USA’s brightest young talent ‘Geetika Kodali put her name in the history books’ | The 6ixty Women’s:
Trinbago Knight Riders medium pacer Geetika Kodali took the first hat-trick in the history of the 6ixty women’s competition to lead the TT franchise to a comfortable 29-run victory over Barbados Royals at Warner Park, on Thursday.
The victory implied TKR remained in contention to qualify for Sunday’s final at 3 pm.
TKR presently have two losses and one win after three matches. TKR scored 92/3 out of ten overs and afterward restricted Royals to 63/5.
In the second over of the Barbados Royals innings Kodali put her name in the history books.
She first dismissed Hayley Matthews for two after the Barbados Royals skipper got a leading edge and was caught in the covers.
Geetika Kodali then bowled Britney Cooper for duck and completed the hat-trick when South African Chloe Tyron was stumped by Kycia Knight for duck.
Chinelle Henry batted at the crease for the Barbados Royals, yet the top-order breakdown left the middle order with a lot of work to do.
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Henry was dismissed in the 10th over for 37 off 29 deliveries, an innings which included five fours and one six.
Reniece Boyce contributed with 18 off 21 balls. Kodali finished with figures of 3/6 in two overs.
Batting first, TKR’s Skipper Deandra Dottin joined the team and hit 46 off 34 balls.
Deandra Dottin, who struck three fours and two sixes, played in her first match of the 6ixty subsequent to contending in the Hundred in England.
South African Sune Luus also played a vital innings lashing 25 off 17 balls. Fatima Sana was the best bowler for Barbados Royals taking 1/9 in 2 overs.
TRINBAGO KNIGHT RIDERS 92/3 (10 overs) – Deandra Dottin 46, Sune Luus 25; Fatima Sana 1/9 vs BARBADOS ROYALS 63/5 (10 overs) – Chinelle Henry 37, Reniece Boyce 18; Geetika Kodali 3/6. TKR won by 29 runs.