Western Storm 166 for 3 (Knight 97, Mandhana 48) beat Yorkshire Diamonds 162 for 5 (Kimmince 55, Winfield 41) by seven wickets
Heather Knight posted a superb match-winning 97 as defending Kia Super League champions Western Storm defeated Yorkshire Diamonds by seven wickets in a high-scoring contest at Taunton.
Australia's Delissa Kimmince posted an unbeaten 55 in her maiden KSL innings as Diamonds registered a competitive 162 for 5 after being put in to bat on a true pitch.
But that proved meat and drink to England captain Knight who, aided and abetted by overseas star Smriti Mandhana, guided Storm to a comfortable victory in front of their home crowd with 4.3 overs remaining.
Mandhana marked her debut with a hugely entertaining knock of 48, but it was Knight's 62-ball innings that did most to seal victory, the 26-year-old accruing 13 fours and 5 sixes.
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