Paul Stirling leads Southern Brave to first ever The Hundred title

Paul Stirling leads Southern Brave to first ever The Hundred title

Southern Brave won the inaugural Hundred competition on Saturday, comfortably beating Birmingham Phoenix in the men's final at a packed Lord's after Oval Invincibles won the women's crown. Southern Brave scored 168/5 from their 100 balls with a bludgeoning 61 from Paul Stirling in 36 balls, while Ross Whiteley smashed 44 from 19 balls late on. In reply, Chasing an imposing total, Phoenix ended up on 136/5.