The Hundred: Oval Invincibles, Southern Brave & Birmingham Phoenix set for Lord's final

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The Hundred Final Venue, Lord's, London Date : Saturday 21 August Time : 15:00 BST for women's, 18:30 BST for men's. Coverage: Both matches are live on BBC Two, BBC iPlayer, and online. Live text and clips, as well as radio commentary, are available on BBC Sport's website.

The Hundred ends after 31 days and 66 matches. It will conclude at Lord's, the historic home of cricket.

There are four teams, two for men and two for women. Each team will bid to become The Hundred's first champion.

Weather permitting, favourites Southern Brave will meet Oval Invincibles at the women's final at 15:00 BST. The men's final will be between the Brave (Birmingham Phoenix) at 18:30.

The games will be broadcast live on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer, as well as the BBC Sport website. This is a huge day of cricket on BBC.

"The first 100-ball final is very special," stated George Garton of Southern Brave, who was the Match Hero for his team's victory in Friday's eliminator.

"The atmosphere, crowds and everything surrounding the Hundred make it one of the most anticipated white-ball games for a while, definitely since the [men’s] World Cup final in 2019"

Van Niekerk's Invincibles v Wyatt and Dunkley & The Edwards effect

With a thrilling comeback victory against Birmingham Phoenix on Friday, the Invincibles advanced to the final.

Their supreme captain Dane van Niekerk has led their run. Tash Farrant, the top wicket-taker, and Alice Capsey, the exciting 17-year old all-rounder have also been key figures in their success.

Although the new tournament was much debated, the final at Lord's is a sell out. It comes at the close of a month that has seen the UK's domestic women's game like never before.

Farrant stated, "I know that the atmosphere will be electric." "It's going to be a historic game, but this entire tournament has been."

The Brave, in comparison to the Invincibles, have been more resilient than the Invincibles and qualified for the final as group stage winners.

They won seven out of eight group stage games and beat the Invincibles overwhelmingly when they met on Monday, the Brave's final fixture.

Their success was built around a fearful top order of Smriti Mandhana, Danni Wyatt and Sophia Dunkley. However, Mandhana, an Indian international, has now left the competition.

England legend Charlotte Edwards is also the Brave's coach. She hopes to add the Hundred title to her collection as she was the winning captain of the first Kia Super League, and the first coach to win Rachael Heyhoe Flint trophy.

Moeen & Livingstone vs the Brave's fearsome Bowlers

The final look for the men is equally poised.

The group was won by Birmingham Phoenix, but the Brave won six consecutive matches after losing their first two games. They also beat Trent Rockets in Friday’s eliminator.

Moeen Ali, Phoenix's all-rounder and captain, has returned from England to play. Liam Livingstone is the best batter in the country. In his final innings, he scored a remarkable 92 runs from 40 balls and hit 10 sixes.

However, the Brave boast a formidable bowling team. Jake Lintott spins alongside England internationals Tymal Mills, Tymal Mils, Craig Overton and Danny Briggs.

Garton stated that Livi [Livingstone]'s performance in their last match showed how destructive he could be, and it was crucial to his wicket early on.

"Mo has been a great striker for many years. He is one the most skilled strikers in the entire world. We'll have our plans, and we hope they work out.

Their captain, James Vince from England, will be joining the Brave team along with Quinton de Kock, a South African international. A number of lesser-known players make up the Phoenix squad, including Will Smeed, an in-from, destructive opener who is also the youngest player in men's competition.

Livingstone stated, "You must play franchise cricket in order to reach the finals."

"We have many young lads, and it will be their first final. Enjoy the experience. These days are rare."

What happens if the weather changes?

However, the weather could ruin the ending. There is rain expected for most of Saturday in London.

Although there is a Sunday reserve day, organizers are determined to get results on Saturday, even if that means the games must be cut short.

The maximum number of balls allowed in a match is 25 per side.

Organisers would prefer to see finals of equal length if possible. This means that they will have two shorter games than one washout and one 100-ball-per-side match.