The Hundred 2021: All the Match Scores, Results, Reports and Scorecards for Saturday, July 24th
The Hundred 2021: All the Match Scores, Results, Reports and Scorecards for Saturday, July 24th
Trent Rockets (Women) 110/7 (20 ov)
Southern Brave (Women) 133/5 (20 ov)
Result - Southern Brave (Women) won by 23 runs
Skipper Anya Shrubsole starred with bat and ball Southern Brave dealt a setback to the much-fancied Trent Rockets with a 23-run victory as Trent Bridge saw its first action in The Hundred.
The 29-year-old England star smashed 40 from 30 balls with a six and five fours as Brave totalled 133 for five from their 100 balls before taking four wickets for 13 from 20 deliveries with the ball.
West Indies’ all-rounder Stefanie Taylor top-scored with 45 from 31 balls for the Brave. All-rounder Nat Sciver gave the home side a chance as she and England team-mate Katherine Brunt (22) put on 66 from 56 balls but after both were out in quick succession, Rockets did not have the firepower to get close.
Although Shrubsole took the plaudits for her wickets, with an economy rate of just 0.67 runs per ball, Amanda-Jade Wellington’s miserly leg-spin played an important part, the New Zealander conceding only 10 runs in 20 balls.
After opting to bowl first, Rockets restricted Brave to 53 for four at halfway before Taylor and Shrubsole asserted themselves, their unbroken partnership of 86 from 45 deliveries giving the visiting side something for their bowlers to defend.
This came after the Brave’s top three had all misfired. Smriti Mandhana fell to her second ball, brilliantly caught by Michaela Kirk at deep midwicket, Sophia Dunkley was run out thanks to Sarah Glenn’s superb stop and instant throw in from mid-off to the bowler’s end, while Danni Wyatt’s towering steepler to mid-on was no problem for Johnson as Brave stumbled to 14 for three from 19 balls.
Mara Bouchier cracked three boundaries from 13 balls but miscued Glenn’s leg spin to give extra cover a regulation catch, and when Wellington was well held at backward point, Brave were struggling at 57 for five from 55. But Shrubsole and Taylor dominated from that point.
Rockets lost both openers in the first eight balls of the chase as Rachel Priest hit straight to mid-on and Johnson skewed Lauren Bell to midwicket.
A flurry of boundaries from Sciver had the Rockets in front at 31 for two from the Powerplay but then Wellington delivered the first maiden set of five in the women’s competition so far and stayed on to concede just five singles in her next set. Rockets needed 83 at halfway and had a chance while the third-wicket pair were together.
But the picture changed as both fell in the space of three balls, the former deceived by Bell’s slower ball before Brunt’s slog-sweep to Taylor top-edged to square leg. Another miserly 10 off the reel from Wellington, giving away just six runs, left Rockets with too much to do with 51 needed off 20.
Shrubsole, who had accounted for Priest in her first set of five, picked up three in four balls in her final set, as Abbey Freeborn was leg before, Heather Graham slogged to deep midwicket and Kathryn Bryce was bowled. The attendance for the women's game was put at 5,525.
Brave skipper Anya Shrubsole, who scored 40 not out and took four wickets for 13, said:
“It was not the ideal start to be 57 for five but we back our batting line-up to bat deep and while we thought our total might have been a bit under par we thought it was defendable.
“I’m pleased to pick up a few wickets and to be contributing but the way we bowled as a unit today was exceptional today, especially Wello, who was crucial in strangling the batting in giving way, I think, just 10 runs in 20 balls.
“And the way Stefanie batted - she was positive and aggressive but she did it in such a clever way. She’s a world-class performer.”
Rockets skipper Nat Sciver said:
“I think so long as me and Kathrine stayed together we had a chance but when two batters who are in get out close together it puts a lot of pressure on the batters coming after. Anya Shrubsole bowled very well and Wellington made it difficult for us, mixing up her pace and her lengths.
“It is disappointing, but you can’t have a crisis meeting after one game, we’re still working out as a team how to build an innings, how to build a partnership.
“Our fielding was brilliant. Being able to perform when there is a crowd in and there is pressure on is difficult but we handled it very well, and that was a pleasing part of the performance.”
