And Originals win by 18 as this length ball is cut to point. Looks like it is also a run out as the batter running to the bowler's end was slow off the blocks. 122 successfully defended and the Originals get together to celebrate.
This game's done but no sooner is the next starting. The men's sides take each other on, on the same ground and Matt Roller's started the coverage. Follow that game here. From Ekanth, Sreshth, and Raghav here, it's goodbye.
Kate Cross, Manchester Originals Captain: We were 10-15 short but it was quite a tricky pitch. We knew if we bowled well, we had a chance of defending it. The opening pair has been good, Lee has been close to a big score but finds a way to get out. But she played well. Jones is the controller and Sophie is the aggressor. We wanted Jones to bowl wcket-to-wicket which brought rewards. We've had a tough tournament as we were in but lost games towards the end. But Sophie proved why she's so good, I wish she had more than 20 to bowl. We didn't know Dottin was going but did once she got here, her leaving meant we had to compensate. She was great with the bat and in the field, but getting Erin in was good. But Dottin's a three-dimensional player and we'll miss her. We knew we weren't too far away from par but focused on being gritty and fighting till the end. We knew if we bowl straight and do what they did, we could get through. I made a conscious decision to take risks, I thought I was too risky at Headingley, but kept Sophie till the end.
Sophie Ecclestone, POTM: Great afternoon, happy to contribute to the win. The wicket was hard to bat on, particularly with the slower balls. Keeping spin at one end and pace at the other was key. We came out thinking there's nothing to lose, we're closely knit as a team and are buzzing to have won.
6.11pm The Originals move to 4 points, and this win is courtesy their bowling effort at the top that had the Phoenix struggling at 22 for 4. Elwiss, Wong and Arlott tried hard to start a Phoenix recovery, but when Nos. 1-5 have all been out for single-digit scores, the way up is quite arduous. Cross and Ecclestone the pick of the bowlers - conceding just 22 runs in the 40 balls between them for five wickets. Here's Ekanth with the presentation.
full ball on off. Driven to mid off
on a hat-trick! Full on leg, and turning across the batter after she backed away slightly. Leg stump pegged back!
length ball on off. Tries the reverse paddle, but misses, and looks like that has clipped off stump!
full on middle. Muscled to long on
Phoenix need 20 in 5.
full outside off. Muscled to deep midwicket. Just one though
length ball outside off. Cut in front of square to deep cover
full on middle. Turning into leg. She comes down the track and mistimes a slog to short fine
swept, just past short fine. But deep square leg runs around to intercept
half-tracker turning in. Swiped to deep midwicket
over the batter's head! Moon ball that slipped out of her hand. Goes over her head over leg stump. But the batter tried to attempt some sort of shot to get it behind square. No connection, keeper grabs
full on middle and leg. Clobbered down to long on
full outside off. The cutter makes the ball jag away. She tries to hit it over cover but misses
length ball outside off. Franklin walks across to the off side to play a scoop down the leg side, ends up hitting it very nearly into the keeper's gloves
full on off. Slapped to cover's right
full ball on off. Driven to mid off, but the ball bursts through her hands, forcing Satterthwaite to turn and chase
straight to deep midwicket! Ecclestone on the boundary line takes the catch. Another tossed up ball that ends up as a full toss due to the batter's charge. Swiped across the line, but to the fielder
full toss angling into her. She swivels and plays a pull of sorts behind square in the gap
just clears wide long on! Tossed up on off. Arlott clears her front leg and clubs it high and mighty
|Toss||Birmingham Phoenix (Women), elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match days||28 August 2022 - day (100-ball match)|
|Balls per over||5|
|Points||Manchester Originals (Women) 2, Birmingham Phoenix (Women) 0|