pulled off the back foot, and that's the end of that!
5.04pm Well, it's thick and fast today. Flick over to Trent Bridge, where another rout is about to be completed... but don't stray too far, as the men's match is coming up next at Headingley!
Sampath has the stat: "Jemimah Rodrigues in all T20s in England:
11 innings, 493 runs, 70.42 average, 158.52 SR, 1 century, 3 fifties"
Rodrigues: "England is my second home, and Yorkshire, I am buying a house here! I kept it simple, it was a tough time sitting out not getting runs. Never easy when you are chasing and wickets fall, and one of them was my mistake. A matter of keeping calm and sticking to my basics. I love playing at Headingley, and the crowd was phenomenal."
"Always pressure being an overseas player, but the team feels like family."
Craig: "Innings of the tournament from Rodrigues.. extinguished the Welsh Fire with ease!"
Vrushabh Shetty: "Oh Jemimah!!!fantabulous knock!!! Superb from her.. Hope she will continue this form... ..."
4.58pm Wow! What a sensational innings from Jemimah Rodrigues, the Hundred's first Superstar! 92 not out from 43 balls, having faced four balls in the Powerplay while her team-mates tumbled to 19 for 4. Alice Davidson-Richards played a vital role with 23 not out from 28, most of them singles to keep the superstar on strike. They romped home with 15 balls to spare!
Hamza: "I thought this game was a lost cause, so I went to follow SA vs Ire instead, and now I'm regretting it!"
nudged off the pads, no run this time as mid-on swoops
whipped to leg, scores are level
another exquisitely pose-holding drive, and it gets the reward as long-off fumbles!
ADR flicks to leg, and rotates the strike again to appreciative applause
too short, too easy! Tumbles into a wonderfully timed pull, falling away to off as the ball sails away to leg! A couple of bounces through square leg. And the Fire has been extinguished!
low full toss, can't connect with the smack to cover. She's cross with herself
cracked on the up, over the covers once more! A futile leap, and this contest is toast!
reverse from ADR, gloved it to deny her the power, but the placement will do. Another single
Vrushabh Shetty: "Is this the same Rodriguez????? I'm speechless here!!!!!!!!!!!! I have never seen her bat like this... OMG!!!! "
turning down the leg side, helped on its way, flicked in the air behind square
Bhaskar : "A hundred for Jemimah. Could be a close run thing." It's on ... just
exquisite placement! Flicked around the front pad, out through backward square. Finding the gaps at will now!
Free Hit coming up
very full, clipped off the toes, out to the leg side... and a no-ball to add to the woes!
low full toss, biffed along the turf to deep cover
... almost everything. Hacked into the off-side, can't time this one
that's stunning! Flicked off the pads, such timing on the cross-batted flap... she's nailing everything now, through square leg this time
outside off, cut to backward point
Run a ball. Simples
Cricket simplet: "oh jemimah.. were you the one carrying waters just a couple of weeks back !!! aand just a couple more inns from shefali, smiriti and harman.. 2022 W-IPL is so on.. " I'll say! Mind you, the absentee Aussies will have something to say about that...
slashed on the cut, well enough timed but straight at point
a stride to the pitch, ADR finds the gap at long-on and hands back the strike. That'll do
back of a length, mistimed for once on the pull but it still brings up the 100
crashing pull from outside off! The requirement is suddenly below a run a ball! Powered through midwicket!