The Hundred: Trent Rockets maintain 100% record with London Spirit win

Last update on.From The Hundred Men's Hundred, Lord's Trent Rockets 123-4 (100 balls): Short 69 (47); Nabi 2-20 London Spirit 116-8 (100 balls): van der Merwe 25 (18); Carter 3-17, Patel 3-20 Trent Rockets won by seven runs Scorecard ; Table Trent Rockets kept their 100% record in men's Hundred, beating London Spirit in a low scoring thriller at Lord's. Rockets were placed on the pitch where two women's Hundred's matches had been played. They struggled to 123-4 with D'Arcy's 47-ball score 69 being the highlight. Spirit was struggling at 48-5, 93-8 and 93-8. However, a 23-run partnership of Blake Cullen & Roelof Van der Merwe meant they only needed nine balls to win the last three balls. Marchant de Lange chose to run for a single, and Marchant de Lange was able to move up to third. Two dot balls secured a seven-run victory in front of 23,892 spectators. Spirit, coached by Shane Warne of Australia and captained by Eoin Morgan of England, have not won their first three games. Rockets are the top eight teams, Spirit is sixth. To win their first tournament victory, Trent Rockets defeated London Spirit in the women’s competition. Carter is a strong advocate for Rockets Matt Carter, 6ft 6in tall, is a good spinner. However, he is enjoying a great Hundred tournament. After feeling that he wasn't good enough for bowling or good enough to focus on batting, Carter took up spinning bowling at the age of 17. After being left out of the Rockets team's opening-game victory over Southern Brave on Monday, he was able to take 2-17 in their win over Northern Superchargers. He once again shined, winning 3-17 of his 20 balls to move up to the top in the men's MVP standings. Two of the first wickets were taken by Adam Rossington in a 10-ball powerplay. He had Luke Wood catch Rossington with a spectacular diving catch. Mohammad Nabi was then caught at mid-on. Later, he returned to Joe Denly lbw to obtain him, despite an attempt at review. His faster pace was troubling the right-hander. He was not only a star with the ball. He also made a spectacular catch. He stood in slip while Chris Wood slashed at Rashid Khan's, and he quickly moved to his right to grab a thick outside edge about chest height. Samit Patel took 3-20 and Rashid Khan, Afghanistan leg-spinner, 2-13. Are the Rockets the team you should be beating? The men's competition will be dominated by talk about the Trent Rockets and their impeccable record. They have handled all that has been thrown at their heads so far. Their coach Andy Flower was positive for coronavirus. On Monday, they beat Superchargers and found a way of achieving a competitive target in this match. They had hit just 10 boundaries by the end of the second set. Short, however, found the boundary five more times in seven balls. This included four in the final five-ball sets. Short used flicks through the leg side and a crunching drive to finish the innings. It was crucial that 24 runs were scored on the last seven balls. They were able to win the game for Rockets. Their spinners have been shining in the field, and Luke Wood and de Lange have the inaugural five-wicket haul. They also have two outstanding fast bowlers who have performed well at both the beginning and end of innings. Are they the team to beat then? Heather Knight, England's women's captain, believes so. "They performed very well again, with the fact that some close games have helped them stand in good stead. "Having those games early in a tournament will help you grow as a player and a team." Finally... backside sixes, keeper cam We finish with two amazing pieces of video. One is a six that van der Merwe hit as he fell backwards. The other shows the view of the wicketkeeper on a steepling catch.

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