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Monday, October 18, 2021

Sharma stars as Spirit overcome Originals

Women’s Hundred, Emirates Old Trafford
Manchester Originals 127-5 (100 balls): Lamb 39 (30) Ecclestone 32* (26); Sharma 2-10
London Spirit 131-5 (98 balls): Knight 35 (26), Sharma 34* (23); Hartley 3-32
London Spirit won by five wickets
Scorecard; Table

Manchester Originals’ hopes of making it out of the group stages of the women’s Hundred are effectively over after losing to London Spirit in a fascinating back-and-forth game at Old Trafford.

India’s Deepti Sharma produced an excellent all-round performance as Spirit won with two balls to spare.

The off-spinner took 2-10 from 20 deliveries as Originals posted 127-5, with Emma Lamb top-scoring with 39 from 30 balls.

With her side struggling at 87-5 in the chase, Sharma then struck 34 from 24 balls to see her team over the line, with captain Heather Knight (35 off 26) also contributing.

The win takes Spirit to fifth in the table, with two games remaining, with Originals remaining bottom with only one win from six games.

More to follow.

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