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20th Match, Cardiff, Aug 6 2021, The Hundred Women's Competition
Rockets won by 4 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
54 (40)
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Nat Sciver fifty guides Rockets to win after bowlers snuff out Fire's innings

Graham, Johnson claim three wickets each as Fire are bundled out for 102

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Scores: Chandan Duorah
Comms: Alan Gardner
Scorecard summary
Welsh Fire (Women)102/10(100 balls)
Trent Rockets (Women)103/6(92 balls)

6.05pm: Third win in a row for Rockets, Nat Sciver doing most of the work after her bowlers limited Fire to a meagre 102. But what might have been had they cobbled a few more - rather than losing 6 for 6 across the last 15 balls of their innings? If they'd got up to 110-115, they'd have been in with a sniff. Anyway, it's onward and upwards, as always - head over to commentary for the men's match, which will be starting in just under an hour's time.

Nat Sciver is Hero of the Match: "Very happy, feel a bit hard done by for the bowlers, or Priesty behind the stumps. But all-round the team did brilliantly. The off-pace seam bowling we've got has been brilliant, they looked to hit square and that worked for out field. They bowled really well. Difficult to come over as an overseas, the pressure is on, you want to get a score or take wickets to really happy for them. I'm enjoying my batting, probably looking to be more aggressive. That's come through from the internationals. Enjoying it a lot. We'd have liked to be more clinical here but to be in contention for the top three - we looked at five wins for the tournament, so hopefully we can make it through."

92
4
Baker to Freeborn, FOUR runs

tossed up and crunched through cover point, Rockets get home despite a stutter! Freeborn gets her first ball away through the infield for a boundary to seal a nervy chase for the visitors

91
1
Baker to Windsor, 1 run

dragged down and Windsor heaves it away for one leg side

Baker stays on but switches ends, 5 needed from the last 10

CHANGE OF END

Out comes Abi Freeborn

90
W
Baker to Glenn, OUT

bowled 'er! Glenn steps out but squeezes the ball on to her own stumps via the pads! Another Rocket succumbs to pressure, Baker rising to the occasion

Sarah Glenn b Baker 3 (9m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75
89
Baker to Glenn, no run

flighted legbreak, this one looks a closer shout for lbw - and Luff does review, as she must. Tossed up and spinning on leg stump as Glenn played across it, was the ball straightening enough? Oh, that's so tight! Officially "too close to call" (so the on-field decision stands), but that looked to be smashing a good chunk of leg

88
2
Baker to Glenn, 2 runs

pushed through outside off, Glenn plays this nicely, dabbed past short third for a couple more

87
1lb
Baker to Windsor, 1 leg bye

full and sliding leg side, deflected into the leg side for leg byes

86
Baker to Windsor, no run

flighted, straightening around leg stump, hits the pads - not given, probably heading down

Baker back on, Rockets need 8 from 15 - but with two new batters at the crease

after 85 balls3 runs • 1 wicket
TR-W: 95/5Need 8 from 15 balls
Sarah Glenn1 (1)
Emily Windsor1 (2)
Piepa Cleary 2/21 (20)
85
1
Cleary to Glenn, 1 run

chopped into the ground in front of point, who is across to cut it off but can't prevent one

84
1
Cleary to Windsor, 1 run

tight lines, punched behind point and she wants one... could have been a tight single but for a misfield from Nat Wraith, on as a sub fielder

84
1w
Cleary to Windsor, 1 wide

tad short and wide, Windsor swings at it and misses... Taylor then raises her eyebrows as a wide is signalled

83
Cleary to Windsor, no run

length ball, skids this through as Windsor cuts and misses

Emily Windsor is out at No. 7

82
W
Cleary to Sciver, OUT

miscued towards mid-on, Sciver is gone! H-U-G-E breakthrough for Fire, the rampaging Sciver departs for 54. Think she just got a leading edge there, looking to turn to leg, and Bryony Smith took a good, tumbling catch. Rockets can't fall short from here, can they?

Nat Sciver c Smith b Cleary 54 (50m 40b 8x4 0x6) SR: 135

Fire were 96 for 4 towards the end of their innings, remember...

81
Cleary to Sciver, no run

kicks up from a length, Sciver is surprised by the bounce and jabs towards short third

Last 20, Rockets 11 away from victory. Out comes Sarah Glenn

CHANGE OF END
after 80 balls6 runs • 1 wicket
TR-W: 92/4Need 11 from 20 balls
Nat Sciver54 (38)
Hayley Matthews 2/13 (20)
80
W
Matthews to Graham, OUT

Graham chips down the ground, finds long-on! She hit that better than she was intending, I think, nothing more than a dink and it sailed to Cleary running in. Another wicket falls, though surely too little too late for Fire

Heather Graham c Cleary b Matthews 7 (7m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 116.66
79
1
Matthews to Sciver, 1 run

tucked for a single

78
2
Matthews to Sciver, 2 runs

tossed up wide of the stumps, Sciver has to stretch for it, spooned just over mid-off! Hennessy was the fielder going to her left, unable to get a hand to it

77
1
Matthews to Graham, 1 run

looped full on the stumps, tucked leg side going back

76
2
Matthews to Graham, 2 runs

tossed up and clubbed out towards deep midwicket, a misfield from George gives them two

Matthews again, Rockets need 17 from 25

after 75 balls5 runs • 1 wicket
TR-W: 86/3Need 17 from 25 balls
Heather Graham4 (3)
Nat Sciver51 (36)
Piepa Cleary 1/18 (15)
75
Cleary to Graham, no run

good length and skipping through wide of the stumps at 70mph... Taylor nonchalantly grabs it and whips off the bails in one movement, Graham just managing to avoid overbalancing

74
Cleary to Graham, no run

banged in and tapped down into the off side

Best performances - batters
Natalie Sciver portrait
NR Sciver TR-W
54 runs (40)
8 fours
0 six
Control95%
Productive shot
pull
18 runs
4 fours
0 six
045446625
Hayley Matthews portrait
HK Matthews WF-W
28 runs (32)
2 fours
1 six
Control69%
Productive shot
slog shot
8 runs
0 four
1 six
04014199
Best performances - bowlers
Heather Graham looks on
H Graham TR-W
B
20
0s
9
R
14
W
3
RPB
0.70
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
Sammy-Jo Johnson poses with the Player-of-the-Match award
SJ Johnson TR-W
B
20
0s
5
R
24
W
3
RPB
1.20
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
1W
Match details
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
TossTrent Rockets (Women), elected to field first
SeriesThe Hundred Women's Competition
Season2021
Player Of The Match
Nat Sciver
Nat Sciver
Match days6 August 2021 - day (100-ball match)
Umpires
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Jasmine Naeem
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Peter Hartley
TV Umpire
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Neil Bainton
Reserve Umpire
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Sophie McLelland
Balls per over5
Match Referee
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Will Smith
PointsTrent Rockets (Women) 2, Welsh Fire (Women) 0