result
8th Match, Cardiff, Jul 27 2021, The Hundred Women's Competition
(84/100 balls, target 111)112/2
Brave won by 8 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
player of the match
Smriti Mandhana
Southern Brave (Women)
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• Alan Gardner

Smriti Mandhana leads Southern Brave cruise as Fire are doused at damp Cardiff

Shrubsole's side make it two from two after dominant bowling display limits hosts to 110

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Scorer: Venkat Raghav
Commentator: @PeterDellaPenna
Scorecard summary
Welsh Fire (Women)110/7(100 balls)
Southern Brave (Women)112/2(84 balls)

5.20 pm Once again, Welsh Fire pay for a dropped chance when Mandhana was on 26 and she goes on to finish unbeaten on 61. Even if they had taken that catch though, Fire looked severely overmatched.

Today's Match Hero is no surprise, Smriti Mandhana: "In the field the wicket was slightly slow but when we went to bat I found it was a good wicket to bat on. I took the first three or four balls to see how the wicket was playing and then just tried to play my shots. Today was all about the bowlers and fielders, not the batters. Setting 110, our bowlers and fielders were great. Lottie has been great as a head coach. She's been in touch with the last month and when I came into the setup I didn't feel it was something new and felt I already knew all of the girls. Last two games, we just batted, bowled and fielded really well. I think the whole team has been great and I hope we keep going and reach the finals."

That's it from the women's match. Stay tuned for the second half of the doubleheader with the corresponding men's sides getting underway in a bit. You can flip over to that feed to join Andrew Miller and myself on commentary. That's all for coverage from this match. Take care!

84
6
Smith to Mandhana, SIX runs

shot of the day to ice the game! Another graceful saunter down the track to a full ball on off stump, Mandhana pulls out the five-wood to drive this high over long-off and clears the rope by 15 yards. Southern Brave clinch victory with 16 balls to spare.

83
4
Smith to Mandhana, FOUR runs

flighted delivery converted into a low full toss by Mandhana's great footwork down the pitch and scoops this high over extra cover to the boundary.

82
Smith to Mandhana, no run

good length ball on middle, backs away from leg to punch but picks out extra cover on the ring.

81
1
Smith to Taylor, 1 run

full on the legs, sweeps hard to deep midwicket.

CHANGE OF END
after 80 balls4 runs
SB-W: 101/2Need 10 from 20 balls
Stafanie Taylor16 (19)
Smriti Mandhana51 (36)
Hayley Matthews 0/15 (20)
80
1
Matthews to Taylor, 1 run

full on middle and leg, swept out to deep square leg for a long single.

79
1
Matthews to Mandhana, 1 run

full and wide on seventh stump, Mandhana charges and plays a lofted drive out toward Griffiths who pulls out of a possible dive and compounds the error by fumbling the ball off a bounce but not badly enough to open the door for a second.

78
1
Matthews to Taylor, 1 run

short and wide, slapped through point to the sweeper.

77
Matthews to Taylor, no run

good length ball defended.

76
1
Matthews to Mandhana, 1 run

good length ball on fourth stump, punched to long-off for a single to bring up 50 off 35 balls. She was dropped on a very straightforward chance at deep midwicket on 26 and the Fire continue to have their spirits dampened with each run since.

after 75 balls4 runs
SB-W: 97/2Need 14 from 25 balls
Stafanie Taylor14 (16)
Smriti Mandhana49 (34)
Georgia Hennessy 0/13 (15)
75
1
Hennessy to Taylor, 1 run

full on fourth stump, digs this out through point for another single.

74
1
Hennessy to Mandhana, 1 run

full on the stumps, punched back to Hennessy who commits a sloppy fumble into midwicket to allow a cheap single.

73
1
Hennessy to Taylor, 1 run

full on fourth stump, Taylor creams a drive to mid-off, hesitation setting off opens the door for a possible runout chance and the throw to the non-striker's end is just wide.

72
Hennessy to Taylor, no run

good length ball on fourth stump guided with an open face straight to short third man.

71
1
Hennessy to Mandhana, 1 run

fullish length on fourth stump, shoveled over wide mid-off for one.

CHANGE OF END
after 70 balls9 runs
SB-W: 93/2Need 18 from 30 balls
Smriti Mandhana47 (32)
Stafanie Taylor12 (13)
Piepa Cleary 1/27 (15)
70
1
Cleary to Mandhana, 1 run

full on fifth stump, driven along the turf to long-off.

69
1
Cleary to Taylor, 1 run

full and wide, drives square behind point, diving attempt deflects the ball to take some steam off it turning four into a single.

68
4
Cleary to Taylor, FOUR runs

full in the slot on fourth stump, Taylor smokes this flat over Mandhana ducking at the non-striker's end and it whistles through mid-on to the rope.

67
1
Cleary to Mandhana, 1 run

good length ball on middle punched back past Cleary stumbling left and it goes to long-on for one.

66
2
Cleary to Mandhana, 2 runs

full way down leg, Mandhana tries to sweep/flick this over fine leg but top edges this over the keeper into no man's land for a pair.

Cleary back for her third set of five.

after 65 balls6 runs
SB-W: 84/2Need 27 from 35 balls
Stafanie Taylor7 (11)
Smriti Mandhana43 (29)
Bryony Smith 0/21 (15)
65
1
Smith to Taylor, 1 run

rib high full toss on fifth stump slammed flat to long-on.

Best performances - batters
Smriti Mandhana portrait
S Mandhana SB-W
61 runs (39)
5 fours
3 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
cover drive
16 runs
2 fours
0 six
22110292015
Hayley Matthews portrait
HK Matthews WF-W
33 runs (20)
6 fours
0 six
Control80%
Productive shot
off drive
17 runs
4 fours
0 six
002051907
Best performances - bowlers
Amanda-Jade Wellington, player portrait
A Wellington SB-W
B
20
0s
11
R
19
W
2
RPB
0.95
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Lauren Bell, player portrait
LK Bell SB-W
B
20
0s
10
R
19
W
2
RPB
0.95
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
TossSouthern Brave (Women), elected to field first
SeriesThe Hundred Women's Competition
Season2021
Player Of The Match
Smriti Mandhana
Smriti Mandhana
Match days27 July 2021 - day (100-ball match)
Umpires
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Alex Wharf
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Jasmine Naeem
TV Umpire
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Neil Bainton
Reserve Umpire
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Joanne Ibbotson
Balls per over5
Match Referee
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Tim Boon
PointsSouthern Brave (Women) 2, Welsh Fire (Women) 0