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32nd Match, Cardiff, Aug 18 2021, The Hundred Women's Competition
Spirit won by 7 wickets (with 42 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
34* (19) & 2/10
danielle-gibson
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London Spirit finish with a win but fail to qualify for Eliminator

Gibson and Knight had all-round shows while Deepti Sharma made key breakthroughs

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Scores: Ranjith P
Comms: Varun Shetty
Scorecard summary
Welsh Fire (Women)95/9(100 balls)
London Spirit (Women)96/3(58 balls)

5.10pm And that is all from our coverage of this game. We'll be back shortly for the final group game from the Men's edition. See you there.

Gibson:We knew that if we put them in, it would make it a bit easier. We put in a good bowling performance, couldn't quite do it with the bat. Just don't think everything clicked in every game. The crowds we've got at Lord's are fantastic. Such a great tournament, can't wait for next year. I just think all our support staff have really supported us. They've all been really well.

Danielle Gibson is the Player of the Match.

5.03pm They've won with 42 balls to spare. A pretty good chase, and something to be proud of, even if they couldn't get there 17 balls earlier for qualification. Danielle Gibson in particular can be proud of this effort - 34 off 19 for her, unbeaten. If anything, it's a blueprint for next season. This kind of approach in chase will elevate the tournament even further. For Welsh Fire, a disappointing tournament ends in a massive loss. They finish last in the table. Spirit finish fourth, missing out on the eliminator on net run rate.

58
4
Matthews to Knight, FOUR runs

brings up the win with a haul into the midwicket boundary. Full at middle stump, steps out and gets the slog away

57
4
Matthews to Knight, FOUR runs

shot. Good adjustment in the end. Steps out at this short ball and it gets big on her. But she manages to control the flat-batted short straight over the bowler

56
Matthews to Knight, no run

good length outside off, punched to cover off the back foot

after 55 balls11 runs
LS-W: 88/3Need 8 from 45 balls
Danielle Gibson34 (19)
Heather Knight26 (16)
Bryony Smith 0/21 (15)
55
1
Smith to Gibson, 1 run

good length outside off, looks for the reverse sweep and is beaten. Keeper can't gather clearly

54
4
Smith to Gibson, FOUR runs

whew! This is some power. Full at leg stump, waits on that and sweeps firmly on the half-volley to beat deep square to the right again

53
4
Smith to Gibson, FOUR runs

short and sitting up at middle stump, swivels and gets a powerful pull fine of deep square

52
1
Smith to Knight, 1 run

length and into the stumps, clipped to long-on

51
1b
Smith to Gibson, 1 bye

short and past leg stump, she backs into the leg side for the reverse sweep and misses

CHANGE OF END
after 50 balls10 runs
LS-W: 77/3Need 19 from 50 balls
Danielle Gibson25 (15)
Heather Knight25 (15)
Piepa Cleary 1/24 (15)

Jitu: "I will miss the hundred,especially the women's game.It will lead the women's cricket into another whole level."

50
1
Cleary to Gibson, 1 run

short at middle stump, pulled to deep midwicket

49
4
Cleary to Gibson, FOUR runs

full and just outside off, shapes for the reverse ramp and gets through it too early. Gets an under-edge still and it sprints past the short third

Amit: "There are only 3 teams in playoffs. Originals are not in playoffs." --- Correct, that was an error from me earlier

48
Cleary to Gibson, no run

good length and into leg stump, looks to slog and gets an inside edge onto pad

47
4
Cleary to Gibson, FOUR runs

short at leg stump, waits on that swivels to pull this to deep square's right

46
1
Cleary to Knight, 1 run

good length outside off, opens the face and stabs it to third man

after 45 balls5 runs
LS-W: 67/3Need 29 from 55 balls
Heather Knight24 (14)
Danielle Gibson16 (11)
Hayley Matthews 2/20 (15)

An error earlier on my part - it is Phoenix who are through to the Eliminator.

45
Matthews to Knight, no run

tossed up at middle stump, looks to sweep and cops it on the pad

44
4
Matthews to Knight, FOUR runs

tossed up at off stump, gets low and sweeps viciously into the square leg boundary

43
Matthews to Knight, no run

short of a length and tight at off stump, stabbed to point

42
Matthews to Knight, no run

short of a length and just outside off, pushed it into the covers off the back foot

41
1
Matthews to Gibson, 1 run

short of a length at middle stump, shapes to pull and is hurried. Slices it over the non-striker and short of mid-on

CHANGE OF END
after 40 balls6 runs
LS-W: 62/3Need 34 from 60 balls
Heather Knight20 (10)
Danielle Gibson15 (10)
Nicole Harvey 0/6 (5)
40
Harvey to Knight, no run

good length at leg stump, pushed back down the pitch

39
1
Harvey to Gibson, 1 run

full at leg stump, swung along the floor to deep midwicket

Best performances - batters
Georgia Redmayne and Elyse Villani with the Ruth Preddey Cup
GP Redmayne WF-W
35 runs (28)
6 fours
0 six
Control79%
Productive shot
sweep shot
9 runs
2 fours
0 six
104416325
DR Gibson LS-W
34 runs (19)
7 fours
0 six
Control58%
Productive shot
pull
18 runs
4 fours
0 six
581201152
Best performances - bowlers
DR Gibson LS-W
B
15
0s
9
R
10
W
2
RPB
0.66
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Deepti Sharma portrait
DB Sharma LS-W
B
20
0s
9
R
14
W
2
RPB
0.70
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
TossLondon Spirit (Women), elected to field first
SeriesThe Hundred Women's Competition
Season2021
Player Of The Match
Danielle Gibson
Danielle Gibson
Match days18 August 2021 - day (100-ball match)
Umpires
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David Millns
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Sarah Bartlett
TV Umpire
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Martin Saggers
Reserve Umpire
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Yvonne Dolphin-Cooper
Balls per over5
Match Referee
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Steve Davis
PointsLondon Spirit (Women) 2, Welsh Fire (Women) 0