Oval Invincibles get Women’s Hundred as Southern Brave capitulate at Lord’s

The Invincibles triumphed by 48 runs, with Brave slumping to 14 for 6 and being bowled out for 73, the lowest score of the levels of competition, as they chased 122 for victory.

Marizanne Kapp, who starred with bat and ball in Friday’s eliminator victory over Birmingham Phoenix, took centre phase once again, putting 26 off 14 balls right before getting four wickets for 9 runs.

Anya Shrubsole’s Courageous experienced long gone into the ultimate as favourites soon after topping the league with seven wins and just one particular defeat, but the reduction of early wickets proved also a great deal to come again from. It was an situation to neglect for England internationals Danni Wyatt and Sophia Dunkley, with South African Kapp eradicating both for ducks.

Opener Gaby Lewis and Australian Amanda-Jade Wellington also failed to get off the mark as Courageous discovered on their own 6 down just after just 36 balls. Kapp caught with her fourth ball as Wyatt edged at the rear of to Sarah Bryce, with Dunkley adhering to her worldwide staff-mate just two balls later, caught by captain Dane Van Niekerk.

Marizanne Kapp was the hero in a one particular-sided closing

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The 31-calendar year-outdated had a third wicket inside the opening 10 balls as Lewis major-edged to Alice Capsey, leaving Brave two for a few. Maia Bouchier was dropped off Tash Farrant on 4 but was only ready to increase a few more runs right before currently being run out by a immediate hit from Fran Wilson.

Wellington then fell to Shabnim Ismail and Shrubsole to Capsey for one as Brave have been remaining needing 101 from the ultimate 50 balls, with just four wickets in hand. Any faint hopes all but disappeared when Stefanie Taylor was stumped on 18, but Fi Morris and Tara Norris place on 33 for the eighth wicket, the former leading-scoring with 23.

But fittingly it was Kapp who wrapped up the innings with the wicket of Lauren Bell with two balls remaining. The Invincibles experienced previously built 121 for six, Van Niekerk (26) and Wilson (25), who survived currently being dropped on 17 by Dunkley on the boundary, compiling a partnership of 56 subsequent the early reduction of Ga Adams.

Kapp strike four boundaries in her quickfire 26 prior to falling to Morris and Capsey struck 18 from 12 as the Invincibles set a concentrate on which proved significantly way too rough for Brave to match