WBBL | Perth Scorchers Lose to Adelaide Strikers by three runs
The Perth Scorchers have suffered a nail-biting loss to the Adelaide Strikers, going down by three runs at North Sydney Oval today, Sunday 22 November.
Perth Scorchers Women 156/7 (20)
Adelaide Strikers Women 159/6 (20)
Adelaide Strikers won by 3 runs
After winning the toss and electing to field, Sarah Glenn was magnificent with ball and finished with 4-18 from her four overs.
The English leg spinner has emerged as one of the leading wicket takers in the tournament with 16 wickets at a miserly economy of just 6.04 runs per over.
Samantha Betts (1-21) was again important throughout the middle overs and helped restrict the Strikers to 6-159 from their 20 overs.
In response Sophie Devine (57) and Beth Mooney (60) blasted their second successive century stand to have the balance of the game in Perth’s favour.
The pair looked untroubled at the crease and sailed to 0-118, with the deficit sitting at 42 when the skipper was dismissed in the 14th over.
Needing seven an over through the final six, regular wickets cruelled all Scorchers momentum.
A four from the final ball would have sent the game to a Super Over but it wasn’t to be, with Perth going down by three runs.
The Scorchers will await the results of the Sydney Sixers game against the Melbourne Stars to determine their place in the finals.
After the match, Sophie Devine said;
“It’s disappointing not to be able to finish the job but our finals hopes are still alive, and we’ve got to stay positive.
“Fingers crossed we can get in that final four and if we do get in, we back our team to do the job in pressure situations.
“We’ll be watching the next game and keeping an eye on that run rate.”