Arjun Bhalla ∙ Aug 11 2022, 12:49 AM | 1 Min Read

Will Smeed creates history, tonks maiden hundred in The Hundred

England and Birmingham Phoenix's rising star batter, Will Smeed has announced himself by scoring the first hundred in cricket's latest and one of the most followed leagues - The Hundred.

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The Phoenix opening batter achieved this sensational feat during his side's ongoing fixture against Southern Brave. Smeed, on the penultimate delivery of the innings, drove a fuller delivery from Chris Jordan towards covers to get to the three figure mark. 

The 20-year-old batter from Cambridge remained unbeaten 101 after 51 deliveries as he helped the Birmingham-based unit to post a daunting total of 176/4 on the board. Apart from Smeed, no other Phoenix batter could contribute much. 

Ironically, Smeed scripted history in the Hundred while facing the reigning champions, Southern Brave, with his side being the runners-up last season. 

The youngster, last season, was Birmingham's third highest run-getter with a total of 166 runs from six games. However, the explosive right-handed batter has already stemmed 108 runs after two matches.

At the moment of writing, the Brave have already lost key wickets of captain James Vince and the Australian maestro Marcus Stoinis with just 31 runs on the board after four sets.