WBBL 05 – October 27th Round UP – Wins for Strikers, Thunder and Heat
In the latest round of the WBBL 05 there were wins for the Adelaide Strikers against Perth Scorchers, Sydney Thunder against Melbourne Stars and Brisbane Heat against Hobart Hurricanes today.
Back-to-back wins for Adelaide Strikers after McGrath masterclass
A Tahlia McGrath batting masterclass gave the Adelaide Strikers the win over the Perth Scorchers on Sunday.
Perth Scorchers 115 - 9
Adelaide Strikers 116 - 3
Result - Adelaide Strikers Women won by 7 wickets
McGrath's unbeaten 65 from 48 balls helped the Strikers chase the required 116 inside 15 overs.
Suzie Bates won the bat flip and elected to bowl at Allan Border Field, with the Strikers going on to restrict Perth to just 9/115.
Regular wickets fell, including important early breakthroughs from Sophie Devine (1/24) and Megan Schutt (1/14), having the Scorchers on the ropes at 2/7.
Sarah Coyte (2/18) and Suzie Bates (2/14) were brilliant with the ball, with a tight fielding effort from Adelaide putting pressure on Perth.
A shaky chase began with the loss of Bates (8) and Devine (duck) inside the first seven balls, while Bridget Patterson (7) followed soon after.
However a 94-run partnership between Lauren Winfield (24 not out) and McGrath was exactly what the Strikers needed to secure the win.
The Strikers have a 3-1 win-loss record and sit atop the rebel WBBL|05 table.
The Strikers will next take on the Brisbane Heat in Mackay on Saturday and Sunday. Both matches can be watched live on the CA Live app and Kayo.
Sydney Thunder beat Melbourne Stars by 4 wickets
Sydney Thunder beat Melbourne Stars by 4 wickets mainly thanks to top batting from Rachel Priest 45 and Alex Blackwell 45* - Madeline Penna 4-20 bowled exceptionally well in trying to prevent a Thunder win today.
Sydney Thunder 142 - 6
Melbourne Stars 141 - 5
Result - Sydney Thunder won by 4 wickets
Brisbane Heat beat Hobart Hurricanes by 5 wickets
Beth Mooney scored an impressive 44 Not Out and Amelia Kerr 29 Not Out to take Brisbane Heat to an emphatic 5 wicket win over Hobart Hurricanes, after Sammy-Jo Johnson 2-16 and Jess Jonassen 4-20 had bowled beautifully to restrict the Hurricanes to just 123-8 in their 20 overs - Heather Knight scoring 61* for the Hurricanes.
Brisbane Heat 124 - 5
Hobart Hurricanes 123 - 8
Result - Brisbane Heat won by 5 wickets
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