So that's goodbye from me, Anurag, and my partners Arjun and Arijit from the comm box. Do join us tomorrow for another doubleheader of The Hundred at 7 PM(IST). Good night and take care!!
Qais Ahmed: I enjoyed the game, The pitch was not spinning a lot but the captain and coach told me you are the main man. These are lovely people and I love them all, they turned up in good numbers. Exciting to play this competition and really loving it here.
The Hero of the match is Qais Ahmed.
With 54 needed off the last 25, Brook took to Plunkett for 12 in 5 but Qais brought Fires back in the game by knocking over Simpson and Brook in the same over. He ended up with four wickets in the match. The game was not over as Carse and Potts landed massive blows in the death taking the match to the wire. Jake Ball took the final set and gave away just 5 singles when 11 were required and won the match for the Fires.
Northern Chargers never looked like chasing this mammoth total. Wickets kept tumbling and no one got set and took on the Fire bowlers. The youngster from Afghanistan stole the show dismissing Lynn and David Willey. After the fall of Ben Stokes, the game looked done and dusted until Brook started smashing everyone who came into the attack. Tom KC stood with him and suddenly the game was in balance.
Welsh Fire put up the best score of The Hundred till now with 173 on the board. Bairstow set the tone in the powerplay, but the Fire's middle order did very well to keep the impetus of the innings with a series of cameos. Potts and Stokes were the picks of the attack, with Carse, in particular, coming in for rough treatment. Then there were cameos from Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, and Ian Cockbain, which lifted the scoring rate.
And with that, we come to the conclusion of the 4th match of The Hundred Men. Welsh Fire defend the massive total of 173 by just 5 runs. A brave show by Tom KC and Harry Brook in the middle overs and some death exploits by Potts and Carse kept the match alive till the last ball.
100b J Ball to B Carse
1 Slower yorker near the legstump line and the batsman waits for it and airs it short of deep square leg for a single. Its all over. fire has managed to defend the total in the end.
99b J Ball to M Potts
1 What a ball! Yorker on the offstump and the batsman gets the bottom end of the bat under that shot. It goes straight back to the bowler and Jake Ball gets hit in the fingers.
Arjun: Jake Ball has bowled three beauties here. This need to be a boundary.
98b J Ball to B Carse
1lb Slower ball, mixing it well this time. The batsman swivels and gets hit on the ribs. They get a single as bye.
97b J Ball to M Potts
1 Lovely delivery under pressure from Ball. Bang on yorker at leg stump, the batsman looks to make room but manages to block it somehow. The duo gets away with a single.
Arjun: Jake Ball vs Potts. It has come down to this battle now. 10 off 5, wow.
96b J Ball to B Carse
1 Yorker on the leg with some off pace on it. The batsman tucks it down to long on for a single.
Arjun: 11 from the last set. 10 runs for a point each. This can go anywhere. Hang in, guys. Hang in!
95b D Payne to M Potts
1 Full and straight, the batsman drags this one down to mid off for a single.
Singh: OH MY WORD!! What am I witnessing!! This game is for the Superchargers to lose now.
94b D Payne to M Potts
4 Whoa! Could you believe it!! What a game its turning out to be! Length ball anglinginto the right-hander, the batsman makes room and swivels across the line for a swashbuckling boundary down long leg.