The Hundred: Jos Buttler and Andre Russell beat Manchester Originals to victory over Southern Brave | Cricket News


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Highlights from The Hundred match between Southern Braves and Manchester Originals

Highlights from The Hundred match between Southern Braves and Manchester Originals

Jos Buttler and Andre Russell were both on fire with the bat as the Manchester Originals set the Hundred’s third-highest tally so far in Thursday’s dominating win over the Southern Brave.

Buttler hit 68 of 42 balls to spark a huge inning for the Originals, including five sixes with fellow fly-half Phil Salt scoring 38 runs.

After Wayne Madsen made just nine runs, Russell then hit 11 bounds and a total of 64 runs on just 23 balls to set up a whopping 189 goal for the Brave.

In truth, they never seemed to match and were knocked out for 120 runs as Paul Walter took a hat-trick and Tristan Stubbs and Matt Parkinson took a pair apiece.

Brave have won just one win in their first five matches after a disappointing home loss all but ended their chances of defending their title.

Brave openers Quinton De Kock and James Vince shared a quick 36 from 17 balls, before Sean Abbott caught Vince with a superb one-handed return catch.

Sean Abbott produced and incredible catching and throwing to fire James Vince in stunning fashion in the Originals' game against the Braves

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Sean Abbott produced and incredible catching and throwing to fire James Vince in stunning fashion in the Originals’ game against the Braves

Sean Abbott produced and incredible catching and throwing to fire James Vince in stunning fashion in the Originals’ game against the Braves

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Marcus Stoinis didn’t last long in his last outing for the Braves, sweeping Tom Hartley straight.

Tristan Stubbs fired Alex Davies and claimed De Kock’s key wicket three balls later to effectively end the Brave’s chances.

Russell continued his stellar all-around performance by brushing off out-of-form Tim David and James Fuller gave Walter the first ball as the Brave fell well short, despite George Garton’s entertaining 25.

Matt Parkinson finished the game baffling Michael Hogan as the Braves were eliminated with 16 balls to spare.

The Originals, with just one win in their opening four matches, had started slow against the pace of Garton and Michael Hogan.

But the match came to life in Dan Moriarty’s opening set on his Brave debut. Phil Salt smashed the Surrey spinner for two fours, either side to provide a tough chance for Fuller.

Jos Buttler hit 68 carries on 42 balls

Jos Buttler hit 68 carries on 42 balls

Buttler was no slouch, audaciously picking up the 41-year-old Hogan for four as the visitors hit an impressive 46 without a wicket at the end of the 25-ball Powerplay.

Much like in the women’s game earlier, the spin proved harder to attack. Jake Lintott’s first set only lasted two and he pushed the dangerous Salt into a long pick with the first ball of his second spell.

Buttler quickly became the aggressor, hoisting Stoinis and Lintott for massive highs.

This year’s IPL leading scorer hit a half-century 32 ball shortly after Wayne Madsen was brilliantly taken out by Stoinis’ accurate shot.

Fellow countryman Russell soon joined in the carnage. The all-rounder put down Fuller for six in the middle of the wicket before he and Buttler traded the maximums for the ill-fated Garton in a barnyard partnership of 51 from 25 deliveries.

Manchester Originals captain Jos Buttler jokes his limp is just a sign of aging, while James Vince admitted the visitors were too good for Southern Brave.

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Manchester Originals captain Jos Buttler jokes his limp is just a sign of aging, while James Vince admitted the visitors were too good for Southern Brave.

Manchester Originals captain Jos Buttler jokes his limp is just a sign of aging, while James Vince admitted the visitors were too good for Southern Brave.

Hogan’s dismissal of Buttler did little to stem the rush of runs for a depleted Brave attack badly lacking the services of England stars Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills and Craig Overton.

Russell then kicked into high gear when the Originals erased the previous best team score in the Men’s Hundred at the Ageas Bowl, recording the fourth-highest men’s score of the entire competition.

Garton’s filing Russell summed up a tricky night on the pitch for the Braves before the West Indies star hit 24 in the final set to propel the Originals to a tally that still looked past the home side .

Hero of the match: Andre Russell (64 on 23 balls, including 5 sixes).

Manchester Originals' Andre Russell says he loves The Hundred format after enjoying bowling to score 64 from just 23 balls

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Manchester Originals’ Andre Russell says he loves The Hundred format after enjoying bowling to score 64 from just 23 balls

Manchester Originals’ Andre Russell says he loves The Hundred format after enjoying bowling to score 64 from just 23 balls

Russell said: “I felt confident with the bat, but the runs weren’t coming and I [kept] to believe. Today the coach said to me: ‘Today is your day’, and I said: ‘Well, let’s hope for the best’. And today [I] came out and I did what I did best. So happy to have another win, hopefully we can keep the momentum going from here.

“Actually, my strength was going up and I was hoping to face the spinners, but when I [saw] how big the ball was spinning, [how they were] get the ball away too – I said to the skipper: “Let’s go”. If we can have some limits [great]but my goal was actually to stay here until the end.

“How I was maxed out, you know, thinking about the last 20 and trying to capitalize on the seam ball game and, and we actually [got] well over par I was actually thinking 161-165 depending on how the wicket was playing but with the power and constantly hitting the boundaries we [got] at 180, which put a lot of pressure on them.”

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Phoenix vs Superchargers

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Phoenix vs Superchargers

August 19, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

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Friday’s matches in The Hundred come from Edgbaston as Birmingham Phoenix host the Northern Superchargers, with men’s and women’s matches available for free via live stream on skysports.com, the Sky Sports app and the Sky Sports YouTube channel Cricket.

The Phoenix Women are aiming for a third straight victory in the competition and start from 3:30 p.m. against the Superchargers, who have won one and lost one.

The hosts will also be the favorites in the men’s game, with a 3-1 record after their first four games where the Superchargers will be looking to rekindle their hopes after just one win in their first four games – this one kicks off at 7.30pm.

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