Lizelle Lee scored a half-century as she inspired the Western Storm to a five-wicket win over Marizanne Kapp’s Surrey Stars.
The victory for Storm allowed them to join Loughborough Lightning and Southern Vipers on two wins apiece in the Women’s Kia Super League, but it was a significant match in particular for Lee. In her two innings previously she’d lasted three balls for her two ducks in a row. Her fifty, in a 76-run stand with World T20-winning captain Stafanie Taylor, took her team to an emphatic victory.
Lee, who has 11 fifties in 64 international caps across all the formats, scored 53 off just 37 balls, which included eight fours and two sixes.
It was another difficult evening for counterpart Kapp, who has 1, 0 and 2 from her three Super League innings so far. She did take a wicket, however, which appeared to be gearing the Surrey Stars up for victory.
After Stars posted 161-6 from their allotted overs, thanks to skipper Natalie Sciver’s 90 off 45 balls, Storm were on 17-3 with Kapp’s wicket. Then came the stand between Lee and Taylor, as Taylor scored 74 in that chase, to seal victory with two balls remaining.
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