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The Hundred recently concluded with its inaugural season and the tournament had a decent response as far as pleasing the English crowd was concerned.

However, the tournament clashed with ongoing India's Tour of England and that could be one of the reasons that the tournament's global reach was restrained.

The Hundred was played by both Men and Women from the major cities of England and Wales. The rules were simple with both teams to play an innings of 100 balls as opposed to the over-format in T20 and other forms of cricket.

100 bowls were divided into blocks of five deliveries, while every bowler was permitted to bowl a total of two consecutive blocks. The tournament kicked off almost a month ago, on July 21 with the women setting the tournament underway, a match between Manchester's Originals vs London's Oval Invincibles.

The tournament wasn't broadcasted by the top channels but some local outlets did cover it.

Finale Review

The final of the competition was played on August 21, exactly a month later between Southern Brave Men and Birmingham Phoenix Men.

The James Vince-led side put up 168 on the board, with Paul Stirling's vital 61, while Ross Whiteley's 44 turned out to be the game-changer.

For the Phoenix, skipper Moeen Ali played a knock of 36, with Liam Livingstone's important 46 but he was run out and the men from Birmingham couldn't win as they managed to score only 136, losing five wickets, the same as the Brave.

In the Women's final, Southern Brave Women were there to face the Oval Invincibles, but this time, the Southern Brave lost as they couldn't chase 122, courtesy of an exemplary performance by the Invincibles' bowlers Marizanne Kapp and Alice Capsey, who picked four and two wickets respectively.

#Top Scorers

Men

PlayersRunsAverageStrike Rate Highest Score
Liam Livingstone 34858178.4692*
Ben Duckett 23229137.2765
James Vince 22928.62129.3760

Women 

PlayersRunsAverageStrike Rate Highest Score
Dane Van Niekerk25943.16105.7167*
Jemimah Rodrigues24941.50150.9092*
Sophia Dunkley24440.66141.8658*

#Highest wicket-takers

Men

PlayersWicketsAverageEconomy Best Figures 
Adam Milne1210.755.733/15
Marchant de Lange1213.087.915/20
Adil Rashid 1214.417.683/13

Women

PlayersWicketsAverageEconomy 
Tash Farrant1810.276.20
Sammy-Jo1510.266.89
Kirstie Gordon1514.137.48

#Highest individual Scores

Men

Liam Livingstone's 92* was the highest score in Men's category, with the second-highest being 81* by both David Willey and Colin Ingram.

England and New Zealand supporters must be proud to see such names come up. Livingstone's 92* came against Northern Superchargers, scoring three fours and ten sixes at a strike rate of 230.

Women

The Indian Women were the stars when it came to scoring huge Individual contributions as Jemimah Rodrigues, Smriti Mandhana, and Shefali Verma were the three women players with the highest Individual scores in an innings, scoring 92*, 78, and 76* respectively.

#Highest Team Scores

Men

The only time a team managed to score 200 runs in the Hundred was by Northern Superchargers, who did not even feature in the final.

The turning point was a hysterical inning by John Simpson, who scored 71 off just 28 balls, scoring 11 fours and two sixes at a strike rate of 253.57.

Women

166/3 was the highest score in the Hundred Women's tournament, with the Southern Brave managing to register it. They did it against the Welsh Fire.

Danni Wyatt scored 53 off 34 balls and this was the match where Mandhana fired 78 runs from 52 balls.

#Key Moments

Imran Tahir became the oldest player to pick a hattrick in a T20 match, definitely one of the moments to look for in the Hundred.

The Northern Superchargers thrashed the Manchester Originals as they scored 200 runs, the only time it happened in the Hundred. A monstrous inning from John Simpson made it possible.

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