CricketAdam Rossington Hits Record 15 Balls 50 As Spirit Registers Third Win In A Row
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Adam Rossington scored a record 15-ball half-century as the revival of the London Spirit. Last season’s bottom-placed team posted four out of four wins in the 2022 campaign following a seven-wicket win over Northern Superchargers at Headingley.

Rossington (66 off 25 balls) minced the Superchargers’ bowlers after being dropped for naught by wicketkeeper Michael Pepper, hitting a total of seven sixes, including three in a row by Roulof van der Merwe and then off Craig Miles. A six was involved, which took him to a brutal half-century.

Glenn Maxwell also played a flamboyant innings with (43 off 25). London Spirit left their target of 144 with 14 balls to spare as they secured victories over the Oval Invincibles, Manchester Originals and Southern Brave.

The Superchargers, who have now suffered three consecutive losses, were suffocated by spin in most of their 143-5 innings, with Maxwell 1-6 off 15 balls and Mason Crane ended his figure with 20 for 2-23.

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Northern Superchargers 143-5 in 100 balls – du Plessis (56 runs in 35 balls), Hose (30 off 14 balls); Maxwell (1-6 off 15 balls), Crane (2-23 runs in 20 balls)

London Spirit 147-3 in 82 balls – Adam Rossington (66 off 25 balls), Maxwell (43 off 25 balls)

Off-spinner Maxwell – in his final game before moving on to international duty with Australia – bowled 10 consecutive deliveries at the start of the match, conceding just two singles in that double set and dismissed Adam Leith (0) as the Superchargers opener. Was unable to support his then-record 17-ball fifty against Ajeya when he was dismissed last.

Superchargers were reduced to 6-1 after 15 balls and 39-2 after 40, but captain Faf du Plessis (56 off 35) took the innings forward, hitting three fours in four balls with 32 balls to spare. Accelerated before reaching fifty.

Du Plessis’ exit brought Adam Hoss (30 off 14) to the crease and hit five fours and a six as the Superchargers posted a potential tax target for Eoin Morgan’s in-form spirit.