The Hundred Women's 2023: Anya Shrubsole produces pearler to send Jemimah Rodrigues packing
Southern Brave defeated Northern Superchargers by five wickets in match 8 of The Hundred Women's 2023.
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Match 8 of the ongoing The Hundred Women’s tournament featured a clash between Northern Superchargers and Southern Brave at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Sunday, August 6. The fans have witnessed many memorable moments so far in the competition, and the same was the case in match 8 as well.
In the first innings of the game, star Superchargers opener Jemimah Rodrigues was sent packing by Anya Shrubsole on the 10th ball of the first innings. Bowling a length delivery that started outside off, the ball swung in brilliantly at the last moment and took the off stump with it.
Jemimah Rodrigues was sent packing for just six runs, and Southern Brave got off to the best of starts to the match. In the 100 balls that were bowled in the first innings, Marie Kelly’s knock of 39 runs and skipper Hollie Armitage adding 21 runs on the board, Superchargers posted 100 runs on the board with the loss of eight wickets in the first innings.
Maia Bouchier’s resilience propelled Brave to victory
Aiming to chase a target of 101 runs in the second innings, Southern Brave’s top order did the job for the side. Openers Smriti Mandhana and Danni Wyatt scored 19 and 20 runs, respectively, to get their side off to a blistering start.
After the first wicket, it was the knock of Maia Bouchier that finished the job early on. Bouchier amassed 31 runs in 28 deliveries to bring Brave within touching distance of a win. Furthermore, Chloe Tyron’s unbeaten knock of 13 runs brought them over the finish line.
Southern Brave won the game by five wickets and registered their second win of the season. After the win, the side now sits in second place in the tournament standings with four points from three matches. On the other hand, Northern Superchargers faced their first loss of the season and find themselves in third place in the standings with two points in two matches.