Mandhana Helps Brave To Victory

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Smriti Mandhana would help Southern Brave to defeat Welsh Fire in Tuesday’s Hundred action as rain ruined the action yesterday at Old Trafford.

Wednesday’s Royal London Cup action will be reviewed in tomorrow’s column.

Welsh Fire vs Southern Brave (Women)

Southern Brave would win the toss and elect to field first.

Bryony Smith would be run out by Wellington for 1 before Alice Macleod would be caught by Lauren Bell off the bowling of Amanda-Jade Wellington for 5. Hayley Matthews would be dismissed by the same combination in reverse for 33 off 20 balls before Sarah Taylor would be LBW to Bell for a golden duck.

Sophie Luff would be stumped by Carla Rudd off the bowling of Charlotte Taylor for 8 before Georgia Redmayne would be run out by Danni Wyatt for 15. Piepa Cleary would be the final wicket to fall, stumped by Rudd off the bowling of Wellington for 8 with Georgia Hennessy (23) and Katie George (5) not out at the end of the innings.

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Wyatt would be caught behind by Taylor off the bowling of Cleary for 12 before Sophia Dunkley would be the other wicket to fall, caught by Hennessy off the bowling of Nicole Harvey, for 16 with Smriti Mandhana (61 off 39 balls) and Stafanie Taylor (17) not out as the Brave won with 16 balls to spare.

WF 110/7 (100 balls), SB 112/2 (84 balls)

Welsh Fire vs Southern Brave (Men)

The Superchargers would win the toss and elect to field first.

Tom Banton would be bowled by Jake Lintott for 34 off 23 balls before a 116-run partnership between Jonny Bairstow and Ben Duckett was broken as the former was caught by Chris Jordan off the bowling of Danny Briggs for 72 off 39 balls. Jimmy Neesham would be dismissed the following delivery as he was caught by Colin de Grandhomme for a golden duck before Duckett would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Craig Overton off the bowling of Jordan, for 53 off 34 balls – Glenn Phillips and Ian Cockbain would finish 3 and 1 not out respectively.

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Quinton de Kock would be caught by Banton off the bowling of David Payne for 21 off 7 balls before Devon Conway was bowled by Jake Ball for 23. James Vince would be caught by Josh Cobb off the bowling of Neesham for 40 off 27 balls before de Grandhomme would be caught by Neesham off the bowling of Matt Critchley for 1.

Alex Davies would be caught behind by Bairstow off the bowling of Payne for 14 before Jordan would be caught by Cobb off the bowling of Neesham for 6. Ross Whiteley would be the final wicket to fall, bowled by Neesham, for 25 off 14 balls – Overton and Briggs finishing on 4 and 3 respectively.

Bairstow
Another 50 for Bairstow in quick-time

WF 165/4 (100 balls), SB 147/7 (100 balls)

Manchester Originals vs Northern Superchargers (Women)

There was no play possible due to a waterlogged pitch.

Manchester Originals vs Northern Superchargers (Men)

There was no play possible due to a waterlogged pitch.

Today’s Fixtures

11:00 – Durham vs Gloucestershire (RLC Group A)
11:00 – Warwickshire vs Leicestershire (RLC Group B)
14:00 – Essex vs Worcestershire (RLC Group A)
15:00 – London Spirit vs Trent Rockets (W 100)
18:30 – London Spirit vs Trent Rockets (M 100)

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