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The Hundred - Oval Invincibles v Manchester Originals - BBC viewing figures

Oval Invincibles' Sarah Bryce celebrates with Georgia Adams
Oval Invincibles' Sarah Bryce celebrates with Georgia Adams
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The opening game of The Hundred has attracted a peak TV audience of 1.6m, making it the most watched women’s cricket match ever on the BBC.


The match, which saw Oval Invincibles and Manchester Originals fighting for glory at the Kia Oval, was also streamed live over 180,000 times across BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport online.


Chasing 136, the Oval Invincibles were 36-4 before Dane van Niekerk and Marizanne Kapp combined for a partnership of 73. Kapp was stumped by Ellie Threkeld for 38, however captain Van Niekerk hit 56 not out to guide her team home. She then hit Kate Cross for four to take home the win with two balls remaining.

The Hundred continues tonight on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer from 6pm, with the men’s fixture of Oval Invincibles v Manchester Originals.

Coverage of all games continues on BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and BBC Sport online.