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Glenn Phillips is the star as Welsh Hearth win ultimate group sport towards London Spirit

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Glenn Phillips is the star as Welsh Fire win final group game against London Spirit

Males’s Hundred, Sophia Gardens, CardiffLondon Spirit 163-5 (100 balls): Inglis 72 (45), Cracknell 35 (24); Higgins 3-21Welsh Hearth 165-7 (98 balls): Phillips 80 (35), Cobb 28* (15); Wheal 3-30Welsh Hearth gained by three wicketsScorecard; Desk

Welsh Hearth ended their males’s Hundred marketing campaign on a excessive by beating London Spirit in Cardiff in a gripping ultimate sport of the group levels.

Glenn Phillips hit a blistering 80 off 35 balls as Hearth chased down an imposing 164 with two balls to spare.

In a battle of the 2 lowest-placed groups within the competitors, Josh Inglis had earlier smashed 72 off 45 balls for Spirit.

Welsh Hearth received off to the worst doable begin, falling to 2-2 after which 20-3 earlier than Phillips’ fireworks.

The New Zealander at one stage appeared properly set to turn out to be the primary participant to attain 100 in The Hundred.

Needing seven runs from the ultimate 5 deliveries, Qais Ahmad hit consecutive boundaries to see his aspect residence.

Eoin Morgan’s Spirit finish the match backside of the group stage with only one win from eight matches, with Welsh Hearth one place above in seventh.

Phillips on Hearth however the anticipate The Hundred’s first hundred goes on

Earlier than the match, Manchester Originals all-rounder and BBC Cricket pundit Carlos Brathwaite picked Phillips as a participant to look at in The Hundred.

At the moment we noticed precisely why.

From the second he walked to the the crease, Phillips had one factor in thoughts – boundaries, and many them.

With 62 of his runs coming from fours and sixes, the Cardiff crowd had been duly entertained.

Hearth followers – and maybe even the neutrals – had been longing for Phillips to attain a century and place his title within the file books.

However when Phillips was caught on the deep square-leg boundary, having scored the fourth highest rating within the males’s competitors, a refrain of sighs echoed round Sophie Gardens.

The anticipate the primary participant to achieve three figures within the Hundred goes on.

With a complete 4 matches throughout each the boys’s and girls’s competitors remaining, will we see it occur this yr?

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