The Hundred Live: ECB claims the first match of The Hundred delivered highest ever viewership for women’s cricket match in UK

The Hundred Live: ECB claims the first match of The Hundred delivered highest ever viewership for women’s cricket match in UK
The Hundred Live: ECB claims the first match of The Hundred delivered highest ever viewership for women’s cricket match in UK

The Hundred Live: ECB claims the first match of The Hundred delivered highest ever viewership for women’s cricket match in UK – England Cricket Board’s (ECB) new format cricket league The Hundred got off to an excellent start on Wednesday as the season opener between Manchester Originals and Oval Invincibles became the most-watched women’s cricket match on TV in UK. 

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According to Cricinfo, the first game of The Hundred was watched by almost two million on TV in the UK. 

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“The first match of #TheHundred was the most-watched women’s cricket match on TV in the UK, reaching a peak audience of 1.95m people,” Cricinfo revealed on Twitter. 

In the thrilling contest, Invincibles won by 5 wickets with 2 balls remaining. Batting first Originals scored 135/6 in 100 balls with the help of Lizelle Lee’s 42 in just 32 balls. Chasing a competitive total Dane van Niekerk played a captain’s knock to help her side win the first-ever game of the hundred. 

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Manchester Originals 

BATTING R B M 4s 6s SR
Lizelle Lee c Gibbs b Farrant 42 39 52 6 0 107.69
Emma Lamb c †Bryce b Kapp 0 2 5 0 0 0.00
Georgie Boyce c Adams b Villiers 21 19 29 3 0 110.52
Harmanpreet Kaur c Gregory b Farrant 29 16 28 6 0 181.25
Mignon du Preez c Villiers b Kapp 10 13 14 1 0 76.92
Sophie Ecclestone st †Bryce b Farrant 10 7 11 0 1 142.85
Kate Cross (c) not out 12 4 8 1 1 300.00
Cordelia Griffith not out 2 1 1 0 0 200.00
Extras (b 4, nb 2, w 3) 9
TOTAL (100 balls, RPB: 1.35) 135/6
Did not bat: Eleanor Threlkeld †, Laura Jackson, Alex Hartley
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Emma Lamb, 7b), 2-59 (Georgie Boyce, 48b), 3-96 (Lizelle Lee, 71b), 4-108 (Harmanpreet Kaur, 85b), 5-113 (Mignon du Preez, 90b), 6-133 (Sophie Ecclestone, 99b)
BOWLING B 0s R W RPB 4s 6s WD NB
Marizanne Kapp 20 10 20 2 1.00 2 0 1 0
Tash Farrant 20 10 25 3 1.25 3 1 0 0
Shabnim Ismail 15 5 23 0 1.53 3 0 1 1
Dane van Niekerk 15 5 16 0 1.07 2 0 0 0
Mady Villiers 20 7 29 1 1.45 5 0 1 0
Danielle Gregory 10 3 18 0 1.80 2 1 0 0
Oval Invicicible

 

BATTING R B M 4s 6s SR
Georgia Adams c Jackson b Cross 12 14 25 1 0 85.71
Alice Capsey c †Threlkeld b Cross 4 5 8 1 0 80.00
Grace Gibbs  b Cross 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
Fran Wilson c Kaur b Jackson 4 3 8 1 0 133.33
Dane van Niekerk (c) not out 56 42 56 8 1 133.33
Marizanne Kapp st †Threlkeld b Ecclestone 38 27 33 3 2 140.74
Mady Villiers not out 16 8 12 1 1 200.00
Extras (nb 4, w 5) 9
TOTAL (98 balls, RPB: 1.41) 139/5
Did not bat: Sarah Bryce †, Tash Farrant, Shabnim Ismail, Danielle Gregory
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Alice Capsey, 7b), 2-7 (Grace Gibbs, 8b), 3-12 (Fran Wilson, 16b), 4-36 (Georgia Adams, 32b), 5-109 (Marizanne Kapp, 82b)
BOWLING B 0s R W RPB 4s 6s WD NB
Alex Hartley 20 7 28 0 1.40 3 1 1 0
Kate Cross 18 7 28 3 1.56 4 0 0 2
Sophie Ecclestone 20 11 23 1 1.15 0 2 3 0
Laura Jackson 15 8 16 1 1.07 3 0 0 0
Emma Lamb 15 3 24 0 1.60 3 0 1 0
Harmanpreet Kaur 10 2 20 0 2.00 2 1 0 0