“The hundred” format has kicked off in England
Cricket’s newest format, ” the hundred” has finally kicked off in England from 21st July with the first match between the women’s teams of Oval invincible and the Manchester Originals.
The hundred is the newest format in the game of cricket which is over 140 years old with test cricket being its oldest format.
The One-day limited-overs cricket was add in 1971 and the first ODI world cup happened in 1975.
After test and ODI cricket co-existed for over 30 years, the T20 cricket became the next addition and the first World Cup in T20 was played in 2007. In T20s each side has to play 20 overs each.
T20 cricket kick-started a cricket explosion on a global scale with many non-cricketing countries starting to embrace the game. It further led to the rise of more abbreviated formats.
A few years ago the T10 format ( 10 overs a side) started at UAE with an annual event in November and many retired cricketers taking part in it. “The hundred” format has kicked off in England.
Now the hundred has become the latest format and the event will be held annually in England. The rules for the hundred are as under.
The inaugural standalone game of the newest format was an exciting affair with Oval invincibles winning over Manchester Originals by 5 wickets on the 98th ball. Manchester batted first and scored 135/6 in 100 balls and Oval won with 2 balls to spare.
Harmanpreet Kaur became the first Indian cricketer, man or woman to take part in a 100 game. She scored an aggressive 16 ball 29 batting at 4 for Manchester Originals. One of her shots footage was share in the tweeter feed of the hundred as under: