London: Indian women’s T20 skipper Harmanpreet Kaur’s late onslaught helped Lancashire Thunder edge Surrey Stars in a last-over thriller in the 11th match of the Kia Super League in London on Tuesday.
Debutant Kaur hit a majestic six on the penultimate ball of the innings as Lancashire beat Surrey by 5 wickets with one ball to spare. Kaur struck 34 runs off 21 deliveries, which included three boundaries and one match-winning six and played a pivotal role in the team’s victory.
Earlier, batting first, Surrey managed to put up a total of 148/5 in their designated 20 overs. Following a poor start to the innings which saw Lizelle Lee, Bryony Smith and Sarah Taylor getting dismissed for just 17 runs on the board Surrey got back on track after a brilliant partnership between Natalie Sciver and Dane van Niekerk.
Sciver remained unbeaten on 95 (57 deliveries) as she guided Surrey to a fighting total following the dreadful start. Emma Lamb was the star of the day for Lancshire as she ended up with excellent figures of 3/34.
(With agency inputs)