chipped to mid-on with an angled bat, Southern Brave win and Dunkley gets to her fifty! Again down the track to this full ball on middle and off, and just lobbed that to the fielder, who at first thought of throwing, but decided against it in the end, realising that both batters were home
Brave won by 7 wickets (with 13 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Some drama here for the chase, but in the end, 89 is chased down with a good 13 of them remaining. Anyway, don't forget to join us for the men's encounter at the same ground, with Matt already having launched the game for you. Cheers!
Dunkley is the Hero of the Match: "It was a nice wicket. Bouchier came in and did a nice job. We wanted to improve from the last game. [Charlotte Edwards, the coach] helps with the simple things and the basics."
6.20pm That is two points for Brave, and they are three clear at the top of the table. They were 5 for 2 and then 26 for 3, but Dunkley and Bouchier - who made 33 from just 19 balls - ensured no more trouble for their side.
short of a length on off, and cut to cover-point. A fumble means a single can be taken
Smith from around the wicket
Just 2 to win
another misfield, this time at midwicket. Full ball on off, and she pushes this forward as the ball slides beneath the fielder to allow a single
leading edge to cover-point, and a misfield there. Goes for the flick to this full ball on middle and off, and somehow manages two in the end
skips down, and beats mid-off to her left. Full delivery on off, and she allows herself the room to drive that fluently
shorter in length on middle and turns away. Pushed to cover with the spin
the batter thinks about jumping forward, but eventually drives this full on off to deep point
Levick now over the wicket
goes over the off side this time, and four more! Short and wide of off on this occasion, and she reaches out for it while playing away from her body
pulled over the fielder at midwicket! Slower ball on a short of a length on middle, and she hammers that to the right of long-on
she makes a room a little to this fullish ball on off, and taps it to cover
and another one with a change of pace. This is full on middle and leg, and is pushed to the right of deep square for a couple
slower delivery on a full length on the pads, swept to short fine leg
Davidson-Richards over the wicket
Thanks Matt. And hello everyone.
Strategic timeout taken. Here's Himanshu to talk you through the rest of the chase.
deep in the crease, nudged out to square leg
wide outside off, and Dunkley reverse-pulls past short third for four more! What a knock this is turning into. Dunkley is almost single-handedly seeing the Brave home
punched out into the covers and they scamper through for one more. Tip-and-run at the moment for the Brave
tossed up, thumped back over the bowler's head but Kimmince slides well to cut it off on the boundary, running round from long-off
another misfield, by Slater this time at short midwicket, to allow a single. Pressure getting to the Superchargers
The Brave are suddenly back in control after an expensive first set from the debutant Slater.
flayed out to extra cover, and they take on the infielder again, whose throw to the non-striker's end is wide
on a length, pulled down to long-on and straight through the legs for four! Horror misfield from Heath with the pressure on and the home crowd love it
wide outside off, cut away through the off side and they scramble through for the single... and then scamper back for two on the overthrow!
|The Rose Bowl, Southampton|
|Toss||Southern Brave (Women), elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match days||7 August 2021 - day (100-ball match)|
|Balls per over||5|
|Points||Southern Brave (Women) 2, Northern Superchargers (Women) 0|
|S Mandhana||run out||1||6|
|SIR Dunkley||not out||50||28|
|ME Bouchier||not out||33||19|
|Total||89(3 wkts; 62 balls)|