Twitter Reactions: Clinical Southern Brave breeze past the Superchargers to qualify for The Hundred final

Twitter Reactions: Clinical Southern Brave breeze past the Superchargers to qualify for The Hundred final

The bowling quarter of Garton, Mills, Overton and Jordan skittled the Rockets for just 96 runs.

Southern Brave Men v Trent Rockets Men - The Hundred: The Eliminator
Southern Brave bowler Tymal Mills. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Southern Brave have made it to the final of The Hundred Men’s with a clinical win over the Trent Rockets in the eliminator played on Friday. It was a pretty one-sided unlike the thriller the comeback fairy tale that was witnessed in the Women’s eliminator earlier in the day. The bowlers won it for the Brave as they never let the Rockets get away eventually bundling them out for a low score.

George Garton was the man who proved his captain’s decision to bowl first correct. He made sure the Rockets’ star-studded top three comprising Dawid Malan, Alex Hales and D’Arcy Short were back in the hut in the first quarter of the innings itself. Craig Overton also castled Steve Mullaney and soon the Rockets were reeling at 31/4 after 25 balls.

Samit Patel and Lewis Gregory had no option but to rebuild the innings without caring for the run-rate. The duo stitched 31 runs together for the fifth wickets but their strike-rate were very low. And once Patel was sent back who was looking good at 20, the Rockets lost their last five wickets for just 14 runs. Tom Moores threatened for some time with 19 off 12 but the Brave bowlers were too good on the day.

Apart from Garton (3/18), Overton (2/25), Tymal Mills (3/8) and Chris Jordan (2/15) also shared the spoils to make it an absolutely one-sided game.

Brave storm into the final with a brilliant chase

Despite losing Quinton de Kock for just six runs, Paul Stirling got the team off to a quick start and was joined by skipper James Vince. Both of them clicked in unison to add 47 runs for the second wicket and by the time Stirling got out, the result of the game was a mere formality.

Alex Davies got out soon but with Vince in the middle, there was no stutter at all in the chase. Stirling killed the game early on with a 19-ball 31 smashing three fours and two sixes. Vince, on the other hand, made sure he finished the game with an unbeaten 45 off 27 with six fours and two sixes to his name. The Brave reached the target in just 68 balls with seven wickets in hand to set the finals date with Birmingham Phoenix on August 21.

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