Jemimah Rodrigues six: The Indian batter appears to have regained form with her maiden half-century in The Hundred.
During the fourth match of the ongoing inaugural season of The Hundred (Women’s) between Northern Supercharger and Welsh Fire in Headingley, Northern Supercharger batter Jemimah Rodrigues is playing a gem of an innings to power her team towards a victory in their first match of the season.
Chasing a 131-run target, Rodrigues opened the batting with captain Lauren Winfield-Hill (0) only to single-handedly keep her team in the hunt. Having struggled for form at the highest level of late, Rodrigues appears to have regained her lost touch on the back of a match-winning half-century.
Rodrigues, who was among the runs from the word go by hitting a couple of boundaries, stepped out to Welsh Fire spinner Bryony Smith on the 29th ball to hit the first six of the innings. On a delivery which was in her arc, Rodrigues dispatched it over long-off with disdain.
Despite Supercharger losing wickets at regular intervals, Rodrigues not just held one end but also found boundaries at a constant pace. It was on balls 58-60 that Rodrigues hit three consecutive boundaries off Nicole Harvey to reach the 50-run mark.
Rodrigues, 20, ended up scoring a magnificent 92* (43) with the help of 17 fours and a six as the hosts sealed the chase on the 85th delivery.
Asked to bat first by Winfield-Hill, Welsh Fire had scored 130/8 in 100 balls in the first innings. With bowling figures of 20-11-14-3, Linsey Smith was the pick of the bowlers for the home team and was well-supported by the likes of Katie Lavick and Alice Davidson-Richards who picked a couple of wickets each.
Jemimah Rodrigues six in Superchargers vs Fire The Hundred 2021 match
— The Hundred (@thehundred) July 24, 2021
How Twitterati reacted:
Jemimah Rodrigues is now my favourite player! 💫#TheHundred
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) July 24, 2021
Stunning knock from Jemimah Rodrigues, the highest score of competition so far 🙌
— The Cricketer (@TheCricketerMag) July 24, 2021
Mirabai Chanu to start the day and Jemimah Rodrigues to end it…perfect Saturday…Indian girls rule sporting fields world over
— Chandresh Narayanan (@chand2579) July 24, 2021
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