WBBL 2022: Charli Knott's one-handed screamer sends Laura Wolvaardt packing

Adelaide Strikers defeated Brisbane Heat by 31 runs to clinch a win

Charli Knott
Charli Knott. (Photo Source: Twitter/cricket.com.au)
Vaishnavi Iyer


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The Women’s Big Bash League has been going on in full force, and there has been a very tough competition between a few teams for the top spot in the points table. Though there are 37 matches still to go before the semi-finalists are declared, all the teams are putting up great fights to prevail at the top, and their efforts are not just coming in with the bat and bowl, the fielding has been top-notch as well.

In the recently concluded game between Adelaide Strikers and Brisbane Heat, Australian player Charli Knott, who represents the Heat in the tournament, pulled off a brilliant piece of fielding, which led to Strikers’ Laura Wolvaardt walking back to the pavilion. Wolvaardt, who had been inching closer to a half-century chipped the ball for a boundary, but Knott’s one-handed catch led to her unexpected dismissal.

It was the 14th over of the first innings when Adelaide Strikers had been struggling at 98/3 when Amelia Kerr struck and removed the in-form Wolvaardt from the equation. Though it was Kerr who bowled the delivery and got the wicket, all the credits go to Charli Knott, who plucked a one-handed screamer out of nowhere and left everyone on the field stunned by her reflexes.

Charli Knott covered a good amount of distance as she ran towards the ball. The ball hit the edge of Wolvaardt’s bat and took an elevation. Just when it looked like Knott would stop the ball from going further toward the boundary, she dived forward and successfully completed a single-handed catch to send the batter packing.

Here's the video:

Adelaide Strikers dominated the second innings  

Speaking of how the game panned out, Strikers managed to post a total of 140/8 after losing plenty of wickets in the final few overs of the first innings. Though it seemed as if Brisbane Heat would chase it down, Megan Schutt and Darcie Brown stormed through Heat’s lineup, picked up four wickets each, and handed Strikers a 31-run victory. Brisbane Heat were dismissed for 109 runs within 17 overs as Adelaide Strikers bagged the crucial points.