Adam Rossington, Matthew Wade Blazing Inning Takes London Spirit to Victory in London Spirit vs Northern Superchargers

Adam Rossington

London Spirit pulled off a thrilling victory over Northern Superchargers in the 24th match of The Hundred Men’s Competition 2023 at Lord’s on Friday. The Spirit posted a challenging 160-6 on the back of blazing innings from Adam Rossington (53) and Matthew Wade (42).

The Superchargers were all out for 147 in reply, with Ravi Bopara (4-21) and Liam Dawson (2-19) doing the damage with the ball. Rossington and Wade put on a 66-run partnership for the third wicket to set the Spirit on their way.

Rossington scored his runs off just 30 balls, hitting 4 fours and 3 sixes. Wade was more sedate, but he still hit 5 fours and a six in his 22-ball knock. The Superchargers made a good start to their chase, with Harry Brook (44) and Adam Lyth (26) providing major contributions for the Chargers.

But the Spirit struck back with three wickets in quick succession to put the visitors on the back foot. Ravi Bopara and Liam Dawson were the picks of the bowlers for the Spirit, taking 4 and 2 wickets respectively. Nathan Ellis (1-28) also bowled well. The victory moved the Spirit up to fourth place in the table, while the Superchargers slipped to fifth.

Here are the key moments from the match:

Rossington and Wade’s partnership set the Spirit on their way. Ravi Bopara was the star of the show. His bowling put the Superchargers on the back foot. Rossington’s brilliant batting performance was a bright spot for the Superchargers.

The Spirit held their nerve in the final over to seal the victory. The player of the match was Ravi Bopara for his over-the-mark bowling spell of 4-21. The win is a big boost for the Spirit. They are now in fourth place in the table, and they will be looking to build on this momentum in the coming matches.

The Superchargers, on the other hand, will be disappointed with their performance. They will need to start winning soon if they want to make the knockout stages.