BPH beat LNS, The Hundred: Moeen Ali, Benjamin guide Birmingham Phoenix to 3 wkts victory- A brilliant batting display from skipper Moeen Ali coupled with Chris Benjamin’s resilience has helped Birmingham Phoenix defeat London Spirits by 3 wickets. Mohammad Amir and Blake Cullen took a couple of wickets each but couldn’t prevent the run-chase.
“I wanted to take the team over the line. Very excited when I got the call-up last week, it was incredible to get an opportunity and then to get a chance and take the team over the line was incredible. I just wanted to play myself in and then take on the bowler. ‘Keep dreaming, keep working hard’, is my message to the youngsters,” Chris Benjamin said post-match.
Earlier, a sensational batting display from Zak Crawley has guided London Spirit to 144/6 in their allotted 20 overs. For Birmingham Phoenix, Adam Milne, Tom Helm, and Benny Howell took a couple of wickets each.
BPH beat LNS, The Hundred: Birmingham Phoenix won by 3 wkts
148/7 (19.2 ov)
|Finn Allen||b Mohammad Amir||11||8||2||0||137.50|
|Miles Hammond||c JP Inglis b CP Wood||5||5||1||0||100.00|
|Liam Livingstone||c CP Wood b Blake Cullen||19||15||1||1||126.67|
|Moeen Ali (C)||c RS Bopara b RE van der Merwe||40||30||3||1||133.33|
|Daniel Bell-Drummond||c RE van der Merwe b Mohammad Nabi||11||11||0||0||100.00|
|Chris Benjamin||Not out||24||15||1||2||160.00|
|Benny Howell||c RS Bopara b Blake Cullen||17||9||0||2||188.89|
|Chris Cooke (WK)||c RS Bopara b Mohammad Amir||5||5||1||0||100.00|
|Adam Milne||Not out||4||1||1||0||400.00|
|Extra||12 (b 0, w 7, nb 2, lb 3)|
|Yet To Bat||Imran Tahir, TG Helm|
|Roelof van der Merwe||2.3||0||25||1||10.00|
Birmingham Phoenix (Playing XI): Finn Allen, Miles Hammond, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali(c), Daniel Bell-Drummond, Chris Benjamin, Chris Cooke(w), Benny Howell, Adam Milne, Tom Helm, Imran Tahir
London Spirit (Playing XI): Zak Crawley, Josh Inglis(w), Daniel Lawrence, Eoin Morgan(c), Joe Denly, Ravi Bopara, Mohammad Nabi, Roelof van der Merwe, Blake Cullen, Chris Wood, Mohammad Amir
|Zak Crawley||c Chris Benjamin b TG Helm||64||40||6||3||160.00|
|Josh Inglis (WK)||c MM Ali b AF Milne||10||8||2||0||125.00|
|Dan Lawrence||c Benny Howell b TG Helm||6||5||0||1||120.00|
|Eoin Morgan (C)||c FH Allen b Benny Howell||13||13||1||0||100.00|
|Joe Denly||c MM Ali b Benny Howell||25||14||1||2||178.57|
|Ravi Bopara||c & b AF Milne||17||16||2||0||106.25|
|Mohammad Nabi||Not out||6||4||1||0||150.00|
|Roelof van der Merwe||Not out||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Extra||3 (b 1, w 0, nb 2, lb 0)|
|Yet To Bat||Mohammad Amir, CP Wood, Blake Cullen|
The opening fixture between Oval Invincibles and Manchester Originals flagged off the men’s 100-ball tournament yesterday, a day after the women’s tournament kicked off. It was a balanced game as no one really knows how to approach this new format and more things are likely to unravel as the tournament will proceed.
Back to the game, Birmingham Phoenix has Liam Livingstone, Chris Woakes, and Moeen Ali in their ranks who were in excellent form in the recently concluded ENG vs PAK Series and will be responsible for producing match-winning performances for their side. London Spirits, on the opposite, have quality all-rounders such as Mohammad Nabi and Ravi Bopara, and Mohammad Amir and Mark Wood as their frontline pacers. The batting heavily relies on skipper Eoin Morgan, Joe Denly, and D Lawrence.
Moreover, it will be interesting to watch who makes a winning start to the campaign. Will it be Moeen Ali’s side or Eoin Morgan-led side? The match will start at 11:00 PM IST and will live stream on the FanCode app for Indian audiences.
BPH vs LNS Match Details:
Birmingham Phoenix vs London Spirit, 2nd Match
The Hundred Men’s Competition, 2021
Date – 23 July 2021
Time: 11:00 PM IST
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
For live scores, ball by ball commentary, and full scorecard, click here
BPH vs LNS Team News and Probable Playing 11
BPH Team News
- Moeen Ali will lead the side
- Chris Cooke will keep the wicket
BPH Playing 11
Liam Livingstone, Adam Milne, Finn Allen, Moeen Ali (c), Chris Cooke (wk), Benny Howell, Tom Abell, Chris Woakes, Tom Helm, Imran Tahir, Dillon Pennington
LNS Team News
- Eoin Morgan will lead the side
- Josh Inglis will keep the wicket
Joe Denly, Josh Inglis (wk), Zak Crawley, Daniel Lawrence, Eoin Morgan (c), Mohammad Nabi, Ravi Bopara, Mark Wood, Roelof van der Merwe, Mohammad Amir, Mason Crane
BPH vs LNS Dream11 Prediction/Fantasy Team
WICKET-KEEPERS: J Inglis
BATSMEN: J Denly, F Allen, D Lawrence
ALL-ROUNDERS: M Nabi, M Ali, L Livingstone
BOWLERS: M Amir, I Tahir, C Woakes, M Wood
Captain choices: L Livingstone, M Ali, C Woakes
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BPH vs LNS live streaming: How to watch BPH vs LNS live scores?
The match will not be shown on TV for the cricket audience in India. Fans can catch the BPH vs LNS LIVE Streaming on the FanCode app. For BPH vs LNS live scores, ball by ball commentary, and full scorecard, click here.
The Hundred, BPH vs LNS Squads
Birmingham Phoenix Squad:
Finn Allen, Adam Milne, Imran Tahir, Adam Hose, Patrick Brown, Dillon Pennington, Will Smeed, Tom Helm, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Miles Hammond, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Dominic Sibley, Tom Abell, Chris Woakes, Chris Cooke, Benny Howell
London Spirit Squad:
Eoin Morgan, Ravi Bopara, Mohammad Nabi, Daniel Lawrence, Luis Reece, Mark Wood, Mohammad Amir, Josh Inglis, Zak Crawley, Joe Denly, Blake Cullen, Roelof van der Merwe, Jade Dernbach, Chris Wood, Adam Rossington, Mason Crane