Oval Invincibles crushed Manchester Originals by 94 runs as Australia’s Spencer Johnson took three wickets on an impressive Hundred debut.
Johnson, who is 27 years old, concluded with astounding statistics of 3-1 from 20 balls while consistently bowling at speeds of above 90 mph as Originals were bowled out for 92. The Hundred’s most cost-effective 20-ball spell also came from Johnson.
Heinrich Klaasen of South Africa hit six sixes in a 27-ball 60 earlier in the Invincibles’ 186-5 score. As a result of England international Roy’s 59-ball innings, their score was their greatest in the men’s hundred.
Johnson took three wickets in 10 straight deliveries without giving up a run while bowling to the batsmen Jos Buttler and Phil Salt. Johnson’s first 10-ball session saw him give up only one run to the English partnership.
“To deliver a performance like that against Jos Buttler and Phil Salt as well, two of the top players in the world right now, I can’t put into words how incredible that bowling performance was,” said Invincibles captain Sam Billings.