Southern Courageous 121 for two (Wyatt 60, Bouchier 47*) beat Manchester Originals 118 for 4 (Morris 50, Wolvaardt 46) by eight wickets
Ecclestone later went to hospital for a scan, as her England team-mate Wyatt was carrying the Courageous to a seventh win in eight group fixtures.
The Courageous have topped the desk and now advance to play the winner of Saturday’s Eliminator between Northern Superchargers and Welsh Hearth at The Kia Oval.
They shared a second-wicket partnership of 88 in 69, advancing from 7 for 1 after eight balls to underpin a complete of 118 for 4.
Morris performed the spinners effectively, finally departing after trying an formidable reverse shot towards a well-directed bouncer from Lauren Bell – 95 for 1 after 77.
From there, the Originals would have needed extra, however gathering singles wasn’t going to be a ok towards a robust batting line-up for the league main Courageous. South African opener Wolvaardt seemed good, notably eye-catching on the drive.
However, after an costly begin, Anya Shrubsole returned to get her and Deandra Dottin each caught within the deep because the innings misplaced momentum inside its final 10 balls.
Whereas Shrubsole completed with 2 for 33 from her 20 balls, Bell and Georgia Adams had been each glorious for 1 for 15 and 1 for 19 respectively.
The Courageous began their reply figuring out they wanted to succeed in 112 to remain forward of the Northern Superchargers and qualify straight for the ultimate even with a defeat.
Indian Smriti Mandhana was run out by a direct hit from Amanda-Jade Wellington early within the Courageous chase – 15 for 1 after 13 balls – however that was the one blip.
From there, it was smooth-sailing for the league-leaders, who’re chasing their first title after two earlier closing defeats to Oval Invincibles.
Wyatt and Bouchier had been each robust down the bottom, although the previous did attain her fifty off 28 balls with a swept six off Emma Lamb, who she had hit for 3 fours moments earlier.
By that point, it was recreation over at 97 for 1 after 50 balls. Wyatt was bowled by Kathryn Bryce however it was too little too late. Southern Courageous gained by eight wickets and can be straight into the ultimate at Lord’s this Sunday.
Ciara Fearn is a Hundred Rising Reporters. The ECB and Cricket Writers’ Membership have partnered to supply younger and aspiring journalists with the chance to report on The Hundred matches as a part of The Hundred Rising programme this summer season.