By Jack Butler.
Anya Shrubsole starred with bat and ball as Southern Brave recovered from a rocky start to beat Trent Rockets by 23 runs.
Shrubsole took 4-13 off her 20 balls - including three wickets in the final five, where she ran through the Rocket’s in-experienced tail with ease.
At one stage, with Katherine Brunt (22) and Natalie Sciver (44) at the crease, the home-side looked to be well ahead in their chase of 133.
However, when Southern Brave's Lauren Bell picked up the vital wicket of Sciver - who was beaten by a deceptive slower delivery from the talented youngster - the Rockets ran out of steam, hitting just 35 runs off their final 36 balls on their way to 110-7.
In particular, overseas star Amanda-Jade Wellington proved difficult to get away in the middle-overs - she finished with ridiculous figures of 0-10 off her 20 balls.
Earlier, Southern Brave recovered from 14-3 to post a formidable first-innings total of 133-5.
Despite losing the wickets of Danni Wyatt, Sophia Dunkley, and Smriti Mandhana in the first 20 balls, the Brave hit an unassailable total thanks to a partnership of 78 from Shrubsole and Stephanie Taylor.
Shrubsole plays a Captain’s hand.
It’s been a difficult year for Shrubsole, who has only recently made her way back to the cricket scene after missing England’s Winter tour of New Zealand due to injuries.
Yet - if her performance today was anything to go by - she is still one of the very best all-rounders on the circuit.
With the bat, her knock was full of attacking intent, smashing six boundaries in her energetic outing - including a mammoth six off England teammate Sciver, which sailed comfortably over the ropes.
Then with the ball, Shrubsole led from the front taking four wickets from her 20 balls. She set the tone in the powerplay by grabbing the wicket of the dangerous Rachel Priest - before her death bowling quality was shown as she picked up three wickets in a destructive final five.
The hero of the 2017 World Cup Final is back - and she is firing once more.
Lauren Bell stops the Sciver show.
Despite eventually falling well-short, with Sciver at the crease the Rockets looked to be well ahead of the chase.
Oozing composure, the Rocket’s skipper hit three consecutive boundaries as she found her range quickly - a flowing drive down the ground came either side of two fours expertly worked to fine-leg.
However, Lauren Bell proved why many are predicting her to dominate the international scene over the next few years. She was bright with the ball in hand and showed a wonderful variation to deceive Sciver - a batter of the highest quality and experience.
For sure, it was the moment that changed the match, as when Katherine Brunt fell just a few balls after Sciver's dismissal. The Rockets' batting depth - even with a short cameo from Heather Graham - was exposed.
Stunning efforts in the field.
It was electric throughout at Trent Bridge.
Both sides impressed but despite being on the wrong end of the result, the Rockets were exceptional in the field.
The best moment came from Sarah Glenn and Kathryn Byrce, who combined to expertly run out England star Sophia Dunkley.
Glenn dived at full stretch to stop a powerful shot down the ground, before turning and firing the ball towards the stumps, where Byrce was on hand to catch and take off the bails in style.
Then there were the catches, which were also of the highest order. Sammy-Jo Johnson picked up a wicket with her first ball, as Michaela Kirk took a high catch in the deep. Johnson then got in on the act as she caught Wyatt.
.Certainly, catches win matches, but not always - as the Rockets later found out.
Northern Superchargers (Women) 131/4 (17 ov)
Welsh Fire (Women) 130/8 (20 ov)
Result - Northern Superchargers (Women) won by 6 wickets
Indian opener Jemimah Rodrigues’ brilliant unbeaten 92 off 43 balls led a Northern Superchargers recovery from 19 for four chasing 131 to beat the Welsh Fire in their women’s Hundred opener at Emerald Headingley.
The Superchargers slipped badly in their first 18 balls before the diminutive overseas star mixed power and innovation to secure a six-wicket victory with 15 balls remaining.
Rodrigues, aged 20 and a former Yorkshire Diamond in the now defunct T20 Kia Super League, posted the highest score of the new event - men’s or women’s - and shared an unbroken 112 partnership with Alice Davidson-Richards.
