The Hundred 100 Ball cricket begins as Sam Billings help Oval Invincibles beat Manchester Originals in first match, Oval Invincibles vs Manchester Originals, The 100 Mens tournament.
Sam Billings, Oval vs Manchester (The Hundred)  |  Photo Credits: Twitter
- The Hundred tournament started, the new format of 100 ball cricket came in front of the audience
- England batsman Sam Billings shines in men’s first match, Oval Invincibles beat Manchester Originals
- The Oval’s team defeated Manchester in the women’s first match too.
After Test cricket, ODI cricket and T20 cricket, now a new format of cricket has started. England and Wales Cricket Board ‘The Hundred’ (The Hundred) started on Thursday. One match each of men’s and women’s cricket was played on the first day of this 100-100 ball format in both the innings. Oval Invincibles in Both Classes (Oval Invincibles) Manchester Originals (Manchester Originals) defeated. England batsman Sam Billings in men’s The Hundred match (Sam Billings) Played a brilliant innings. The month-long tournament will conclude on August 21. In this, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, Pakistan fast bowler Shaheen Afridi, Australia’s Glenn Maxwell, David Warner and Marcus Stoinis will be seen playing.
The Hundred (Men) – Result of the first match – Billings
In the first match of the men’s tournament, the hosts Oval Invincibles, batting first, scored 145 for 8 in 100 balls at the Oval ground. For him, his captain and English wicket-keeper batsman Sam Billings played an innings of 49 runs in 30 balls. In reply, Jos Buttler-led Manchester Originals could only manage 136 for 7 in 100 balls and lost the match by 9 runs. In which West Indies’ Carlos Brathwaite scored 37 runs. During this Sam Curran and Nathan Souter took maximum 2-2 wickets.
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The Hundred (Women) – The Oval team won the first match – Harmanpreet’s quick innings
Indian batsman Harmanpreet Kaur hit 29 off 16 balls but could not save her team Manchester Originals (Women) from a five-wicket defeat at the hands of The Oval Invincibles (Women) in the opening match of The Hundred. South Africa’s Dane van Niekerk played an unbeaten 42-ball 56 and shared a 73-run stand with Proteas teammate and partner Marijane Kaap (38) for the fifth wicket to help the Oval franchise win with two balls to spare.
Harmanpreet hit six fours in his innings. She was dismissed by left-arm seamer Natasha Farant. Natasha took three wickets for 25 runs in 20 balls. Marijne took two wickets for 20 runs in 20 balls as the Oval restricted Manchester to 135/6 in 100 balls. In response, England pacer Kate Cross (three for 28 off 18 balls) shook the Oval’s top order with her four wickets down to 36 runs but Dane and Marijne brought the home team back on track. Gave.
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