Adelaide Strikers Back on Top of WBBL|05

Adelaide Strikers Back on Top of WBBL|05
Adelaide Strikers Back on Top of WBBL|05
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The Adelaide Strikers are back on top of the rebel WBBL|05 table after beating the Melbourne Stars on Sunday, thanks to a Sophie Devine batting masterclass.

Devine belted an incredible five consecutive sixes in the final over and including a single from Katie Mack on the first ball, the side compiled 31 runs from the 20th.

Incredibly, the Kiwi allrounder only reached her half-century in the 19th over and then after making 30 runs off the bat in the final over, finished on 85 not out.

It was the most consecutive maximums struck by one player in a WBBL over (previous total was three by Sydney Sixers' Ash Gardner in WBBL|04) and the highest number of runs compiled from one over (previous total was 27 in WBBL|03).

Devine also went on to take 2/19 on Sunday, collecting her 50th WBBL wicket and becoming just the second WBBL player to notch 50 wickets and 1000 runs.

From the seven WBBL matches played at Karen Rolton, Devine has an amazing average of 112 at the home ground, after knocks of 46, 99, 40, 72*, 48, 58 and now 85*.

Sunday's match also set a new attendance record for a home WBBL match at Karen Rolton Oval, with more than 1500 fans turning up to support the Strikers.

The Strikers continue their WBBL campaign this weekend in Nuriootpa, playing in regional South Australia for the first time. The side take on the Melbourne Stars again from 2pm ACDT Saturday, with the match streamed live on the CA Live app and Kayo.

Complete Adelaide Strikers WBBL|05 squad

Darcie Brown
Tegan McPharlin
Alex Price
Annie O’Neil
Sarah Coyte
Katie Mack
Sophie Devine (OS)
Suzie Bates (OS)
Bridget Patterson
Ellie Falconer
Megan Schutt
Tahlia McGrath
Stafanie Taylor (OS)
Lauren Winfield (OS replacement)
Amanda-Jade Wellington
Tabatha Saville

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