The Hundred 2021: All the Match Scores, Results, Reports and Scorecards for Thursday August 12th
The Hundred 2021: All the Match Scores, Results, Reports and Scorecards for Thursday August 12th
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The Hundred 2021: Thursday August 12th
The Hundred Women’s Competition
Manchester Originals (Women) 127/2 (17.1 ov) beat Northern Superchargers (Women)126/5 (20 ov)by 8 wickets
Lizelle Lee fired Manchester Originals to an eight-wicket win at Headingley to dent Northern Superchargers’ hopes of reaching the women’s Hundred final.
The Originals’ opener hit a rapid 68 to help the visitors ease to their target of 127 with 14 balls to spare, after captain Kate Cross starred by taking three wickets.
Lee’s innings meant a superb unbeaten 75 from compatriot Laura Wolvaardt - who singlehandedly helped Superchargers post a competitive total - was in vain.
Superchargers are second in the table with one match to play, level on points with Trent Rockets and Oval Invincibles who now have a game in hand.
Lee led the way as the Originals set a blistering pace in the powerplay, smashing 11 boundaries to reach 50 without loss after 25 balls.
Emma Lamb fell shortly after for 10, well caught by Wolvaardt off Linsey Smith, but Lee continued in imperious fashion.
The South African reached 52 from 27 balls, before smashing the first six of the match, and alongside compatriot Mignon du Preez reduced the target to 40 from 50 balls.
Superchargers made the key breakthrough with 29 balls remaining as Lee was caught on the boundary by Wolvaardt off Kalea Moore, falling for 68 from 40 balls featuring 13 fours and one six - with the Originals needing 25 from 29 deliveries.
But Du Preez took up the baton, hitting ball 77 for six to ease any nerves as she finished on 24 to see the Originals home.
Having won the toss, Originals captain Cross led the charge with the ball - taking three wickets as Superchargers posted the lowest powerplay score of the women’s Hundred of 16 for four.
Cross had Lauren Winfield-Hill caught behind off the third ball before Hannah Jones grabbed the key wicket of the tournament’s top-scorer Jemimah Rodrigues, brilliantly stumped by Elllie Threlkeld for seven.
The Originals skipper returned to bowl a 10-ball set, dismissing Alice Davidson-Richards and Bess Heath without conceding a single run to leave Superchargers 16 for four.
Three successive boundaries arrested the slump as Wolvaardt and Sterre Kalis set about rebuilding patiently, nudging the hosts’ total past 50 from 55 balls.
Kalis was run out for 19, ending a useful 38-run stand, but Superchargers finished strongly by taking 72 runs off the remaining 31 balls.
Wolvaardt played the starring role, passing 50 from 44 balls before smashing 20 off the final five to finish with 75 from 51.
Laura Wolvaardt, who hit 75 for Northern Superchargers
It was kind of the start of both innings that cost us today. We didn’t start very well with the bat and didn’t start very well with the ball either.
We felt the momentum was on our side but she (Lizelle Lee) got off to a really good start. She just seems to find the gaps so easily when she is In the mood like that, it was a great innings from her.
I think we are still in the competition so still one more big game to play. Looking forward, there is lots still to play for for us. We started the competition really well but we have stuttered a little bit now.
It would have been nice to get a win in a derby like this. It was a good contest and unfortunately the result didn’t go our way today.
Lizelle Lee, who scored 68 for Manchester Originals
It was quite amazing, the bowlers did extremely well to restrict them to the total they got and it was just one of those days when things went our way.
Firstly Laura batted brilliantly, we have played a lot against each other. I needed that knock, it was just amazing to get over the line in a match like this.
You never want to lose the game and it is sad we can’t make the finals but we are not going down without a fight and we want to win the next game as well.
HUNDRED RISING REPORTER – WOMEN'S MATCH REPORT FOR NORTHERN SUPERCHARGERS V MANCHESTER ORIGINALS (AUGUST 12)
Additional Reporting By Aadam Patel, ECB Hundred Rising Reporter, Leeds
The contest between the Northern Superchargers and the Manchester Originals may have been billed as the ‘Clash of the North’ but it was instead two South-Africans, in Laura Woolvardt and Lizelle Lee who provided the bulk of the entertainment, as the Originals eased to an eight-wicket victory.
There’s something about a derby day that certainly brings an added dimension to a player.
After the first instalment at Old Trafford was wiped out by rain, the sun was shining over Headingley for take two. And so were the South Africans.
First, Laura Woolvardt lit up the Leeds crowd of 6,773, with a superb unbeaten 75* off just 51 deliveries. Her innings was nothing short of remarkable, but ultimately in a losing cause as her fellow countrywoman, Lizelle Lee smashed the ball around the park, on her way to a truly destructive 68 off 40. The game was all but done when the Originals were 50 for none at the end of their powerplay, the highest powerplay score of the women's Hundred.
By the time she was dismissed - caught by Woolvardt on the boundary - the bulk of the work had been done, thanks to a stunning knock which included 13 fours and one six. It was an explosive batting display of the highest order and one that truly justified her status as a world-class opening batter.
It was left to another South African, Mignon du Preez to take the Originals over the line and they romped home with 14 balls to spare to get their second win of the tournament.
Playing with a sense of freedom, knowing that they were already out of contention to progress, the Originals got off to a dream start with the ball in hand as Match Hero Kate Cross caused carnage with the ball early on, taking three wickets for 5 runs off her first 15 balls. The Superchargers looked dead and buried at 16-4 after the powerplay. Even the current top scorer of the tournament, Jemimah Rodrigues could only manage 7.
