Wednesday, 16 August 2017

KSL Match Notes - Lightning v Vipers

Game Five
Lightning v Vipers
15th August 2017

* Lightning won the toss and elected to bowl

* Just one off the first over from Beams - the calm before the storm!

* Suzie Bates helps herself to 16 in boundaries off the second over from Langston - she is off and running

* Langston is replaced by Grundy, but the fourth over goes for 18. Grundy looked to get the yips after being carted for two 4s off the first two balls

* Finally Ellyse Perry is brought into the action in the last of the powerplay overs. Bates (on 39) offers her a return catch, but she puts it down - costly - she follows it with 6, 4, 4 to go to her 50 off 30 balls. Powerplay done Vipers on 63/0

* In the 8th over Bates offers another chance, but this time Beams grasses it.

* 10th over and Matthews tries to go big but fails. Out for 12 (off 18). 87/1

* 13th over and Vipers have moved sweetly on to 122/1.

* 14th over and Adams is run out for 12

* It takes Bates until the 17th over to reach her 100 (off 63 balls) - it is the first 100 in the KSL and beats Dane van Niekerk's previous highest score of 91.

* Last three overs go for 33 runs and Vipers finish on 180 with Bates 119*, Wyatt 21*


* Tall order for Lightning not helped when Elyse Villani is given run out at the bowler's end after an apparent touch on the ball by bowler Tash Farrant. Villani is not convinced, and replays look inconclusive, but third umpire gives her out - 6/1

* But Lightning take 12 off the first over, courtesy of Amy Jones

* Only one off the third from Lynsey Smith and then Matthews takes the fourth - bowls Jones as she tries to cut a full ball. Lightning 14/2

* 5th over and Ellyse Perry runs herself out again - Lightning 25/3.

* Lightning finish powerplay on 41/3, but the game has gone. Bonus point cut-off score is 145.

* 9th over Odedra stumped off a wide full-toss - 55/4

* Halfway and Lightning have reached 64/4. They need 13 an over and they get it off the 11th from George.

* Time for Suzie Bates and she, of course, gets a wicket with her second ball - Elwiss bowled for 32 (29) - 77/5

* 87/6 as Brookes is caught at cow off Brindle, 87/7 as Lucy Higham is lbw first ball.

*  Some decent hitting from Sarah Glenn (25) helps the Lightning past 100, but Langston is caught on the boundary by Bates, then Glenn is run out and Grundy run out off the last ball (although given as stumped). Lightning all out for 134.

* No prizes for guessing player of the match

Full scorecard here

Video highlights here



  1. Good match, what a day for Bates with her fantastic innings, 3 wickets and that amazing catch at the end too! Lightning had a decent go at the total too, could have been much worse but ultimately they gave away far too many runs. Very good for KSL.

  2. Still think we will not make finals day Martin #bewarethevipers