Southern Vipers 132 for 8 (Taylor 51) tied with Lancashire Thunder 132 for 7
Southern Vipers and Lancashire Thunder constructed a stirring tie underneath a Hove lights in a Kia Super League.
On a delayed representation Thunder’s 132 for 7 didn’t demeanour adequate though by a seventh over of their respond Vipers had slumped to 24 for 4. Stafanie Taylor and Maia Bouchier seemed to be holding Vipers to feat though a diversion seemed to pitch behind Lancashire’s approach again in a 19th over when Taylor was bowled unconditional Sophie Ecclestone, who afterwards ran out Bouchier for 40 with a approach strike on a turn.
Vipers indispensable 12 off a final over and were behind in control when Amanda-Jade Wellington struck a initial dual balls from Emma Lamb to a range usually to be stumped off a next. Tash Farrant scrambled dual off a fourth smoothness though was bowled attempting a reverse-hit off a fifth. Carla Rudd could usually conduct a singular off a final round to leave a scores level.
Skipper Kate Cross had done a breakthrough in a second over when Danni Wyatt feathered an corner to a wicketkeeper before Suzie Bates played on to Ecclestone in a subsequent over. Thea Brookes untimely a expostulate to mid-off to give Cross a second wicket and Lancashire seemed to be in control when Tammy Beaumont squirted a smoothness good outward off branch from Emma Lamb to indicate in a seventh over.
But actor of a compare Taylor, who had progressing taken 2 for 23, and Bouchier incited things around in a superb mount of 94 in 12 overs that got Vipers’ aim down to 15 off 12. Taylor took her total in 4 innings to 173 runs as she strike Sophia Dunkley for dual sixes and also struck 4 bounds in 51 from 43 balls
Having won a toss Thunder found themselves in early difficulty when they mislaid openers Tahlia McGrath and Sune Luus in a initial dual overs. McGrath directed Farrant’s third round to behind indicate and Luus was run out by Wyatt’s accurate chuck from low mid-wicket as she came behind for a second.
Skipper Beaumont churned adult her bowlers effectively and Vipers were in control when New Zealand leg-spinner Wellington came on in a seventh over to collect adult dual wickets and revoke Thunder to 28 for 4. A earnest start by Dunkley finished when she drilled a lapse locate behind to a bowler and Georgie Boyce played opposite a quicker smoothness to tumble for a two-ball duck.
Thunder fought behind by Harmanpreet Kaur and Lamb, who common 62 in 7 overs for a fifth wicket and played with augmenting confidence. Harmanpreet seemed to be relocating by a gears when she gathering Taylor over additional cover for 6 and strike a subsequent round for 4 though she was held on a mid-wicket range for 34 off a subsequent delivery. Lamb fell for 29 off 24 balls in a subsequent over when she became Wellington’s third victim.
Thunder were 94 for 7 in a 16th though Cross and Ecclestone put on 38 for a seventh wicket and they valid to be essential runs.
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