Kia Super League: Finals Day line-up decided

After a thrilling ending to the Group Stage we have our three teams for Finals Day at Hove

The fixtures for Finals Day are as follows:

Semi-final (12pm BST) - Western Storm v Surrey Stars

Final (4pm BST) - Loughborough Lightning v (semi-final winner)

Southern Vipers 153 lost to Lancashire Thunder 162/3 by 9 runs
Yorkshire Vikings 148/6 beat Loughborough Lightning 145/6 by 3 runs
Surrey Stars 160/5 beat Western Storm 158/5 by 5 wickets

While their batting display to chase down 159 caught the eye in a thrilling match at the Kia Oval, it was Surrey's bowling that set them up to win. Never allowing Storm's big hitters the opportunity to get going, it meant their own openers had a chance to get set before teeing off. Lizelle Lee (48) and Bryony Smith (39) made a major dent to the total before the middle order took them home, albeit in nervy fashion as Western Storm kept the pressure on into the final over.

With six runs needed from the last over the tension around the ground was huge, but youngster Sophia Dunkley showed no signs of it getting to her, as she crashed Anya Shrubsole over cover for four runs to wrap up the win and a place at Finals Day

It was heartache for Lancashire Thunder though, who missed out on Finals Day after Surrey's triumphant performance against Western Storm. Thunder did what was required of them (beating Southern Vipers), only to see their rivals for third place defeat Storm and claim passage through to Finals Day.


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