Tejas Rathi ∙ Aug 29 2022, 2:00 AM

The Hundred Men's 2022, BPH vs MO: Originals pulverize Phoenix in a one-sided encounter

image-l7dv6wq9Phil Salt (PC: Twitter)

Manchester Originals (MO) enjoyed a 79-run victory over Birmingham Phoenix (BPH) in Match 28 of the Men's Hundred Competition on Sunday (August 28) at Edgbaston. 

Phil Salt leads the way for Originals to a strong total 

Opting to bat first, Phil Salt and Laurie Evans got off Originals to a brisk start and added 36 runs for the first wicket. 

image-l7dv5r1jBenny Howell picked 3/18 (PC: Twitter)

Salt stitched crucial stands with Wayne Madsen (20) and Tristan Stubbs (16), before both of them were dismissed by the experienced Benny Howell. 

Kane Richardson sent Salt (56 off 38) back to the hut. However, Tom Lammonby smoked 26* off 12 to provide a late blitz and help Originals to post 154. 

Tom Hartley crushes Phoenix to lowest-ever total

image-l7dv7te4Tom Hartley took 4/22 (PC: Twitter)

Phoenix lost Miles Hammond and Moeen Ali early in the first over, courtesy of brilliance from Tom Hartley. 

It took the 47-run stand between Will Smeed (31) and Chris Benjamin (13) to keep the team up and running in their pursuit of chasing a stiff total. 

However, Joshua Little and Hartley ran down the remaining line-up in quick succession, resulting in Phoenix getting all-out on 75, which is the lowest-ever total in the tournament. 

Hartley finished with figures of 4/22 and was named Player of the Match. 

Brief Scores: 

Manchester Originals- 154/6 (100b)

Phil Salt 56 (38), Tom Lammonby 56 (38);
Benny Howell 3/18

Birmingham Phoenix- 75/10 (74)

Will Smeed 31 (17), Chris Benjamin 13 (15);
Tom Hartley 4/22

Result: Manchester Originals won by 79 runs

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