The Hundred: Quinton de Kock steers Courageous to Superchargers win

The Hundred: Quinton de Kock steers Brave to Superchargers win

Men’s Hundred, Ageas Bowl
Northern Superchargers 128-6 (100 balls): Vilas 35* (24); Briggs 2-28
Southern Brave 131-5 (95 balls): De Kock 72* (45); Rashid 2-19
Brave won by five wickets
Scorecard; Table

A classy knock from South Africa captain Quinton de Kock guided Southern Brave through a late wobble and to a crucial victory over Northern Superchargers in the men’s Hundred at the Ageas Bowl.

De Kock, who Brave only signed as a late replacement after Australia’s David Warner pulled out of the competition, made 72 from 45 balls as Brave, who went from 101-2 to 109-5, won by five wickets with five balls to spare.

Superchargers spinner Adil Rashid bowled beautifully to claim 2-19, and move clear as the men’s leading wicket-taker with 10.

Superchargers lost regular wickets in their 128-6 – including Adam Lyth bowled round his legs from the first ball of the game.

Dane Vilas, who is still playing as a concussion replacement for South Africa’s Faf du Plessis, top scored with an unbeaten 35,…