Cricket Betting Tips & Match Predictions Women’s Super Smash T20: Central Hinds vs Northern Spirit - Match 5
The 5th match of Women’s Super Smash T20 will be played between Central Hinds and Northern Spirit at the Pukekura Park, Plymouth.
Central Hinds lost their last game against Wellington Blaze by a huge margin. After being invited to bat first, Central Hinds lost both their openers within the powerplay overs. Natalie Dodd tried to infuse some life into the innings with her impressive knock of 20 runs but it didn’t do enough to accelerate the momentum of run scoring. The lower middle order collapsed horribly and none of them scored 10+ runs. As a result, Central Hinds settled for a low total of 88 in their 20 overs.
Wellington Blaze started out well in chasing 88 runs. Rebecca Burns and Maddy Green started out cautiously in the powerplay overs and then unleashed the stroke play. Rebecca Burns scored 42 runs before she was picked up by Melissa Hansen off a beautiful delivery. Amelia Kerr came after the fall of first wicket and scored a fluent 20 runs in 12 balls to take her team home by 9 wickets.
Central Hinds need to put in their best game against Northern Spirit to uplift their campaign.
During the last season, Northern Spirits finished at number 5 position on points table with 2 wins to their name. When they played against Central Hinds in the last season, they had an upper hand and won the game by 10 wickets.
Bowling first in the match, the Northern Spirits bowlers were carted all around the park by Jess Watkin as she scored 95 runs in 55 deliveries. This innings of hers featured 4 massive sixes which is a rare feat in Women’s cricket. As a result of her phenomenal performance, Central Hinds put up a score of 172 runs in 20 overs.
Northern Spirits had a difficult task in hand as chasing 172 runs was not going to be easy. However, Bernadine Bezuidenhout and Caitlin Gurrey had different plans in mind. They got their team off to a flier start and smashed runs at a lightning speed. Caitlin Gurrey scored her maiden T20 century by making 106 runs in 57 balls. Bernadine Bezuidenhout also made a handy contribution of 59 runs. Northern Spirits chased the target in the 18th over with 10 wickets remaining.
Northern Spirits has great record so far against Central Hinds and they shall continue to perform well against their favoured opposition.
Let us have a look at the squads:
Felicity Leydon-Davis(c), Kate Anderson, Emma Baker, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Lucy Boucher, Carolyn Esterhuizen, Katie Gurrey, Brooke Halliday, Lauren Heaps, Olivia Lobb, Lily Mulivai, Eimear Richardson, Charlotte Sarsfield, Shriya Naidu, Georgina Harris and Kayley Knight
Melissa Hansen, Georgia Atkinson, Monique Rees, Ashtuti Kumar, Claudia Green, Jess Watkin, Natalie Dodd, Anlo van Deventer(c), Kerry-Anne Tomlinson, Hannah Rowe, Mikaela Greig, Emily Cunningham, Esther Lanser, Rosemary Mair and Jamie Watkins.
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Central Hinds
Who will win? – Northern Spirits
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Caitlin Gurrey (Northern Spirits), Jess Watkin (Central Hinds)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) –Lauren Heaps (Northern Spirits), Rosemary Mair (Central Hinds)
Most Sixes – Caitlin Gurrey (Northern Spirits), Jess Watkin (Central Hinds)
Player of the Match- Caitlin Gurrey (Northern Spirits)
Team Scores Batting first – Northern Spirits 150+, Central Hinds 130+
Match Handicap- Northern Spirits
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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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