The first season of England’s league The Hundred started on Wednesday. The Oval Invincible and Manchester Originals faced off in the first match
Harmanpreet Kaur plays for Manchester Originals in The Hundred
Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur may not have been able to do anything special on the tour of England, but in the very first match of The Hundred, she showed her avatar for which she is known. Harmanpreet Kaur played a stormy innings, although it was not enough to win her team Manchester Originals.
BCCI has given NOC to five women cricketers to play in The Hundred tournament. These players are Smriti Mandhana, Shefali Verma, Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma and Jemima Rodrigues. This unique 100-ball league started on Wednesday with Manchester Originals vs Oval Invincible.
Brilliant batting from Harmanpreet Kaur and Lee
Batting first, Manchester Originals, captained by England’s Kate Croce, scored 135 runs in 100 balls for the loss of six wickets. Opening batsmen Lizelle Lee and Harmanpreet Kaur played brilliant innings for the team. Lee scored 42 runs in 39 balls with six fours. At the same time, Harmanpreet Kaur batted in her aggressive style. Harmanpreet scored 29 runs in 16 balls with six fours. During this his strike rate was 181.25. She was caught by Danielle Gregory off the Oval Invincible’s Tash Ferrante and got out. Ferrant of England took three wickets in this match.
Oval Invincible’s captain played half-century innings
On the other hand, the team of Oval Invincible achieved the target with two balls remaining. His captain Dane van Niekerk won the team with his brilliant half-century innings. Nikark scored 56 runs in 42 balls with the help of eight fours and a six. Apart from them, Marijne Cap and Maddie Villiers also played match-winning innings.
Cap scored 38 runs in 27 balls with three fours and two sixes. At the same time, Maddy Villiers played an important innings for the team by scoring 16 runs in eight balls at a strike rate of 200. Captain Kate Kroos tried to get his team back in the match by taking three wickets but it was not enough and Manchester Originals had to start the league with a defeat. The second match of the league will be between Birmingham Phoenix and London Spirits on 23 July. The Indian opener will take the field from Birmingham, while all-rounder Deepti Sharma will represent the London team.
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