full and wide, slams a slog through mid-on and it races to the rope to clinch victory, a Spirited chase indeed!
5.30 pm The visitors looked like they were out of it at one stage during Hartley's spell but Deepti Sharma breathes life back into the contest in the latter stages to get the Spirit over the line. It means the Originals remain anchored to the bottom of the table. Meanwhile the Spirit stay in the playoff hunt on six points, now just one point out of second place where there's a three-way tie among three sides on seven points.
Today's Match Hero is Deepti Sharma: "I believe on me, on my team. We did chase really well this target. I finished this total and I was thinking yes I can do it for my team."
That does it for the coverage of the early match. Flip over to the men's match feed for coverage of the evening half of today's doubleheader. Take care!
full outside off, driven to the cover sweeper.
full on off, flicked to long-on and they scamper another two taking on the throw for the second run.
Deepti charges and heaves to long-on for what could be a catch. The fielder decides to hang on the rope rather than emulate du Preez and fields on a bounce instead of going for a possible catch, but botches the collection and turns it into two runs.
wide yorker, Sharma can't stab this out.
Around the wicket now for Cross.
short on the legs, pulls this toward deep backward square. Du Preez goes all out laying herself out trying to pull off a wicket in desperation but she can't reach this and it bounces past her for four. That may be the match now...
full toss on the legs, pulled to deep midwicket and Sharma scampers a pair.
full and driven back to Cross, who misfields to allow the run.
short and wide, way too wide to play at. Extra given.
Cross brings herself on here at the death.
short on the stumps, pulls this along the ground through the leg side for one.
full toss on middle, pulls this again through to deep midwicket for one.
full outside off, slog sweeps this into another gap between deep square leg and deep midwicket. Deepti is doing it for the Spirit!
uses her feet to slam a drive to a full ball over wide long-on, elegant shot and picks the gap.
short outside off, pulled to wide long-on.
sliding down leg, goes to scoop and misses. No wide called again on a ball down leg.
inventive! Good length ball on fifth stump, goes to reverse scoop this over third man and connects well to get to the rope.
full outside off, driven to long-off.
full and wide, slog sweeps to wide long-on, diving stop along the rope to turn four into two.
full and wide, driven firmly to extra cover.
Strategic timeout called.
full on the legs, sweeps to deep backward square for one.
|Old Trafford, Manchester|
|Toss||Manchester Originals (Women), elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match days||10 August 2021 - day (100-ball match)|
|Balls per over||5|
|Points||London Spirit (Women) 2, Manchester Originals (Women) 0|
|DB Sharma||not out||34||23|
|CE Dean||not out||12||7|
|Extras||(nb 2, w 2)|
|Total||131(5 wkts; 98 balls)|