Tejas Rathi ∙ Sep 1 2022, 4:00 AM

The Hundred Men, MO vs OI: Little, Madsen take Originals to the Eliminator

image-l7i40bwzWayne Madsen played a match-winning innings

Manchester Originals (MO) secured a six-wicket victory over the Oval Invincibles (OI) in Match 32 of the Men's Hundred Competition at Old Trafford on Wednesday (August 31). 

Following this result, it will be the winner between Originals and London Spirit in the Eliminator, who will feature in the Finals against Trent Rockets. 

Joshua Little produces his best 

image-l7i4x1y3Little took 5/13 (PC: Twitter)

Choosing to bat first, Invincibles lost their swashbuckling batter Rilee Rossouw (17) courtesy a stupendous catch from Paul Walter. Soon, they were rocked by the proficient line-lengths from Joshua Little, who sent Will Jacks and Jordan Cox back to the hut in his first spell. 

It was the experienced duo of Sam Billings and Sam Curran, who stabilized the team with their 56-run stand. Billings was flawless to contribute 53 off 33, before being outfoxed by Little. 

Invincibles posted a total of 143 on the board, with Little finishing with figures of 5/13 in his full quota of 20 balls. 

Wayne Madsen guides Originals to fifth successive victory

In response to the chase, Originals suffered hiccups with the dismissals of their openers Phil Salt (19) and Laurie Evans (9).

However, Wayne Madsen and Tristan Stubbs resurrected the team's innings, which exuded confidence to the middle-order. 

Afterwards, Ashton Turner delivered an impressive knock (26 off 17), to be a strong support to Madsen. In the end, Walter (12* off 6) and Madsen (53* off 39) took the team home with one ball to spare. 

Brief Scores:

Oval Invincibles- 143/9 (100b)

Sam Billings 53 (33), Sam Curran 24 (18);
Josh Little 5/13

Manchester Originals- 144/4 (99b)

Wayne Madsen 53* (39), Ashton Turner 26 (17);
Danny Briggs 2/22

Result: Originals won by 6 wickets

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