The Hundred Men’s 2022, Match 6 Review: London Spirit continue their good run after mauling Manchester Originals

London Spirit has now won two back to back matches.

The Hundred LDN vs MCR
The Hundred LDN vs MCR (Photo Source: Twitter/Lord’s Cricket Ground)
Pranchal Srivastava

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London spirit continued their good performance in the 2022 Hundred Competition as they completely outplayed the Manchester Originals in a group stage match played at the Lord’s Cricket Ground, London on August 8 (Monday).

Talking about the match, London Spirit won the toss and had no hesitation in batting first. However, they were given an early jolt as they lost their opener, Adam Rossington, on a score of nine. Opener Zak Crawley was then joined by star all-rounder Glenn Maxwell and they both took their team’s total past the 50-run mark. However, Maxwell was scalped soon after.

Crawley who was playing well then formed another vital partnership with skipper Eoin Morgan as the batting side crossed the 100-run mark before the former had to make his way back to the pavilion. Morgan continued to play his shots but he was also scalped soon on his personal score of 37 runs.

West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard then came to the crease and he absolutely thrashed the Manchester bowlers as he scored 34 runs in just 11 balls smashing one four and four maximums as the batting team finished on 160 in their allotted 100 balls. Pacer Paul Walter scalped two wickets for his side.

Manchester Originals never looked comfortable in their chase

Chasing 161 to win, Manchester batters never looked settled on the wicket as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Skipper Jos Buttler could only manage to score six runs off 11 balls before being outdone by pacer Jordan Thompson. Wayne Madsen, Laurie Evans, Paul Walter, Andre Russell and Tristan Stubbs, all these Manchester batters failed to reach the double-digit mark with the bat.

The wicketkeeper-batter Philip Salt was the only batter who looked comfortable on the wicket as he scored 36 runs off 34 balls, but that was not enough for the chasing team to win the encounter as they lost the contest by a big margin of 52 runs. For London Spirit, Thompson was the pick of bowlers as he scalped four crucial wickets for his team.