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Chris Lynn (Northern Superchargers)
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The Hundred 2021: Tuesday August 3rd

 

The Hundred Women’s Competition


London Spirit v Northern Superchargers, Lord's

Northern Superchargers 126-5

London Spirit 129-3

London Spirit won by seven wickets

Deandra Dottin’s belligerent 50 from saw London Spirit beat Northern Superchargers by seven wickets as they finally won a game in the Hundred at the Home of Cricket.

Heather Knight’s side had lost all their first three games at Lord’s but West Indian all-rounder Dottin’s half-century from 34 balls kept alive Spirit’s slim hopes of a place a place in the knockout stages.

England international Tammy Beaumont made 42 as the hosts chased down 128 for victory despite two for 15 for the excellent Linsey Smith.

Dottin’s heroics meant Jemimah Rodrigues’s third half century of the tournament in the Superchargers’ score of 127-5 ultimately proved in vain.  

Superchargers lost Lauren Winfield-Hill cheaply after opting to bat first, Knight’s catch giving Sophie Munro her first wicket of the tournament.

However, Laura Wolvaaardt gave the visitors’ innings early impetus, one of her fours through cover a thing of beauty.

Rodrigues, the leading scorer in the tournament, becalmed at first, caught the mood to hit a sprinkling of boundaries that had Knight sending her fielders in all directions trying to stem the flow.

Munro (two for 20) broke the stand, having Wolvaardt (22) caught at cover, but Rodrigues marched on to reach 50 in 38 balls, before being caught at backward point off Freya Davies (one for 24 from 20), due reward for the seamer for an excellent spell

Alice-Davidson-Richards (22 from 21) backed up her 42 against the Oval Invincibles in the last game with some more big hitting before holing out off Deepti Sharma (one for 19 from 20) and Laura Kimmince also hit a six in her late cameo.

Naomi Dattani was an early victim of Smith’s spin in Spirit’s chase, but Beaumont pulled Davidson-Richards for successive boundaries before lifting Katie Levick over mid-on for another four to leave the hosts 29-1 at the end of the powerplay.

Knight, short of runs in the competition by her standards, also struck early boundaries, only for Smith to return and trap her lbw for 16.

But Dottin survived a close run out call to plunder three fours from a Phoebe Graham set of five just after the strategic time-out.

It proved a turning point as with Beaumont batting steadily at the other end the 50 partnership came up in 40 balls.

Beaumont holed out at deep square with 20 needed but Dottin’s power saw Spirit home with three balls to spare.

London Spirit batter Deandra Dottin said: "I think today I gave myself a chance by taking my time and assessing the pitch as well. 

I think in the first couple of games I pressed the go button a bit too early and didn't give myself that opportunity.

"I was a bit nervous, but I didn't feel pressure as I knew if I stayed there I'd get the bad balls to hit.

"We spoke at the last strategic time-out about rotating the strike and picking up the bad balls, but once I got that first four off Phoebe (Graham) where she'd brought up the field and allowed me to hit over mid-on, she pushed the field back after that and I just capitalized."

Northern Superchargers' batter Jemimah Rodrigues said: "When you are in good form, you just have to try and make the most of it. So I've been keeping it simple, timing the ball well in the nets and when I go out there I just want to continue my form as long as possible.

"I was glad Laura (Wolvaardt and I could share a very good partnership. Initially Laura helped me a lot because I wasn't hitting my boundaries, but she hit three and then when I got my timing I started a bit too.

"Deandra batted really well. We could have carried out our plans a little better, but it is a learning curve and I always believe losses teach you more than wins.

"It is every Indian player's first dream to play for their country and the second dream is to play at Lord's and it was more special as I managed to score some runs."

