Matt Parkinson picked up the remarkable figures of 4-9 from 19 balls for the Manchester Originals, as they took advantage of a worn pitch to reduce Birmingham Phoenix to just 87 all out. Having already gleefully taken the wicket of his mate Liam Livingstone, the night got better and better for the England bowler.
In the process, the Phoenix became the first team to bowled out in the Hundred, and their eighth wicket will live particularly long in the memory. Parkinson clean-bowled Chris Cooke with a flighted leg-spinner that pitched way outside leg stump, only to jag emphatically into the keeper-batsman’s off pole.
Skillful and deceptive. 🕵️♂️
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