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Sport Scorchers strike down Thunder in WBBL

05:30  10 november  2019
05:30  10 november  2019 Source:

Lanning's last-ball six leads Scorchers to victory

  Lanning's last-ball six leads Scorchers to victory The Scorchers overcame rain and a Danni Wyatt to storm past the Renegades, thanks to Meg Lanning's heroics.Lanning smoked an unbeaten 44 off 24 balls to see the Scorchers home after inclement weather saw four separate rain delays and a revised target of 73 off seven overs under murky skies at the WACA on Friday night.

A brilliant performance with bat and ball has seen the Scorchers advance to their second consecutive WBBL final with victory over the Thunder .

It was a fitting clash for two of the WBBL 's current top four teams, with the Thunder prevailing by a solitary run over the Scorchers in a Lilac Hill thriller.

The giant-slaying Perth Scorchers have made it two wins from as many WBBL games in their weekend double-header after upsetting Sydney Thunder by seven runs.

Heather Graham of the Scorchers and Hannah Darlington of the Thunder during the WBBL Cricket match between the Perth Scorchers and the Sydney Thunder© AAP Image/David Mariuz Heather Graham of the Scorchers and Hannah Darlington of the Thunder during the WBBL Cricket match between the Perth Scorchers and the Sydney Thunder After surviving a last-ball thriller against the second-placed Adelaide Strikers on Saturday, the Scorchers held their nerve to down the top-placed Thunder on Sunday at Karen Rolton Oval.

Allrounder Heather Graham was the star with bat and ball.

After thumping two sixes in her undefeated 33 off 20 balls to lift the Scorchers to 5-151, player-of-the-match Graham snared 3-22 off four overs, her batting and bowling in the clutch crucial in each innings.

Melbourne Stars scorch Perth on the back of Lee ton

  Melbourne Stars scorch Perth on the back of Lee ton Lizelle Lee has launched the Melbourne Stars to a first victory of the WBBL season with 103 not out in a 20-run win against the Perth Scorchers at the WACA. Batting first, the Stars’ 3-155 was their largest total this campaign. It was anchored by a 59-run opening stand between Lee and skipper Elyse Villani and a 40-run partnership for the second wicket between Lee and Mignon Du Preez.© Getty Images Elyse Villani celebrates. Lee, with her second career WBBL century, held the innings together on Saturday and ensured a tough run chase.

Scorchers rebound with WBBL win over Stars. Meanwhile in Hobart Bates stars but Thunder hits Strikers . No.6 Georgia Elwiss struck 26 to top-score as six batters reached double figures. Meanwhile in Hobart, Sydney Thunder have cruised to a six-wicket win over the Strikers at Bellerive

Perth Scorchers moved to top-spot on the WBBL |02 ladder with a nail-biting four-run victory over the Sydney Thunder at Lilac Hill.

Despite missing captain Rachael Haynes (foot infection) and teenager Phoebe Litchfield (year 10 exams), the Thunder maintained a decent pace during much of the chase, which was set up by opener Naomi Stalenberg's quickfire 30.

Tahlia Wilson, in her first game in Thunder colours, top-scored with 47 not out and combined for a 57-run third-wicket union with stand-in skipper Alex Blackwell (29).

But after Blackwell departed, the task proved too tough for the Thunder, thanks largely to Graham's tight death bowling.

Graham's late flurry with the bat provided the polish to the foundation provided by Nat Sciver (37) and Georgia Redmayne (35) after the Scorchers had wobbled early.

Saturday's heroes Amy Jones and skipper Meg Lanning both fell for six.

Jones's stumps were rocked by a Shabnim Ismail thunderbolt and Lanning dragging on a wide one from Rene Farrell.

Sciver was the aggressor in her 59-run stand with Redmayne before Graham did the rest.

Ellyse Perry cleared of serious injury, set to be available for Australia's T20 World Cup campaign .
Ellyse Perry's shoulder injury is not as serious as first thought, allaying fears the outstanding all-rounder may have been in doubt for Australia's Women's T20 World Cup campaign on home soil next year. Perry sustained a low-grade injury to her AC joint in her right shoulder during the Sixers' WBBL two-wicket loss to Melbourne Renegades at Sydney's Drummoyne Oval yesterday.

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