After winning the toss and electing to bat, the Lions lost Samantha McClurg and Cassandra Clissold-Jones in quick succession to be struggling at 2-11.

However, a sensational 96-run third wicket partnership from Emily Johnston and Kathryn Handicott put the Lions back in the match.

With the Lions seemingly on target for a big score, Lauren Shaw bobbed up for the Storm with the ball, taking out Johnston and Shannon Alderdice, putting the pressure back on the Lions at 4-107.

Handicott continued to make a nuisance of herself throughout the remaining overs for the Lions, guiding the visitors to a more than handy 6-144 at the end of the 40 overs, finishing unbeaten on 49.

Johnston was also terrific throughout the middle overs, providing a steady head with a superb half-century.

With the target set, the Storm hit the crease with a bang through Lauren Thompson and Shaw, belting out a 51-run opening partnership to give the home side the edge.

However, the loss of Thompson for 24 saw the Storm struggle to keep the momentum going, as Shaw provided a lone hand with the bat.

Wickets continued to tumble throughout the run chase for the Storm, but Shaw stood tall for her side, navigating her way through the tricky overs, as the game came down to the wire at 6-131.

With the match up for grabs and the Storm sown to its last recognised batsman, Shaw found her way on strike once again, hitting the winning runs with just eight balls to spare in what was an epic match.

Shaw’s match-winning knock of 62 runs came from 106 deliveries, which included two fours, while Johnston tried her best for her side, taking 2-27.