cracked through point, that's the winning hit! Windsor runs down, arms open wide, Invincibles have done it again... and Kapp is on her knees in the middle as her team-mates run out to celebrate!
5.48pm: Oval Invincibles are up on the stage, lifting the ginormous Hundred H once again. They have produced in the clutch moments, this time topping the group and then sweeping aside Brave, pumped up after winning yesterday's eliminator, despite having lost the toss. And they've also managed one of the more unusual selection issues, with regular captain Dane van Niekerk, their star player last season, playing just three games this time around, with Bates preferred for the balance of their side. Anyway, on we go, as always with the Fundred - the men's final between Trent Rockets and Manchester Originals is coming up shortly (they've pushed the toss and start time back by 15 mins due to some technical issues at the ground). So head over for the build-up with Andrew Miller, and stick around for more reaction from our team at the ground. Bye!
5.35pm: For the second year running, Invincibles have prevailed against Brave on the Hundred's big stage. For the second year running, Marizanne Kapp is the start performer for the women in teal. Though worth a mention for Emily Windsor, playing her first innings of this year's competition, who ensured there would be no further wobbles from 78 for 5. Charlotte Edwards will have to go back to the drawing board, after seeing her all-star side come unglued at the final hurdle once again
Here's Invincibles captain Suzie Bates: "Sort of a little bit overwhelmed. The way we've responded, with four overseas players we had to leave one out. Everyone turns up on game day, the way Kapp batted was awesome. To go back to back and be a part of it is amazing. [Kapp] 100%, she's one of the best allrounders in the world and she showed why. She shows up for those tough moments. Our bowling group was outstanding, it got pretty tense there, with our middle order having not batted much, it was always going to be a nervy chase. Really pleased the whole squad performed and nice to get the win. [Capsey] She's a big-moment player, I felt I could give her the strike and stand and watch. Under pressure you need to be brave and she's done that all season. [Recipe for success] It's my first season, but the South Africans are tough. We've got some young players and a nice balance. Train hard and enjoy their cricket."
Marizanne Kapp is once again Match Hero in the final: "It's been an amazing journey. I have to credit to my team, they've all been amazing. You're always nervous in finals, especially with low scores. It was really tough out there but luckily we got across the line. [Conditions?] It was difficult, I probably should have been out a few times. But credit to Emily at the end, she took a lot of pressure off myself. [Capsey] Every single person has contributed, Caps is a talent and she'll go far. Loved the tournament, it's my favourite. the crowds have been amazing throughout. Thanks guys for coming out and supporting women's cricket."
another full toss, swiped back at the bowler and they run one on the deflection to mid-off
Shrubsole brings the field up with 2 needed from 8
short and wide and crunched to the rope! Is that the decisive hit? Pace on in the channel and Kapp just reaches out and dispatches it for four
full and straight, actually a low full toss but bunted to midwicket
McGrath to bowl the 19th set
Just six runs needed for Invincibles to retain their title. Kapp once again shaping as the match-winner... Is there a final twist to come?
pitched up and dinked into the covers. Means Kapp will be on strike for the start of the final end
through her again! Kapp survives missing a straight on for the third time! Perfect length and curling back in past the inside edge, just misses leg stump
inswinger worked off the pads to deep backward square, Kapp comes haring back for a second on the throw
short of a length and she dances down, gets a cut through the infield
length ball, swinging back in as WIndsor backs away and cuts, bobbles to cover
Back to Bell, 10 from 15 the requirement
Official attendance for this game is 20,840, by the way
floated up and worked to mid-on
Kapp is coming down between every ball to talk Windsor through this
pumped down the ground! Windsor has struggled for timing but uses the feet and smashes a vital boundary back past the diving Wellington. Huge hit from the rookie
flighted, grips and finds the edge as Windsor looks to drive... but it bounces short of slip!
Slip is in
flatter, goes back and steers a punch through cover point
tosses up the leggie and it skids through low into the gloves with Kapp looking to cut
Wellington to bowl out. Kapp on strike with 15 needed
Another tight set, but Brave need wickets
fired into the body as Windsor looks to make room. Bell scurries down to field
Adams goes from slip to gully
full in the channel and Windsor slashes in the air through backward point, gets a couple as deep third runs around
good length, shaping back and jabbed in front of point. Kapp doesn't want to risk a run-out and sends Windsor back
full outside off, this one nips away as Windsor swipes and misses
hooping inswinger, blocked back past the bowler for one to long-on
Bell for her third set
length on the stumps and clipped into a gap at deep midwicket for a couple more
|Toss||Southern Brave (Women), elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Player Of The Series|
|Series result||Oval Invincibles (Women) won the 2022 The Hundred Women's Competition|
|Match days||03 September 2022 - day (100-ball match)|
|Balls per over||5|