Trent Rockets bowled out for 96
Well, that’s something. When you only have 100 balls in your innings, being bowled out is a colossal failure. That’s losing a wicket every nine balls for this mob. They lasted 91 deliveries. Samit Patel’s 20 was the top score. Southern Brave should walk this in.
Mills 3 for 8, Garton 3 for 18, Jordan 2 for 15, Overton 2 for 25.
WICKET! de Lange c de Kock b Mills 7, Rockets al out 96
Same ball, same shot, different bowler. Mills this time gets the nick.
Tymal Mills of Southern Brave is congratulated by James Vince after taking the final wicket of Marchant De Lange Photograph: Graham Hunt/ProSports/REX/Shutterstock
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Carter c de Kock b Jordan 0, Rockets 96-9
90 balls: Trent Rockets 96-9 ( de Lange 0) Baseball shot by de Lange as Jordan sits up a shorter ball. Six runs over midwicket. But every Southern Brave bowler has had reward after the odd moment of disappointment. Jordan ends his over with a ball back of a length outside off, taking the edge of Carter’s flail at the off side.
85 balls: Trent Rockets 88-8 (Carter 0, de Lange 0) Might struggle to crack a hundred now, the Rockets.
WICKET! Rashid Khan c David b Mills 2, Rockets 88-2
They keep coming. Rashid Khan has faced 9 balls for his 2 runs, nearly 10 per cent of the innings. Couldn’t get going today. Tries to go over cover, loops the top edge to backward point.
Ross Whiteley of Southern Brave catches Rashid Khan Photograph: Graham Hunt/ProSports/REX/Shutterstock
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80 balls: Trent Rockets 87-7 (Rashid Khan 2, Carter 0) Not much time left for the Rockets. Not many wickets left either.
WICKET! Moores c Overton b Jordan 19, Rockets 87-7
That’s a blow for the Rockets. Moores is the only one who has hit anything cleanly tonight. He gets another good piece of a ball, over long on, but it just drops short. Overton can go back, catch it before stepping over the rope, throw it up and step back inside the field of play for the secondary catch. Third umpire takes a look, but it’s out.
Craig Overton of Southern Brave Men takes a catch to dismiss Tom Moores Photograph: Gareth Copley – ECB/ECB/Getty Images
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75 balls: Trent Rockets 83-6 (Moores 18, Rashid Khan 0) Lintott is having a fun day. Finishes off his bowling to Rashid Khan, who can’t do anything with a succession of googlies.
WICKET! Patel c Lintott b Overton 20, Rockets 82-6
70 balls: Trent Rockets 82-6 (Moores 17) Back to back sixes for Moores! Gets a halfway short ball from Overton and smites the pull shot, a real crisp crack of the bat to send it well into the crowd over backward square. But the end of the over falls Overton’s way. Samit Patel hits a drive very sweetly at extra cover, but Lintott at mid off dives across and takes it!
Craig Overton of Southern Brave celebrates taking the wicket of Samit Patel Photograph: Graham Hunt/ProSports/REX/Shutterstock
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65 balls: Trent Rockets 73-5 (Patel 20, Moores 8) Enough messing about, says Tom Moores! Four balls from Lintott have gone by without event, but the fifth one sees the left-handed Moores advance and drive way over long off for six.
60 balls: Trent Rockets 64-5 (Patel 18, Moores 1) Tymal Mills, left-arm fast when he wants to be, has 1 for 7 from 10 balls.
WICKET! Gregory c Stirling b Mills 11, Rockets 62-5
The pressure to hit out was there. Gregory tries to smoke through the covers. Hits it well but flat, and Stirling is in the way. A good catch diving forward for the Irishman.
Tymal Mills of Southern Brave celebrates taking the wicket of Lewis Gregory Photograph: Graham Hunt/ProSports/REX/Shutterstock
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55 balls: Trent Rockets 60-4 (Patel 17, Gregory 9) George Garton back to finish his day’s bowling, and it’ll be 3 for 18 from his 20 balls. Three singles from his final five.
50 balls: Trent Rockets 57-4 (Patel 15, Gregory 8) Lintott bowls ten balls straight through. Errs down the leg side and Gregory gets a tiny nick, very fine for four. The bowler comes back well with three dots, Gregory unable to find any pace or timing to force the ball away.
