Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: SDG FairBreak Invitational T20 2022 - Match 16 - Falcons vs Spirit - 1st Semi Final - 14th May 2022
The 16th match of the SDG FairBreak Invitational T20 2022 will take place on the 14th of May 2022 between Falcons and Spirit at the Dubai International Stadium, UAE.
Current Form Falcons:
Falcons lost their last match against Tornadoes by 8 wickets.
Falcons won the toss and elected to have a bat first. Chamari Athapaththu and Dani Wyatt started off well and collected 29 runs for the first wicket before Chamari Athapaththu was dismissed for 20. Wyatt continued to find the gaps and scored quick runs but perished at an important time to Winifred Duraisingam. Suzie Bates in the middle order scored 41 off 31 balls to ensure that Falcons crossed the 130 run mark and reached a total of 138 for 4 in 20 overs.
During the chase, Sophie Devine was simply unstoppable. She smashed 52 off just 29 balls to get her team off to a flyer. She was well supported by her opening partner Sterre Kallis who went on to make 50 off 47 balls. On the back of these brilliant batting performances, Tornadoes chased the total comfortably in the 20th over with 8 wickets in hand.
For Falcons, Gunjan Shukla picked up 2 wickets for 32 runs.
Current Form Spirit:
Spirit outplayed Tornadoes in all departments to win their last match by 75 runs.
Tornadoes won the toss and elected to field first. Nattakan Chantam was dismissed early on in the innings. Post the first dismissal, Sophia Dunkley and Sarah Bryce collected 35 runs for the second wicket partnership. Bryce was dismissed for 39 off 38 balls. Sophia Dunkley on the other hand smashed 26 off 16 balls. The real impetus to the innings was provided by Nicola Carey who played a lovely cameo of 53 in 26 balls to help Spirit reach a formidable total of 156 for 4 in 20 overs.
During the chase, Tornadoes lost 3 wickets for just 30 runs and found themselves in a bit of bother with Sophie Devine already back in the hut. Sophie Ecclestone ran through the top and the middle order and did not let them settle down. Ecclestone took 5 wickets for 8 runs. Sune Luus in the middle order tried her best to revive the innings with her knock of 34 in 33 balls but she could not do more to win the match. Tornadoes were bowled out for 81 in the 17th over, as they lost the match by 75 runs.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
Bismah Maroof, Sophia Dunkley, Nicola Carey, Chaya Mughal (UAE), Betty Chan (Hong Kong), Sarah Bryce (Scotland), Natthakan Chantam (Thailand), Divya GK (Singapore), Nattaya Boochatham (Thailand), Anu Doddaballapur (Germany), Sophia Ecclestone, Ayabonga Khaka, Fatuma Kibasu (Tanzania), Shizuka Miyaji (Japan) and Yasmin Daswani (Hong Kong)
Suzie Bates, Dani Wyatt, Britney Cooper, Marizanne Kapp, Mariko Hill (Hong Kong), Theertha Satish (UAE), Sornnarin Tippoch (Thailand), Kaia Arua (Papua New Guinea), Nannapat Koncharoenkai (Thailand), Christina Gough (Germany), Gunjan Shukla (Sweden), Marina Lamplough (Hong Kong), Anju Gurung (Bhutan), Jahanara Alam and Chamari Athapaththu
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Falcons
Who will win?- Spirit
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Sophia Dunkley (Spirit), Dani Wyatt (Falcons)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) –Sophie Ecclestone (Spirit), Gunjan Shukla (Falcons)
Most Sixes – Sophia Dunkley (Spirit), Chamari Athapaththu (Falcons)
Player of the Match- Sophie Ecclestone (Spirit)
Team Scores Batting first – Spirit 145+, Falcons 130+
Match Handicap: Spirit
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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