Harry Brook punishes dropped catch as Southern Brave are comprehensively beaten by Northern Superchargers

The Northern Superchargers hit the highest Hundred score at the Ageas Bowl as they scored 201/3 after being asked to bat.

Fresh from England’s Ashes XI Harry Brook scored a rapid fire 63*(27) to put the visitors in the driver's seat. Craig Overton lamented dropping a simple chance to dismiss Brook when the batter was on just 12.

Southern Brave were poor in the field but openers Tom Banton and Matt Short were excellent hitting 44 and 73 respectively. 

Overton made up for his previous drop as he held onto a catch to dismiss Banton off Tymal Mills.

The wickets of Short and David Wiese did little to slow the scoring and the side powered to 201 - 3 with a maximum from the final delivery. 

The score was the second largest in the Hundred. 

In reply, Brave lost their first wicket after just 10 balls when Finn Allen caught off the bowling of Reece Topley.

Spinners Adil Rashid and Callum Parkinson frustrated the Brave batters forcing a mistake from captain James Vince who fell to Rashid top edging to Short. 

A vaillant 40(19) from Tim David was too little too late but the sellout crowd enjoyed his six boundaries.

Topley ended with figures of 3-30 as he took the wickets of David and Leus du Plooy. The Brave were 60 runs short of the target at the end of their innings as they slipped to 141-5 from the hundred deliveries.