The Women’s Hundred : Dane van Niekerk helps Oval Invincibles snap two-match losing streak.
Dane van Niekerk’s inside and out show helped Oval Invincibles bob back from two sequential losses. Subsequent to holding Birmingham Phoenix to 129, van Niekerk made unbeaten 67 to assist the side pursue down the complete with eight wickets close by and in 97 balls.
Georgia Adams and van Niekerk made 90 for the initial deadlock 64 balls to set the stage for the pursuit. Adams who made 42 off 30, tumbled to Kirstie Gordon in the wake of striking five fours and the six. Gordon was the lone bowler to pick wickets in the pursuit as she likewise excused Fran Wilson for 4.
Van Niekerk kept on aiding the side voyage towards the aggregate while Alice Capsey made an unbeaten 14 off 11 to guarantee there was no extremely late hiccup in the pursuit.
Erin Burns was critical in taking Phoenix to 129 for 9. The following best score in the innings came from Shafali Verma who made 16. In the wake of picking to bat, the side was in some early difficulty after Evelyn Jones was excused for a duck on the seventh ball.
Katie Mack and Amy Jones fell one after another as the scorecard read 28 for 3. Shafali too made a steady beginning by all accounts. Scoring at a strike pace of 100, she was the fourth wicket to fall at the midway imprint. Consumes continued losing wickets around her and couldn’t actually discover any kind of help. That, in any case, didn’t prevent her from guaranteeing that she kept a positive attitude and kept the runs streaming.
Tash Farrant was the pick of the bowler as she sacked three wickets and parted with 23 runs from her 20 balls. Dane van Niekerk too left an effective execution – parting with only 16 runs from her 20 balls and getting two wickets.