Twitter Reactions: Manchester Originals knock Trent Rockets out of Women’s Hundred

Twitter Reactions: Manchester Originals knock Trent Rockets out of Women’s Hundred

Lizelle Lee and Emma Lamb's 96-run stand sealed the fate of the match.

Lizelle Lee
Lizelle Lee. (Photo by Nathan Stirk – ECB/ECB via Getty Images)

Manchester Originals have managed to knock the Trent Rockets out of the Women’s edition of the Hundred. On Sunday, August 15, the Kate Cross-led team finished the tournament on a high, beating their opponent by nine wickets with 13 balls to spare. It means that four teams- Oval Invincibles, Northern Superchargers, Birmingham Phoenix, and London Spirit- are in contention for the playoffs.

Johnson top-scores for the Rockets

The Rockets got off to a nervy start as the 29-run stand for the opening wicket between Rachel Priest and Sammy-Jo Johnson came off 26 balls. Alex Hartley separated the duo, getting rid of Johnson. Johnson looked in ominous touch as he notched a 20-ball 33 with one four and four sixes. But once Hartley got rid of her, the Rockets’ innings capsized to a large extent in the second half.

Nat Sciver scored a run-a-ball 13 before Cross pinned her. Katherine Brunt and Heather Graham scored 15 and 21 respectively, but they played at under a strike rate of 100. Sophie Ecclestone got the wickets of Graham and Abigail Freeborn. For the Rockets, it was Sarah Glenn’s unbeaten 12-ball 23 that lifted them to 122. Hannah Jones was a tad expensive as she leaked 30 runs at a rate of 1.50.

Lee and Lamb shine

The run-chase turned out to be relatively easy for the Originals. Lizelle Lee and Emma Lamb didn’t give the Rockets a chance to get a foothold back into the contest. The duo put on 35 runs in the powerplay to kick-start proceedings for their team. The opening pair stitched together a partnership of 96 runs from 67 balls. Georgia Davis broke the stand, getting rid of Lamb, who scored a 31-ball 46.

In their partnership, Lamb was the most attacking of the two. After she got out, Lee made sure of guiding the Originals. The South African right-handed stayed unbeaten on 47 runs off 45 balls with five fours and one six. Mignon du Preez also hit a four in her knock. None of the Rockets’ bowlers could make an impact. Kathryn Bryce was the most expensive of them with an economy rate of 1.80.

Here’s how the netizens reacted to Manchester Originals’ win: