London Spirit’s hopes of reaching the playoffs of the Women’s Hundred were dashed on Friday as they lost a thrilling match to Northern Superchargers by 1 run. Sarah Glenn despite her fantastic bowling performance failed to give her team the Win.
The Spirits were put into bat and scored 135 for 7 from their 100 balls, thanks to a brilliant 60 off 32 balls from Amelia Kerr. The New Zealand all-rounder struck nine fours in her innings and also took 2 for 24 with the ball. Sarah Glenn was the pick of the Spirit bowlers, taking 3 for 19.
In reply, Superchargers needed 136 to win from their 100 balls. They got off to a slow start, but Phoebe Litchfield and Jemimah Rodrigues put on a partnership of 49 to give them momentum.
Litchfield scored 38 from 34 balls, while Rodrigues made 30 from 20. With 10 balls to go, Superchargers needed 12 runs to win. They got 10 runs from the first 9 balls, but Glenn bowled a perfect last ball to deny them the win.
The result means that Superchargers have all but booked their place in the playoffs, while Spirits are now out of contention.
Amelia Kerr’s 60 off 32 balls was the highlight of the Spirit innings. Sarah Glenn took 3 for 19 with the ball, but it was not enough to prevent Spirit from losing. Phoebe Litchfield and Jemimah Rodrigues put on a partnership of 49 for Superchargers. Glenn bowled a perfect last ball to deny Superchargers the win.
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Amelia Kerr showed brilliance in both departments as she scored massive 60 with the bat and also bagged 2 wickets for 24.
The loss means that Spirits are now out of contention for the playoffs. Superchargers are now in a strong position to qualify for the playoffs. Glenn’s bowling was brilliant, but it was not enough to prevent Spirit from losing. Litchfield and Rodrigues’ partnership was the key to Superchargers’ win. Kerr’s brilliance in both department goes in vain as spirits were defeated by a 1-run whisker.