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Sport Scorchers stun top-placed Thunder in WBBL

13:20  08 january  2018
13:20  08 january  2018 Source:   msn.com

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  Thunder crush Hurricanes in WBBL Sydney Thunder have taken a share of top spot in the WBBL after a dominant victory over the winless Hobart Hurricanes in Launceston.The Thunder cruised to the victory target with 3.4 overs to spare with their 3-116 built around a confident 64 from Haynes.

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.

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.

Perth Scorchers© AAP Image/Richard Wainwright Perth Scorchers The Perth Scorchers have stormed back into the WBBL top four after belting the top-of-the-table Sydney Thunder by eight wickets at the WACA.

England allrounder Nat Sciver's unbeaten 61 and some poor Thunder bowling including an alarming 20 wides allowed the Scorchers to comfortably reel in the visitors' 4-134 with 11 balls remaining.

They swiftly reversed Sunday's result between the two teams.

Sciver dominated from the outset as the Scorchers overcame the early direct-hit run-out of Elyse Villani, the competition's second-highest run-scorer, to snap the Thunder's five-match winning streak with relative ease.

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

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The visitors weren't at their best with the ball, particularly Nicola Carey, who endured a nightmare, just 24 hours after her death-over expertise was pivotal in the Thunder sneaking home by one run at Lilac Hill.

Her sole over on Monday leaked 27 runs, which included 14 wides and three Sciver boundaries as Perth's scoring rate motored past 10 an over.

Legspinner Maisy Gibson was the pick of the Thunder bowlers, snaring the dangerous Nicole Bolton (28) and conceding 18 off her four overs but the damage was done.

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  Big Bash: Brisbane Heat hand Perth Scorchers their first loss, with 49-run win at the Gabba The power hitter, a Test 12th man in 2011 who played his last ODI for Australia in 2014, resurrected a faltering Brisbane Heat innings from number six to set up the Scorchers' first defeat of the season.The power hitter, a Test 12th man in 2011 who played his last ODI for Australia in 2014, resurrected a faltering Brisbane Heat innings from number six to set up the Scorchers' first defeat of the season.

The Scorchers have overcame a batting masterclass from superstar Alex Blackwell to beat the WBBL ladder-leading Sydney Thunder in Perth.England allrounder Nat Sciver's unbeaten 61 and some poor Thunder bowling Strikers set Thunder 159 in BBL. Scorchers stun top - placed Thunder in WBBL .

Stafanie Taylor sent the Scorchers bowlers on a leather hunt at Lilac Hill by smashing 62 from 54 balls to guide the Thunder to a five wicket win.

The Thunder were also quite wasteful with the bat, squandering a gem of an innings from captain Alex Blackwell who smoked an unconquered 81 off 58 balls, a career-high and the best effort with the bat this season by any Thunder player.

Despite being in the losing side, Blackwell deservedly claimed player-of-the-match honours. She needed more from out-of-sorts West Indian skipper Stafanie Taylor who again was unable to break the shackles, soaking up 45 deliveries for her 31.

Returning from a back injury, English spearhead Katherine Brunt (1-13) was outstanding with the new ball.

Thunder prevail to hover atop WBBL .
Naomi Stalenberg hit her highest WBBL score to keep the Sydney Thunder in first place after a loose panel on the SCG roof delayed the start by an hour. A scintillating Naomi Stalenberg knock has pushed the Sydney Thunder two points clear at the top of the Women's BBL ladder.Players were forced from the field in the warm-up after a panel was dislodged in heavy winds, but Stalenberg did most of the damage after an hour-long delay for the visitors in her 41-ball 48 to chase down the Sixers' 113 in 19 overs.

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