CricketBeth Mooney Scores 55 Balls 97 For London But Wyatt & Dunkley Wins It For Southern Brave
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Beth Mooney’s highest score in The Hundred was not enough for London Spirit against the Southern Braves as Danny Wyatt helped the hosts chase down a target of 156 and win the Ageas Bowl by six wickets. Australia star Mooney made her debut with an unbeaten 97 off 55 balls to score the highest individual score in the women’s The Hundred.

But Wyatt made 65 off just 34 balls today as the Braves chased down a challenging six-ball 156 at the Ageas Bowl.

Wyatt’s England teammate Sophia Dunkley guided her team after the opener with 12 fours and two sixes, scoring an unbeaten 34 to put the team on the threshold of victory.

As her team reached 42 for no wicket by the end of the 25-ball powerplay, Wyatt played several catchy opening shots.

India’s opener Smriti Mandhana, got out for five. New Zealand’s Amelia Kerr bowled Maya Bouchier for just 0 runs.

Wyatt continued to attack, reaching 50 with a massive six off Kerr in his third career 50 at The Hundred and the 31-year-old hit new Spirits captain Charlie Dean for three consecutive fours as the Braves were at half-stage.

After Wyatt was run out, after Maia Bouchier was dismissed two balls later, it looked like it might have been a turning point, but Dunkley released won the game with her second six.

Earlier, Beth Mooney dominated the opening stand of 36 with Grace Scrivens. The dismissal of his opening partner did not affect the Commonwealth Games gold medalist, who continued to play aggressively with new batswoman Kerr.

Mooney reached a 32-ball half-century soon after skipper Anya Shrubsole called a time-out in an attempt to slow down Spirit’s run-rate and continued to slash the bowlers with the sword, hitting Amanda-Jade Wellington for successive fours.

Beth Mooney of London Spirit Women scores during The Hundred match between Southern Brave Women and London Spirit Women at The Ageas Bowl on August 12, 2022 in Southampton, England.

Wellington, Brave’s leading wicket-taker in last year’s The Hundred, was once again impressive. He took three wickets for 25 runs in 20 balls, including two wickets in a span of three balls.

But taking two wickets in two balls didn’t stop Beth Mooney, who surpassed Jemima Rodrigues’s record of 92 not out with this innings.