But in a blistering finale, captain Lewis Gregory smacked Richard Gleason for a scintillating six and a four and a single with two balls to spare to seal the victory.
As the ball approached the boundary, Rockets players came to the ground and Gregory was roared by the Lord’s crowd as an ability.
“What a place to play,” said Gregory. “It’s wonderful to win a final here and the crowd has been fantastic tonight and throughout the competition.”
After hitting the run of victory, Gregory jumped with joy. His batting partner Luke Wood threw his bat into the night sky in celebration.
The originals were probably the favorites as Gleason stood ready to defend but his full length ball was brilliantly hit for a six by Gregory.
“It was an excellent shot under pressure,” former England bowler Steven Finn said in BBC commentary.
“He has hit so clean. To keep his focus, to keep his shape and time to get the ball to the boundary was unbelievable,” he said.
The men’s tournament has seen several one-sided games this year, but a difficult pitch provided a low-scoring thriller to remember. The match hero award went to Rockets bowler Sam Cooke, who took four wickets for just 18 runs in the team’s impressive performance.
Trent Rockets didn’t have biggest names in the attack, especially now that overseas spinners Rashid Khan and Tabrez Shamsi had left the tournament for other commitments, but their group of experienced, dependable bowlers has represented the English county system at large, which has helped to make the most of the world. have produced them.
Cook, a 25-year-old uncapped seamer who has learned his trade in county cricket with Essex, initially dismissed original captain Laurie Evans and number three Wayne Madsen and returned with two pinpoint yorkers.
Meanwhile 37-year-old spinner Samit Patel, who played his last of 60 matches for England in 2015, took three wickets and was on a hat-trick at one point.
The Rockets batsmen worked hard for the chase but the effort of the bowlers should not be forgotten amidst Gregory’s valor. The Originals reached the finals as a form team after six consecutive wins.
Disappointed with the bat, their bowlers restricted the scoring and took regular wickets during the Rockets chase, which included big scores from Alex Hales and David Malan for eight and 19 respectively.
Perhaps crucially, he failed to bowl his ball in the allotted time and was consequently penalized for bringing an extra fielder inside the 30-yard circle.
“You have to hand it to the Trent Rockets, they played better cricket,” he told BBC Two.
“I think we misread the pitch early on. I think we lost a lot of wickets along the way and they bowled well. We didn’t get over the line today.”