Inuagural champions of The Hundred decided

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The Southern Brave have became the first men's champions in The Hundred while the Oval Invincibles have claimed the maiden women's title.

Paul Stirling and Ross Whiteley starred as the Brave defied Liam Livingstone's pyrotechnics to defeat the Birmingham Phoenix by 32 runs under the Lord's lights.

Stirling clubbed six sixes in his 61 off 36 balls while Whiteley cleared the rope on four occasions in an unbeaten 44 off 19 as the Brave posted 5-168, a total that would have been larger were it not for paceman Adam Milne.

Kiwi Milne took 2-8 from 20 deliveries before Livingstone took centre stage, hitting four fours and as many sixes in a 19-ball 46 before being run out - with the Phoenix managing 5-136.

An outstretched Tim David just failed to get his hands underneath a catch at deep cover but his direct hit as Livingstone returned for a second run caught the in-form batsman out of his crease and proved the defining moment.

Moeen Ali's departure for 36 off 30 ultimately ended Birmingham's interest as a collective bowling effort from the Brave saw them over the line, just a few hours after their women's side had been crushed by Oval Invincibles.

This was a seventh successive triumph in completed matches for the Brave.

On Saturday night in front of a 24,556 fans, it was their batsmen and Stirling in particular who put them on the front foot after they were asked to bat first.

The Invincibles scored 6-121 and then ripped through the Southern Brave batting order to triumph by 48 runs in the inaugural women's final.

The Brave slumped to 6-14 with Australian Amanda-Jade Wellington (0) among the early victims, before they were all out for 73.

The Invincibles' Marizanne Kapp was the dominant player in the match, striking 26 runs off 14 balls before taking four wickets for nine runs.

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