Fact-check: Super Smash 2019-20 final

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Fact-check: Super Smash 2019-20 final

Sophie Devine (L) and Anna Peterson will lead Wellington Blaze and Auckland Hearts in the Super Smash final. © Getty Images



Wellington Blaze and Auckland Hearts clash in the final of the Women’s Super Smash 2019-20 on Sunday (January 19). While Blaze made it on the basis of topping the table after the league stage, Hearts made it after swatting aside Otago Sparks in the elimination final.









Here are a few things to know about the final of the third edition of the Super Smash – Women’s competition:









  • Wellington

    Blaze are eyeing a third title in a row, having won the competition in 2017-18

    and 2018-19
  • Till 2017-18,

    the winner was decided based on most wins/points after each time played every

    other side twice
  • Ever since New

    Zealand Cricket Women’s T20 competition was called Super Smash – Women’s

    competition i.e. in 2017-18, this is the first time a side has ended the league

    stage without losing a single match
  • Wellington

    Blaze have ended the league stage of Super Smash 2019-20 with ten wins in ten

    games
  • This is the

    first time both the men’s and women’s final of the Super Smash is on the same

    day – Sunday (January 19)
  • This is the

    first time both the men and women’s final features the same two teams – Wellington

    and Auckland
  • Katie Perkins

    is the leading run-scorer with 477 runs which is the most by a player in a

    season of the Super Smash Women’s competition
  • Jess Kerr has

    19 wickets so far, equalling with Amelia Kerr’s 19 in 2018-19 – the most in a

    season. In this season, Amelia has 18 so far and both will play the final on

    Sunday.
  • Jess’ exploits

    have seen her being called up to the national side
  • Sophie Devine

    has hit 20 sixes so far, the most by a distant by a player in a single Super

    Smash edition


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