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Invincibles vs Rockets, 29th Match at London, Women's Hundred, Aug 21 2023 - Match Result

RESULT
29th Match, The Oval, August 21, 2023, The Hundred Women's Competition

Invincibles won by 3 runs

Player Of The Match
51* (25) & 1/35
nadine-de-klerk
Match centre 
Scores: M Venkat Raghav | Comms: Ekanth
Scorecard summary
Oval Invincibles (Women) 155/6(100 balls)
Trent Rockets (Women) 152/8(100 balls)
61 (33)
2/26 (20)
1/12 (10)
CHANGE OF END
after 100 balls14 runs
TR-W: 152/8
Alexa Stonehouse16 (7b 3x4)
Kirstie Gordon1 (1b)
Paige Scholfield 1/31 (20)

Lot of give and take at the Oval. We expected to see Katherine Sciver-Brunt play one last time in her career but a hip injury forced her out of the game. Both teams put up spirited performances to leave sparks behind and end their campaigns. Onto the men's game then, between the same sides and at the same venue. Vithushan Ehantharajah has started live coverage here, check it out. On behalf of Chandan Duorah and M Venkat Raghav, it's me, Ekanth, signing off.

Nadine de Klerk, POTM: It was a great pleasure to play at the Oval. Great to finish off the season with the win. She was hitting the ball beautifully, that's how it works, need to put up a partnership. The team has been great, short time in England, but I'm able to play with legends. Had a great time despite it being short.

5:46pm: Camera pans to Katherine Sciver-Brunt, all smiles, getting hugs and having laughs with her team-mates and support-staff members. It was a dead-rubber but what a great game! Scholfield almost let it slip at the end, almost being the operative word. Nailing the yorker last ball was perfect, it ensured Stonehouse's trio of boundaries at the end didn't got Rockets in touching distance but that was as far as they could get, in the end. Lest we forget, Scholfield's terrific run out of the in-form Lizelle Lee opened up the game. Credit needs to go to Sophia Smale, who took key wickets, including that of Nat Sciver-Brunt. Lee was in full flow with the bat, Nat chipped in with a cameo. Dattani and Stonehouse gave Oval Invincibles a scare but could not take Rockets over the line.

100
1
Scholfield to Stonehouse, 1 run

Scholfield gets on one the boot and Stonehouse isn't able to find the gap at fine leg. Invincibles bow out with a win. The batter made room and got followed by a yorker, that was helped straight to short fine leg.

Four needed off the last ball for the tie, five for the win. Long-off brought back in. Off-side infield is covered. Keeper goes back

99
4
Scholfield to Stonehouse, FOUR runs

Oh boy, Stonehouse goes across and pulls it behind square. No one in the outfield. Four for the taking, crowd go right up in cheers!

98
4
Scholfield to Stonehouse, FOUR runs

Stonehouse picks out her area again, gets it in her half and lifts it down the ground. Mady Villiers runs across to the left from long-on and dives, does so well to get there but parries it in the end.

97
4
Scholfield to Stonehouse, FOUR runs

Makes room, has to reach out a bit but manages to slap it over mid-off. Four, three more of those needed for the tie

96
1
Scholfield to Gordon, 1 run

Length on the pads, whipped to deep square

18 needed off the last set

after 95 balls10 runs • 1 wicket
TR-W: 138/8Need 18 from 5 balls
Alexa Stonehouse3 (3b)
Nadine de Klerk 1/35 (20)

Simon Doull says Oval were slow on time, missed the cut-off, and had to bring a fielder in. Worked out nonetheless

95
W
de Klerk to Dattani, OUT

Dattani makes room, gets followed, she swings... and finds deep midwicket! Length ball around thigh-pad height, Dattani tried to lump it over the boundary but got it a few metres in the boundary.

Naomi Dattani c Scholfield b de Klerk 13 (11b 2x4 0x6 13m) SR: 118.18

Nadine's pulled it back somewhat, can Dattani spoil the finish? Bates and the bowler have a chat. Mid-off is brought up, extra protection out on the leg side

94
1
de Klerk to Stonehouse, 1 run

Full at the stumps, driven to long-on. 66mph.

93
1
de Klerk to Dattani, 1 run

Hits it to the leg side again but can't take two.

92
4
de Klerk to Dattani, FOUR runs

Dattani has two in two, this time wide of midwicket. Length at the stumps, Dattani heaved it over the infield

91
4
de Klerk to Dattani, FOUR runs

Full on the pads and Dattani helps herself to a flick over foward square. Deep-square and deep-mid converge but the ball goes between

28 needed off 10. Rest of the balls to be bowled from this end. Invincibles' game to lose. Nadine de Klerk to close out her last five.

CHANGE OF END
after 90 balls13 runs • 2 wickets
TR-W: 128/7Need 28 from 10 balls
Alexa Stonehouse2 (2b)
Naomi Dattani4 (7b)
Sophia Smale
2/26 (20)
90
Smale to Stonehouse, no run

Yorker at the stumps, dug out to the right of bowler. Smale runs across and dives to deny the single

89
2
Smale to Stonehouse, 2 runs

Makes room and heaves the length ball to long-on

88
W
Smale to King, OUT

King makes room again, Smale aims for the stumps and hits middle. Smale wheels away in celebration. King was way down the leg side and tried to slash over point. The length ball had top of middle as target, and with King's bat out of reach, hit it.

Alana King b Smale 7 (4b 0x4 1x6 2m) SR: 175
87
6
Smale to King, SIX runs

Sits up on a back of length. King made room and got followed by a slow, length ball. Pulled hard and way over the deep-square boundary

86
1
Smale to Dattani, 1 run

Down the pitch, slaps it to cover. Stopped well by Bates

85
1
Smale to King, 1 run

WIde on a length, slapped to cover

84
Smale to King, no run

Flat on a length, pushed back to the bowler

83
1
Smale to Dattani, 1 run

Hits it in the same area. They won't risk the second this time

82
1W
Smale to Dattani, 1 run, OUT

Another dive from Wilson as she speeds for the second but Smale does well to stretch her hands onto the stumps with the ball in it. Wilson's bat face is facing upwards, and not sliding the bat in costs her. The toe of the bat, which was up in the air, had crossed the crease but not the spine. Dattani tried to slog sweep it, underedged it and it fizzled to the fielder in the deep

Fran Wilson run out (de Klerk/Smale) 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 7m) SR: 100
81
1
Smale to Wilson, 1 run

God dive from Wilson. Cut to point and was struggling, throw from point was slightly off. It was a length ball that was cut

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
L Lee
TR-W
61 runs (33)
6 fours3 sixes
Productive shot
slog shot
19 runs
1 four2 sixes
Control
85%
N de Klerk
51 runs (25)
8 fours1 six
Productive shot
pull
17 runs
2 fours1 six
Control
69%
Best performances - bowlers
KL Gordon
B
20
0s
12
R
19
W
2
RPB
0.95
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
SAE Smale
B
20
0s
6
R
26
W
2
RPB
1.30
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Kennington Oval, London
TossOval Invincibles (Women), elected to bat first
Series
Season2023
Player Of The Match
Match days21 August 2023 - day (100-ball match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsOval Invincibles (Women) 2, Trent Rockets (Women) 0
Language
English
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