In Match 10 of the Australia Women's One Day Cup, Victoria Women square off with ACT Meteors at the Junction Oval in Melbourne.
In the previous fixture, Victoria won the toss and elected to bowl against New South Wales. The latter got bundled out for a below-par total of 206 where Alyssa Healy top scored with 65 runs. From Victoria, Annabel Sutherland was the stand-out performer, picking up 3 wickets in her ten-over spell.
In the run chase, it was a cakewalk for Victoria. Elyse Villani (80) and Meg Lanning (91) ensured a convincing eight-wicket victory with six overs to spare.
On the other hand, ACT Meteors opted to bat first after winning the toss against South Australia. They could put up a paltry 196 runs on the board. Katie Mack's amazing knock of 106 went in vain as the remaining team members could add only 90 runs to the tally.
Samantha Betts from South Australia picked up three wickets for just 14 runs in her five-over spell to restrict the opposition to a low score.
In response, South Australia were in complete control of the chase. Bridget Patterson (108) and Courtney Webb (52) joined forces to secure a comfortable victory by seven wickets.
This is going to be a tough competition between the two sides. Victoria would like to continue their winning momentum, whereas ACT Meteors will look to bounce back.
Squads to choose from
Victoria: Nicole Faltum, Meg Lanning, Elyse Villani, Makinley Blows, Anna Lanning, Lucy Cripps, Elly Donald, Kim Garth, Amy Vine, Ellyse Perry, Sophie Molineux, Georgia Wareham, Bhavi Devchand, Zoe Griffiths, Molly Strano, Tess Flintoff, Courtney Neale, Annabel Sutherland, Tayla Vlaeminck, Sophie Day
ACT Meteors: Erika Kershaw, Matilda Lugg, Katie Mack, Madeline Penna, Angela Reakes, Amy Yates, Erin Osborne, Rebecca Carter, Olivia Porter, Zoe Cooke, Nicola Hancock, Carly Leeson, Maitlan Brown, Chloe Rafferty, Gabrielle Sutcliffe, Allison McGrath
Prediction Playing XI
Victoria: Nicole Faltum, Meg Lanning, Elyse Villani, Anna Lanning, Kim Garth, Ellyse Perry, Sophie Molineux, Georgia Wareham, Molly Strano, Tess Flintoff, Annabel Sutherland
ACT Meteors: Erika Kershaw, Katie Mack, Madeline Penna, Angela Reakes, Amy Yates, Erin Osborne, Rebecca Carter, Zoe Cooke, Nicola Hancock, Carly Leeson, Chloe Rafferty
Match: Victoria Women vs ACT Meteors, Match 10
Date: 21st February, 4:30 AM IST
Venue: Junction Oval, Melbourne
The match will be played at the Junction Oval in Melbourne, where the bowlers initially get some movement of the surface. It helps to restrict the team batting first to a low total. So, the toss will be critical as both the teams will be eager to chase the total.
VCT-W vs AM-W Dream11 Fantasy Suggestions
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Erika Kershaw, Katie Mack, Erin Osborne, Nicola Hancock, Carly Leeson, Meg Lanning, Elyse Villani, Kim Garth, Sophie Molineux, Georgia Wareham, Annabel Sutherland
Captain: Elyse Villani Vice-captain: Sophie Molineux
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Nicole Faltum, Katie Mack, Erin Osborne, Angela Reakes, Meg Lanning, Ellyse Perry, Kim Garth, Sophie Molineux, Chloe Rafferty, Annabel Sutherland, Nicola Hancock
Captain: Ellyse Perry Vice-captain: Katie Mack