sport news Manchester Originals slip to defeat in the Hundred against Northern ... trends now

sport news Manchester Originals slip to defeat in the Hundred against Northern ... trends now
sport news Manchester Originals slip to defeat in the Hundred against Northern ... trends now

sport news Manchester Originals slip to defeat in the Hundred against Northern ... trends now

Manchester Originals slip to defeat in the Hundred against Northern Superchargers - despite half-century from England white-ball captain Jos Buttler Jos Buttler scored only his second half-century in 14 innings on Friday night His measured 59 helped the Manchester Originals to 161-4 from 100 balls But Adam Lyth and Harry Brook guided the Superchargers to a six-wicket win

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Jos Buttler's measured 59 could not stop the Manchester Originals from slipping to an enthralling Hundred defeat in the cross-Pennine derby with Northern Superchargers at Emirates Old Trafford.

The England white-ball captain scored only his second half-century in 14 innings since replacing Eoin Morgan at the end of June, his top-score in a competitive 161 for four.

But that total was overhauled with six wickets and as many balls to spare thanks to opener Adam Lyth's 51 off 30 balls and a crucial 33 from England star of the future Harry Brook, including two leg-side sixes.

Harry Brook hit a crucial 33 for Northern Superchargers, including two leg-side sixes

Harry Brook hit a crucial 33 for Northern Superchargers, including two leg-side sixes

Buttler worked the ball well in a 41-ball innings which showed flashes of brilliance in the opening game for the two rivals.

After being inserted, Buttler hit one of eight sixes in a Manchester innings which set off well, slowed and finished with a bang in no small part to fellow superstar Andre Russell's unbeaten 29.

He hoisted the 50th ball of the innings over wide long on for six off international colleague Adil Rashid, although the leg-spinner

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