Step up Wolvaardt - who turned down an offer at medical school to pursue cricket - but she was not turning down the responsibility of salvaging the Superchargers innings.
In case you didn’t know, Wolvaardt has a single called ‘Fall in love again (It’s definitely worth a listen)’. Yet, today it wasn’t about her singles; it was instead about her boundaries as the Headingley crowd was compelled to fall in love with her batting.
She made 75 not out, the next highest score was 19. If it wasn’t for her magnificent innings and an onslaught of 71 runs off the last 30 balls, this game would have come to an end a lot earlier.
As virtually everyone else collapsed around her, she dragged the Superchargers up to a respectable 126 and the home team went into the interval with the momentum well and truly behind them.
However, just like their display in the field, the Originals flew out of the blocks and it would be Lizelle instead of Laura who would take home the bragging rights.
The Superchargers, who have one game remaining in the tournament against Birmingham Phoenix next Tuesday, drop to third after the defeat whilst the Originals finish off their campaign on Sunday against the Trent Rockets.
Laura Wolvaardt, who hit 75 for Northern Superchargers: “It was kind of the start of both innings that cost us today. We didn’t start very well with the bat and didn’t start very well with the ball either.
“We felt the momentum was on our side but she (Lizelle Lee) got off to a really good start. She just seems to find the gaps so easily when she is In the mood like that, it was a great innings from her.
“I think we are still in the competition so still one more big game to play. Looking forward, there is lots to still play for for us. We started the competition really well but we have stuttered a little bit now.
“It would have been nice to get a win in a derby like this. It was a good contest and unfortunately the result didn’t go our way today.”
Lizelle Lee, who scored 68 for Manchester Originals: “It was quite amazing, the bowlers did extremely well to restrict them to the total they got and it was just one of those days when things went our way.
“Firstly Laura batted brilliantly, we have played a lot against each other. I needed that knock, it was just amazing to get over the line in a match like this.
“You never want to lose the game and it is sad we can’t make the finals but we are not going down without a fight and we want to win the next game as well.”
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The Hundred Men’s Competition
John Simpson’s blistering 71 helped Northern Superchargers post a record Hundred total as they kept their finals hopes alive by thrashing Manchester Originals at Headingley.
The hosts hit 200, eclipsing the previous best of 184 by Birmingham Phoenix, as they cashed in on an appalling bowling and fielding display by Originals to claim the win.
Originals’ qualification chances are all-but over after falling an enormous 70 runs short of the target.
Superchargers’ record-breaking innings started with 20 from their first 10 balls before Chris Lynn teed off against Steven Finn.
The Australian launched two massive sixes before perishing for 15 attempting a third as Calvin Harrison claimed a brilliant catch on the boundary rope.
Tom Kohler-Cadmore and David Willey were dropped within three balls of each other - on both occasions the spills going for four.
Lockie Ferguson clocked up 95mph and claimed a wicket with his first ball, with Kohler-Cadmore on his way for 21 as the Superchargers reached 44 for two at the end of the powerplay.
Finn had Willey caught behind for 14 and Superchargers were 80 for three when Jordan Thompson brought up the halfway mark with a six.
Thompson continued at pace, smashing 16 from Ferguson’s second set of five and putting on 51 with Dane Vilas before departing to Colin Ackermann for 27.
Vilas anchored the innings with 36 but he had the best position to watch on as Simpson provided the firepower, blasting an extraordinary 71 from just 28 balls including 29 from Finn’s final five.
The late-order carnage, punctuated by multiple fielding mishaps at a raucous Headingley, saw the partnership reach 90 from 36 before Brydon Carse hit his only ball for four to bring up 200.
The improbable Originals chase began as expected with Phil Salt and Joe Clarke attacking every ball, but when both openers departed inside the powerplay the visitors’ slim hopes went with them.
Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb-Ur-Rahman bowled a 10-ball set for just three runs while dismissing Colin Munro, before Ben Raine entered the fray to remove Colin Ackermann.
At the halfway stage the Originals were 49 for four, needing a massive 152 from 50 balls.
The tournament’s leading wicket-taker Adil Rashid took his tally to 12 as Tom Lammonby and Carlos Brathwaite - after three sixes - fell.
Tom Hartley and Harrison came and went and Originals failed to bat out their 100 balls, all out for 131 from 99 - after a brisk 25-run stand between Ferguson and Finn.
John Simpson, who hit 71 for Northern Superchargers - Incredible experience to have had a bit of a taste of a full house at Headingley. It was nice to come off with the win and send a few over the boundary ropes.
My game is to assess the situation. We got off to a good start and I think it needed me to come in and add a bit of impetus.
It is a very strange feeling being a Lancastrian (at Headingley) but it was special tonight, it was an incredible atmosphere. One of those surreal experiences for me.
Hopefully we can get a big result against Phoenix on Tuesday. It is a must-win game so it gives us a platform to go out there and put on a performance in front of another packed house.
Simon Katich, Manchester Originals head coach - We came here looking to get into that top three but obviously it couldn’t have gone much worse tonight.
Momentum is everything in this game and they got off to a flying start but when you drop two in a couple of balls - I think we dropped four tonight - it contributes to a disappointing result.
We are a pretty young group and the crowd is always going to be a challenge for young players. It can do things to young players and seasoned players so it was a tough night.
We have been very good for most of the tournament, the other night we are one night away from winning and being in a good position. It’s been a stop-start tournament for us with a few games washed out. Where we finish up is deserved.
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