Suzie Bates smashes Women's Super League's first century to lead Southern Vipers to crushing win

Bates' unbeaten 119 laid the platform for reigning champions Southern Vipers' overwhelming 46-run win away to Loughborough Lightning at Derby.

AFP, Aug, 16 2017

London: New Zealand captain Suzie Bates struck the first hundred in English women's cricket's Twenty20 Super League on Tuesday.

Suzie Bates en route to her century. Image courtesy: Twitter/@ECB

Suzie Bates en route to her century. Image courtesy: Twitter/@ECB

Bates' unbeaten 119 laid the platform for reigning champions Southern Vipers' overwhelming 46-run win away to Loughborough Lightning at Derby.

The opener, dropped on 39, struck 15 fours and four sixes, facing just 72 deliveries, as the Vipers made 180 for two -- the highest total in the competition so far.

Her innings topped the previous best of 91 made by South Africa captain Dane van Niekerk for Loughborough against Surrey last year.

As if that was not enough, Bates then took three wickets for a mere 15 runs, including bowling Loughborough captain Georgia Elwiss, for 32, as the hosts collapsed to 134 all out.

Published Date: Aug 15, 2017 | Updated Date: Aug 16, 2017



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3114 97
5 Australia 3294 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 5266 117
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115