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Sport Devine innings secures Strikers win

07:15  07 december  2019
07:15  07 december  2019 Source:   radionz.co.nz

Smith breaks 73-year Test run record

  Smith breaks 73-year Test run record Steve Smith has gone past Don Bradman's mark of 6996 Test runs and broken a 73-year record in the process. Smith reached the 7000-run milestone on Saturday afternoon in Adelaide with his 23rd run against Pakistan as Australia raced to a massive first-innings score.

Last updated 17:08 12/01/2019 GETTY IMAGES Sophie Devine plays a cut during her match- winning innings in Alice Springs on Saturday. GETTY IMAGES Suzie Bates chimed in with 22 at the top of the Strikers order.

Sophie Devine hit four sixes in an unbeaten 72 as the Adelaide Strikers defeated the Melbourne Renegades at Karen Rolton Oval.

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New Zealand all-rounder Sophie Devine has produced another player-of-the-match performance, guiding her Adelaide Strikers team to an eight-wicket win over the Perth Scorchers in the Australian women's Big Bash cricket semi-final.

Adelaide won the toss at Allan Border Field in Brisbane, and restricted Perth to 126-7.

Devine grabbed 2-23 from her four overs, including the prize wicket of Meg Lanning for one. She also bowled Jemma Barsby for 31, and ran out Heather Graham for six with a direct throw from long on.

Adelaide were under pressure early in their chase, when Devine's fellow Kiwi and opener Susie Bate was run out for one after just two overs. But the 30-year-old right-hander dug in to anchor her team to victory, her unbeaten 65 coming off 46 balls and including eight fours and a six.

Adelaide cruised to victory, reaching 130-2 in 18.1 overs. They will meet the winner of the second semi-final between the Melbourne Renegades and Brisbane Heat.

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.

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