In Match 21 of the Hundred Men’s 2022 competition, the Manchester Originals defeated the Northern Superchargers after a thrilling game in which 24 sixes were thrown. With the victory, Manchester Originals have moved up to position three in the standings with three victories in as many games, while Superchargers are now in position six with two victories in as many games.
Earlier in the match, the Northern Superchargers chose to bowl first after winning the toss, and the Manchester Originals’ openers Phil Salt and Laurie Evans got off to a fast start. The pair quickly put up a 100-run partnership for the first wicket, laying the groundwork for a fantastic total to be established. Evans let loose with a 19-ball 45 while Salt racked up a 25-ball 55 with five sixes and three fours. After the 100-run threshold, the partnership died, and Tristan Stubbs continued the momentum into the innings. While Andre Russell could only manage a run per ball average of 17 during his innings, the South African scored a 23-ball 46 that included five sixes. The Manchester Originals reached a sizable total of 208 for 5 in their innings thanks to Paul Walter’s last flourish of two sixes and two fours in his 12-ball 26. While all other bowlers were destroyed, Dwayne Bravo was the standout performer, bowling for 42 and managing two dismissals throughout his spell.
As a response, the Northern Superchargers lost their captain Faf du Plessis early on for six, and Adam Lyth immediately began bowling. The Superchargers got off to the right start because of Lyth’s 24-ball 46. To threaten the total, they needed comparable performances lower in the ranking. Adam Hose had to come up with special innings because Willey and Harry Brook were unable to cause much harm. With a stunning collaboration, Hose and David Wiese kept their side in the hunt for some time. To take them home, though, would be too challenging given the equation. With a 27-ball 59 that contained three sixes and six fours, Hose gave the opposition a real scare in the final over, while Wiese chipped in with a useful 25-run knock. Joshua Little took two wickets in his pocket while Walter picked up three during his economical session, but the Northern Superchargers still fell short by 23 runs.