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