Tymal Mills also miserly as Spirit stumble despite highest Powerplay score of tournament
Southern Brave 145 for 6 (Davies 50) beat London Spirit 141 for 7 (Inglis 55, Garton 2-30) by four runs
Jordan closed out his over and Mills conceded only three runs from the first three balls of his final set, but with the Brave missing the cut-off, they had to bowl the final seven with four fielders outside the 30-yard circle, rather than the usual five. Mills used his back-of-the-hand slower balls to great effect, having Mohammad Nabi caught at short extra cover to leave 11 required off five balls and finish with miserly figures of 1 for 15.
Roelof van der Merwe sat deep in his crease to thump a slower ball over the covers to leave six needed from the final three balls, but Jordan nailed three yorkers to concede only one more, with de Kock’s brilliant direct hit running out Blake Cullen as he attempted to scramble a bye.
The result leaves Spirit rooted to the foot of the table with one point from four games, a result that had seemed impossible when Adam Rossington and Inglis romped to the highest Powerplay score of the competition to date (68 for 0 off 25 balls). Brave, meanwhile, have won consecutive games after starting the Hundred with back-to-back defeats, and have climbed into mid-table.
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Matt Roller is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. @mroller98
Source: ESPN Crickinfo