Surrey Stars 183/6 in 20 overs (Lizelle Lee 104, Natalie Sciver 40; Georgia Elwiss 2-29) beat Loughborough Lightning 117 in 18.3 overs (Jenny Gunn 23*; Mady Villiers 3-22, Dane van Niekerk 3-37) by 66 runs
Lizelle Lee picked the Super League Final as an opportune moment to strike the highest score of the edition - 104 - as Surrey Stars won two games on the Finals Day to clinch their maiden title on Monday (August 27). Lee's hundred - the second of the tournament after Smriti Mandhana's 102 - deflated Loughborough Lightning, who caved in their chase of 183 and were condemned to a sorry 66-run defeat.
Lee bludgeoned 13 fours, half-a-dozen sixes and struck at an impressive 179.31 during her 58-ball innings. Lee's audacity of strokeplay was well-complemented by captain Natalive Sciver's prudent approach. Post the PowerPlay, the duo got together for a century stand (111 off 64). The pair got out in successive overs - Lee followed by Sciver - but despite no significant contributions in the final three overs of the innings, Surrey were able to post an intimidating 183 on the board.
In the bowling department, van Niekerk and Mady Villiers scythed through the middle and lower orders with six between themselves to bowl Loughborough out for 117 with nine deliveries to spare and sparked off jubilant celebrations in the Surrey camp.
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