London Spirit 83 for 6 (Dattani 28*, Scrivens 26*) beat Birmingham Phoenix 82 all out (Eve Jones 24, Gibson 2-12, Schutt 2-14) by four wickets
Birmingham Phoenix’s third consecutive defeat saw them crash out of the Hundred at the group stages in a dramatic, low-scoring thriller against London Spirit at Lord’s.
Needing only a point to seal their place in Friday night’s Eliminator at the Ageas Bowl, Phoenix were bowled out for just 82 on a two-paced pitch, with only two batters reaching double figures, before a brilliant start with the ball and in the field saw Spirit collapse to 26 for 6 after 43 balls.
The result also kept Manchester Originals and Northern Superchargers’ seasons alive ahead of their final group games on Wednesday, but both would need to win by a significant margin against Oval Invincibles and Southern Brave respectively in order to overhaul Rockets on net run rate.
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