wide slower ball, outside off stump, Narine plinks it out to deep cover with one hand off the bat and jogs through for two! South London triumphs over North!
9.43pm: Brilliant individual performance from Sunil Narine. 13 not out off 5 balls to win it after taking 2 for 14 in 20 with the ball. He is named Meerkat Match Hero (yes, really) as the Invincibles go 1 from 1. Sam Curran top-scored for them in the chase, rescuing the innings along with Jordan Cox after a slow start, and Sam Billings played an important hand before Narine sealed the job. Thanks for joining us.
hard length, Narine clears the front leg and slaps it away through cover! Pepper dives at full stretch on the rope but can't get there
Suddenly it's a coin toss game. 6 off 3.
another slowie, picked up into the leg side. Mitchell runs to his left at midwicket, dives and grasps it while looking to throw it back into play to his team-mate, but can only fumble it over the rope!
slower ball, and Narine is through the shot early. Swings and misses, looking to flog him over midwicket
full, down the leg side. Past the pads, past the diving Rossington, and down to fine leg! Free runs for Oval as Narine scampers back for the second
Ellis to close it out. Three boundaries still needed for Oval. Five men in the ring.
down on one knee, pushing to mid-off
unbelievable fielding from Wade at deep backward square leg! Low full toss, Atkinson picks one up off his pads and flicks it away square. Wade jumps at full stretch above his head, diving backwards, and saves a certain six by slapping it back into play! Stunning fielding. One for SportsCenter's top plays!
low full toss outside off stump, Atkinson can't get bat on ball
Spirit have missed the cut-off. Long-on comes up into the ring.
wide outside off, Atkinson shapes to cut but it's past the toe-end
hard length, Atkinson lines up the short side but swings at thin air
Oval are up against it now. Atkinson walks out at No. 9. He can give it a whack. Oval probably need three boundaries.
wide outside off stump, slower ball, Billings gets across to slog-sweep towards the short side... but it's straight down midwicket's throat! Good catch by Pepper diving forwards. Billings smashes his pad with his bat in frustration
Top drawer from Ellis.
short and wide, cut away through point. Pepper tumbles to his left to cut it off
short ball, Billings flaps at the pull and can't lay bat on ball. Gestures to the umpire that it was above head-height, but deemed a legal delivery
wide slower ball, swung out into the deep on the off side
Sunny Narine at No. 8.
cleaned him up! Middle stump is pegged back. Pace on, full and straight. Curran looks to punch it down the ground but is done for pace
another slower ball, past the pads as Curran looks to shovel leg-side
slower ball, dabbed away without much control into the off side. Back-of-the-hander, deceives Billings
Ellis can bowl 10 of the last 15 balls. Lawrence gives him the ball
Clutch set from Dawson under pressure.
yorker, skids into Billings' front pad. No appeal, clearly sliding down the leg side
skids on, Curran works out to deep midwicket
opens up, slaps through the gap at extra cover this time towards the short side!
|Toss||Oval Invincibles (Men), elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match days||02 August 2023 - night (100-ball match)|
|Points||Oval Invincibles (Men) 2, London Spirit (Men) 0|