Rockets vs Phoenix, 7th Match at Birmingham, Women's Hundred, Aug 15 2022 - Ball by Ball Commentary

RESULT
7th Match, Birmingham, August 15, 2022, The Hundred Women's Competition
(91/100 balls, T:117) 117/2

Phoenix won by 8 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
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5.30pm: They were well off the pace at halfway, needing 75 from 50 balls - but in the end, Amy Jones and Ellyse Perry got home at a canter. Both finished unbeaten, their stand worth a cool 78 off 48, as Phoenix made sure their excellent bowling effort didn't go to waste. Rockets just didn't have enough on the board, albeit they defended a small target in their last game. Anyway, the men's teams are starting their warm-ups, so why not join us for the evening game? B'bye now

Amy Jones is today's Match Hero: "Felt quite difficult, the run rate was creeping up. They bowled quite tight and it was hard to find the boundary. [Batting with Perry] Great, she's got a world of experience, kept calm throughout and found her shots at the end. [Arlott] She's been great all year, for her to have the success is brilliant. A lot of credit to the bowlers. We had a really good day in the outfield - maybe not behind the stumps. With games coming so fast, momentum is something we want to keep going."

91
4
Bryce to Perry, FOUR runs

crunched off a length through midwicket,another Perry blow finishes it - Phoenix bring it home by eight wickets to go two from two!

Bryce for the penultimate set

Raji: "Is Perry making a statement?" Well, she lost her place in Australia's T20 side, but this is certainly a reminder of her quality

CHANGE OF END
after 90 balls11 runs
BP-W: 113/2Need 4 from 10 balls
Amy Jones44 (32b 5x4)
Ellyse Perry35 (27b 3x4 1x6)
Nat Sciver-Brunt 1/24 (15)

And all of a sudden, Phoenix have as good as won this one

90
4
Nat Sciver-Brunt to Amy Jones, FOUR runs

Jones powers four more down the ground! Deep in the crease, makes room and slaps the ball back past Sciver's outstretched arms

89
1
Nat Sciver-Brunt to Perry, 1 run

back of a length, Perry swivels and belts it to deep backward square

88
1
Nat Sciver-Brunt to Amy Jones, 1 run

pitched up and heaved behind square, just one to the fielder in the deep

87
1
Nat Sciver-Brunt to Perry, 1 run

flicked off the stumps

86
4
Nat Sciver-Brunt to Perry, FOUR runs

creamed over mid-off, Perry with a high-elbow lofted drive for four more!

Sciver on, 15 from 15 needed

after 85 balls12 runs
BP-W: 102/2Need 15 from 15 balls
Ellyse Perry29 (24b 2x4 1x6)
Amy Jones39 (30b 4x4)
Katherine Sciver-Brunt 0/25 (20)
85
6
K Sciver-Brunt to Perry, SIX runs

Brunt's last ball goes for six! Massive hit from Perry, hoyed over deep midwicket. Phoenix bring up their 100, flying towards the target now

84
1
K Sciver-Brunt to Amy Jones, 1 run

dug in short, gloved away on the pull towards fine leg

83
2
K Sciver-Brunt to Amy Jones, 2 runs

Brunt fires it in on the stumps, expansive response from Jones, mid-on was up and isn't in the picture when the ball lands. Won't go for four, though

82
1
K Sciver-Brunt to Perry, 1 run

drops back, angled down to deep third

81
2
K Sciver-Brunt to Perry, 2 runs

length ball in the channel and Perry cuts hard through point, Smith puts in the diving stop

Brunt for her final set. Phoenix need 27 from 20

CHANGE OF END
after 80 balls11 runs
BP-W: 90/2Need 27 from 20 balls
Amy Jones36 (28b 4x4)
Ellyse Perry20 (21b 2x4)
Sarah Glenn 0/20 (15)

Good over for Phoenix, brings the required RPB down to 1.37

80
Glenn to Amy Jones, no run

uses the feet, bunted firmly back to the bowler

79
4
Glenn to Amy Jones, FOUR runs

reverse-slapped past point! Stands up tall and brings the hands through in a scything blow, the ball skipping away to the fence

78
2
Glenn to Amy Jones, 2 runs

steps out and whisks this away through midwicket, du Preez does well running around the rope in the deep

77
1
Glenn to Perry, 1 run

looped up and clipped leg side

76
4
Glenn to Perry, FOUR runs

flicked firmly through square leg, deep in the crease and easing it away, wristy stroke into the gap for four!

Glenn is back

after 75 balls5 runs
BP-W: 79/2Need 38 from 25 balls
Ellyse Perry15 (19b 1x4)
Amy Jones30 (25b 3x4)
Alana King 1/18 (20)
75
2
King to Perry, 2 runs

slog-swept, takes the top edge, and clears short fine! Spins away for a couple more

74
1
King to Amy Jones, 1 run

tucked to short fine leg, Jones hesitates and then has to go... not the best throw, King collects and breaks the stumps at the non-striker's end, but she just gets home!

73
1
King to Perry, 1 run

tossed up full and dug out through mid-on for one

72
King to Perry, no run

Perry tries to advance, struck full on the boot working across the line

71
1
King to Amy Jones, 1 run

floated up leg side, flicked through midwicket coming down

King for a big final set. Phoenix need 43 from 30

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