In The Hundred men’s competition at the Ageas Bowl, Matthew Short and Harry Brook steered Northern Superchargers to a convincing 60-run victory over Southern Brave with their respective half-centuries.
Matthew Short’s remarkable 73-run knock from 36 deliveries was the highlight of the match, while Harry Brook’s powerful 63 runs off 27 balls further bolstered the Superchargers, leading to a formidable score of 201-3.
Southern Brave attempted to reply with Tim David’s 40-run contribution from 19 balls, however, they were restricted to a total of 141-5.
The star performer amongst the Superchargers’ bowlers was England’s left-arm pacer, Reece Topley, who delivered an impressive spell, taking three wickets for just 30 runs from his allotted 20 balls.
The Superchargers’ tally of 201-3 set a new high in this year’s Hundred and marks the second instance of them scoring 200 or more runs in the competition’s history.
This marks the Superchargers’ maiden victory in this year’s men’s Hundred, following a rain-abandoned opener against Birmingham Phoenix.
Short’s fifty came off a swift 21 balls, featuring three fours and two sixes in consecutive deliveries off James Fuller.
Brook survived a close call when Craig Overton dropped him at 12, after which he took David for three successive sixes in the next set, achieving his half-century in just 24 deliveries.
Chris Jordan, who led Southern Brave to a win over Welsh Fire with a speedy 70 off 32 balls, was sidelined due to a calf injury that is expected to bench him for approximately a week.
Reflecting on the triumphant match, the Superchargers’ Matthew Short said, “I had some pre-game jitters as it’s my first time in The Hundred. However, I’m thrilled with how it turned out. What a fantastic victory. I’m hoping to keep improving as I learn from various players and coaches worldwide.”
Hundred matches can be viewed on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer every Wednesday and Saturday throughout the competition, with both finals airing on Sunday, 27 August. More details to follow.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Northern Superchargers victory
Who won the match between Northern Superchargers and Southern Brave in The Hundred 2023?
Northern Superchargers won the match against Southern Brave by 60 runs in The Hundred 2023.
Who were the top scorers for Northern Superchargers?
Matthew Short and Harry Brook were the top scorers for Northern Superchargers, scoring 73 and 63 runs respectively.
Who was the standout bowler for the Northern Superchargers?
England’s left-arm pacer Reece Topley was the standout bowler for the Northern Superchargers, taking three wickets for 30 runs.
Why was Chris Jordan absent from the match?
Chris Jordan was absent from the match due to a calf injury that is expected to sideline him for about a week.
How can I watch the matches of The Hundred competition?
Matches of The Hundred competition can be watched on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer every Wednesday and Saturday, with both finals airing on Sunday, 27 August.