wow. Only two fielders back, but Kapp has found the gap between the two of them. Super shot to finish. A bit of air on this, and that gives Kapp the time to stretch out, get down low, and sweep powerfully over midwicket in the circle, and bisect long-on and deep midwicket
6.11pm And that is that, after a thrillingly bonkers game at Trent Bridge. Suzie Bates was the player (hero?) of the match, but how good was Alana King? I thought she could have got the award, even though the Rockets lost. What do I know, though? Anyway, we're off for tonight. We hope you've enjoyed our coverage. Until next time, goodbye!
Suzie Bates is the player of the match: "We probably let it get a little too close, but the way we started allowed us to soak up pressure from the spinners through the middle overs, and Marizanne Kapp was outstanding. The way Capsey attacks the bowling, it makes it easier for me. I don't tell her too much, I don't want to interfere with her instincts. Really pleased [to restrict the Rockets]. I thought the ball was skidding on, it wasn't easy to bat, and out bowlers did really well."
6.06pm This game should never have stretched this far, but the Trent Rockets have done outstandingly well with the ball to almost defend a modest total of 112. Sarah Glenn picked up the key wickets of Alice Capsey and Suzie Bates, and then the world-class Alana King bowled 10 straight dot balls at Marizanne Kapp. But if you're Marizanne Kapp, you soak up all that pressure and come out the other end with an unbeaten 34 off 27. Superb innings in the circumstances, and the Invincibles now have two wins from three games.
Long-on and deep midwicket are back. Looks like everyone else is up saving the single.
and she finds a single. Shortish outside off, and she leans back and chops it towards backward point
The Invincibles need 3 off 3 now. Wow. Kirstie White to face Smith, who is proving unhittable at the moment.
she survived the first ball, but not this one! It's all happening at Trent Bridge! Flat offbreak outside off, and she shuffles across, goes hard at the sweep, and only manages to drag it back into the stumps off the bottom edge. What a game!
big appeal for a stumping, and it's going upstairs! Floated wide of off stump, and Chathli reaches out to try and slap it away. She misses, and ends up dragging her back foot out of the crease, but it looks like she's just planted it back in time
And Smith will keep hold of the ball to finish the innings.
pressure... Flat, back of a length, skids on and beats the attempted cut
the field is mostly in, and Chathli finds square leg with a firm sweep from outside off stump
Kira Chathli comes in with the Invincibles needing just three more.
steps out to the flighted ball outside off, and Villiers fails to get any sort of proper connection on this lofted hit. Mid-off was in the circle, but all she manages to do is scoop the ball in the air and offer her a simple catch. didn't quite get to the pitch of the ball, and ended up having to reach for it
flat length ball speared in towards off stump, barely any turn. Punched to long-on
shortish outside off, swiped to deep square leg
After those 10 high-pressure balls from King, Kapp has simply got back to her nerveless best. Bryony Smith comes back on now.
full, close to off stump, makes a bit of room and drills a wristy drive straight to the fielder at backward point
slower short ball, through the pull too early and is hit on the back
outstanding. Even better shot. On the fuller side of a length, angling into the stumps, and she steps forward, with her front foot slightly away from the line of the ball, allowing her to bring her bat down in a beautiful straight arc and punch it back over the ducking umpire's head
shot! Just a touch short from Sciver, angling into the stumps, and Kapp picked up the length in a flash to pull it over the fielder at midwicket
fullish, angling into leg stump, clipped to deep square leg
Good finish from Brunt. Sciver to bowl her third now, with 14 needed off 15.
sees Villiers looking to make room, and digs it short, into the pitch, outside off stump. Gets it to bounce steeply and beat the attempted reach-out-and-slash
length ball attacking the stumps. Looks to flick, gets an inside edge into her front pad
length ball on the pads, clipped to deep square leg
back of a length, attacking the stumps, clears her front leg and swats it to the left of deep midwicket
length ball on middle stump, shaping away ever so slightly. Punched firmly to mid-off
Brunt to bowl her final set of five.
fullish on off stump, clipped to deep midwicket
|Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|Toss||Oval Invincibles (Women), elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match days||17 August 2022 - day (100-ball match)|
|Points||Oval Invincibles (Women) 2, Trent Rockets (Women) 0|