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SportThunder, Stars share spoils in WBBL clash

21:27  05 january  2019
21:27  05 january  2019 Source:

Thunder nailed by scorching WBBL run chase

Thunder nailed by scorching WBBL run chase Elyse Villani sustained a suspected hamstring injury but otherwise it was the Scorchers' day at Lilac Hill as the Thunder's WBBL winning streak came to an end.

India allrounder Harmanpreet Kaur starred for the Thunder as the reigning champions downed the Stars in the Border Bash.

A superb bowling performance set the tone before Rachael Haynes led the chase as the Thunder rolled to an eight-wicket win over the Melbourne Stars .

Thunder, Stars share spoils in WBBL clash © AAP Image Stars players celebrate after dismissing Thunder's Naomi Stalenberg

The Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Stars were forced to share the points after bad weather forced a no result in the WBBL match in front of 796 brave fans at Bankstown.

The Thunder had blasted 3-92 from 10 overs when hail and rain forced players off the ground and ultimately led to play being abandoned.

Opener Rachael Haynes hit 21 before Harmanpreet Kaur (21no) and Alex Blackwell (20no) got the scoring rate motoring.

Holly Ferling (2-21) dismissed both openers and was the pick of the bowlers for the Stars who conceded 17 wides and were well behind in the game.

Players had initially gone off in the third over before the skies cleared momentarily.

Play was reduced to 14 overs apiece only for the heavens to intervene again.

Sixers WBBL title favourites despite loss.
Minor premiers Sydney Sixers have suffered a five-wicket loss to Melbourne Stars in their dead-rubber finish to the WBBL season.

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