Saurabh Saket
Saurabh Saket
Author ∙ Aug 16 2022, 10:30 PM

The Hundred 2022: Manchester Originals dominated Welsh Fire as bowlers run rampant

image-l6wn3i06Manchester Originals were all over their opponents in the latest contest from The Hundred

The Manchester Originals having put into bat first after losing the toss got off to an excellent start courtesy of Jos Buttler and Phil Salt who raced off to 51 in the powerplay. The duo put on 66 for the first wicket. 


Salt went for 38 off 22 balls and Madsen was soon sent back to the dugout at the personal score of 10. Wickets tumbled for the Originals as Buttler departed for 29 off 17 deliveries. The middle order crumbled for Originals as they lost 6 wickets within 63 runs. 

Russell(17), Stubbs(13), Walter(13), and Hartley with 15* at the end got them to 149 for 9 in their 100 balls.

Manchester's dominance with the ball rips Welsh Fire

image-l6wnbawsThe Originals bowlers ripped through Welsh Fire's batting unit

Welsh Fire was good with the ball after the powerplay. Zampa was the pick of the bowler with 2-17 in 20 balls and was well supported by Pretorius with 2-30 and J Ball with 4-29 in their respective 20 balls to keep the Originals to 149.

Chasing 150, Welsh Fire got off to a poor start losing Clarke, Banton, and Hain early. Duckett played some good shots but was dismissed for 25. D Pretorius played a handy cameo of 29 in the end but did not get the support from other batters as the Welsh crumbled for 102 in 89 balls.

The Originals' bowling was brilliant from the beginning. Stanley set the tone with a wicket. Hartley, Parkinson, and Russell got one a piece. Stubbs bowled nicely to get 2 wickets in the middle. The Star of the show was Sean Abbott who got 4 for 8 in 15 balls and bowled out the Welsh Fire for 102. A complete performance by the Manchester Originals.

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