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22 July 2021
It was a stunning day of action in The Hundred on Saturday, July 24 with Indian Women’s team member Jemimah Rodriguez hitting a blistering 92 off 43 balls playing for Northern Superchargers Women against Welsh Firea Women at Headingley in Leeds.
Later on that evening, Trent Rockets’ South African import Marchant de Lange picked up the first five-wicket haul of the competition. He achieved this feat against Southern Brave at the Rockets’ home in Trent Bridge.
Reacting to her brilliant innings which were compiled of 17 fours and six, Rodrigues said, "I had to stay calm and play my game because I am good enough, that's why I'm playing in the team.” Not being able to play in any of the three T20Is that Indian Women played against England Women recently, the 21-year-old Bombay born made sure that she sets a statement ahead of the Australia tour.
“A slight shift that I got my mindset on, that I don't need to put too much pressure on myself to go out and score or prove myself or make it big. I just stuck to my game, kept things simple and played the best cricket I possibly knew,” added Rodrigues.
De Lange was brought into the squad after Pakistan’s Wahab Riaz, the original overseas player for the Rockets was not able to make it to the United Kingdom due to work permit related issues. The Somerset player was thrilled with his historic achievement.
“Really delighted, I must say it was unexpected but I am really happy,” said the man who was touching the 90 Miles Per Hour barrier with each delivery he delivered on the pitch.
“I just felt the surface was good, a little bit of bounce, that was good for me as a fast bowler. It was a bit strange (new tournament), but I just needed to adapt and stick to the basics. Hopefully, we can carry this form through,” added the 30-year-old who finished with figures of 5/20 from his 20 balls.