Southern Brave maintain their 100 per cent start to The Hundred with a thumping win over London Spirit at Lord’s; Amanda-Jane Wellington takes four wickets as Spirit fail to bat their 100 balls after being bowled out for 93
Last Updated: 01/08/21 6:00pm
Southern Brave keep rolling on with their bowlers setting them on the way to a comprehensive win, their fourth on the spin, over London Spirit at Lord’s…
STORY OF THE MATCH
Amanda-Jane Wellington starred for Southern Brave as they thrashed London Spirit at Lord’s to make it four wins from four in The Hundred.
The Australia legspinner took 4-14 from her 20 balls as Spirit failed to bat out their 100 balls in being bowled out for 93 from the 96th ball of the innings.
Only Tammy Beaumont (34 from 45 balls) made it to double figures with a combination of wickets and some excellent Brave bowling preventing the hosts from ever managing to build any momentum.
Rather than try to race to such a modest target, Brave were happy to take a more composed approach and eased their way towards the finish line.
Danni Wyatt (21 from 22) and Sophia Dunkley (22 from 19) made starts before Stafanie Taylor (29no from 32) and Maia Bouchier (15no from 11) got the visitors home with eight balls to spare.
Throughout the Spirit innings it felt as though Wellington could do no wrong. It all started early on when she ran out Naomi Dattani with a direct hit and she never looked back.
The Aussie did not concede a run from her first set of five and with the pressure starting to build, England captain Heather Knight felt she had to try and get things moving but managed only to chip the ball to Smriti Mandhana in the covers.
Wellington added the wicket of Deepti Sharma next ball, stumped down the legside. As it was a wide, the India batter had the dubious honour of being dismissed without, according to the scorebook, facing a ball!
Any hopes Spirit had of posting a competitive total were ended by Wellington in her last set of five when she dismissed Beaumont, beating the England opener in the flight, before she ended on a high by having Amara Carr stumped off her last ball.
WHAT THEY SAID
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There are another two games in The Hundred on Monday as Oval Invincibles take on Welsh Fire at The Kia Oval…
– Oval Invincibles vs Welsh Fire (women’s match) – 2pm on Sky Sports Cricket YouTube, Sky Sports The Hundred, Sky Sports Mix and Sky Sports Main Event
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