Indian batting sensation Jemimah Rodrigues's sublime knock of unbeaten 92 guided the Northern Superchargers to a comprehensive six-wicket win over Welsh Fire in the 100-ball tournament at Headingley.

The 20-year old forged a crucial 112-run partnership with Alice Davidson-Richards for the fifth wicket to propel the team to a win in their opening encounter.

Chasing a modest total of 131 runs, the Superchargers got off to a horrendous start after being reduced for 19 for the loss of four wickets. Despite wickets tumbling at the other end, Rodrigues kept her nerve and steadied the innings.

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Displaying an array of strokes all around the ground, the right-hander produced a stellar knock of unbeaten 92 runs to light up the tournament. With 17 boundaries and one massive six, her vital knock enthralled the fans with stroke-play of the highest calibre.

En route to her scintillating innings, she became the first Indian to record a half-century in the 100-ball tournament. 

After enduring a tough series against England, this innings was vital for the youngster as she aims to get back into the playing XI of the Indian side.

Earlier in the day, Linsey Smith's three-wicket haul helped the Supercharges restrict the Welsh Fire for a below-par score of 130 runs. They will lock horns with Trent Rockets in their second league game on Monday, 26th July, at Trent Bridge.