Yash Mittal ∙ Aug 12 2022, 9:03 AM | 2 Min Read

The Women's Hundred 2022: Winfield-Hill stars as Invincibles beat Superchargers by 9 wickets

image-l6pixfoyLauren Winfield-Hill smashed an unbeaten 74 off 42 deliveries [Image- Twitter]

A power-packed display of batting-led by Lauren Winfield-Hill's blistering 74* (42) helped the Oval Invincibles Women kick off their campaign with a thumping 9-wicket win over the Northern Superchargers at the Oval on Thursday (August 11).

How the chase went by

Chasing 144, the Invincibles got off to a dream start as Winfield-Hill and Suzie Bates (46 off 34)  sent the Superchargers on a leather hunt during the course of their 104-run stand (in 68 deliveries).

Winfield-Hill, on the other hand, lit up the Oval with breathtaking strokeplay. The wicketkeeper-batted hammered 11 fours and 1 six during her unbeaten knock.

image-l6pwfxc9Winfield-Hill was superb against the Superchargers

Birthday girl Capsey finished off the proceedings by smashing a six and then four consecutive boundaries off Linsey Smith.

Rodrigues, Wolvaardt spearheaded Superchargers' innings 

Earlier, the Northern Superchargers rode on brilliant half-century from India's pocket-sized dynamo Jemimah Rodrigues (51 off 32) and a 39-ball 49 from Laura Wolvaardt to post 143/5.

Australian wicketkeeper-opener Alyssa Healy looked threatening during the course of her 7-ball stay as she hammered 2 fours and a couple of sixes to race her way to 15.

However, Rodrigues and Wolvaardt came to their rescue with a 66-run stand. Rodrigues was eventually dismissed for a well-made 51 but Wolvaardt ensured she stayed till the last ball to take her side to a competitive total.

Brief Scores:

Northern Superchargers Women 143/5 (100)

Jemimah Rodrigues 51 (32), Laura Wolvaardt 49 (39); Alice Capsey 1-6 (5b), Shabnim Ismail 1-27 (20b)

Oval Invincibles Women 146/1 (84)

Lauren Winfield-Hill 74* (42), Suzie Bates 46 (34), Alice Capsey 25* (8); Jenny Gunn 1-22 (15b)

Result: Oval Invincibles Women won by 9 wickets

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