 

The Hundred Men’s Competition


London Spirit v Northern Superchargers, Lord's

Match Summary

Northern Superchargers 155 for three

London Spirit 92 for nine

Result - Northern Superchargers won by 63 runs

 

David Willey auditioned for a place in the England T20 World Cup squad with a virtuoso performance as Northern Superchargers inflicted a crushing 63-run defeat on hosts London Spirit in the Hundred at Lord’s.

England and Spirit captain Eoin Morgan had a ringside seat as the Yorkshire all-rounder plundered 81 from 45 balls in the Superchargers tally of 155-3.

Then, ball in hand Willey claimed two early scalps on route to figures of two for nine as London Spirit managed only 92-9 in reply, Ben Raine taking three for 20 and Mujeeb Ur-Rahman two for six from his full allocation.

It meant London Spirit failed to win any of their four home games in the tournament and now the question for the selectors to ponder is ‘Willey or won’t he’ make the plane to the UAE and Oman in October?

Chris Lynn set the tempo with three early boundaries before being stumped by Adam Rossington and Adam Lyth’s poor form continued when he edged Blake Cullen through to Spirit’s wicketkeeper.

Those successes merely served to bring in Willey up the order at No 4 and what followed was a master-class in ball striking as he plundered six sixes, one monstrous hit appearing to land on the Tavern Stand roof.

He shared a stand of 62 in 35 balls with Harry Brook, the Yorkshire youngster, who topped the Hundred averages before the game being reduced to stage-hand in the face of Willey’s star turn.

Brook was brilliantly caught by Ravi Bopara off a no-ball for the delivery being above waist high, but couldn’t cash in on the reprieve, Mason Crane (one for 19 from 20) having him caught in the following set of five.

His dismissal mattered little as Willey and new batsman Dane Villas added 65 from the last 28 balls, Willey striking Mohammad Amir into the Mound stand twice in the final five.

And Willey wasn’t finished yet, grabbing the ball and having Spirit openers Rossington and Josh Inglis caught inside his opening set of 10 to leave the hosts 5-2.

Debutant Luis Reece hit Adil Rashid for two sixes in his 24 before becoming the first of Raine’s three victims.

And by the time Morgan (27) lofted Rashid into the hands of Matthew Potts at deep mid-wicket the game was long gone.

 

Northern Superchargers skipper David Willey said: "I'd had a quiet start to the competition and I needed to contribute something, so to to do it her today, contribute to the team and chalk up another important win was good.

"I've not batted much in the middle for a month or so. i got a couple of early boundaries that got me going and took the pressure off me really and allowed me to play what was in front of me.

Brooky (Harry Brook) and Dane (Villas) played well at the other end. I got the big score but it was a great team performance.

"To be honest it wasn't my best bowling set. A couple slipped out. these balls are a bit different to the traditional white Kookaburra, but if you get a couple of wickets in this format when the opposition are chasing a big score it makes it really hard work. 

"I'm always hopeful (of selection for T20 World Cup). If oyu're not hopeful I think it's time to hang your boots up.

"Obviously I missed out on the last World Cup, so I'd love to play and if the opportunity comes along that would be great, I'd love to be involved.

"Probably the worst thing that could happen to me in my cricket career has already happened, so if the opportunity comes I'll absolutely love it, if it doesn't it's already happened to me once. so it wouldn't be the end of the world."

London Spirit Captain Eoin Morgan said:

"There have been very few occasions he (David Willey) has played better than that. He's had a fantastic night.

"I recall a warm-up game in Canberra where he hit Nathan Lyon for five consecutive 6s. There have certainly been innings where he has opened the batting in T20 cricket and put on significant partnerships at the top, but he's had a great day. When players play like that you have to say well played and move on.

"It's just unfortunate we've been beaten by a better side, given the timing of our tournament.

"I think in tournaments throughout group stages you will be beaten by better sides. There are very few instances where sides go unbeaten throughout a tournament.

"Where the problem for us lies is the previous two games we've played we played well for the majority but in clinical parts of the game we didn't finish the job and that's hurt us."

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