The match, shortened to 85 balls per team due to rain, saw Bouchier’s undefeated 63 from 42 balls as Brave achieved their 105-run target with three balls remaining.
Earlier in the game, Georgia Adams managed to pick up 4 wickets for just 11 runs, restricting Spirit to 104-5. Heather Knight’s contribution of 44 from 27 balls was noteworthy but not enough.
Here’s more information on the game:
- This marked the first full match for London Spirit in this year’s tournament, as their initial two games were rained out without a single ball being played.
- With four wickets in the match, Adams now stands as the leading wicket-taker in the women’s competition, having taken 10 wickets.
- Heather Knight and Danielle Gibson collectively hit 12 boundaries, while the rest of the Spirit’s batters only managed one.
- Smriti Mandhana, the leading run-scorer of the tournament with 144 runs, was out for a three-ball duck, bowled by Gibson.
After the match, the player of the game, Maia Bouchier, expressed her joy and satisfaction with the team’s performance, emphasizing the importance of staying in the game. She appreciated the opportunity given to the middle order and praised her teammates, especially Maitlan Brown, for their contributions.
The game between Spirit and Brave was also temporarily halted because of rain.
Hundred matches are available for viewing on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer every Wednesday and Saturday during the tournament, including both finals on Sunday, 27 August. Additional details are available as well.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Southern Brave victory
Who led Southern Brave to victory over London Spirit in the Hundred match at Lord’s?
Maia Bouchier led Southern Brave to victory, scoring an unbeaten 63 off 42 balls.
What was the final score of the Southern Brave and London Spirit match?
Southern Brave scored 108-5 in 82 balls, winning by five wickets, while London Spirit posted 104-5 in 85 balls.
Why was the match shortened?
The match was shortened to 85 balls per side due to rain.
Who is the leading wicket-taker in the women’s competition as of this game?
Georgia Adams is the leading wicket-taker in the women’s competition, with 10 wickets.
When can you watch Hundred matches on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer?
You can watch Hundred matches on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer every Wednesday and Saturday throughout the competition, alongside both finals on Sunday, 27 August.
How many boundaries did Heather Knight and Danielle Gibson hit combined?
Heather Knight and Danielle Gibson hit a combined total of 12 boundaries in the match.
Who is the tournament’s leading run-scorer, and how was she dismissed in this game?
Smriti Mandhana is the tournament’s leading run-scorer with 144 runs and was dismissed by Danielle Gibson for a three-ball duck in this game.