Cricket Match Predictions Women’s Super Smash T20: Wellington Blaze vs Auckland Hearts-Match 30
The 30th match of the Women’s Super Smash T20 will be played between Wellington Blaze and Auckland Hearts at the Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland.
Current Form Wellington Blaze:
Wellington Blaze are in top most form currently and are placed at the top position on points table with 7 victories so far in 9 matches.
In their last outing against Central Hinds, Wellington Women won the toss and elected to bat. From the moment go, the captain Sophie Devine dominated opposition bowlers like a Boss and smashed 88 runs off 58 deliveries that featured 11 boundaries. Maddy Green was dismissed at 16 but Amelia Kerr ensured she gave a great support to her captain and both added 62 runs for the 2nd wicket. Amelia Kerr made an impressive 38 off 29 balls and Wellington Blaze eventually reached a mammoth total of 162 for 5 in 20 overs.
Chasing 162, Central Women lost early wickets in the form of Emily Cunningham and Georgia Atkinson and put themselves under a lot of pressure. Natalie Dodd provided some steam to the innings with her phenomenal knock of 61 in 55 deliveries. Hannah Rowe played well for her 39 and assisted Natalie well in their pursuit of 162. However, there was no momentum into the innings and Central Women were always falling behind the required run rate. In the end, they were restricted for 125 in 20 overs, losing the match by 37 runs.
Current Form Auckland Hearts:
Auckland Hearts are currently placed at the 3rd position on points table with 6 wins in 9 matches so far.
After losing the toss, Auckland were asked to bat first. Anna Peterson played a fine knock of 31 at the top of the order. She added 37 runs for the 2nd wicket partnership with Katie Perkins, who made 23 off 17 deliveries. Bella Armstrong and Holly Huddleston also played handy knocks at the lower middle order position. The lower order failed miserably as Auckland Hearts managed to post 123 runs before getting bowled out.
Chasing 123 could have been an easy task with a sensible batting approach. However, Central Hinds lost their in-form batter Polly Inglis early on in the innings. Katey Martin at number played a fine innings of 44 runs but she did not find enough support at the other end and Central Women always found themselves under immense pressure. Their innings never really took off and the lower middle order failed miserably to contribute to a winning cause. In the end, they were bundled out for 96, losing the match by 27 runs.
Leading Run Scorers:
Sophie Devine is the leading run scorer for Wellington Blaze with 348 runs to her name.
Katie Perkins is the leading run scorer for Auckland Hearts with 215 runs to her tally.
Leading Wicket Takers:
Leigh Kasparek is the leading wicket taker for Wellington Blaze with 13 wickets up her sleeve.
Holly Huddleston is the leading wicket taker for Auckland Hearts with 13 scalps to her name.
Let us have a look at the squads:
Olivia Boivin, Rebecca Burns, Tash Codyre, Sophie Devine, Dee Doughty, Maddy Green, Antonia Hamilton, Xara Jetly, Leigh Kasperek, Amelia Kerr, Jess Kerr, Caitlin King, Jamie Mason-Jones, Jess McFadyen, Beth Molony, Thamsyn Newton, Georgia Plimmer and Maneka Singh
Bella Armstrong, Fran Jonas, Jane Barnett, Skye Bowden, Sarah Carnachan (WK), Lauren Down, Izzy Gaze, Tariel Lamb (WK), Regina Lilii (C), Roz McNeill, Molly Penfold, Saachi Shahri, Holly Huddleston, Amie Hucker, Yaz Kareem, Arlene Kelly, Katie Perkins, Anna Peterson, Jesse Prasad and Natasha van Tilburg
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Wellington Blaze
Who will win? – Wellington Blaze
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Sophie Devine (Wellington Blaze), Katie Perkins (Auckland Hearts)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) –Amelia Kerr (Wellington Blaze), Holly Huddleston (Auckland Hearts)
Most Sixes – Sophie Devine (Wellington Blaze), Katie Perkins (Auckland Hearts)
Player of the Match- Sophie Devine (Wellington Blaze)
Team Scores Batting first – Auckland Hearts 140+, Wellington Blaze 160+
Match Handicap- Wellington Blaze
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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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