45 balls: Trent Rockets 52-4 (Patel 14, Gregory 4) George Lintott, with this strange gangly approach that he has to launch his left-arm wrist spin. Tightens up Samit Patel with his first four balls, over the wicket. But Samit finds his groove after that. Backs away, cut shot for four. Smacks across the line but well saved at midwicket, stops a boundary. Then slog-sweeps the fifth ball for six over square.
40 balls: Trent Rockets 42-4 (Patel 4, Gregory 4) Chris Jordan now. The batting pair working the field, but only finding singles. It’s a quite game just at the moment.
The suspense: Fans react in the crowd Photograph: Nathan Stirk – ECB/ECB/Getty Images
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35 balls: Trent Rockets 39-4 (Patel 2, Gregory 3) Singles only from Tymal Mills, his first bowl of the day. Patel and Gregory need to rebuild.
30 balls: Trent Rockets 36-4 (Patel 1, Gregory 1) Overton helps the batting side by slinging down a bouncer that eludes his keeper and goes for four byes. Not wides.
WICKET! Short c Mills b Garton 6, Rockets 31-4
25 balls: Trent Rockets 31-4 (Patel 1) Samit Patel to the middle early, three wickets in the Powerplay. Make that four! Short hits a full toss for four down the ground, but he tries to hit the last ball of the Powerplay over midwicket, just chipping really, and gets a leading edge that loops up to the field. The left-armer has three.
George Garton celebrates after dismissing Rockets batter D’Arcy Short Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images
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WICKET! Mullaney b Overton 5, Rockets 24-3
20 balls: Trent Rockets 24-3 (Short 1) Overton and Garton swapping places again. And again Overton strikes with the fifth ball of his set. Gets glanced for four before that, but follows up with a perfect Test match delivery. Outside off stump, decking back in off the seam. Mullaney tries a big drive over mid on and misses completely. Loses off stump.
Craig Overton of Southern Brave celebrates taking the wicket of Steven Mullaney Photograph: Graham Hunt/ProSports/REX/Shutterstock
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WICKET! Hales c de Kock b Garton 3, Rockets 18-2
15 balls: Trent Rockets 18-2 (Short 0) Another left-hander replaces Malan, the Australian D’Arcy Short. Smacked on the thigh pad by Garton for a leg bye first ball. Hales backs away to hack a cut shot and dropped at point. Tough chance, fast and very low to the ground, and Tim David doesn’t grasp it. But Garton gets him the next ball. Extra bounce again, Hales trying to force square, and another nick through.
Brave bowler George Garton celebrates after dismissing Rockets batter Alex Hales Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images
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WICKET! Malan c de Kock b Garton 14, Rockets 15-1
Good ball from Garton. Hard into the pitch, some extra bounce. A tight line just outside off. Malan is trying to run it away for a single, maybe fine for a boundary, but the bounce does him. A nick through to the keeper.
George Garton of Southern Brave celebrates taking the wicket of Dawid Malan of Trent Rockets Photograph: Graham Hunt/ProSports/REX/Shutterstock
George Garton of Southern Brave celebrates Photograph: Graham Hunt/ProSports/REX/Shutterstock
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10 balls: Trent Rockets 15-0 (Malan 14, Hales 1) Craig Overton bowling the second set of five, and Malan threads him beautifully through the covers for four. Along the ground. Perfect. Then steps across and clunks a boundary through midwicket. Overton hits the yorker and keeps Malan to a single, which brings Hales onto strike, but he can’t score.
5 balls: Trent Rockets 6-0 (Malan 5, Hales 1) Dawid Malan opening up today, and gets a leg glance away from George Garton’s fifth ball for four.
Lewis Gregory *
Tom Moores +
Marchant de Lange
Quinton de Kock +
James Vince *
Southern Brave win the toss and choose to bowl
Easier to chase in the Hundred, that’s the theory.
The Oval Invincibles are into the final at Lord’s
That will come tomorrow, after playing at their home ground at The Oval today. Quite a remarkable performance, but you’d expect that with the experience they have in the side. They will take on Southern Brave tomorrow.
Marizanne Kapp, top scored across both sides for 37 with the bat, then took 3 for 21 with the ball. Tash Farrant 4 for 10! They’ve made it work.
The Hundred men’s Eliminator will be up next. Stay with us.
Oval Invincibles win by 20 runs
What a turnaround. Birmingham looked like they were cruising with Amy Jones at the tiller, but she fell and the rest of the side fell away. Not enough runs to begin with, but the Oval side defended with ferocity.
