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Sport Hurricanes stun Stars in WBBL

20:15  19 october  2019
20:15  19 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

Alyssa Healy believes WBBL05 will be 'strongest' competition yet

  Alyssa Healy believes WBBL05 will be 'strongest' competition yet The fifth season of the WBBL is set to bring even more fireworks.A number of nail-biting finishes and athletic feats across the WBBL04 semi-finals went viral as Aussie cricket fans tuned in for some incredible action.

Hurricanes put the Stars in a spin at Junction Oval. Hobart Hurricanes ’ new recruits have wasted no time making their mark, helping their team open After winning just two of 14 matches in WBBL |04, coach Salliann Briggs made a host of changes during the off-season and early signs suggest it may

Kevin Pietersen and Evan Gulbis played crucial hands as the Melbourne Stars finished a forgettable BBL campaign on a positive note.

Fran Wilson© Getty Images Fran Wilson The Hobart Hurricanes shape as one of the WBBL's big improvers after downing the Melbourne Stars by 20 runs in St Kilda.

The new-look Hurricanes, who went on a recruiting spree after tailing the competition last season, finished with a flurry to post 5-164 at CitiPower Centre before restricting their hosts to 9-144 on Saturday.

Player-of-the-match Belinda Vakarewa (3-27) ensured Melbourne's run chase started in the worst possible way when she trapped new Stars skipper Elyse Villani for a golden duck.

Former Thunder spinner Maisy Gibson (3-26) then found herself on a hat-trick in her first over after bowling the dangerous Mignon du Preez (12) and having Katey Martin caught for a duck to reduce the Stars to 4-36.

Perry, Sydney Sixers rock Thunder in WBBL

  Perry, Sydney Sixers rock Thunder in WBBL It's a different season but a familiar story as Ellyse Perry got the job done with bat and ball as the Sixers proved far too good for the Thunder in the WBBL.Last summer's record-breaker was named Player of the Match for an incredible 16th time on Friday, smoking 81 to pace the Sixers' 6-192 before snaring Thunder openers Rachel Priest and Naomi Stalenberg in her first over, finishing with 2-7 as the visitors were restricted to 9-143 in reply at North Sydney Oval.

Hobart Hurricanes ended their WBBL |03 campaign on a high note, Hayley Matthews leading the way with the bat then icing it with the ball to hold off the Stars .

Hobart Hurricanes secured a finals berth with a nail biting victory in the final over of the match against the Melbourne Stars at Blundstone Arena.

When hard-hitting Lizelle Lee (28) holed out, the Hurricanes looked home although some enterprising lower-order resistance from Erin Osborne (40) and 16-year-old Tess Flintoff (34no) gave the forlorn pursuit some credibility.

Earlier, opener Erin Fazackerley stroked 46 to create a decent launching pad for the Hurricanes before South African import Chloe Tryon bludgeoned an unbeaten 46 off just 18 balls, including three sixes.

When Fazackerley and Nicola Carey fell in successive deliveries to experienced tweaker Erin Osborne (2-44) mid-innings, the Stars had hopes of limiting the damage but a stunning late-innings acceleration from two off-season international recruits put the visitors back in the box seat.

Tryon provided the fireworks while Englishwoman Fran Wilson (29no) rotated the strike expertly, the pair adding an unbeaten 63 off just 27 balls for the sixth wicket to give Hobart match-turning momentum.

Kerr blast lifts Heat's WBBL title defence .
The Brisbane Heat were down for the count before all-rounder Amelia Kerr took the Hurricanes to the cleaners to help secure a WBBL win for the defending champs.A third successive defeat looked likely for the Heat who, chasing 124, slumped to 4-41 early and still required 29 off the last three overs.

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