Earlier, left-arm spinner Linsey Smith excelled with three for 14 from her 20 balls as the hosts set about the first of two fight-backs.
Fire subsided to 130 for eight having been 79 for three after 50 balls.
Smith claimed the key wicket of Sarah Taylor for 18 added to the scalps of Sophie Luff and Alex Griffiths - all during the second half of the innings.
Fire, invited to bat, were given an excellent start by 30 off 20 balls from West Indian Hayley Matthews and 19 off 11 from opening partner Bryony Smith.
Both hit a six apiece, the only two of the innings.
Smith was first to go, caught at long-on off the excellent leg-spin of Katie Levick as the score fell to 25 for one after 17 balls. Levick claimed two for 16 from her 20.
England wicketkeeping legend Taylor looked set to build on the earlier good work of Matthews before being stumped off Smith - 114 for five after 82 balls.
Luff followed lbw before Griffiths was caught at long-off with the 100th ball.
The Superchargers innings was then the exact opposite of their visitors.
They slipped to 19 for four after 18 balls, including captain Lauren Winfield-Hill caught at mid-off off the second ball from the off-spin of Bryony Smith.
South African Laura Wolvaardt was run out followed by the wickets of Hollie Armitage and Bess Heath, the latter having just hit three fours in a row.
But Rodrigues was not to be deterred, hitting 17 fours and a six over long-off and being particularly strong through the off-side.
She hit seven of those fours in 13 balls between the 51st and 63rd balls of the innings, reaching her fifty off 26 and taking the score to 93 for four.
Davidson-Richards, who had earlier taken two wickets, provided valuable support with 23 not out in their 68-ball alliance to thrill the crowd of approximately 5,000.
Northern Superchargers hero of the match Jemimah Rodrigues said: “I feel like England is my second home, and I’m thinking of buying a new house here in Yorkshire!
“I was with them (Yorkshire Diamonds) in 2019. It’s nice to come back.
“I tried to keep it simple. Whoever stayed the calmest would win.
“It’s never easy when wickets fall and you’re chasing. One of them was my mistake (run out of Laura Wolvaardt), so I had to take responsibility.
“The crowd (5,026) here was phenomenal. Thank you to everyone who came out to support women’s cricket.”
Welsh Fire all-rounder Hayley Matthews said: “Losing’s never easy. But, at the same time, you have to appreciate how Jemimah batted.
“She played a really, really good innings, and we couldn’t really do much.
“Maybe we could have improved the lines we bowled and a couple of misfields. At the same time, you have to give credit to the way she batted.
“Getting early wickets was important, but at the same time we didn’t want to get complacent.
“We just have to take the positives into our next game.”
Additional reporting by Aadam Patel, Hundred Rising Reporter
She has over 400k followers on Instagram but it was her incredible 92* off 43 balls that was the talk of town as 20-year-old Jemimah Rodrigues got The Hundred party off to a flyer in Leeds.
With the knock of the tournament so far, including 17 fours and one six, she played a sensational innings to take the Northern Superchargers to an emphatic victory over Welsh Fire.
Rodrigues was given her first cricket bat aged three and it was easy to tell with the way she crafted a stunning match-winning innings of the highest class. The sheer talent and wonderful timing on show gave the local crowd at Headingley, over 5000-strong, an afternoon to remember. In fact, it was somewhat a shame that Rodrigues’ masterclass came to an early end when they reached the 131 required for victory, with 15 balls to spare.
After Welsh Fire managed 130 for eight off their hundred balls, the Superchargers’ chase got off to a horrible start in front of a partisan home crowd, losing four wickets in the first 18 balls. Skipper Lauren Winfield-Hill chipped her second ball straight to mid-off and when Laura Wolvaardt was superbly run out by former England captain, Sarah Taylor, the Superchargers were in trouble.
They were in even deeper trouble when a few balls later, Hollie Armitage was bowled by Piepa Cleary. A quick cameo from Bess Heath, which included three consecutive boundaries, came to an end when she pulled straight to Katie George on the boundary and the Superchargers were left reeling at 19 for four.
