Oval Invincibles 124 for 4 (Jacks 54) beat London Spirit 122 for 7 (Rossington 36, Curran 3-16) by six wickets
Sam Curran starred with 3 for 16 to reignite Oval Invincibles’ hopes within the males’s Hundred as they triumphed by six wickets of their derby conflict towards London Spirit at Lord’s.
Curran produced his greatest figures within the match – a miserly show that was matched by his brother Tom, who went wicketless but in addition conceded solely 16 to make sure the house aspect had been restricted to 122 for 7.
The win lifts Invincibles to joint third within the desk, with an important closing recreation towards Manchester Originals to return on Wednesday, whereas Spirit will nonetheless clinch qualification in the event that they beat Birmingham Phoenix a day earlier.
Having opted to bat, Spirit made a stuttering begin as Ben McDermott swung at and missed Peter Hatzoglou’s first professional Hundred ball to depart with out scoring and Josh Inglis heaved Matt Milnes into the arms of deep sq. leg.
Adam Rossington (36 from 22) gave the innings some impetus with successive boundaries off Milnes after which slammed Hatzoglou excessive for a most. However, as soon as Sam Curran had trapped Rossington leg earlier than shuffling throughout, the guests started to show the screw and two wickets in as many deliveries from Jacks decreased Spirit to 67 for five.
Milnes held a spectacular flying one-handed catch at level to dismiss Dan Lawrence earlier than Jacks neatly deflected Ravi Bopara’s drive onto the stumps to snare the prize scalp of Eoin Morgan, run out for five.
Jordan Thompson (27 from 19) threw the bat as he and Bopara staged a mini-restoration with their stand of 43 from 31, however Sam Curran returned to take away each and tight dying bowling ensured the Invincibles would chase a modest goal.
With Jason Roy sidelined by a again pressure, Jordan Cox moved as much as open, however he was required to play solely a supporting position as Jacks instantly set in regards to the Spirit bowling.
Although Liam Dawson made the breakthrough with a ball that turned to bowl Cox, it was not sufficient to stem the move of runs as Jacks joined forces with Rilee Roussouw in a partnership of 58.
Mason Crane’s first two deliveries each disappeared over the fence – the second of them narrowly evading the clutches of Bopara, who then put down an opportunity coming in from the boundary when Jacks swept Lawrence.
Both Rossouw and Jacks had been finally caught within the deep, paving the way in which for the Currans to renew centre stage and, though Sam was deftly caught by Crane on the boundary, Tom struck a brisk 19 not out earlier than Sam Billings edged Thompson for 4 to substantiate victory.