Will Smeed’s 65* and Imran Tahir’s full go-around helped Birmingham Phoenix beat Welsh Fire by a huge 93 runs at Edgbaston and leap to the highest point of the focuses table. Fire, who endured their fourth successive misfortune, are everything except dispensed with from The Hundred.
Smeed, just 19 years of age and the most youthful part in the men’s 100-ball rivalry, scored his runs off just 38 balls, hitting 4 fours and 4 sixes, as Phoenix controlled to 184/5, the most noteworthy all out in the opposition up until now. He had skipper Moeen Ali for organization at the opposite end and the pair added 92 runs for the subsequent wicket. Moeen, hit three progressive sixes off Graeme White, gotten done with a 28-ball 59.
Fire were never in the run-pursue and fell to 91 all out in 74 balls, with just Ian Cockbain making it past 30. Eight batsmen enlisted single-digit scores as Tahir, 42, got done with figures of 5 for 25 and covered Fire’s dreary innings with the competition’s first historically speaking full go-around. Qais Ahmed, Matt Milnes and David Payne were the batsmen at the less than desirable finish of the full go-around.