Torrential rain abruptly ended the Hundred match between Northern Superchargers and Birmingham Phoenix at Headingley. Unfortunately, only 62 balls were possible during Phoenix’s first innings before the heavy downpour in Leeds forced the umpires to call off the game due to the formation of puddles on the outfield.
The hosts, Northern Superchargers, felt frustrated despite managing to gain a decent position in the limited play. Reece Topley made an impact by dismissing opener Jacob Bethell for 0 in his initial deliveries. England star Ben Duckett then joined the action and showcased his skills with a ramped shot for six, adding an unbeaten 34 off 26 balls before the rain interrupted the match.
Spin also played a crucial role in the game, with Matthew Short taking the quick wickets of Dan Mousley and Shadab Khan. Another England player, Adil Rashid, bowled out Jamie Smith for 13 and claimed the wicket. At the close, the visitors, Birmingham Phoenix, were struggling at 84 for 5.
Adding to the excitement, England batter Harry Brook participated in the match after making himself available for Northern Superchargers following the conclusion of the Ashes series on Monday.