The Oval Invincibles Women celebrate following the Eliminator match of The Hundred between Oval Invincibles Women and Birmingham Phoenix Women Photograph: Gareth Copley – ECB/ECB/Getty Images
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WICKET! Gordon c Kapp b Farrant 5, Phoenix all out 94
Another for Farrant! Two in two. A powerful cut shot, but Kapp at backward point snares it with both hands!
WICKET! Arlott c Ismail b Farrant 2, Phoenix 94-9
Another one down! Arlott aims big down the ground, as she must. But can’t get enough of it. Farrant goes top of the wicket-taking table in The Hundred as Ismail takes the catch for her at long on.
Shabnim Ismail of Oval Invincibles Women takes a catch to dismiss Emily Arlott Photograph: Gareth Copley – ECB/ECB/Getty Images
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90 balls: Phoenix 92-8 (Arlott 2, Gordon 4) Capsey continues, bowling a full ten balls. Only ones and a two coming. Birmingham need 23 from 10.
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WICKET! Elwiss c & b Capsey 2, Phoenix 87-8
85 balls: Phoenix 87-8 (Arlott 1) Elwiss drives a single, but Birmingham need more than that. Capsey gets through two dots before bowling a full toss, but again Arlott only gets one, out to deep midwicket. Final ball, looped up, dug out back to the bowler.
Alice Capsey of Oval Invincibles Women takes a catch to dismiss Georgia Elwiss Photograph: Gareth Copley – ECB/ECB/Getty Images
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80 balls: Phoenix 85-7 (Elwiss 1, Arlott 0) Farrant with one run and a wicket from her five balls, a decisive intervention. Birmingham need 30 from 20 now, a tough ask with three wickets in hand.
WICKET! Davies c Bryce b Farrant 12, Phoenix 85-7
The wickets keep coming! Davies feels she has to be the one to go large, and aims a big shot over the leg side. Only gets enough on it for a high edge that goes behind the left-hander towards short fine leg. The keeper gets across to take it safely.
Oval Invincibles’ Sarah Bryce (centre) celebrates the wicket of Birmingham Phoenix’s Gwenan Davies Photograph: Steven Paston/PA
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WICKET! Wong b Ismail 1, Phoenix 84-6
75 balls: Phoenix 84-6 (Davies 12) Shabnim Ismail is back. Got the toolkit out and turning the screws. Davies takes three balls to get off strike. Wong steps across and can’t get the fourth ball away. Steps across again… and loses leg stump.
Isabelle Wong of Birmingham Phoenix is bowled by Shabnim Ismail Photograph: Tom Jenkins/The Guardian
Isabelle Wong of Birmingham Phoenix is bowled by Shabnim Ismail Photograph: Tom Jenkins/The Guardian
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70 balls: Phoenix 83-5 (Davies 11, Wong 1) DVN influencing the game once again. The target is 32 from 30.
WICKET! Kelly c & b van Niekerk 4, Phoenix 81-5
Risk, reward. DVN decides to bowl ten in a row. Gets swept hard for four from the sixth ball, but the eighth is driven hard back past her… but not past her. Caught tumbling across to her right.
Dane Van Niekerk of Oval Invincibles celebrates taking the wicket of Marie Kelly of Birmingham Phoenix Photograph: Graham Hunt/ProSports/REX/Shutterstock
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65 balls: Phoenix 76-4 (Davies 5, Kelly 4) Dane van Niekerk’s set of five gets through with three singles. Brum need 39 from 35.
60 balls: Phoenix 73-4 (Davies 4, Kelly 2) Capsey with the ball, keeps all as quiet as Christmas Eve… until the last ball of the five, as Davies goes back and pulls into the gap between long on and midwicket. Hits it to perfection. Four.
55 balls: Phoenix 67-4 (Davies 0, Kelly 1) Time for a rebuild. Not much time in this game, but they’ve got a little bit of it on their side.
WICKET! Jones c van Niekerk b Farrant 35, Phoenix 66-4
Two in two balls! Farrant takes the catch, then the wicket. Full and wide, Jones drives but lofts it, and Dane VN at cover takes the catch. How quickly this game turns.
