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KKR captain scored runs at a strike rate of 200, yet the team lost; Sunil Narine’s team won

In the Indian Premier League (IPL), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Eoin Morgan scored runs at a strike rate of 205 in The Hundred Men’s Competition on the night of 14 August 2021. Despite this, his team London Spirit had to face defeat by 2 wickets. Kolkata Knight Riders’s star all-rounder Sunil Narine’s team Oval Invincibles reached the second number in the points table.

Birmingham Phoenix topped the points table for The Hundred Men’s Competition 2021. They have 10 points from 7 matches with 5 wins. Oval Invincibles has also played 7 matches, but they have won only 4 matches. He has 9 points. The first match between him and London Spirit could not take place on 25 July due to rain. One point each was divided between the two teams. London Spirit’s team is at the last position in the points table. He has only 3 points in 7 matches. She could only win the match against Manchester Originals that took place on 10 August. He has lost his 5 matches.

In the 28th match of the tournament played at the Kennington Oval ground in London, London Spirit captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to bat. London Spirit got off to a good start. Aidan Rossington and Joe Denly put on 49 runs in 39 balls for the first wicket. Rossington was dismissed for 28 runs in 20 balls. However, Josh Inglis, who came in his place, could only score 2 runs.

Coming to bat at number four, Morgan scored 41 runs in 20 balls with the help of one four and five sixes. When Morgan was dismissed, London Spirit’s score was 112 for 3 in 74 balls. After this the team lost 4 wickets within 16 balls and 11 runs. Only Roelof van der Merwe could touch the tens figure. He scored 20 runs in 10 balls with the help of 3 fours. In this way London Spirit scored 146 runs in 7 wickets in 100 balls.

Chasing the target, the Oval Invincibles did not have a good start. He lost his first wicket in the form of Jason Roy in the sixth ball itself. Not only this, Sunil Narine and Colin Ingram also returned to the pavilion after scoring 4 and 2 runs respectively. The Oval Invincibles’ one time score was 14 for 3 in 17 balls. After this, Will Jacks along with captain Sam Billings took the score beyond 50.

Sam Billings, however, was dismissed after scoring 9 runs in 8 balls. After this, Laurie Evans batted with a strike rate of 181 and snatched the victory from the hands of London Spirit. Evans scored an unbeaten 67 off 37 balls with the help of 4 fours and 4 sixes.

Jacques scored 44 runs in 26 balls with the help of 4 fours and 2 sixes. Both added 57 runs in 28 balls for the 5th wicket. Wickets kept falling at the other end after Jacques was dismissed, but Evans persisted. With this, Oval Invincibles scored 147 for 8 in 95 balls and won the match.