'The Originals are absolutely massive' - Twitter congratulates Manchester Originals as they crunch Birmingham Phoenix in The Hundred 2022

Manchester Originals crushed Birmingham Phoenix in match 28 of The Hundred 2022 by 79 runs at Edgbaston stadium.

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The Hundred 2022 is approaching the very end of the tournament and teams are giving one final push to ensure that they finish well while the race to the top three remains a tough rough. Edgbaston stadium hosted match 28 of the tournament between Birmingham Phoenix and Manchester Originals and it was the Originals skipper Laurie Evans who called it right at the toss.

Originals decided to put the Phoenix in a fix as Evans decided to bat first after winning the toss. A tricky surface and neither captains were sure of the outcome as the surface at Edgbaston is best suited for pacers but can also suit batters as well. The average first innings score at this ground is 169 and the Originals' openers did have this in mind as Philip Salt got off to a great start despite losing the skipper at the other end.

Salt kept the scoreboard ticking, while the rest of the batters Wayne Madsen, Tristan Stubbs and Paul Walter found it difficult to time the ball and they returned for cheap scores which made things tough for the Originals who were desperate for a win to stay in the race for top three. The Originals managed a decent total of 154 falling 15 short of the average first innings score at this ground and the match was equally poised at the end of the first half.

Birmingham Phoenix had a bad day, and it became worse with Miles Hammond failing to fire and support Will Smeed, who was firing at the other end. Neither of the batters, sparing Smeed, survived the wrath of the Originals' bowlers as they succumbed for just 75 runs and lost the match by 79 runs with as many as 26 balls to spare. Tom Hartley, the bowler from the Originals, outclassed his teammates as he bagged a four-for to keep his team in the race for the title.

Fans were unhappy with the way the Phoenix batters approached the game and were sceptical of their performance.

Let's take a look at a few interesting reactions we picked from Twitter:

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