An interesting incident happened during the final match of the Hundred tournament. This game was played between Birmingham Phoenix and Southern Brave at the Lord’s at London. Birmingham Phoenix won the toss and chose to field. The Southern Brave exhibited a phenomenal batting side.
A decent total of 168 runs were reached and Paul Stirling and Ross Whiteley contributed much to this big total. Paul scored 61 runs in 36 balls and Ross scored 44 runs in 19 balls.
However, the Birmingham Phoenix had a bad start but was able to catch up soon. Liam was able to prove himself as the best batsman in the tournament once again. In just 19balls, the England player scored a quick 46 runs. After the dismissal of Livingstone, the Birmingham Phoenix lost their momentum to hit sixes.
The captain, Moeen Ali was back from the England test series and was able to put up a good fight. At the loss of five wickets, Birmingham was able to score just 136 runs. As a result of that, the Southern Brave won the inaugural edition of the Hundred and took home the trophy.
After a brilliant response from the audience, the inaugural edition has paved its way to popularity. Fans are already excited about the tournament and are anticipating the next.
Unexpected Wicket of Liam Livingstone
In just 19 balls, the England quick fire scored 46 runs. From the time he stepped inside the crease, his confidence level was high. Unfortunately, he was dismissed in a bizarre way. Livingstone hit a delivery which went on air and a fielder was ready to take the catch.
Efforts of the fielder went in vain as he dropped the catch. Eventually, another fielder from the Southern Brave team was around and picked up the ball and threw it directly to the wicketkeeper. Well, it was bad luck for Livingstone as the fielder directly threw the ball to the stumps.
Livingstone wasn’t quick to run between the wickets. He anticipated that the fielder would not throw a direct hit. However, this dismissal had a massive impact on the game. This was the main reason for the Southern Brave team’s victory.