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The Hundred: Southern Brave beat Oval Invincibles to earn revenge win in repeat of 2021 final

Southern Brave (153-8 from 100 balls) edge out Oval Invincibles (141-7 from 100 balls) in a repeat of last year’s women’s final; Georgia Adams takes 2-16 in victory against her former side; 17-year-old spinner Sophia Smale (2-12) impresses for Invincibles

Last Updated: 14/08/22 7:25pm


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The best of the action from the Hundred clash between Southern Brave Women and Oval Invincibles Women.

The best of the action from the Hundred clash between Southern Brave Women and Oval Invincibles Women.

Southern Brave gained revenge over Oval Invincibles with a 12-run win in a repeat of last year’s women’s final of The Hundred…

Story of the match

Smriti Mandhana starred with the bat, the India opener striking 10 boundaries in an enterprising 46 off 25 balls as the Brave posted 153-8 after being put into bat first at The Kia Oval.

But it was the Brave spinners who dominated the contest, proving the undoing of many an Invincibles batter. Georgia Adams, who was with the Invincibles for their win last year, and Danni Wyatt finished with identical figures of 2-16, the former claiming the key wickets of Lauren Winfield-Hill (25 off 19 balls) and Player of the Match from the 2021 final, Marizanne Kapp (19 off 9), both bowled.

Georgia Adams impressed with two wickets against her former Oval Invincibles team-mates

Georgia Adams impressed with two wickets against her former Oval Invincibles team-mates

Australia leg-spinner Amanda-Jade Wellington (1-33) also bowled Mady Villiers (6) before Wyatt pitched in with a pair and part-timer Sophia Dunkley (1-8) got in on the act as the Invincibles finished on 141-7.

Southern Brave 153-8 from 100 balls – Mandhana (46 from 25 balls), Kemp (24 off 16 balls); Smale (2-12 from 20 balls)

Oval Invincibles 141-7 from 100 balls – Winfield-Hill (25 from 19 balls); Adams (2-16 from 20 balls), Wyatt (2-16 from 10 balls)

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Earlier, 17-year-old left-arm spinner Sophia Smale (2-12) had impressed for the Invincibles, claiming the scalps of England international Wyatt (14) and Australia’s Tahlia McGrath (5) as wickets regularly tumbled in the Brave innings, but their total ultimately proved to be more than enough to avenge their defeat in the 2021 final.

The Brave lost only once in their eight group games going into last year’s final only to then suffer a 48-run hammering at the hands of the Invincibles. They have again started the 2022 in dominant fashion, with two wins from two.

Hero of the Match, Georgia Adams

Adams said: “It went pretty well today. The wicket suited spin and we were really clear about what we wanted to do – and it came off.

Georgia Adams was named the match hero after taking 2-16 as Southern Brave defeated Oval Invincibles by 12 runs in The Hundred.

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Georgia Adams was named the match hero after taking 2-16 as Southern Brave defeated Oval Invincibles by 12 runs in The Hundred.

Georgia Adams was named the match hero after taking 2-16 as Southern Brave defeated Oval Invincibles by 12 runs in The Hundred.

“To get two big wickets like that was a great feeling. I think my ball to get Lauren was one of the best I’ve ever bowled. I’ll take it.”

Invincibles spinner, 17-year-old Sophia Smale

Smale said: “Coming in today, I was really confident. I bowled nicely. I just bowled my length and didn’t try to do anything fancy.

“I knew how big those wickets were – especially Danni Wyatt, who was going quite well and it’s nice to get the big names out as well.”

What’s next?

Phoenix vs Rockets

August 15, 2022, 2:30pm

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Phoenix vs Rockets

August 15, 2022, 6:00pm

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After a bumper four-game Sunday, the Hundred then continues apace on Monday with a double header from Edgbaston as Birmingham Phoenix face Trent Rockets in both the men’s and women’s tournaments.

The women are up first from 3pm, with the men to follow from 6.30pm. Both games are live on Sky Sports The Hundred and Sky Sports Mix and are also available for free via live streams on skysports.com, the Sky Sports App and the Sky Sports Cricket YouTube channel.

Watch every match from The Hundred this summer live on Sky Sports.

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