Published: 28th August, 2018
Surrey Stars hero Lizelle Lee described her match-winning effort in Monday’s Kia Super League final against Loughborough Lightning as her “best innings in this format.”
Lee hit 104 from just 58 balls, including 19 boundaries, as Stars set 183/6 at Hove before bowling out their opponents for just 117 to lift their first ever Kia Super League title.
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The 26-year-old opener, who had scored 248 runs across her previous 10 innings in the competition, became the first player ever to score a century in the final of the three-year old competition.
Speaking after the match, she said: “I got 169 in a provincial game back in South Africa once but that is probably my best innings in this format. I’m just so pleased for the rest of the team.
“We’ve had some ups and downs in the tournament but we’ve produced our best performance when it mattered most in the final.”
— Lizelle Lee (@zella15j) August 28, 2018
With standout scores of 70 and 48 against Lancashire Thunder and Lightning themselves earlier in the competition, Lee has proven destructive when allowed to get in.
Her reflection on the wicket at the County Ground on the south coast suggests she was confident early in the day that she was capable of a big score.
She said: “The wicket was good and I felt good from the start. They dropped me a couple of times and when that happens and you know it’s your day you have to make the most of it.”