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Sport Strikers stretch lead in WBBL, douse Heat

14:10  02 november  2019
14:10  02 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

Kerr blast lifts Heat's WBBL title defence

  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.

Inspired by a superb unbeaten century from Sophie Devine, the Adelaide Strikers knocked off Hobart Hurricanes by seven wickets in today’s WBBL clash.

Brisbane Heat secured a semi-final spot by beating the Adelaide Strikers in a super over at the Gabba.

Suzie Bates (left) and Bridget Patterson (right)© AAP Suzie Bates (left) and Bridget Patterson (right) The Adelaide Strikers have stretched their lead at the top of the WBBL table after a dominant eight-wicket win over the Brisbane Heat at Harrup Park in Mackay.

Chasing 139 for victory on Saturday night, Heat pace bowler Sammy Jo-Johnson picked up the big scalp of Sophie Devine (1) early before a second wicket partnership of 41 between skipper Suzie Bates and allrounder Tahlia McGrath set the game up initially for the Strikers.

Twin half-centuries to Bates and Patterson in an unbeaten third-wicket partnership of 96 were not able to be broken by the Heat's bowling attack with Amelia Kerr (1-24) and Johnson (1-23) the best for the home side with the ball.

Healy, Perry in world-record WBBL spree

  Healy, Perry in world-record WBBL spree The power of Alyssa Healy and sheer class of birthday girl Ellyse Perry saw records tumble as the Sixers dominated the Melbourne Stars in WBBL. Healy (106 not out off 53 balls) and Perry (87 not out off 68) were in another stratosphere, taking the Sixers to 0-199 in their innings at the WACA on Sunday.

Brisbane Heat openers Beth Mooney and Kirby Short put on a century opening stand to chase down the Strikers ’ 5-139 in just 15 overs.

A scintillating bowling display got things going, and Beth Mooney finished the job at Adelaide Oval as Heat powered to a nine-wicket win.

Earlier an opening partnership of 56 between Beth Mooney and Grace Harris looked to have gotten the Heat off to a good start before Devine broke the opening stand.

Mooney anchored the innings despite losing partners along the way with a 49-ball knock of 73. Strikers spinner Amanda Wellington spun out the Heat middle order with 2-29 and allrounder McGrath grabbed the big wicket of Mooney just as the Heat were about to accelerate their innings.

Reliable Strikers quicks Sarah Coyte (2-22) and Megan Schutt (2-29) cleaned up the tail restricting the Heat to a modest total of 139.

Devine gets Strikers back on top in WBBL .
It was Sophie Devine's day in Adelaide as the superstar Kiwi produced a flurry of sixes to stun the Stars Devine delighted the crowd and rocked the Stars by going 6-6-6-6-6 off the last five balls of the Strikers' innings to power her side to 4-164.

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