Sam Curran fireworks set up thrilling Oval Invincibles win over Northern Superchargers

Oval Invincibles 158 for 7 (S Curran 60) beat Northern Superchargers 157 for 7 (Lyth 79, Narine 3-11) by three wickets

Sam Curran was the match-winner as he steered Oval Invincibles to an exciting three-wicket victory over Northern Superchargers within the afternoon sunshine at a raucous Kia Oval.

Curran scored a scintillating 60 to see Invincibles house with three balls remaining, having being dropped on 44 by Adam Lyth in a second that proved match-defining. Lyth himself had earlier been dropped on 1, earlier than registering the quickest fifty within the historical past of the Hundred, off simply 17 balls. Distinctive bowling from the frugal Sunil Narine (3 for 11) restricted Superchargers to 157 for 7.

It was a rating that, because of Sam Curran’s pyrotechnics, proved too few. Jordan Cox, with 48 off 29, performed an distinctive supporting position earlier than Tom Curran’s 18 off seven balls secured the victory for the house facet in one other breathless encounter in South London.

Lyth and Faf du Plessis had opened for Superchargers, after Invincibles gained the toss, and the strain was on with each batters having failed to attain of their final outing.

Superchargers obtained off to a flyer, though Lyth was handed a lifeline when he was dropped by Hilton Cartwright within the deep with only one run to his title. Invincibles paid the worth as Lyth adopted the drop with 4 consecutive sixes off Reece Topley, in a set that went for 25.

Du Plessis was dismissed by Sam Curran for 9 to disrupt the destruction, however that did not cease Superchargers from amassing a mighty 47 for 1 the powerplay.

Lyth continued to decimate Invincibles’ bowling assault, taking additional sixes off Tom Curran and Matt Milnes. Just a few additional ferocious hits took him to 79 earlier than he was caught on the boundary off the bowling of Milnes.

Superchargers rode their luck with each Narine and Rilee Rossouw dropping simple catches, earlier than the previous made amends by dismissing Adam Hose and David Wiese in consecutive balls throughout a miserly spell that reeled Superchargers in. His efforts kickstarted a exceptional restoration from Invincibles who restricted Superchargers to 157 off their 100 balls – a a lot decrease determine than appeared doubtless at one stage.

Invincibles’ reply obtained off to a foul begin when stand-in captain Jason Roy’s depressing run of kind rumbled on – he was dismissed with out scoring by Ben Raine, who additionally took the wicket of Narine in the identical set. Cox walked out at 5 for two and shortly misplaced Rossouw because the rating grew to become 21 for 3. However the 21-year-old batted maturely, hitting a sequence of gorgeous boundaries as he steered Invincibles to a aggressive 65 on the midway stage of their innings.

Cox and Sam Curran constructed some momentum for the house facet, the pair placing on 67 collectively. The partnership lastly got here to an finish when the spectacular Cox was run-out for 48 after some electrical fielding from du Plessis.

Sam Curran saved the momentum going although and produced some fireworks to please the house followers, hitting a sequence of huge sixes into the stands. He ultimately perished for 60, bowled by Bravo’s slower ball, earlier than brother Tom Curran obtained the house facet over the road with three balls to place Invincibles degree on factors with London Spirit on the prime of the desk.

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