The ongoing edition of The Women’s Hundred has witnessed riveting contests that have unfolded right up to the final delivery. The match featuring Welsh Fire and Birmingham Phoenix was no exception, as the latter clinched a narrow three-run victory.
The pivotal factor behind this triumph was Shabnim Ismail’s exceptional hattrick in the final over, which enabled her team to successfully defend a mere eight runs from the concluding five deliveries.
Ismail’s remarkable performance drew significant attention, quickly making her a trending topic on various social media platforms.
During the 98th over of the innings, Ismail delivered a delivery that Tess Flintoff attempted to flick while repositioning herself across the stumps. However, the ball managed to sneak through the narrow gap between Flintoff’s bat and pad, leading to her dismissal.
Following this crucial wicket, Ismail continued her onslaught by swiftly removing Erin Burns and Issy Wong on the subsequent two deliveries, thus sealing a hattrick and securing a three-run victory for Welsh Fire.