Fri. Jan 28th, 2022

That is enormous! – Livingstone strikes fastest 50 of The HundredNorthern Superchargers 143-8 (100 balls) Kohler-Cadmore 71 (44 ), Livingstone 3-25Birmingham Phoenix 147-2 (74 balls) Livingstone 92 * (40 )Phoenix win by eight wicketsScorecard. TableLiam Livingstones destructive striking powered Birmingham Phoenix directly into the guyss Hundred final with a squashing eight-wicket win over Northern Superchargers at Headingley.At one stage Livingstone appeared to be in his own six-hitting contest as he smashed the highest score of the competition so far – 92 not out from simply 40 balls.In a match telecasted live on BBC Two, Livingstone struck an incredible 10 sixes as his side raced to success with a huge 26 balls remaining.The Phoenix had earlier quietened the raucous Leeds crowd by battling back with spin and Adam Milnes near-perfect closing spell to turn Superchargers 82-0 after 40 balls into 143-8. Livingstone himself took 3-25 in a stunning all-round performance.Birmingham are now ensured to take leading spot in the mens Hundred table meaning they go directly into Saturdays last at 18:30 BST, live on BBC Two. Southern Brave and Trent Rockets fulfill in Fridays remover.”Im not troubled about who we deal with. Well handle anybody!” Livingstone confidently joked.”We should have to be there and were playing good cricket, however were just going to go out there and enjoy it.”Livingstone illuminate LeedsThe quality, variety and power of Livingstones hitting was verging on the ridiculous.We shouldnt be surprised – last month he hit 2 6s out of Headingley when betting England versus Pakistan – however his efficiency today was extraordinary.At the start of the video game, the house supporters were vocally supporting the Superchargers however as Livingstone charged on they were scrambling for cover – or tumbling to finish crowd catches (the customers of Headingley seem to be especially proficient at catching). Livingstone smashes 6 into crowd and fan takes falling catchLivingstone said afterwards he felt under pressure after his side lost skipper Moeen Ali to England duty.He could not have actually delivered in any more remarkable style. The 28-year-old charged almost from the off, reaching the competitions fastest fifty from 20 balls before passing the previous highest private score of 81 with a nonchalant flick over his shoulder near the end.He has actually now hit 23 sixes in the competition, 11 more than any other batter. Having hit his first international hundred earlier last month too, the man from Barrow-in-Furness having a summer season to remember.Milne as good as it getsIn the end it did not actually matter as Livingstone appeared like he could have chased after any rating, but typically an excellent death bowler – the one who bowls the crucial deliveries at the end of an innings – can be the difference in between losing and winning in 100-ball or Twenty20 cricket.In his final spell, Milne, a New Zealand worldwide, bowled the last 10 shipments of Superchargers innings and yielded simply six runs. Former England captain Michael Vaughan said it was “as excellent as it gets”. Imran Tahir (0-18) and Liam Livingstone (3-25) had stopped the Superchargers flow of runs remarkably however Milne, among the fastest bowlers in the tournament, finished it off in style.As well as preventing runs he took two wickets, consisting of a searing 92mph ball at the toes of Ben Raine which clattered into the base of the stumps.Afterwards, Livingstone said Milne would be the first abroad player on his teamsheet when choosing a group anywhere in the world.The Phoenix, whose womens side all-but received their remover earlier in the day, go charging into Saturdays last.


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