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  1. Goodbye

    Thanks for joining us today.

    Join us again from 15:45 BST where we'll have in-play highlights and radio commentary of Somerset v Kent in the T20 Blast here.

    And tomorrow you can join us from 18:30 BST for more highlights and radio commentary of Surrey Stars v Yorkshire Diamonds in the KSL.

    See you soon.

  2. Western Storm win by 5 wickets

    So, Heather Knight's side get their campaign up and running after Thursday's defeat.

    Stafanie Taylor was without doubt the star performer, taking four wickets, running out Ellyse Perry and scoring 34 crucial runs in the run chase.

    Watch the moment Sophie Luff took Western over the winning line...


    Taylor c Scholfield b Elwiss 34 (Western 106-5)

    What a catch!

    Stafanie Taylor tries to win it with a slog over mid-wicket, but a sprawling Paige Scholfield takes a great catch.


    Wilson c Higham b Grundy 4 (Western 77-4)

    It's getting tight at Taunton.

    Wilson was struggling to get started and tries to slog sweep but top edges it straight up into Lucy Higham's hands.

    Western need 31 off 24 balls.


    Hennessy c Perry b Elwiss 23 (Western 62-3)

    Big breakthrough for the visitors.

    Georgia Hennessy was set, but she just clips Georgia Elwiss straight to Ellyse Perry at mid-wicket.


    Knight run out (Higham) 24 (Western 41-2)

    Brilliant stop at backward point by Lucy Higham, but very suspect running from Heather Knight and Georgia Hennessy.

  7. "Poetry in motion"

    Heather Knight and Georgia Hennessy have rebuilt for Western Storm since they lost Rachel Priest in the first over.

    Watch Heather Knight hit Georgia Elwiss for six below...


    Priest b Beams 0 (Western 0-1)

    Maybe this isn't going to be a foregone conclusion after all.

    Rachel Priest tries to cut one that's far too straight and Kristen Beams bowls her.

    Just a reminder, Western were bowled out for 70 in their opening KSL game on Thursday.

  9. End of innings

    Western Storm need 109 to win

    So, Western Storm need 109 to win.

    I'm sure Heather Knight will be delighted with her sides effort in the field.

    Stafanie Taylor without doubt the standout performer, running out Ellyse Perry and then taking 4-5 from her four overs.

  10. WICKET

    Langstone c Huddleston b Nicholas 8 (Loughborough 108-9)

    Off the last ball of the innings, Beth Langston picks out long-on as Loughborough finish on 108.

  11. WICKET

    Higham run out (Nicholas) 6 (Loughborough 98-8)

    Direct hit from Claire Nicholas and Lucy Higham goes for six.

    Great throw!

  12. WICKET

    Kelly b Huddlestone 18 (Loughborough 95-7)

    Marie Kelly moves outside off stump, trying to hit to leg.

    She misses. Holly Huddlestone doesn't.

  13. WICKET

    Scholfield c Priest b Taylor 15 (Loughborough 73-6)

    Fourth for Taylor!

    You just can't keep her out of the game at the moment. Although she owes Rachel Priest a huge deal of gratitude for this one.

    Paige Scholfield gets a thick outside edge on a wide one and Priest reacts brilliantly to eventually hold on after a few fumbles.

    Taylor has figures of 4-2 off her three overs so far. Ridiculous.

  14. WICKET

    Brookes lbw b Taylor (Loughborough 59-5)

    Three in the over!

    What a ten minutes Stafanie Taylor has had! The run out of Ellyse Perry started it all and then three wickets in her first over has put Western massively on top.

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  15. WICKET

    Odedra st Priest b Taylor 0 (Loughborough 59-4)

    Second in the over for Taylor!

    Sonia Odedra dances down the pitch, trying to play into the legside, but it spins past the outside edge and Rachel Priest does the rest behind the stumps.

  16. WICKET

    Elwiss lbw b Taylor 1 (Loughborough 59-3)

    Stafanie Taylor can't do much wrong at the moment!

    Second ball of her spell and she's trapped Loughborough captain Georgia Elwiss lbw.

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  17. "That's textbook stuff!"

    In the over before Ellyse Perry fell, she hit this beautiful six back down the ground off Jodie Dibble.

  18. WICKET

    Perry run out (Taylor) 25 (Loughborough 54-2)

    Sensational bit of fielding by Stafanie Taylor!

    Direct hit by the West Indian and Australian Ellyse Perry is back in the pavilion!

  19. WICKET

    Jones c Nicholas b Davies 21 (Loughborough 30-1)

    Breakthrough for the hosts!

    Amy Jones was looking really good. She'd hit three boundaries off the previous Holly Huddlestone over, but she's just chipped a simple catch up to Claire Nicholas at mid-on.

  20. The toss and teams

    Western Storm won the toss and decided to field

    So, Heather Knight has won the toss and decided to field first.

    Her Western Storm side will be looking to bounce back after starting their KSL campaign with a defeat against Southern Vipers on Thursday.

    Georgia Elwiss' Loughborough will be hoping to make a positive start to their season today.

    Western Storm: Priest (wk), Hennessy, Knight (c), Taylor, Wilson, Luff, MacLeod, Dibble, Davies, Nicholas, Huddleston.

    Loughborough Lightning: Jones (wk), Perry, Scholfield, Elwiss (c), Odedra, Brookes, Kelly, Higham, Beams, Langston, Grundy.