Cricket Betting Tips & Match Predictions Women’s Super Smash T20: Otago Sparks and Auckland Hearts-Match 3
The 3rd match of the Women’s Super Smash T20 will be played between Otago Sparks and Auckland Hearts at the Molyneux Park, Alexandra.
Live Scores and Stats - Otago Sparks and Auckland Hearts - Match 3
Otago Sparks finished the last season at Number 3 with 6 wins and 24 points to their name. When they faced Auckland Hearts during the last season, they were bettered by the opposition losing the match by 7 runs. Otago Sparks were asked to field first after losing the toss. Anna Peterson was dismissed cheaply at the score of 7 runs. Emma Black provided the early breakthrough for Otago Sparks. After an early dismissal, Katie Perkins arrived at the crease and joined hands with Lauren Down to put a stand of 79 runs for the 2nd wicket. Katie Perkins scored fluent 69 runs off 50 deliveries while Lauren Down made a significant contribution of 35 runs. After the fall of 2nd wicket, the Auckland innings never gained any sort of momentum and finished with 140 for 6 on the board in 20 overs. Eden Carsen performed very well with the ball for her spell of 19 runs for 2 wickets.
Arlene Kelly jolted the opening order of Otago Sparks by picking up the prized wicket of Millie Cowan for a golden duck. Anna Peterson then picked up Katey Martin off a beautiful delivery and Otago Sparks looked in all sorts of trouble. But Suzie Bates had other plans. She stitched a partnership of 113 runs for the 3rd wicket with Hayley Jensen. As a result, Otago Sparks were right back in the game but successive dismissals of Suzie Bates and Lisa Griffith pegged them back and could only manage 133 on the board, losing the game by 7 runs.
On the other hand, last year’s runners up Auckland Hearts lost their first game of the season against Wellington Blaze. After losing the toss, they were invited to field first. Maneka Singh provided the early breakthrough in the form of Anna Peterson who was dismissed for a golden duck. Lauren Down and Bella Armstrong were the next ones to follow as Auckland lost 3 of their premier players in the powerplay overs. Katie Perkins perished later due to poor running in a dramatic run out dismissal. When Auckland Hearts looked in trouble, Amelia Kerr was introduced into the attack and she ripped through the middle order to restrict Auckland to a total of 92 runs in 20 overs.
Defending a low score, Auckland pacers started well by picking up a early wicket of Rebecca Burns. She was dismissed for a score of 3 runs. Amelia Kerr was promoted to the number 3 position and it worked wonders for the Wellington Blaze team. She smoked the Auckland bowlers to all parts of the ground for her match winning knock of 58 in 34 balls. She along with Maddy Green batted through the innings to take Wellington home by 9 wickets.
After a horrible start to the tournament, Auckland Hearts will have to pick up their game and perform at good level to challenge Otago Sparks in their next fixture.
Let us have a look at the squads:
Gemma Adams, Emma Black, Caitlin Blakely, Millie Cowan, Bhagya Herath, Polly Inglis, Bella James (c), Marina Lamplough, Sophie Oldershaw, Suzie Bates, Hayley Jensen, Katey Martin, Eden Carson, Megan Meltzer, Saffron Wilson, Sophie Gray, Olivia Gain and Molly Loe.
Bella Armstrong, Jane Barnett, Skye Bowden, Sarah Carnachan, Lauren Down, Izzy Gaze, Holly Huddleston, Amie Hucker, Fran Jonas, Yaz Kareem, Arlene Kelly, Tariel Lamb, Regina Lilii(c), Roz McNeill, Molly Penfold, Katie Perkins, Anna Peterson, Jesse Prasad, Saachi Shahri and Natasha van Tilburg
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Auckland Hearts
Who will win? – Otago Sparks
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Suzie Bates (Otago Sparks), Katie Perkins (Auckland Hearts)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) –Eden Carsen (Otago Sparks), Arlene Kelly (Auckland Hearts)
Most Sixes – Suzie Bates (Otago Sparks), Katie Perkins (Auckland Hearts)
Player of the Match- Suzie Bates (Otago Sparks)
Team Scores Batting first – Auckland Hearts 130+, Otago Sparks 145+
Match Handicap- Otago Sparks
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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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