Laurie Evans steered the Oval Invincibles to victory just as their hopes of moving forward were fading. At 52-4 moving towards 147, the Ival’s hope of progressing was diminishing, but Laurie Evans swapped in and led the Invincibles to win with five balls left.
The Match details
Laurie Evans and Will Jacks took the Invincibles into a thrilling win over the London Spirit as they tried to keep their hopes up to get to the top three in The Hundred. Their win ensured that they have a spot in the final round of The Hundred group of games.
The Oval Invincibles 147-8(95 balls) win led by Evans 67 0ff 37, and Jacks 44 off 26 protected them against elimination. While London Spirit Score 146-7(100balls) led by Morgan 41 off 20, Denly 35 off 35, and Shamsi 3-25 ensured that they lost by two wickets.
The match finish was very tense, the hosts required six from six balls and with two wickets remaining, but Laurie Evans initiated a six at the Kia Oval jubilant crowd.
The local favorite, Laurie Evans, finished 67 off 37 balls; therefore, he managed to rescue his side’s-top order; ensuring that the Oval Invincible vs London Spirit Match Winner was the Invincibles.
The Oval Invincible win over London Spirit ensured that the London spirit was eliminated from The Hundred competition. At various points during The Hundred T20 match, the London Spirits looked as if they could spoil the Invincibles chances of winning; therefore, avoid being eliminated. Those points include when Eoin Morgan, the England Captain, scored the top at 41 in the 146-7.
The Oval Invincibles are currently behind the Birmingham Phoenix by a point in the table. They also are on a level with the Southern Brave, who is in third place. On Monday, Oval Invincibles will play against Birmingham Phoenix.
Usually, the top finishers in The Hundred Series automatically proceed to the finals, with the third and second meeting in the elimination competition.
Laurie Evan’s win at the Invincible
The competition between Oval Invincible and London Spirit was very tough, but Laurie Evan’s knock ensured they came out on top of the match.
Laurie Evans smashed four sixes and four fours, including some effortless, powerful shots.
According to Morgan, London Spirit skipper, the match was the best he had ever seen Evans play. This year’s match was absolutely magnificent.
Eon Morgan decided to bat first during the toss. After a promising start from Adam Rossington, 28 from 20, and Joe Denly, 35 from 35, it was Morgan who pushed the Oval Invincible’s to a competitive total as he smashed five sixes in an eruption hit of 41 from 20 balls.
However, after smashing Tabrais Shamsi (3-25) for the maximums, back-to-back, he dropped the next ball as he tried to hit another.
Despite the Spirit’s attempt to create a tense final, Evans’ performance was nerveless, and he sealed the victory over the spirits.
Heather Knight, the London Spirit women’s captain, said, “The match was so classy, Evans targeted the short boundary and ensured that he was shaking hands at the end of the match.” Get all the latest sports news including tennis, cricket, table tennis, olympics and football only on Pure Win News.