Step up Jemima Rodrigues, ably supported by Alice Davidson-Richards (23* off 28), to commence the recovery job. That recovery job turned into a rampant charge for the finish, with Rodrigues playing a selection of beautiful shots. A delightful loft off the front foot for six the pick of the bunch. With an unbeaten stand of 112 that entertained the Headingley crowd, Rodrigues and Davidson-Richards ensured the Superchargers romped home in emphatic fashion.
Earlier in the day, after the Superchargers won the toss and decided to bowl first, Fire would have been disappointed at the interval not to capitalise on an excellent start in the powerplay. 46-1 after 25 balls, they managed to drag themselves to a total of 130 off their 100 balls for the loss of eight wickets. Hayley Matthews top scored with 30, but wickets at regular intervals and some shrewd bowling limited the Fire to just two boundaries off their last 40 balls.
The bulk of the wickets came courtesy of some delightful off-spin bowling from Linsey Smith (3-14) and crafty leg-spin from Yorkshire-born Katie Levick (2-16), which the Fire struggled to cope with throughout. The Superchargers spin twins were finely complemented by the pace of Davidson-Richards who also chipped in with two wickets (2-30).
At the interval Levick said, “I don’t think I’ve ever had more fun on a cricket pitch”. But it was the class of Rodrigues, with a Match Hero display and a statement to the Indian selectors, who ensured that the fun carried on late into the afternoon for the Northern faithful.
Next up for Northern Superchargers is a trip to Trent Rockets on Monday (26th). Welsh Fire play host to Southern Brave on Tuesday (27th).
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Trent Rockets (Men) 127/1 (16.2 ov)
Southern Brave (Men) 126/8 (20 ov)
Result - Trent Rockets (Men) won by 9 wickets
Marchant de Lange claimed the first five-for of the competition and Dawid Malan and D’Arcy Short made unbeaten half-centuries as Trent Rockets eased to a comfortable victory over Southern Brave as a crowd just short of 13,000 enjoyed Trent Bridge’s first taste of The Hundred.
Malan’s 62 off 43 balls and Short’s 51 off 41 saw the Rockets knock off a modest target of 127 with nine wickets and 18 deliveries to spare after the powerful South African bowler had shown that raw pace can still be a potent weapon in short-format cricket, finishing with five for 20 from 20 deliveries.
Ross Whiteley top-scored with 39 for the Brave, but with no other batter passing 21 their total always looked inadequate on a good surface.
Having chosen to bat first, Brave struggled to 56 for four at halfway, having lost James Vince for a duck to a superb Luke Wood yorker.
Davies hit Lewis Gregory straight to extra cover and after off-spinner Joe Root had pinned them down by conceding only seven runs from 10 balls, Brave’s top order fell apart as De Lange dismissed three batters in the space of eight deliveries.
Delroy Rawlins was caught at short cover and Colin de Grandhomme bowled round his legs in De Lange’s first set of five, the South African returning to have Conway caught behind. When Root then bowled Liam Dawson, the Brave were in trouble at 71 for six from 65.
Whiteley fought back with sixes off Rashid Khan and Wood before twice driving the Afghanistan leg spinner for four down the ground. But De Lange returned to pick up two more wickets in his last five as Chris Jordan was caught on the hook and George Garton bowled making room.
In an eventful start to the Rockets’ chase, Garton opened with a freakish beamer to Short, but the left-armer recovered to clean up local favourite Alex Hales for a first-ball duck.
By contrast, the rest of the innings was drama-free. At halfway, Rockets were 68 without further loss, needing 59 from 50 balls, which meant Malan and Short could be content to deal in singles and not chase risky boundaries.
Nonetheless, the balls that deserved to be hit were duly hit, Malan celebrating his fifty with an uppercut six off Jordan. The end came when Short - who was twice caught off free hits early in his innings - launched the 81st ball over the long-on boundary off Dawson before stroking the next into the covers for the winning run.
Rockets fast bowler Marchant de Lange, who took five for 20, said:
“The top wicket takers in the short formats are normally spinners and slower bowlers but I feel like there is a time and a place for express pace. I tried to keep it simple and just do the basics well and it was a pitch that helped me today.
