Amelia Kerr, Thamsyn Newton hand Wellington Blaze a comprehensive victory

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Amelia Kerr, Thamsyn Newton hand Wellington Blaze a comprehensive victory

Amelia Kerr and Co. helped Wellington Blaze beat Central Hinds by nine wickets. © Getty Images





After electing to bowl, the Blaze seamer Newton provided the early breakthrough by dismissing Emily Cunningham cheaply. Amelia followed it up with the wicket of the Hinds skipper Jess Watkin for a 15-ball 12.



Joined by Anlo van Deventer, Natalie Dodd forged a partnership. The duo added 19 runs before van Deventer got out to Newton. The Hinds were struggling at 40 for three.



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When Hannah Rowe and Dodd tried to resurrect the Hinds' innings, Blaze's captain Green got rid of the latter for a patient 20 from 27 balls and followed it up with Rowe's wicket in her very next over.



Picking up where she left in the previous match, Amelia provided the double breakthrough by dismissing Georgia Atkinson and Rosemary Mair in her consecutive overs. With the Blaze bowlers chipping away with wickets at regular intervals, the Hinds ended their innings at 88 for nine in the 20 overs.



The Hinds managed to score only four boundaries throughout the innings. Newton was the pick of the bowlers with three scalps for 23 runs in her four overs.



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Chasing a below par total, the Blaze openers got off to a steady start. Rebecca Burns led the chase for them by putting away the poor deliveries to the boundary while keeping the scoreboard moving.



Burns smashed two sixes and three fours in her breezy run-a-ball 42 before being dismissed by Melissa Hansen in the eleventh over. By that time, she had done enough to secure the match for the Blaze.



Joined by Amelia at number three, Green took the Blaze across the line as they chased the target in 13.1 overs. While Green made a 25-ball 22, Amelia scored a quickfire 20 in just 12 balls as the Wellington side registered their second win for this season.



Brief Scores: 



Central Hinds: 88/9 in 20 overs (Natalie Dodd 20; Thamsyn Newton 3/23, Amelia Kerr 2/10) lost to Wellington Blaze: 89/1 in 13.1 overs (Rebecca Burns 42, Maddy Green 22*; Melissa Hansen 1/7) by nine wickets.
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