Harry Brook (Image Credits: Twitter)
Harry Brook (Image Credits: Twitter)

It was a night when Harry Brook of England, Yorkshire, and Northern Superchargers eclipsed Andre Russell, a superstar of the short-form game.

A northern derby between the two teams would be played in front of a large Old Trafford crowd. And 23-year-old Brook came through, scoring 33 runs off only 19 deliveries to lead the Superchargers to victory and confirm his place among England’s top cricketers. 

Aiming to surpass Manchester Originals’ total of 162, Adam Lyth provided the foundation with 51 and captain David Willey added 29. However, Brook withstood the strain and scored the winning goal. 

Harry Brook (Image Credits: Twitter)
Harry Brook (Image Credits: Twitter)

Faf Du Plessis Impressed By Harry Brook

Brook appeared to be at peace. He did it with little effort, blasting spinner Tom Hartley for two enormous sixes to turn the tide of the match in his team’s favour and lead them to victory with six balls remaining. 

His teammate Faf du Plessis, who spent the most of his international career playing alongside the renowned white-ball batsman who still holds the record for the quickest one-day international century of all time—off 31 balls—exclaimed, “He reminds me of AB de Villiers.” 

Harry Brook (Image Credits: Twitter)
Harry Brook (Image Credits: Twitter)

“He hits 360, all around the ground,” said Originals women’s player Phoebe Graham. “People like Kevin Pietersen said he was a world-class talent and we are seeing that quality now.”  

Brook did admit at the end of the game that his granny still washes his cricket gear, despite the fact that he may be an England great in the future. 

“If she ever says she doesn’t like doing it, she’s lying!” said Brook, fresh from leading his team to victory.  

Harry Brook (Image Credits: Twitter)
Harry Brook (Image Credits: Twitter)

It’s also no small effort to steal Russell’s game-winning feats, who is widely regarded as the best Twenty20 cricketer in the world. 

Meanwhile, Jos Buttler led his team in scoring with 59 off 41 balls, earning only his second half-century in 14 innings since taking over for Eoin Morgan at the end of June. 

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