Marizanne Kapp’s staggering all-round show – a fundamental 26 off 14 with the bat followed by a game-changing 4 for 9 with the ball – helped Oval Invincibles pip group clinchers Southern Brave by 48 races to secure the debut Women’s Hundred prize at Lord’s on Saturday.
Bold, the pre-competition top choices, put Invincibles in to bat first and figured out how to save a top on their scoring for a superior piece of the innings. Dane van Niekerk and Fran wilson’s 56-run organization helped the Invincibles get up to speed a bit however even at many 70s, Brave were still especially in charge.
Enter Kapp. The South African hit four limits in her 14-ball stay for 26 as she drove the counterattack where Invincibles took 51 off their last 30 to get done with 121 and plentiful conviction that the score could be safeguarded, having pulled off something very comparative in the Eliminator.
Furthermore, indeed, it was Kapp showing others how its done. She blew away the Smriti Mandhana-less Brave top-request in a staggering showcase of swing bowling under cloudy conditions. The entirety of Brave’s best three scored ducks, as they slipped to 2 for 3 of every six conveyances.
It went from awful to more terrible as frenzy set in. Notwithstanding Stafanie Taylor’s 18 and 23 from Fi Morris lower down the request, Brave went down to 11 for 5 and 29 for 7 instantly, from where there was no retreat. All the tail oversaw was to postpone the unavoidable.
Fittingly, it was Kapp who reassessed Brave’s astounding season as she pushed over Lauren Bell with two balls to go in their pursuit, to finish a thrilling 48-run title-winning triumph.