Bowlers-led Warriors breeze past Spirit to seal final berth

KOWLOON: Warriors Women’s bowlers wreaked havoc over the Spirit Women’s batting lineup before Kathryn Bryce’s vital 26-run knock muscled the side into the final of the FairBreak Invitational 2023. 

Put into bat first, Spirit’s batting lineup stuttered and bundled out for a paltry total of 73 in the 18th over.

Opening batter Sophia Dunkley and Natthakan Chantham offered brief fightback with their respective knocks while the rest of the batters seemed clueless against the lethal Warriors’ bowling attack.

Chantham top-scored for the Spirit with a valiant knock of 26 runs off 34 deliveries, while Dunkley could score a run-a-ball 16.

Besides them, no Spirit batter could amass the double figures.

Jess Kerr led the bowling charge for the Warriors with 3/11 while Bryce and Amanda-Jade Wellington bagged two wickets each.

Set to chase a modest total, Spirit’s bowlers made sure not to let the Warriors run away with a comfortable victory.

The warriors’ bowlers kept things tight for the Spirit in the run chase and kept getting breakthroughs at a consistent rate but Bryce’s vital 26-run knock eventually proved enough to seal the deal for Sindhu Sriharsha’s side.

Dunkley led the bowling attack for the Spirit with 3/16 while Mahika Gaur returned with 2/14.

For her all-round brilliance, Bryce was named the player of the match.