|The Hundred, Headingley:|
|Northern Superchargers 200-5 (100 balls): Simpson 71 * (28), Vilas 36 (31)|
|Manchester Originals 131 all out (99 balls): Brathwaite 21 (14), Raine 3-15|
|Superchargers win by 69 runs|
Northern Superchargers racked up 200 in an incredible 69-run win over Manchester Originals as the visitors wilted at a raucous Headingley in the local derby.
The Originals dropped four catches as Superchargers scored 200-5, comfortably the highest score of the tournament so far.
John Simpson hit a remarkable 71 from 28 balls and the partisan crowd grew louder and louder as the ball sailed into the stands and chances were missed.
It was a miserable night for the Originals players – none more so than former England bowler Steven Finn who conceded 51 runs from his 15 balls.
Faced with an almost impossible task, they were never in their chase and were dismissed for 131 off the final ball.
“The Northern Superchargers were unreal,” said Originals’ women’s spinner Alex Hartley.
“They were striking the ball with such ease. They put on an absolute show.”
The win kept alive the Superchargers’ hopes of reaching the latter stages of the tournament, moving them to fourth in the table – a point behind third having played a game more.
The Originals can still qualify but are now sixth, relying on results to go their way.
More to follow