The Hundred 2023: Trent Rockets hammer Manchester Originals
A hammering of Manchester Originals at Trent Bridge keeps Trent Rockets in contention for the knockout stages of The Hundred.
In chasing a lowly 108, the Rockets lost just one wicket as they reached their target 36 balls before the end.
Lizelle Lee (44*) impressed alongside Bryony Smith and then Nat Sciver-Brunt, finishing the match with a six.
Deandra Dottin (30) was the only visitor who scored for Originals after winning the toss and choosing to bat.
Despite moving up to fourth in the table, the Rockets are still three points short of the knockout round.
My comment at the toss was that we had not played our best cricket yet, so it was nice to have a calm game. I didn’t feel chaotic in the bowling innings, but then the openers set it up nicely for me to finish it off.
We prepared the same way, we just executed our skills. We didn’t do that on Monday against Welsh Fire. It was nice to have bowlers execute their plans.”
Katherine Sciver-Brunt: “Injuries are pretty uncertain. She spoke to her physiotherapist and doctor before the game, so she tried a different approach that gave her the best chance to bowl without pain. It was more the striding up than the bowling itself, and I know many batters hate her process bowling.”
Bryony Smith, match hero: “I have bowled a few tough sets, but I am happy with how it is going. Throughout the tournament, we talked about being positive with the bat and taking each ball as it came without building up any dots. I’m glad it worked.”