Recent Match Report – Fire vs N S-Chargers 26th Match 2022


Northern Superchargers 116 for 4 (Lyth 47, du Plessis 32) beat Welsh Fire 114 for 4 (Duckett 64*) by six wickets

Adam Lyth continued his spectacular type as Northern Superchargers imposed a seventh successive defeat on Welsh Fire at Sophia Gardens.

Having been set simply 115 to win, Lyth dispatched Fire’s bowlers with ease alongside skipper Faf du Plessis as Superchargers coasted residence with 9 balls to spare, protecting their faint hopes of reaching the Eliminator alive.

Ben Duckett had earlier hit Fire’s first half-century of the event in his unbeaten 64 to squeeze them above 100 however openers Lyth and du Plessis had been harmful, placing on 75 for the primary wicket earlier than each had been eliminated by Ish Sodhi for 47 and 32 respectively.

Having gained the toss and opting to bat, Fire struggled within the powerplay as soon as once more because the recalled Tom Banton toiled earlier than being caught behind for six off Craig Miles and Joe Clarke skied David Wiese to cowl for 14. Matt Critchley holed out to deep midwicket for 3 off the bowling of Adil Rashid, who continued his streak of taking a wicket in each match of Superchargers’ 2022 season, ending with 1 for 17.

David Miller’s wicket epitomised the season Fire have had, dragging an inside edge onto his stumps for 3 handy Miles his second wicket, leaving them 53 for 4 after 57 balls.

Duckett has been the one Fire batter to seek out something near consistency on this summer time’s competitors and he rebuilt the innings alongside Leus du Plooy, who made an unbeaten 21 from 15 balls, the pair lastly pushing Fire’s scoring charge above one run per ball within the 74th after Duckett pulled successive boundaries. He then accelerated to 64 off 48, scoring eight of the facet’s 11 boundaries.

Superchargers bowled straight traces from wicket-to-wicket, with Miles the most costly of the bowling assault in his 2 for 30. Wayne Parnell bowled neatly and was unfortunate to finish wicketless, as was David Willey, whose tight line was tough to work away.

Lyth bought Superchargers off to a blistering begin with 4 boundaries that included an enormous six by way of midwicket, racing to 22 off simply 9 balls. The opener gave the impression to be batting on a unique pitch to everybody else at Sophia Gardens, choosing up six boundaries within the powerplay to push his facet to 42 for none, the place Fire had managed to achieve simply 22 for 1.

Du Plessis took some time to get the strike off Lyth however bought going finally to convey his facet inside 50 runs of their goal. Brilliant bowling from Sodhi noticed him choose up the wickets of each openers in consecutive units, eradicating Lyth caught behind for and du Plessis within the deep for 32 to complete with spectacular figures of two for 14.

Wiese was run out and Adam Hose bowled by Critchley, however Willey and Harry Brook steadied the ship to make sure Superchargers moved degree with Southern Brave earlier than they meet at Headingley on Wednesday. Both groups will depend on different outcomes to face any likelihood of progressing to the knockout phases.

Fire might be hoping to keep away from shedding all eight of their 2022 matches after they journey to title-chasing Trent Rockets on Monday.

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