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3rd Match, Nottingham, Jul 24 2021, The Hundred Women's Competition
(100 balls, target 134)110/7
Brave won by 23 runs
player of the match
Stafanie Taylor
Southern Brave (Women)
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• Andrew Miller

Anya Shrubsole, Stafanie Taylor star with bat and ball to power Southern Brave

Senior internationals make the difference as Trent Rockets are undone after flying start

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Scorer: @Thilak_Rama
Commentator: Alan Gardner
Scorecard summary
Southern Brave (Women)133/5(100 balls)
Trent Rockets (Women)110/7(100 balls)
after 100 balls2 runs • 3 wickets
TR-W: 110/7
Sarah Glenn1 (1)
Anya Shrubsole 4/13 (20)

1.35pm: Signs of purchase for spin in that match (which actually undid the home side in their chase). But it might well suit the Rocketmen, who also start their campaign against Brave in just under an hour, and will field a certain Rashid Khan in their XI. Matt will be firing up commentary shortly, so head over and join him for the build-up

1.30pm: Comprehensive win in the end for Brave, who recovered from 57 for 5 in their innings and then strangled the Rockets chase with Shrubsole marshalling her attack brilliantly. Nat Sciver could have taken it away but Lauren Bell claimed the key wicket at a pivotal moment; Bell picked up 2 for 23 from her 20, while Shrubsole and Wellington both conceded less than a run a ball. Still 130 remains a competitive score for the women

Hero of the Match is Stafanie Taylor: "Thought we did pretty well. Anya and I batted deep and got the team to a decent-enough total. We said we had to go hard at the end, but wanted to keep ticking over the strike. [Struggle for strike] Sometimes it's hard when you just come out, takes a while to get going. I trust Anya, so it was easy. Our fielding was great, we had to put that in to defend this total. [New team?] Most of these girls I know from Southern Vipers so that makes it easier."

100
W
Shrubsole to Bryce, OUT

hits the off stump, Shrubsole finishes it with her fourth and raises a fist triumphantly! Slower ball, I think, dipping under the cross-batted swipe. Brave's captain finishes with four-for, and the Rockets have been downed

Kathryn Bryce b Shrubsole 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Kathryn Bryce to face the 100th

99
W
Shrubsole to Graham, OUT

slogged high into the leg side, and well held! A third wicket for Shrubsole, hit-out-or-get-out time for Graham but it took a good running catch from Wyatt at deep midwicket

Heather Graham c Wyatt b Shrubsole 24 (23m 17b 4x4 0x6) SR: 141.17

"Horrendous batting performance," huffs Mike, "Brunt's innings buried any chance of winning this game, unsure who promoted her up to No4"

98
1
Shrubsole to Glenn, 1 run

pitched up, good connection on a drive through cover, just one to the boundary rider

Sarah Glenn is out at No. 7. Almost all over for the Rockets

97
W
Shrubsole to Freeborn, OUT

full and straight, up goes the finger! Freeborn just couldn't get the ball away, she was looking to ramp this but missed and was hit bang in front of middle and off

Abigail Freeborn lbw b Shrubsole 10 (19m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 62.5
96
1
Shrubsole to Graham, 1 run

length ball chopped into the covers, just a single

Anya Shrubsole to finish, nothing less than five boundaries needed by Graham

after 95 balls7 runs
TR-W: 108/4Need 26 from 5 balls
Abigail Freeborn10 (15)
Heather Graham23 (15)
Stafanie Taylor 1/26 (20)
95
1
Taylor to Freeborn, 1 run

low full toss, bunted in the air down to long-on. Brave closing this one out

94
1
Taylor to Graham, 1 run

goes for the reverse, can only send it low to short third

93
4
Taylor to Graham, FOUR runs

very wide, but something of a long hop, Graham sends it spinning past deep point on the bounce!

92
1
Taylor to Freeborn, 1 run

flighted, again hung well outside off, poked for one

91
Taylor to Freeborn, no run

tossed up wide of the off stump and Freeborn can't get it away

Stafanie Taylor back, 33 needed from 10

CHANGE OF END
after 90 balls7 runs
TR-W: 101/4Need 33 from 10 balls
Heather Graham18 (13)
Abigail Freeborn8 (12)
Lauren Bell 2/23 (20)

The rate above three per ball for Rockets now

90
Bell to Graham, no run

swing and a miss! Graham tries to come down again, but Bell finishes with a dot

89
1
Bell to Freeborn, 1 run

dropped in the covers! Full toss from Bell and it was scooped to Dunkley, who should have held it low to her right. But it's just a single, and Rockets need more than that

88
1
Bell to Graham, 1 run

fired in at the blockhole, drilled down the ground to long-on - raises the Rockets 100

87
4
Bell to Graham, FOUR runs

Golden from Graham! Steps out and punishes this going in to out, clears extra cover and it skips away!

86
1
Bell to Freeborn, 1 run

pitched up and worked away through the leg side

Lauren Bell back on now

after 85 balls12 runs
TR-W: 94/4Need 40 from 15 balls
Heather Graham13 (10)
Abigail Freeborn6 (10)
Fi Morris 0/19 (10)
85
1
Morris to Graham, 1 run

full length, swung away heartily into the leg side, just one to the sweeper

84
4
Morris to Graham, FOUR runs

reverse-clouted over point, that'll do the job! Another vital boundary for Graham, keeping Rockets alive!

83
2
Morris to Graham, 2 runs

tossed up, Graham slogs to cow again, Mandhana gets across this time

82
4
Morris to Graham, FOUR runs

finds the boundary with a brutal whack! Graham steps out and carts this away between two boundary riders

81
1
Morris to Freeborn, 1 run

tossed up and whipped through the leg side stretching out

Fi Morris back

Do Rockets have any fuel left? Into the last 20, with 52 needed

Best performances - batters
Stafanie Taylor portrait
SR Taylor SB-W
45 runs (31)
4 fours
1 six
Control90%
Productive shot
slog sweep
14 runs
2 fours
1 six
1111850217
Natalie Sciver portrait
NR Sciver TR-W
44 runs (29)
8 fours
0 six
Control87%
Productive shot
pull
7 runs
1 four
0 six
416708162
Best performances - bowlers
Anya Shrubsole portrait
A Shrubsole SB-W
B
20
0s
13
R
13
W
4
RPB
0.65
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W1W
Lauren Bell, player portrait
LK Bell SB-W
B
20
0s
7
R
23
W
2
RPB
1.15
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
Match details
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
TossTrent Rockets (Women), elected to field first
SeriesThe Hundred Women's Competition
Season2021
Player Of The Match
Stafanie Taylor
Stafanie Taylor
Match days24 July 2021 - day (100-ball match)
Umpires
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Nick Cook
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Sue Redfern
TV Umpire
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Tim Robinson
Reserve Umpire
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Sophie McLelland
Balls per over5
Match Referee
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Tim Boon
PointsSouthern Brave (Women) 2, Trent Rockets (Women) 0