Oval Invincibles’ Marizanne Kapp celebrates the wicket of Birmingham Phoenix’s Eve Jones Photograph: Steven Paston/PA
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WICKET! Burns c Farrant b Kapp 23, Phoenix 66-3
50 balls: Phoenix 66-3 (A Jones 35) Runs keep coming for Ye Olde Phoenix. Kapp on the pads to Amy Jones, clipped for four. Then beats cover with a drive, though the sweeper keeps it to one. No need for risky running at this stage. Birmingham ahead of the game. But not when the last ball comes: Burns drives out the yorker over mid off, gets a good piece, but a brilliant diving catch by Tarrant. Running back, full dive, one hand out, snares it as the ball nearly clears her! Inspirational.
Tash Farrant of Oval Invincibles celebrates catching Erin Burns of Birmingham Phoenix Photograph: Graham Hunt/ProSports/REX/Shutterstock
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45 balls: Phoenix 58-2 (A Jones 29, Burns 22) Erin Burns is so clever with the sweeps. Pulls out the reverse sweep against van Niekerk and nails it to the fence.
40 balls: Phoenix 50-2 (A Jones 27, Burns 16) Ismail comes back to stem the runs, and does, to a point. A couple of wides, but not much from the bat.
35 balls: Phoenix 46-2 (A Jones 25, Burns 16) Alice Capsey, one of the sensations of this tournament, bowls. Sizzles one past the edge of Burns, but it beats the keeper too for three byes. Jones backs away to carve four through cover. Burns lofts a single. Runs coming quickly.
30 balls: Phoenix 37-2 (A Jones 20, Burns 15) Burns follows up, stepping away to leg, and smashing straight over mid off! Four! Dane van Niekerk goes even slower through the air to hold up Burns. Singles follow.
25 balls: Phoenix 30-2 (A Jones 19, Burns 9) Shabnim Ismail with the ball. Jones reads her like the Good News Bible. Steps across the stumps to lap-sweep for four through fine leg. Then rocks back to pull one run to mid on.
20 balls: Phoenix 25-2 (A Jones 14, Burns 9) Tash Farrant with the ball. Plenty of wickets in this comp so far. Nearly talks Burns into a run out, coming half way down the track after advancing and getting an inside edge into pad. A single, a leg bye, then Burns edges four through deep third. Farrant throws her head back.
15 balls: Phoenix 18-2 (A Jones 14, Burns 4) Erin Burns walks out, pulls four first ball through backward square. This is the partnership for Birmingham. Need these two classy operators to knock off a good chunk of the chase.
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WICKET! Evelyn Jones c Bryce b Kapp 0, Phoenix 14-2
Evelyn Jones finally gets to face a ball. Kapp bowls wide across the left-hander, big drive, edge into the keeper’s gloves. It’s a rough game sometimes.
Marizanne Kapp of Oval Invincibles celebrates taking the wicket of Evelyn Jones Photograph: Graham Hunt/ProSports/REX/Shutterstock
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10 balls: Phoenix 9-1 (E Jones 0, A Jones 9) Shabnim Ismail makes up the double South African opening partnership with the ball. Amy Jones uses her extra pace to pull four over midwicket. Then slashes through backward point, should be four but brilliantly saved on the rope.
5 balls: Phoenix 4-1 (E Jones 0, A Jones 4) Amy Jones comes out, smacks a boundary through cover point. The Double Jones Show starts now.
WICKET! Mack c Bryce b Kapp 0, Phoenix 0-1
The South African star strikes early! Mack advances a couple of times, beaten outside off stump. Third ball, gets a nick to the keeper. The Oval team are away.
Marizanne Kapp of Oval Invincibles celebrates taking the wicket of Katie Mack Photograph: Graham Hunt/ProSports/REX/Shutterstock
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Birmingham Phoenix need 115 to win
Under par by the South London team, but the late flurry has given them something to bowl at.
Team talk: Marizanne Kapp of Oval Invincibles Women interacts with their team mates Photograph: Nathan Stirk – ECB/ECB/Getty Images
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100 balls: Invincibles 114-7 (Gibbs 12, Bryce 0) Grace Gibbs finishes things off alright: sweeps four to fine leg off the top edge, glances two more very fun, then chips two over mid off. That’s the innings.
WICKET! Gardner run out 2, Invincibles 105-7
Another one goes. Gardner hits out to deep midwicket, thinks of the second, gets sent back, trips and stumbles, and is way short of her ground at the non-striker’s end.
Georgia Elwiss of Birmingham Phoenix breaks the stumps to run out Joanne Gardner Photograph: Graham Hunt/ProSports/REX/Shutterstock
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