The Hundred: Moeen and Livingstone shine as Phoenix beat Rockets by 7 wickets

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Trent Rockets Vs Birmingham Phoenix Match Highlights
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Trent Rockets Vs Birmingham Phoenix Match Highlights: Moeen Ali’s 52 runs from just 28 balls and Liam Livingstone’s unbeaten half-century helped the Birmingham Phoenix to secure a seven-wicket win over the Trent Rockets.

After winning their first three games of The Hundred, the Rockets lost at Edgbaston.

Daniel Sams’ unbeaten and Lewis Gregory’s 35 not out enabled them set a target of 145 for the hosts. Later on, Luke Wood bagged all three of their wickets for them, but the trio’s performances were not enough to hand their team a victory as Phoenix beat Rockets by 7 wickets.

The Hundred: Trent Rockets Vs Birmingham Phoenix Match Highlights:

The unstoppable Rockets, who arrived in this game with a 3 out of 3 wins their pocket, witnessed a dreary start after losing 6 wickets for just 53 that too 54 wickets.

With only 46 balls left to play, Rocket’s Daniel Sams and Lewis Gregory took the charge and started adding runs for their team in quick manner.

The skipper Dockrell remained not out at 35 off 22 balls. While Sams was unstoppable and played a 25-ball 55 run knock to guide Rockets to 145 for 6 in 20 overs.

During the final 46 balls both added 92 at a run-rate of 12.

In reply, Phoenix too start on dud not as they lost both their openers early. But the partnership of 85 in 45 between skipper Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone help their side reach the target with 14 balls still left to play.

Both scored half-centuries, however, walked back to the pavilion after playing a superb innings of 52 off 2. While Livingstone remained not out till end with a 32-ball 51 with the help of one four and four sixes.

With this win, Birmingham Phoenix now moved up to third place with four wins and a loss. While Trent Rickets slipped to fourth with same stats, and behind Phoenix due low run-rate.

The captain of Birmingham Phoenix was honoured with man of the match award for his excellent performance both with both bat and bowl as apart from scoring a crucial half-century he also took a wicket while bowling.

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