Brave clinch inaugural Men’s Hundred Title
Chasing 169, Phoenix’s Liam Livingstone thrashed 46 from 19 balls, animating a raucous Lord’s crowd with an effortless flow of boundaries, before the game swung in dramatic and unlikely fashion.
Tim David, only brought into the Brave’s squad earlier this week, ran out Livingstone with a 60m direct hit from the deep – the in-form Livingstone agonisingly inches short.
Ireland international Paul Stirling earlier hit 61 from 36 balls for the Brave before Ross Whiteley’s crucial 44 not out from 19 balls lifted them to 168 for five.
Southern Brave: 168/5 in 100 balls (Stirling 61, Whiteley 44 n.o)
Phoenix: 136/5 in 100 balls (Livingstone 46). (BBC)