男子百人決賽。特倫特火箭隊在低比分的驚險比賽中擊敗了曼徹斯特原創隊

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男子百人決賽。特倫特火箭隊在低比分的驚險比賽中擊敗了曼徹斯特原創隊

最後更新於.來自《百家講壇》一節

特倫特火箭隊在Lord's舉行的一場驚心動魄的決賽中以兩票之差擊敗了曼徹斯特原創隊,獲得了男子百人賽的冠軍。

但是,在一場激烈的決賽中,隊長劉易斯-格雷戈里通過鞭打理查德-格里森打出驚人的六分球,隨後又打出兩個四分球,以兩球之差鎖定勝局,從而使他的球隊越過終點。

當球到達邊界時,火箭隊的球員們衝進場內,圍住格雷戈里,這時洛德球場的觀眾們都在歡呼。

在最後階段,勢頭從一方轉到了另一方,在最後五球之前,原始人隊取得了不可能的勝利。

他們從100個球中掙扎到120-9。

這場勝利意味着火箭隊加入了Oval Invincibles女子隊,後者在當天早些時候擊敗了Southern Brave,衛冕了他們的冠軍,成為2022年百強賽的冠軍。

在打出制勝分後,格雷戈里高興地咆哮起來。他的擊球夥伴盧克-伍德將他的球棒高高拋向夜空以示慶祝。

當格里森站在他的標記頂端時,原始人可能是最受歡迎的,但他的滿分球被格雷戈里精彩地送上了看台--這位30歲的全能選手曾為英格蘭隊打過12次球。

"在壓力下,那是一個出色的球,"前英格蘭保齡球手Steven Finn在BBC的評論中說。

"他打得太乾淨了。保持他的注意力,保持他的形狀並將球打到邊界,這是一個令人難以置信的鎮定。"

這個六分球讓本應中立的人群變得瘋狂。從那時起,比賽就像火箭隊的比賽,格里森的一個糟糕的球被剪掉了,使結果變得確定。

在今年的百人賽中,男子組的比賽大部分都是一邊倒的比賽,但一個棘手的球場提供了一個值得紀念的低分驚悚片。

表面上看,得分比預期的要難,因此這是一場聰明的保齡球決賽,而不是高高在上的六連擊。

比賽英雄獎頒給了火箭隊的保齡球手薩姆-庫克,他在一次令人印象深刻的團隊展示中拿下了4個小球,僅得18分。

火箭隊的進攻並沒有最大的特色,特別是現在海外投手Rashid Khan和Tabraiz Shamsi因其他任務離開了比賽,但他們這群有經驗的、可靠的投手提供了機會,在大舞台上代表了培養這些球員的英國郡級系統。

庫克是一名25歲的無球縫合員,他在埃塞克斯郡的板球比賽中學習了他的技能,他在開始時將Originals的隊長勞里-埃文斯和三號人物韋恩-馬德森解僱,並在最後以兩個精準的約克球返回。

37歲的旋轉球員薩米特-帕特爾在2015年為英格蘭隊打了60場比賽中的最後一場,他拿下了三個小門,並在一個階段上演了帽子戲法。

火箭隊的擊球手在追趕過程中付出了艱辛的努力,但在格雷戈里的英雄事跡中,不應忘記保齡球手的努力。

原始人隊以六連勝的姿態進入決賽。

在令人失望的擊球後,他們的保齡球手限制了得分,並在火箭隊的追趕過程中經常被抓,包括Alex Hales和Dawid Malan分別以8分和19分的高分被抓。

隨着鐘擺的擺動,原始人明顯地增加了信心,並在壓力下保持了他們的抓球。

也許最關鍵的是,他們沒有在規定的時間內投出他們的球,結果被懲罰,不得不在30碼圈內多帶一名外野手。

儘管如此,沒有一個外野手能夠阻止格雷戈里的六分球,而埃文斯在失敗中表現出令人印象深刻的親切感。

"他對BBC二台說:"你必須把它交給特倫特火箭隊,他們在整個過程中打了更好的板球。

"我認為我們一開始就看錯了球場。我認為在整個過程中,我們失去了太多的小門,他們的保齡球很好。我們今天就是沒能越過底線。"

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Last updated on .From the section The Hundred

Trent Rockets were crowned men's Hundred champions after beating Manchester Originals by two wickets in a thrilling, nailbiting final at Lord's.

But, in a rip-roaring finale, captain Lewis Gregory fired his side over the line by whipping Richard Gleeson for a stunning six and following with two fours to seal a win with two balls to spare.

As the ball reached the boundary, the Rockets players stormed on to the field and mobbed Gregory as a capacity Lord's crowd roared.

The momentum swung from one side to the other in the closing stages with the Originals on course for an unlikely victory before the final five balls.

They had struggled to 120-9 from their 100 balls.

The win means the Rockets join Oval Invincibles women, who beat Southern Brave to defend their title earlier in the day, as champions of The Hundred in 2022.

After hitting the winning runs, Gregory roared in delight. His batting partner Luke Wood tossed his bat high into the night's sky in celebration.

The Originals were probably favourites as Gleeson stood at the top of his mark but his full ball was brilliantly sent into the stands by Gregory - the 30-year-old all-rounder who has played 12 times for England.

"Under pressure that was an outstanding shot," former England bowler Steven Finn said on BBC commentary.

"He has hit that so clean. To maintain his focus, hold his shape and time the ball to the boundary was an unbelievable piece of composure."

The six sent the supposedly neutral crowd wild. From there the game felt like the Rockets' and a poor ball from Gleeson was clipped away to make the result certain.

The men's tournament has drifted for much of the Hundred this year with many one-sided games but a tricky pitch provided a low-scoring thriller to remember.

The surface made scoring more difficult than expected and as a result this was a final of canny bowling rather than towering six-hitting.

The Match Hero award went to Rockets' bowler Sam Cook who took four wickets for just 18 runs in an impressive team display.

The Rockets attack does not feature the biggest names, especially now overseas spinners Rashid Khan and Tabraiz Shamsi have left the tournament for other commitments, but their group of experienced, dependable bowlers delivered, representing on the big stage the English county system which has produced these players.

Cook, a 25-year-old uncapped seamer who has learned his trade with Essex in county cricket, dismissed Originals captain Laurie Evans and number three Wayne Madsen at the start and returned at the end with two pinpoint yorkers.

In between 37-year-old spinner Samit Patel, who played the last of his 60 games for England in 2015, took three wickets and was on a hat-trick at one stage.

The Rockets' batters made hard work of the chase but the efforts of the bowlers should not be forgotten amid Gregory's heroics.

The Originals came into the final as the form team on the back of six successive wins.

After disappointing with the bat, their bowlers restricted scoring and took regular wickets throughout the Rockets chase, including the big scalps of Alex Hales and Dawid Malan for eight and 19 respectively.

The Originals visibly grew in confidence as the pendulum swung and held their catches under pressure.

Perhaps crucially they failed to bowl their deliveries in the allotted time and as a result were punished by having to bring an extra fielder inside the 30-yard circle.

That said, no fielder would have been able to stop Gregory's six and Evans was impressively gracious in defeat.

"You've got to hand it to the Trent Rockets, they played the better cricket throughout," he told BBC Two.

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