“In general, our bowling unit stuck to their plans and our captain led very well. It was quite a comfortable win in the end. The batters did really well in assessing the wicket as time went on through the innings. You’ve actually got more time than you think. We’ve got a solid team and we gelled together pretty well for the first time out.
“I didn’t expect to be involved in the competition until a couple of weeks ago but I just try to take opportunities whenever they come along.”
Brave’s Ross Whiteley, who top-scored for his side with 39, said:
“De Lange is quite an aggressive bowler and he hit the deck pretty hard and used his yorker well towards the end. He is a class act.
“Losing a couple of wickets in the Powerplay is always tough. We tried to rebuild through the middle but kept losing wickets at crucial times and were probably 25 or 30 short.
“I’m not sure anyone knows what a good score is in this format yet and it is going to take a while to get used to it. We’ve got used to seeing over-rate on the scoreboard and that’s not there any more, so we need to be quite good with our numbers to work out where we are and that will take a bit of adapting to, but that’s part and parcel of it, something we’ll have to do a little bit better at in future games.”
Additional reporting by Jack Butler, Hundred Rising Reporter
Trent Rockets strolled to a nine-wicket victory as pre-tournament favourites Southern Brave were brushed aside emphatically at Trent Bridge.
International stars Dawid Malan (62*) and D’Arcy Short (51*) both hit unbeaten fifties as their second-wicket partnership of 124 saw the Rockets chase a below-par total with 18 balls remaining.
Despite a prolific showing with the bat - the home-side were indebted to a superb bowling display which restricted the visitors to a disappointing total of 126-8 off their 100 balls.
Overseas Marchant de Lange, who was drafted in as a last-minute replacement for Wahab Riaz, took five for 20 and blew through the Brave’s middle-order.
England’s Joe Root and Lewis Gregory also picked up a wicket each as the Brave struggled to get going throughout their tournament opener.
It was only a cameo from Ross Whiteley (39*) that saw the Brave reach 126-8 - a score that was always going to be difficult (if not impossible) to defend at Trent Bridge.
Pure pace as De Lange takes five.
Today de Lange was the star and rightly so. He surprised everyone with a five-wicket haul on his first outing at Trent Bridge.
Pace. Bounce. Power. de Lange had it all. The man sent down a rapid and hostile spell that saw Delray Rawlins, Devon Conway, and Chris Jordan all heading back to the dug-out.
The pace bowler also targeted Colin de Grandhomme - he moved round the wicket and effectively aimed to bounce the New Zealand all-rounder out.
After a few short balls, de Lange saw de Grandhomme camping on the back foot - so, he took advantage and fired in a full-ball at the base of the stumps.
Later on, his two balls to George Garton were just as explosive - the first clocked 93mph; the second fired into and hitting the base of the stumps. It was a tactical masterclass in fast bowling from the South African.
de Lange added: "I felt it [the wicket] kicked on a bit more than I expected...the local lads said it might be a bit slow.
"I tried to keep it simple and do the basics well...tactically, today, it worked so I'm happy with that".
Malan makes sure the Rockets don't fall Short.
Malan’s place in the England T20 team is debated frequently, but today he silenced his critics.
Alongside D’Arcy Short, Malan guided the Rockets to victory after Alex Hales’ early dismissal saw the home-side slump to 3-1 off just two balls.
Throughout his innings Malan looked rarely troubled. The No.1 ranked T20i batter brought up his fifty in style, with back-to-back boundaries off England teammate Jordan was followed by a quick raise of the bat and then a massive six over point.
Sure enough, Malan's knock was a slow burner, but eventually, he got going, hitting nine boundaries - including two sixes - as the Rockets ran riot at Trent Bridge. 62 off 43 at a strike rate of pretty much 145. You can’t complain. Can you?
Shortly after Malan brought up his fifty, Short got in on the act, smashing a six to bring up his half-century and sealing the victory for Trent Rockets in style.
Vince and Hales out for ducks.
Two England stars, who were predicted by many to pile on the runs in the Hundred, didn’t have as good an afternoon as Malan - both James Vince and Alex Hales were out without scoring a run.
