The sight of the explosion of runs with the bat of two batsmen was seen in the match played between Auckland and Northern District. In this match, those two batsmen were faced, who looted the run by opening the mouth of their bat.
Grandhomme hit 126 runs in 104 balls, 8 fours, 6 sixes
New Zealand Cricket (New Zealand Cricket) The discussion was going on right now about winning the Christchurch Test from Bangladesh. Ross Taylor (Ross Taylor) Kiwi cricket made headlines due to his retirement. Now he is in the news for the explosion of runs in the domestic List-A tournament there. Ford Trophy got this view of the explosion of runs with the bat of two batsmen (Ford Trophy) In. The teams of Auckland and Northern District were face to face. And in this match, those two batsmen were faced, who looted the run by opening the mouth of their bat.
One of the two batsmen who wreaked havoc on the bowlers and looted runs was Auckland’s 32-year-old opener George Worker and the other was Northern District’s middle order batsman Colin de Grandhomme. Both scored centuries for their respective teams in the match. However, the rest of the team did not insist, so George Worker’s century was overshadowed by Grandhomme’s century and his team lost.
George Worker scored 132 runs in 142 balls.
Now understand the condition of the competition in detail. Auckland batted first and scored 303 for 7 in 50 overs. Opener George Worker scored 132 runs in 142 balls for Auckland, which included 7 fours and 6 sixes. Apart from the 32-year-old opener, middle-order batsman O’Donnell played a blistering innings of 95 runs in 90 balls, which included 7 fours and 4 sixes. Barring these two, no other batsman from Auckland played any major innings.
Grandhomme scored 126 runs in 104 balls
Now it was the turn of the Northern District to counterattack. The target of 304 runs that Auckland had set ahead of him was to be achieved. But, this plan of his got a setback when his 4 wickets fell for just 37 runs. It seemed that the team would score even 100 runs with great difficulty. Colin de Grandhomme played an explosive innings for the team in this hour of crisis.
Colin de Grandhomme has his first List A 100 for @ndcricket! Brings it up off just 76 balls. Giving ND a chance at @edenparknz against @aucklandcricket. Stream + Scoring | https://t.co/H8djIscDas #FordTrophy pic.twitter.com/kpxq7MwL2e
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) January 12, 2022
Colin de Grandhomme spent 155 minutes at the crease and faced 104 balls and scored 126 runs on it. Grandhomme’s innings included 8 fours and 6 sixes. Apart from Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner also played a blistering innings of 74 runs, which included 4 fours and 5 sixes. There was a century partnership for the 5th wicket between the two. But, this one century, one half-century innings and one century partnership could not win the team. Because, the rest of the players surrendered very comfortably.
Auckland hit the ground 61 balls already
In reply to Auckland’s 303 runs, the Northern District team was bundled out for just 256 runs. That is, the match was lost by 47 runs. That too when 61 balls were yet to be bowled in the match. If it was Auckland opener George Worker with the bat, who wrote the script for this defeat of the Northern District, then Lockie Ferguson with the ball.
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