Cricket Betting Tips & Match Predictions Women’s Super Smash T20: Otago Sparks v Canterbury Magicians - Match 4
The 4th match of the Women’s Super Smash T20 will be played between Otago Sparks and Canterbury Magicians at the Molyneux Park, Alexandra.
Otago Sparks started their campaign with a defeat against Auckland Hearts. After winning the toss, they decided to field first. Otago bowlers, especially Molly Loe and Gemma Adams kept Auckland batters quiet for the first 6 overs. Gemma picked up an important wicket of Lauren Down right after the powerplay. After the first wicket fell down; Katie Perkins and Anna Peterson combined together to form a partnership of 74 runs for the 2nd wicket. Anna Peterson scored 68 off 51 deliveries that included a magnificent six. A death overs cameo by Saachi Shahri ensured that Auckland Hearts reached a commendable total of 156 for 3 in 20 overs.
Chasing a huge total, Auckland Hearts lost their first 3 wickets within the powerplay and found themselves in big trouble. Polly Inglis held one end intact and scored a fluent 62 off 61 balls but did not find enough support from the other end as wickets kept tumbling at regular intervals. In the end, the lower middle order were left with too much to do and Otago Sparks added just 119 runs to the total before getting bundled out. They lost to Auckland Hearts by 37 runs.
Canterbury Magicians look weaker on paper compared to the Otago Sparks side. They were defeated by Otago Sparks in the last game they played against each other in 2019. After winning the toss, Canterbury decided to field first. Suzie Bates got Otago off to a flier and played a magnificent knock of 82 in 55 deliveries. Amanda Wellington then took over in the death overs to provide a fantastic finish to the innings as she made 42 runs in just 21 balls. Otago Sparks reached a huge total of 174 for 3 in 20 overs.
Chasing 174, Canterbury Magicians got off to a terrible start as they lost their 3 top order batters at a total of 40 runs in the 9th over. Jacinta Savage played well for her gritty innings of 30 runs but it was not enough as the run rate kept jumping over the bar constantly. A regular fall of wickets on one end meant that Canterbury women could never gain the momentum needed to chase the total set by Otago Sparks. In the end, they fell short by 66 runs.
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.
Sarah Asmussen, Missy Banks, Natalie Cox, Kate Ebrahim, Laura Hughes, Allie Mace-Cochrane, Frances Mackay(c), Jess Simmons, Gabby Sullivan, Amy Satterthwaite, Lea Tahuhu, Jacinta Savage, Emma Kench, Georgia Edge, Kate Sims, Kirsty Nation and Kristy Havill.
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Otago Sparks
Who will win? – Otago Sparks
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Katey Martin (Otago Sparks), Amy Satterthwaite (Canterbury Magicians)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) –Gemma Adams (Otago Sparks), Jess Simmons (Canterbury Magicians)
Most Sixes – Katey Martin (Otago Sparks), Amy Satterthwaite (Canterbury Magicians
Player of the Match- Katey Martin (Otago Sparks)
Team Scores Batting first – Canterbury Magicians 130+, Otago Sparks 150+
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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