   George Garton 0(3)
BowlerT Curran
3-4320b 10.75
SBSB - 2nd Innings
25 Balls3631
50 Balls6260
75 Balls8980
OIOI - 1st Innings
25 Balls3938
50 Balls7362
75 Balls9989
100 Balls120139


Inn 1
Inn 2
So, that's it from this game. We will be back with more cricketing actions from around the globe in our network tomorrow across formats. For now, this is Ayan Chatterjee signing off on behalf of my co-commentator Akshay Bhide alongside scorer/analyst Zeeshan Naiyer. Stay safe, happy, and cool. Goodnight and CHEERS!  
Tom Curran (Hero of the Match): "Itโ€™s a big win. That means we are straight into the finals. Just stay still and swing hard. When it comes off, itโ€™s a very valuable innings. To be honest, we bowled really well because the wicket got better for batting. Our spinners bowled well and Sam also did well. To come out and qualify is a great feeling. Hopefully, we can push for one final time."
Hero of the Match: Tom Curran
1:12 AM IST, 8:42 PM Local Time: Some lusty blows from Tim David reduced the margin, but it is Oval Invincibles who held their nerves and win this game by 8 runs. As a result, they make it to the knockout stages of the competition. Brave has to do it all over again in their last game.  

Chasing a target of 140 on a slow surface, Southern Brave never really got going as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Devon Conway fell for 16 while Finn Allen scored 32 off 28 balls taking his time. James Vince the skipper struggled for his 11 off 16 balls. The rest of the batting fell away. Tim David stood up towards the end and scored 44 off 18 balls to reduce the margin. He remained unbeaten till the end. Chris Jordan showed intent and scored 15 off 10 balls but it was a bridge too far as they ended with 131/7 in 100 balls with just one extra given by the fielding side. 

All the Oval Invincibles bowlers bowled well and did the job in defending this score. Tom Curran was terrific till that final over he bowled to Tim David and went for runs. He picked up 3 wickets for 43 runs in 20 balls. Adam Zampa was miserly as ever and picked up a couple of wickets for 22 runs in 20 balls. Sam Curran was terrific and gave away just 18 runs in 20 balls and picked up a wicket. Will Jacks picked up a wicket in his only set he bowled and gave away 5 runs. All in all, a good performance from Oval to win this game. 

Earlier in the game, Oval Invincibles won the toss and elected to bat first. They got off to a decent start before losing their way a bit. Jason Roy scored 28 off 20 balls while Will Jacks scored 13 off 9 balls. Muyeye scored 11 off 12 balls. Heinrich Klaasen scored a quickfire 18 off 11 balls. But it was Tom Curran who stood tall with the bat and rescued Oval with his unbeaten 43* off 28 balls. His innings helped Oval recover from a precarious position to get to 139/7 in 100 balls. 12 extras also given by the fielding side. 

Chris Jordan was the pick of the bowlers for Southern Brave finishing with figures of 3/20 in 20 balls. A wicket apiece for Craig Overton, Rehan Ahmed, and Tymal Mills. Rehan gave away only 14 runs in his 20 balls and was miserly as ever. But it was Oval who came out on top in the end. 

So, Oval Invincibles win this game by 8 runs. Stick around to hear from the Hero of the Match.   
20th Five
Southern Brave
Tim David
Rehan Ahmed
Tom Curran
3-43(20 b)
100b T Curran to T David
6 Last ball and it again disappears over the ropes. Curran bowls it full and right in the slot on the pads, David with his strong bottom hand whips it into the leg side. He gets the elevation and the distance as it clears leaping Sowter at deep mid wicket. It won't be enough as Brave fall short by eight runs. With this, the Oval Invincibles qualify for the knockout stages of the Men's Hundred 2023.
99b T Curran to T David
6 Another six. Curran bowls a back of the hand slower delivery on the shorter side, David picks it up early as he sits deep in his crease and pummels the pull over the mid wicket fence for the third maximum of the set.
98b T Curran to T David
6 SIXXX!!! Too little too late for the home side. Curran bowls it right in the slot on the stumps, David takes his front leg out of the way and hoicks it over the fence in the leg side for a biggie.
97b T Curran to T David
0 Curran nails the yorker this time as David only manages to hit it along the ground to long on for a run.
96b T Curran to T David
6 SIXXXX!!!! Curran attempts a yorker but ends up bowling a low full toss, David gets low and smacks it straight over leaping Jacks at long on for a maximum. Just manages to clear the fielder in the deep.
33 needed off 5 balls. This game is over unless there is a wide or no ball. 
19th Five
Southern Brave
Tim David
Rehan Ahmed
Sam Curran
1-18(20 b)
95b S Curran to T David
2 A low full toss this time and David swings it wide of long on. Jacks runs to his right and puts in a slide to stop it from reaching the fence. The batters complete two runs.
94b S Curran to T David
0 A perfect yorker on the stumps and David swings hard at it but only manages to get an inside edge to short fine leg. Another dot ball.
93b S Curran to T David
0 Curran nails the yorker on the pads and David looks to dig it out but fails to get any bat to it and wears it on the back leg. A loud appeal for lbw but turned down by the umpire. Billings decides to send it upstairs.
92b S Curran to T David
2 Curran bowls it full this time on the stumps and David drives it straight down the ground for a couple of runs.
The 100 comes up for Southern Brave in 91 balls.