Southern Brave’s Struggle in Points Table
Southern Brave will be fighting with Welsh Fire in the fifth match of The Hundred 2023 on August 4 at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. Southern Brave lost their first match and are currently in the seventh position in the points table. On the other hand, Welsh Fire won their first game and are currently leading the points table.
Southern Brave’s Recent Match with Trent Rockets
Southern Brave recently played against Trent Rockets, winning the toss and electing to bowl. Sam Hain and Imad Wasim were the top run scorers for the team with 63 runs and 26 runs, respectively. The Rockets kept losing wickets frequently, resulting in a slower run rate and a final score of only 133 runs for the loss of eight wickets. Chris Jordan was the standout performer with a three-wicket haul, followed by Craig Overton with two wickets. George Garton and Tymal Mills also picked up one wicket each. With a solid opening partnership of 41 runs between Finn Allen and Devon Conway, Southern Brave had a good start in their chase. However, despite contributions from Leus Du Plooy (29) and Chris Jordan (22), the team fell short by just six runs due to continuous wicket fall. Southern Brave ended up at 127/10 and lost the match.
Welsh Fire’s Triumph Over Manchester Originals
Welsh Fire competed against Manchester Originals and emerged victorious by nine runs. Manchester Originals won the toss and chose to bowl. Due to adverse weather conditions, the match was reduced to eight overs. Welsh Fire had an outstanding start with Luke Wells scoring an impressive 59 runs while Glen Phillips provided crucial support with 19 runs. The team posted a total of 94/3. In response, only two players from Manchester Originals, Jos Butler and Max Holden, managed to perform, both scoring 37 runs each. The team concluded at 85 runs with the loss of four wickets at the end of the match. Shaheen Afridi and David Willey took two wickets each, leading Welsh Fire to victory.