Kia Super League: Heather Knight’s 50 not out helps Western Storm beat Lancashire Thunder

kia super league heather knights 50 not out helps western storm beat lancashire thunder - Kia Super League: Heather Knight's 50 not out helps Western Storm beat Lancashire Thunder
Knight leads Storm to victory over Thunder
Women’s Kia Super League 2019
Dates: 6 August – 1 September
Coverage: Commentary on selected games on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra & BBC local radio, plus coverage on the BBC Sport website

Western Storm extended their 100% winning start to the Women’s Super League, chasing down 142 to beat Lancashire Thunder at Taunton.

South African opener Sune Luus hit four sixes in her 62 off 48 balls, helping Thunder to 141-6 in their 20 overs.

Storm were 18-2 before a third-wicket stand of 88 between England pair Heather Knight and Fran Wilson.

Despite Wilson’s dismissal for 54, England captain Knight (50 not out) saw the hosts through to a six-wicket win.

Western Storm, Surrey Stars and Southern Vipers have all won their first two group matches, while Thunder, Loughborough Lightning and Yorkshire Diamonds are all yet without a win.

BBC Sport has launched #ChangeTheGame this summer to showcase female athletes in a way they never have been before. Through more live women’s sport available to watch across the BBC this summer, complemented by our journalism, we are aiming to turn up the volume on women’s sport and alter perceptions. Find out more here.

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