Yash Mittal
Yash Mittal
Author ∙ Aug 11 2022, 6:11 PM

Sensational Sam Curran guides Oval Invincibles to a three-wicket win


Sam Curran's all-round display (60 of 39 & 1-26) and brilliant spell from Sunil Narine (3/11 in 20) has helped the Oval Invincibles Men defeat Northern Superchargers by 3 wickets at the Oval on Thursday (August 11).

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image-l6pccsq0Sam Curran was adjudged 'Hero of the Match'


Chasing 158 to win, the Invincibles got off to a disastrous start as they lost their top-3 with just 21 runs on the board, with skipper Jason Roy departing for a silver duck.

However, Jordan Cox (48 off 29) and Curran brought the innings back on track with a 67-run stand in 41 deliveries.

Coz smashed 8 fours in his knock before a mix-up with Sam led to his demise. However, the seam-bowling all-rounder took stock of the situation brilliantly as he laid into the likes of Adil Rashid, David Wiese and Dwayne Bravo to race his way to a match-defining half-century.

He was eventually dismissed by Bravo but the other Curran, Tom, smashed a couple of sixes to ensure that the target was breached with 3 balls to spare.

For the Superchargers, Craig Miles (1-21 in 17) was the most economical of the lot while Bravo the most effective.



Adam Lyth stood tall as Sunil Narine weaved his magic at the Oval

Earlier, the Superchargers rode on a sensational 33-ball 79 from opener Adam Lyth to post 157/7 in their allotted quota of 100 deliveries.

Lyth's knock was studded with 3 fours and 8 monstrous sixes but he got very little support from the other end.


The reason for that was the legendary Sunil Narine, who dismissed Faf du Plessis, Adam Hose and David Wiese to strange their batting-unit.

Narine gave away just 11 runs in 20 deliveries and he was brilliantly supported by S Curran, who bowled 20 tight deliveries for 1-26.

Lusty blows by Roelof van der Merve (15* off 9) lifted the Superchargers to 157/7, which proved to be inadequate in the end.



Brief Scores:

Northern Superchargers - 157/7 (100)
Adam Lyth 79 (33), Roelof van der Merve 15* (9);
Sunil Narine 3-11 (20b), Sam Curran 1-26 (20b)

Oval Invincibles - 158/7 (97)
Sam Curran 60 (39), Jordan Cox 48 (29);
Craig Miles 1-21 (17), Dwayne Bravo 2-29 (20)

Oval Invincibles won by three wickets


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