Trent Rockets' Alex Hales played and missed at a full-ball from George Garton, which swung through the right-hander's defence and into the stumps. It was a beauty to get first-ball, especially as Garton started the second innings in bizarre fashion - sending a wider beamer towards slip.
Earlier, James Vince was bowled in similar fashion - the Brave captain beaten by an in-swinging delivery from Luke Wood that crashed into the base of his stumps.
Batter's game? I don't think so.
Northern Superchargers (Men) 168/7 (20 ov)
Welsh Fire (Men) 173/4 (20 ov)
Result – Welsh Fire (Men) won by 5 runs.
Emerald Headingley’s 10,324 crowd enjoyed a bittersweet evening as local hero Jonny Bairstow smashed 56 - but in the Welsh Fire red as they beat Northern Superchargers in their men’s Hundred opener.
Bairstow, captaining Fire in the opening two games before England duty, clobbered three sixes in 36 balls at the top of the order to underpin 173 for four.
He fell to opposing skipper Ben Stokes, who later only made five as the Superchargers fell to 50 for four after 41 balls.
Another home hero Harry Brook threatened a heist with 62 off 31 balls with five sixes, but Afghanistan leg-spinner Qais Ahmed claimed a superb four for 13 from 20 balls and Jake Ball defended 11 off the last five as the hosts finished 168 for seven in a five-run defeat.
Having lost the toss, Bairstow lofted Yorkshire team-mate David Willey over long-off for his first six before pulling two more.
After Brydon Carse had trapped Tom Banton lbw - 43 for one after 24 balls - Bairstow shared 50 for the second wicket with Ben Duckett in excellent batting conditions.
Left-handed Duckett provided Fire’s next best score, 41 off 27 balls, while New Zealander Jimmy Neesham gave late impetus with 30 not out off 11.
Stokes was the Superchargers standout bowler with one for eight from 10 balls on the bounce.
It was a surprise he did not bowl more having got Bairstow caught at deep midwicket to leave Fire 93 for two after 63.
Stokes is captaining the Superchargers for the first two games with appointed skipper Faf du Plessis out injured (concussion).
Leg-spinners Matt Critchley and Ahmed removed openers Adam Lyth and Chris Lynn in five balls as the Superchargers fell to 39 for two after 27 in reply.
Stokes skewed seamer Ball to deep cover and Willey then chipped Ahmed to point, leaving the Superchargers 50 for four after 41.
But Brook, who has starred in this summer’s Vitality Blast for Yorkshire, set about a freewheeling revival.
Sharing 69 with county colleague Tom Kohler-Cadmore, he struck the ball viciously.
And by the time he reached 50 off 21 balls with four sixes, Superchargers were back in the hunt at 112 for four after 66, needing 62 more.
Brook took the target to 38 off 20 with John Simpson now for company.
But Ahmed returned to get Simpson caught at long-off and Brook lbw within three balls to swing the contest back to Fire at 137 for seven.
Durham duo Carse and Matty Potts kept things alive with some more crisp hitting, only for Ball to see the visitors home.
Northern Superchargers batsman Harry Brook said: “I felt like I was in good nick out there, it was just a shame I couldn’t get us over the line.
“I’ve said a few times I want to be a match winner, and in the end I wasn’t. I batted nicely, but it wasn’t enough.
“I had the same method. I was seven off seven balls and tried to kick on. I felt like I knew what they were trying to bowl all the way through - cutters into pitch. That opened up the off-side if they got it slightly wrong on line. Then I tried to beat the deep square men when they went straight.
“It’s always an amazing crowd here when it’s packed. I can’t wait for some more.”
Welsh Fire seamer Jake Ball said: “That was our first taste of it, and was obviously quicker than a normal T20. I think we found that having to bowl the last 10 balls with only four men out.
“But, as a first experience, it was amazing. The crowd at the end were really loud, and it was a great game of cricket.
“Jonny and Qais showed their class. I’ve been around Jonny for a few years in the England set-up, and he’s so highly rated in the white ball formats. He’s one of the best in the world.
“Qais, it’s my first experience with him. But he was very cool and calm and wants the ball all the time. That’s very important in the shorter formats.”
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