WBBL05 Round up October 26th – Wins for Strikers, Sixers, Thunder and Scorchers
In the latest round of rebel WBBL05 matches, there were Wins for Adelaide Strikers over Hobart Hurricanes, Sydney Sixers over Melbourne Stars, Sydney Thunder over Melbourne Renegades and Perth Scorchers over Brisbane Heat
Adelaide Strikers beat Hobart Hurricanes by 3 runs
Some heart-stopping final minutes in a low-scoring affair went the way of the Adelaide Strikers as they defeated the Hobart Hurricanes at Allan Border Field on Saturday.
Adelaide Strikers 113 - 8
Hobart Hurricanes 110 - 7
Result - Adelaide Strikers won by 3 runs
Some fantastic bowling and a stunning batting cameo from Sarah Coyte (24 from 13 balls) gave the Strikers the edge, after heading into the match as underdogs.
Suzie Bates lost the toss for the first time in rebel WBBL|05, and her side was sent in to bat first.
A relatively disappointing batting effort for the Strikers was highlighted by debutante Lauren Winfield (23) and Coyte, who batted at nine and came out swinging.
Only four boundaries were struck by the Strikers on what proved to be a difficult batting deck, three of which made up most of Tahlia McGrath's 13.
Defending just 113, McGrath (1/12) was brilliant with the ball, while Megan Schutt (1/13) and Amanda-Jade Wellington (2/18) also played important, economical roles.
The Strikers managed to restrain the strong Hurricanes batting line-up, with the Hobart team needing 11 from the final over.
Sophie Devine (1/27) bowled the 20th, with a stunning Katie Mack catch on the rope from the penultimate ball, all but securing the win.
The Hurricanes needed five from the final ball or four to take the match to a super over, but managed only a single.
The Strikers will take on the Perth Scorchers on Sunday at Allan Border Field from 10:10am ACDT. The match can be viewed live on 7 Mate, Fox Cricket and Kayo.
Kapp claims hat trick in dominant Sixers win
Sixers South African seamer Marizanne Kapp claimed her first WBBL hat-trick in a dominant eight-wicket win over the Melbourne Stars on Saturday at Hurstville Oval.
Sydney Sixers 108 - 2
Melbourne Stars 107 - 9
Result - Sydney Sixers Women won by 8 wickets
Kapp joins her wife and teammate Dane van Niekerk to achieve the feat in magenta.
All three of her wickets came in succession finishing with 3-16 from her four overs. The Sixers restricting the Melbourne Stars to 9/107 and, in reply, achieved victory just two wickets down in the 18th over.
A superb run out by Sixers captain Ellyse Perry (1-17) and wicket taken by leg-spinner Dane van Niekerk (2-18) with her first ball in WBBL|05, were also highlights in the field for the Sixers.
Perry top-scored for the Sixers with 39 not out from 43 balls sharing a pivotal 53-run second wicket partnership with Ashleigh Gardner (32 from 35).
Alyssa Healy also made a quick fire 27 from 18 balls including two sixes.
Upcoming WBBL Match Details:
- Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Sixers, Saturday 2 January - WACA Ground (12:10pm WA time and 3:10pm Sydney time)
- Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars, Sunday 3 November (11:10am WA time and 2:10pm Sydney time)
Perth Scorchers beat Brisbane Heat by 9 wickets
Top batting from Meg Lanning(56) Amy Jones(60*) saw Perth Scorchers to a 9 wicket win over Brisbane Heat
Brisbane Heat 146 - 7
Perth Scorchers 147 - 1
Result - Perth Scorchers won by 9 wickets
Sydney Thunder hang on for a tense 3 run win over Melbourne Renegades
Sydney Thunder hung on for a tense 3 run win over Melbourne Renegades thanks to some great bowling from Shabnim Ismail 3-14 and Hannah Darlington 2-19
Sydney Thunder 132 - 8
Melbourne Renegades 129 - 8
Result - Sydney Thunder won by 3 runs
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