Having been smacked back over her head for four, Katherine Brunt won a fascinating battle with the 17-year-old Indian star Shafali Verma with a deceptive, dipping slower-ball yorker that crashed into the base of middle stump.
Amidst some thankfully sparse suggestions that the women’s game is not worth watching due to a shortage of quality, this world-class duel was superb viewing, and the fiery celebrations that ensued from Brunt only added to the refreshingly passionate tone of the game. The wicket helped the Trent Rockets go on to beat the Birmingham Phoenix by 11 runs.
💥 Verma absolutely creamed Brunt for four…
…so Brunt responded in the most emphatic way possible 😱#TheHundred pic.twitter.com/eQD3fGLMuK
— The Hundred (@thehundred) August 1, 2021