Devine strikes down Thunder in WBBL
It's gone from bad to worse for the Sydney Thunder who've been undone in Wollongong by the brilliance of Adelaide dynamo Sophie Devine in their WBBL clash. Chasing the Thunder's modest 4-112, Devine was the difference, timing the chase to perfection with a measured, unbeaten 62 off 58 balls as the Strikers won on Wednesday with five deliveries to spare.
An all-round display from the Sydney Sixers was too much for the Adelaide Strikers at Adelaide Oval.
Inspired by a superb unbeaten century from Sophie Devine, the Adelaide Strikers knocked off Hobart Hurricanes by seven wickets in today’s WBBL clash.
Adelaide Strikers have moved to outright top spot on the WBBL ladder after thumping Sydney Sixers by eight wickets at Hurstville Oval.
Sophie Devine (46 not out) ensured the Strikers made light work of the Sixers' paltry 9-93, slashing the winning runs with 29 deliveries to spare on Saturday.
Devine's unbeaten knock, which secured the Strikers' first-ever victory over the Sixers in 10 attempts, also moved her to the top of this season's run-scoring leaderboard with 639 runs at 79.88, leapfrogging Brisbane's Beth Mooney (622 at 69.11).
Adelaide lose injured import in WBBL
Star import Stafanie Taylor has suffered a knee injury while playing for the West Indies and won't return to Adelaide for the Strikers WBBL campaign.Taylor played the first two WBBL matches this season before departing for the Windies' one-day series against India, when she sprained a knee ligament.
The Sydney Sixers have extended their lead at the top of the WBBL ladder after beating the Adelaide Strikers by eight runs. After posting 4-147, the reigning champions defended grandly at Adelaide Oval with some clever bowling in the clutch restricting the Strikers to 8-139. Solid total: Erin Burns of the
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After captain Suzie Bates (one) was castled in the first over, Devine and Tahlia McGrath (30) combined for a 71-run second-wicket union to put the result beyond doubt.
Earlier, player-of-the-match Sarah Coyte (a career-best 3-9 from four overs) and Megan Schutt (2-12 from four) proved lethal and economical with the ball.
Schutt started the rot when Alyssa Healy shovelled her straight down Devine's throat at deep backward square leg for a fifth-ball duck, the fourth time in her past five knocks that Healy has succumbed in the first over.
Schutt then skittled Ash Gardner (one) to make it 2-4 before Coyte cleaned up the middle order to put the Sixers on the canvas, where they remained despite the best efforts of South Africans Marizanne Kapp (20) and Dane van Niekerk (19).
Scorchers smash Perry-less Sixers in WBBL
The Sixers are doing it tough without their injured superstar Ellyse Perry, slumping to a big loss to the Scorchers and conceding third spot.Nat Sciver scored 52 off 37 balls to help the Scorchers post 5-152 from their 20 overs.
The Sydney Sixers will play cross-town rivals the Sydney Thunder in the Rebel WBBL final after thumping the Hobart Hurricanes by 10 wickets.
Alyssa Healy and Ashleigh Gardner led the Sydney Sixers to a 33 run victory against arch rivals Sydney Thunder at Spotless Stadium. Sixers claim WBBL |01 Sydney Smash - Продолжительность: 10:17 cricket.com.au 169 445 просмотров.
With their fifth successive defeat - the last four of them without star captain Ellyse Perry (shoulder injury) - the Sixers have dipped to 6-7 and out of the top four, replaced earlier in the day by Melbourne Renegades who won a thriller against Melbourne Stars.
The Sixers need to bounce back against the Strikers tomorrow and pray Sydney Thunder get over the fourth-placed Renegades (7-6) plus run-rate in the earlier game to have any hope of avoiding missing the finals for the first time.
Meanwhile, Saturday's win saw the Strikers (10-3) move ahead of the Heat (9-4) ahead of Sunday's final round of matches.
The Strikers can secure top spot and home-ground advantage in the finals by beating the Sixers again but a loss would leave the door ajar for the Heat to reclaim the No.1 mantle by beating the Stars in St Kilda.
Brisbane Heat beat Adelaide Strikers by six wickets in WBBL final at Allan Border Field .
Playing in front of a sold-out home crowd in Brisbane, the Heat show why they are the dominant force in women's domestic T20 cricket with victory over the Strikers in the final.Heat opener Beth Mooney was a stand-out with the bat in front of a sell-out crowd, making an unbeaten 56 from 45 deliveries as the Heat successfully chased down the victory target of 162 with 11 balls to spare.