Series: France in Germany July 2021
Result: Germany by 34 runs
Fourteen in a Row for Germany in Series Clean Sweep
A 34 run victory for German in game five has given them a clean sweep in the series as well as chalking up their fourteenth consecutive win. In what was the second match of the day, Anu Doddaballapur won the toss and chose to bat.
It wasn’t all plain sailing for the home team, losing Tina Gough in the second over, deceived in flight by Marie Violleau and stumped by Maelle Cargouet for a duck. Anna Healey (22) was her usual busy self with two boundaries and clubbing a six along the way. Doddaballapur (6) made a rare low score while Janet Ronalds (25) continued her good form.
A far better effort in the field from the French team, Thea Graham catching everything that went her way in taking three opportunities, some sharp ground fielding as well, keeping the Germans total to just 103/6. Some lusty blows from Bianca Maes Loch (21) saved the score from being under par. Poppy McGeown (2-11 was best with the ball a bright prospect for the future for this team.
Alix Brodin played a bright innings, opening up for France scoring a run a ball 20 before being runout by a smart throw from Sharanya Sadarangani at cover into the gloves of keeper Karthika Vijayaraghavan who finished the job. Unfortunately for France, Brodin’s was a lone effort with no other score of double figures. Bianca Maes Loch (3-16) was best with the ball to complete a good all round effort which won her the Player of the Match award.
Germany’s winning streak is now fourteen, equal third best of all time. During the series Anu Doddaballapur became Germany’s leading wicket taker (16), while Janet Ronalds (447) passed 400 runs, second for Germany behind Tina Gough (485). For France, good prospects for the future in both Poppy McGeown and Marie Violleau.
Both teams will now prepare for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Europe Qualifiers in August 2021.
Germany 103/6 (Janet Ronalds 25, Anna Healey 22, Bianca Maes Loch 21*, Poppy McGeown 2-11) 20 overs
France 69/8 ( Alix Brodin 20, Bianca Maes Loch 3-16, Sharanya Sadarangani 2-6, Tina Gough 2-8) 20 overs
Player of the Match: Bianca Maes Loch