'The Phoenix have been outplayed' - Twitter lauds Northern Superchargers for their stunning win against Birmingham Phoenix in The Hundred 2022

In match 19 of The Hundred 2022, Northern Superchargers competed with Birmingham Phoenix at Edgbaston stadium.

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In match 19 of The Hundred 2022, Northern Superchargers competed with Birmingham Phoenix at Edgbaston stadium. The Phoenix captain was too good at the toss and elected to field first. It was skipper Faf du Plessis and Adam Lyth opening the innings for Northern Superchargers and the pair were in the mood to amaze a lot of runs. The English batter was on fire as he smashed two sixes and a boundary of Kane Richardson's over.

Tom Helm had the last laugh against the Superchargers' skipper and got rid of him for nine runs. Adam Lyth switched gears in what was an aggressive inning already and started to deal only with sixes from there on. The Phoenix skipper deceived the English batter with a straight ball and dismissed him for fifty-six runs. Harry Brook did not last long and crumbled after contributing a mere three runs to his team.

Amid huge expectations, David Willey stepped onto the ground only to return back to the pavilion on the second ball that he faced. Imran Tahir removed John Simpson and it turned out to be a blessing in disguise for the Superchargers. David Wiese did not wait that long to find maximums for his team. It was only carnage and put the ball into the stands quite easily. The nightmare ended when Kane Richardson forced him back to the dressing room with a low full toss.

Birmingham Phoenix ended up with a total of 169 for the loss of six wickets after hundred balls. Will Smeed and Miles Hammond were given the task to set the foundation for Birmingham Phoenix. Hammond top scored for the Phoenix with 31 runs and the rest failed to even last more than eighteen balls. Will Smeed was sent back to the pavilion after a quick fifteen. Liam Livingstone, skipper Moeen Ali and Matthew Wade were all disappointed with single-digit scores.

The middle order fumbled like a pack of cards and they never looked like winning the game. Benny Howell got a start but failed to convert it as he returned for twenty-two runs. The Phoenix ended up falling short of the target by 32 runs. Let's take a look at some of the interesting tweets that users came up with once the match ended:

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