The final of the inaugural edition of The Hundred, a 100-ball contest between England and Australia at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London, will be played on Sunday.

The Southern Brave team is set for their final match of the season, they will be taking on Birmingham Phoenix at Lord’s.

Lord’s Cricket Ground, London Time: 15:00 BST (women’s), 18:30 BST (men’s) Date: Saturday, August 21
Both matches will be broadcast live on Two, iPlayer, and online. Both matches will be broadcast on the radio, with live text, clips, and analysis available on the Sport website.

The Hundred comes to a close on Saturday at Lord’s, the ancient home of cricket, after 31 days and 66 games.

In two finals, four teams – two men’s and two women’s – compete for the title of The Hundred’s inaugural winners.

Southern Brave will face Oval Invincibles in the women’s final at 15:00 BST, followed by an exciting men’s final between the Brave and Birmingham Phoenix at 18:30 BST, weather allowing (more on that later).

On a busy day of cricket on the, both games will be shown live from 14:30 on Two, iPlayer, and the Sport website.

“To be in the first 100-ball final is extremely amazing,” said Southern Brave bowler George Garton, who was named Match Hero in his team’s victory in the qualifier on Friday.

“With the fans, ambiance, and everything around the Hundred, it’s arguably the most anticipated white ball game in a long time – at least since the [men’s] World Cup final [in 2019].”

Van Niekerk’s Invincibles v Wyatt, Dunkley & the Edwards effect

The Invincibles advanced to the final after a dramatic comeback victory in the eliminator against Birmingham Phoenix on Friday.

Dane van Niekerk, their outstanding captain, has guided them to this point, and they also have Tash Farrant, the top wicket-taker, and the promising 17-year-old all-rounder Alice Capsey.

The new event has been hotly contested, but the final, which will be held at a sold-out Lord’s, will cap off a month that has seen the domestic women’s game in the UK shine like never before.

“I’m sure the atmosphere will be electric,” Farrant said. “It’ll be a historic game, but the tournament as a whole has been.”

The Brave have had their feet up in contrast to the Invincibles, having qualified for the final as group-stage champions.

They dominated the group stage, winning seven of their eight games, and crushed the Invincibles when they played on Monday, the Brave’s last match.

Their success has been based on a fearsome top order of Danni Wyatt, Smriti Mandhana, and Sophia Dunkley – though India international Mandhana has already exited the tournament – and the ball-handling skills of Anya Shrubsole, Lauren Bell, and Amanda-Jade Wellington.

Charlotte Edwards, the winning captain of the inaugural Kia Super League and the first coach to win the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, is now coaching the Brave.

Moeen & Livingstone v the Brave’s fearsome bowlers

The men’s final seems to be evenly matched.

The Birmingham Phoenix won the group, but the Brave have won six straight games after losing their first two, including a thrashing of Trent Rockets in Friday’s eliminator.

Moeen Ali, the Phoenix captain and all-rounder, has returned from England to play, while Liam Livingstone is one of the country’s best hitters. In his last innings on Tuesday, he batted 92 not out off 40 balls with 10 sixes.

The Brave, on the other hand, have a strong bowling assault. Chris Jordan, Craig Overton, Tymal Mills, and Danny Briggs, all England internationals, are joined by Jake Lintott’s spin.

“Livi [Livingstone] showed how devastating he can be in their previous game, so his wicket will be important early on,” Garton added.

“For many years, Mo has shown his abilities. He is regarded as one of the greatest strikers on the planet. We’ll have our strategies in place, and maybe they’ll work out.”

The Brave team will also have England’s James Vince as captain and South Africa’s Quinton de Kock. Will Smeed, an in-from, destructive opener and the men’s competition’s youngest player, is one of the Phoenix’s lesser-known players.

“To get to the finals, you have to play franchise cricket,” Livingstone said.

“There are a lot of young guys on our team, and this will be their first final. It’s all about savoring the moment. These opportunities don’t come around very frequently.”

What if the weather gets in the way?

The weather at Lord's on Saturday

The weather, though, may derail the climax, with rain predicted for most of Saturday in London.

There is a reserve day (Sunday) in place, but the organizers want to have results on Saturday if at all feasible, even if it means the games must be cut short.

A 25-ball match is the shortest match imaginable.

If at all feasible, organizers would like to have finals of similar duration, which means they prefer two shorter games to one wash-out and one 100-ball per side match.

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The southern brave squad 2021 women’s is a cricket team that has been undefeated in the last two years. They will be playing against the Oval Invincibles, Birmingham Phoenix and East London Sisters in the final of Lord’s.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Who won the Hundred 2021?

The Hundred 2021 was a football match between England and Scotland. England won the match by 2 goals to 1.

Who won the 100 cricket?

The 100 cricket was a game of cricket between England and Australia. It was played on the 29th of June, 2017.

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