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Livingstone powers Phoenix into Hundred final

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At one stage Livingstone seemed to be in his own six-hitting contest as he smashed the highest score of the tournament so far – 92 not out from just 40 balls.

Livingstone hit an incredible 10 sixes as his side raced to victory with a massive 26 balls remaining. The Phoenix had earlier quietened the raucous Leeds crowd by fighting back with spin and Adam Milne’s near-perfect closing spell to turn Superchargers’ 82 for no loss after 40 balls into 143 for eight.

Livingstone himself took three for 25 in a stunning all-round performance.

Birmingham are now guaranteed to take top spot in the Men’s Hundred table meaning they go directly into Saturday’s final.

Southern Brave and Trent Rockets meet in Friday’s eliminator.

Chief scores

Northern Superchargers: 143/8 in 100 balls (Kohler-Cadmore 71, Livingstone 3/25)

Birmingham Phoenix: 147/2 in 74 balls (Livingstone 92 n.o). (BBC)

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