James Vince guides Southern Brave to perfect start in Hundred defence

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  • Welsh Fire 107-7; Southern Brave 109-1; Brave win by 9 wkts
  • James Vince is top scorer with 71 not out

The fireworks very much happened before play started as the second season of the Hundred got under way with a deeply one-sided win for the inaugural champions, Southern Brave, who cantered over the line with 30 balls to spare to win by nine wickets. Welsh Fire mustered barely a spark throughout as they lost first the toss, then a succession of wickets and finally, inevitably, the match.

The Brave captain James Vince turned his side’s run chase, never the most daunting, into a gentle procession with an unbeaten innings of 71, the only thing stopping his evening from flirting with perfection coming when he was denied the chance of scoring the winning runs by Jake Ball, with the scores level, bowling a no ball.

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Written by Simon Burnton at the Ageas Bowl
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/aug/03/southern-brave-welsh-fire-mens-hundred-match-report-cricket under the title “James Vince guides Southern Brave to perfect start in Hundred defence”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.