After an impressive start to The Hundred, India batter Jemimah Rodrigues registered her first low score of the tournament, when she was dismissed for a 10-ball 14 during the match between Northern Superchargers and Oval Invincibles at Headingley on Saturday (July 31).
In her two previous innings in the tournament an unbeaten 92 and 60 to help her side to comfortable victories, but her excellent run has come to an end. With this win, the Superchargers go top of the table with seven points from four matches. Superchargers are unbeaten in the tournament so far.
The Superchargers went on to win a close contest by just four runs after putting up just 109 on the board. A breezy 30-ball 42 from Alice Richards eventually gave the Superchargers bowlers somethign to bowl at. 16-year-old Alex Capsey contiued impressive finishing with 2 for 9 from her 20 balls, which included as many as 11 dots. Tash Farrant, Mady Villiers and Grace Gibbs also picked up two wickets apiece.
In reply, Georgia Adams (26), Sarah Bryce (29) and skipper Dane van Niekerk (27*) got off to starts, but none of them could play a match-winning knock. With 10 required of the final five deliveries, Alice Richards gave away just five runs to hand Superchargers their third victory of the season.
This was also the Invincibles' first loss of the tournament. They take on Welsh Fire in their next game on Monday (August 2). Superchargers, on the other hand, play London Spirit on Tuesday (August 3).
Northern Superchargers 109 for 8 in 100 balls (Alice Richards 42, Laura Wolvaardt 27; Alice Capsey 2 for 9) beat Oval Invincibles 105 for 4 in 100 balls (Sarah Bryce 29, Dane van Niekerk 27*; Alice Richards 2 for 17) by 4 runs.
Player of the match: Alice Richards