Smriti Mandhana seals it with a six for Southern Brave

Smriti Mandhana scored a unbelievable 57 not out off 31 balls for the Southern Courageous in The Hundred, closing the run-chase with a six in opposition to Trent Rockets.

After being put into bat, Rockets may solely muster 88/8. Elyse Villani (25) and Marie Kelly (22) had been the notable contributors.

Fr Courageous, Lauren Bell (4/10) was the wrecker-in-chief. She was ably-supoorted by Amanda-Jade Wellington (3/18).

In reply, The Courageous cruised to a convincing 10-wicket win. Mandhana and Danni Wyatt (36 not out) remained unbeaten. Mandhana went to fifty to take the scores degree, earlier than hitting one other six to substantiate essentially the most dominant of ten-wicket wins with 44 balls nonetheless to spare.

England take cost on Day 1

South Africa opted to bat first in Manchester after successful the toss and shortly discovered themselves in hassle, dropping Sarel Erwee to James Anderson, taking part in his one hundredth dwelling Check within the fifth over. Stuart Broad then went on to bowl a terrific spell, dismissing Dean Elgar and Keegan Petersen in fast succession to go away South Africa at 41/3.

South Africa’s determination to bat first within the second check in opposition to England backfired Thursday when it was rolled over for 151 on a gap day when 13 wickets fell at Previous Trafford.

England was 111-3 in reply at stumps, 40 runs behind and with Jonny Bairstow — the star of the group’s worldwide summer season — again within the circulation on an unbeaten 38.

James Anderson and Stuart Broad, England’s high two all-time main wicket-takers, led a powerful efficiency from the hosts’ tempo assault to assist the group rip by the Proteas after captain Dean Elgar selected to bat underneath an overcast sky in Manchester.

The 40-year-old Anderson, taking part in on his dwelling floor, had figures of 3-32 to take his national-record haul of wickets to 661. Broad took 3-37, with all his wickets from the highest six — Elgar (12), Keegan Petersen (21) and Kyle Verreynne (21).

Medvedev handed robust draw for US Open title defence

Prime seed Daniil Medvedev will open his US Open title defence on Monday in opposition to American Stefan Kozlov however faces main hurdles on the trail to a second Grand Slam title, together with in-form Australian Nick Kyrgios.

Daniil Medvedev is the primary non-Large 4 member to be seeded No. 1 at a Grand Slam in 19 years.

Whereas Medvedev won’t be wanting too far forward, followers definitely will on the prospect of an enthralling fourth-round showdown between the Russian and Wimbledon finalist Kyrgios who beat the world primary in three units in Montreal this month.

The underside half of the draw additionally throws up a possible mouth-watering all-Spanish conflict between second seed Rafa Nadal, bidding for a fifth US Open crown, and teenager Carlos Alcaraz, who final yr grew to become the youngest man to succeed in the quarter-finals at Flushing Meadows.

Nadal, who may go away New York with the world primary rating if he can elevate a twenty third Grand Slam trophy, will meet Australian Rinky Hijikata within the first spherical whereas third seed Alcaraz takes on Argentine Sebastian Baez.

Additionally standing in his means are seventh seed Cameron Norrie, the top-ranked Briton who faces a gap conflict in opposition to France’s Benoit Paire, and ninth seed Andrey Rublev.

Greek fourth seed and Monte Carlo winner Stefanos Tsitsipas has by no means obtained previous the third spherical at Flushing Meadows however might run into final yr’s Wimbledon finalist Matteo Berrettini within the fourth spherical if he can discover his kind on the famed blue courts.

French Open finalist Casper Ruud may land on the improper aspect of the house crowd in his quarter, with high American and Indian Wells winner Taylor Fritz a possible fourth-round opponent.


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