Rodrigues played another blinder to take her team to a thumping victory.
The Northern Superchargers got out of jail in their match against the Welsh Fire. However, on Monday, against the Trent Rockets, they looked clinical, having won by 27 runs at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Jemimah Rodrigues stole the show yet again as her team moved atop the points table. The Rockets, in the meantime, moved right at the bottom of the points table with two losses.
Rodrigues steps up yet again
After electing to bat first, the Superchargers racked up 149 in their 20 overs. Lauren Winfield and Jemimah Rodrigues started with a 64-run stand off 54 balls. Sarah Glenn separated the duo, getting rid of Winfield, who scored a 29-ball with three fours and a six. However, Jemimah carried on and guided the Superchargers. She notched back-to-back fifties and notched 60 off 41 with 10 fours.
She also got decent support from Laura Kimmince, who managed a 13-ball 31. Rodrigues and Kimmince stared a stand of 64 runs off 25 balls for the third wicket. For the Rockets, Sammy-Jo Johnson was the standout performer as she picked up four crucial wickets and conceded only 15 runs off 20 balls. Katherine Brunt, Heather Graham and Glenn picked up one wicket each.
Brunt’s valiant efforts in vain
In the run-chase, Sammy-Jo Johnson and Rachel Priest got out cheaply. However, Brunt and Natalie Sciver kept the Rockets in the game with a 37-run stand off 29 balls. Sciver scored 33 runs off 23 balls with the help of six fours and she played at a strike rate of 143.48. After Hollie Armitage got rid of Sciver, Brunt didn’t get the apt support from the others as the Rockets kept sliding down the barrel.
Brunt went on to stay not out on 43 off 36 with four fours. The batters in the lower order could never get going as the Superchargers’ bowlers dictated terms. In the end, the Rockets managed only 122 runs. Alice Davidson Richards and Katie Levick picked up two important wickets each for the Superchargers. Linsey Smith and Elizabeth Russell got two crucial wickets in crunch moments of the game.
Here’s how the netizens reacted to Northern Superchargers’ victory at the Trent Bridge:
Well played, Jemimah – 60 runs from 41 balls including 10 fours – this is back to back fifties from Jemi in Hundred league – she loves batting in England. pic.twitter.com/m90aTClMlb
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) July 26, 2021
Jemimah showing her class, this is high-class batting from a high-class player.
— Bhawana (@bhawnakohli5) July 26, 2021
Way too easy and so good to watch Jemimah playing those lofted shots over covers.
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) July 26, 2021
Jemimah Rodrigues scored 552 runs averaging 69.00 in T20s in England. This is the now the highest average of any player with 500+ runs in a host country (men/women).#TheHundred
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) July 26, 2021
Good game yesterday, great team work, onward to the next 👊🏼
Loving @thehundred atmosphere here 🙌🏼🥳 pic.twitter.com/W0bX93GbH2
— Jemimah Rodrigues (@JemiRodrigues) July 26, 2021
Oh my! Jemimah Rodrigues continued her splendid run in #TheHundred 👏🏼 https://t.co/IilI08rSmj
— S. Sudarshanan (@Sudarshanan7) July 26, 2021
I enjoyed that one @lauraharris 😋#TheHundred pic.twitter.com/MO1c882IZe
— Jemimah Rodrigues (@JemiRodrigues) July 27, 2021
Time for a bit of Jemimah Rodriques !
— Prashanth S (@ps_it_is) July 26, 2021
Jemimah Rodrigues with another stunning knock of 60 off 41 balls
She is in some fine form, sad that someone else was preferred over her in the T20I series against England
— Chiggy Viggy (@IdlySambhar) July 26, 2021
Ben Stokes clapping for Jemimah Rodrigues is all you want to see tonight !👌🏻❤️#TheHundred | #JemimahRodrigues pic.twitter.com/qA2JC2HzCY
— ° (@anubhav__tweets) July 24, 2021
I don’t know what to say😅
Fan girl moment for me 🥰
This means a lot coming from you KP, thank you 😊 https://t.co/PnPWsEzjk4
— Jemimah Rodrigues (@JemiRodrigues) July 24, 2021