That’ll all from us tonight. Stick around for a look at Vish Ehantharajah’s thoughts from Emirates Old Trafford, and we’ll be back tomorrow for Trent Rockets vs Birmingham Phoenix. Cheers!
Faf du Plessis: “I thought the wicket was a little bit two-paced but we have a nice long batting lineup and that helps. Everything is difficult with the time you have in the Hundred. We didn’t take the timeout so we thought we had extra time… [161 above par?] I thought that last 7 or 8 balls, especially with the extra fielder in. It made the bowlers not sure exactly what to do. I thought walking off that they were 10 runs over par, which is why we went harder in the powerplay. Wiese is an experienced campaigner, getting better and better.”
Adam Lyth is the Match Hero. “We spoke about trying to take charge of the powerplay and we did that. Great to get over the line at the end there. In the powerplay it came on quite nicely. It didn’t spin that much but it held a little bit. With our batting lineup and how strong it was, we were hopeful we’d get over the line and we did. Last year wasn’t too good for us and hopefully we can be a lot better this year. Good to get off to a good start with a win.”
Nick: “Why oh why bowl a slow bowler in the last 15 balls?”
Superchargers are off the mark with a brilliant win, chasing down 162 with six balls to spare on a slow pitch at Emirates Old Trafford. It wasn’t an easy pitch to get started on, but Originals lost their way with the bat in the middle of their innings and then struggled with the ball.