A Magnificent Performance by Liberty Heap Leads Thunder to a Resounding Win over Sunrisers in Charlotte Edwards Cup at Emirates Old Trafford
In an enthralling contest, Thunder emerged victorious with seven wickets over Sunrisers. Liberty Heap’s magnificent knock and Deandra Dottin’s explosive cameo propelled the team to their first win this season. The match was played in front of a packed house as fans thronged to witness the high-octane encounter.
Heap-Lamb pair provides a Perfect Start for Thunder
Chasing 117 runs, Emma Lamb and Liberty Heap got off to a flier. They kept hitting boundaries at regular intervals and never allowed any pressure to build up on them. Both of them complemented each other beautifully, playing sensibly while also going after the bad balls.
Cross-Lamb-Ecclestone trio rocks Sunrisers’ batting order
The England trio Kate Cross, Emma Lamb, and Sophie Ecclestone provided early breakthroughs with their tight bowling spells that kept the batsmen under pressure from ball one itself. This helped restrict Sunrisers to just 116-8 from their allotted overs.
Dottin finishes it off in style for Thunder
After losing two quick wickets, Liberty Heap held fort at one end but lost her wicket when close enough towards her career-best T20 score of fifty runs. In came Deandra Dottin who smashed two towering sixes straight down the ground finishing things off in style for Thunder.
Hartley takes indefinite break from cricket
Thunder was without ex-England spinner Alex Hartley, who announced her indefinite break from playing for mental health reasons. The entire team has extended their support to Hartley, hoping for a quick recovery and return.
The Winning Moment
The winning moment was a sight to behold as Thunder players erupted in joy after Deandra Dottin finished it off in style with two towering sixes over the boundary ropes. Fans cheered on as the team celebrated their first win this season.