George Garton and Tymal Mills Power Southern Brave final
By Sangeeta Viswas
on Sat Aug 21 2021
George Garton and Tymal Mills bowled 20 dot balls in the middle, Garton and Mills reached the Power Southern Brave final, and it also took six to cover the Trent Rockets with a solid half-stage in the Eliminator clash of the Hundred at the Kennington Oval in London. Took wickets.
As a result, the Rockets scored 96 and were easily knocked out thanks to Paul Stirling’s 45 off 27 balls, which helped the Southern Braves win by seven wickets with 32 balls to spare.
Trent Rockets’ intent began on the night before the first ball was bowled, as James Vince won the toss and registered his protest to bat. Garton steered well to inflict rapid, consistent damage, overtaking David and Alex early.
Craig Overton cleaned up Steven Mulaney at the other end and immediately Garton took his third – dismissing D’Arcy Short, leaving the Rockets for 4 for 31.
Experienced Samit Patel guided the team’s recovery in the company of captain Lewis Gregory. Samit hit two fours and a six in five balls. But then, Mills completed the bowling performance that started at a high level. Halfway through, Mills pulled out Lewis Gregory for 5 to leave the Rockets at 62.
Lintott, who was still being sidelined for a six by the batsmen, made a big contribution on the field with a sharp catch at mid-off to be in the middle of the committee. The Southern Brave bowlers then dug their heels as Chris Jordan took two wickets in the end.
Rashid Khan, who was struggling to bowl the ball with the bat, became the second victim of the evening. Once Rashid left, the Rockets’ hopes of taking the team past 100 were dashed. Mills then dismissed Merchant de Lange on the 91st ball to end the Rockets’ innings on 96.
Although Quinton de Kock fell in the chase on the 12th ball, Southern Braves had no doubts about scoring a low in front of him. Paul Stirling and James Vince, in fact, ramped up their pyrotechnics together, with Rashid off to a poor start to his spell and hitting two fours and a six in his first five balls. By the end of the 25-ball powerplay, the Braves had 50 boards – more than half of their goals.
Matthew Carter delivered a big shock to Sterling and sent him to pack for 31 off 19 balls, but a wicket at this stage was the only assurance for the bowling side. Vince continued to trouble Rashid Khan, and a four off Samuel Cooke comfortably took his team to the final – registering a thumping victory.
Brief cricket scores: Trent Rockets 96 (100) (Samit Patel 20; and George Garten 3-18, Tymal Mills 3-8, Chris Jordan 2-15, and Craig Overton 2-25) Southern Braves 97/3 (68) (James) lost. Vince 45*, Paul Stirling 31; Merchant de Lange 2-16) also by 7 wickets.