Twitter Reactions: Devine, Kapp, bowlers star as Perth Scorchers edge past Adelaide Strikers to claim maiden WBBL title
Scorchers' lifted their maiden WBBL glory on their home ground.
Updated - Nov 27, 2021 5:55 pm
The ultimate match of the Women’s Big Bash League saw action between Perth Scorchers and Adelaide Strikers where Scorchers won their maiden title by 12 runs to kick off their celebrations at home ground. Adelaide won the toss and started the game while bowling first. Sophie Devine and Beth Mooney gave a fine start to their team by pitching 35 and 19 runs respectively.
Heather Graham’s contribution in the middle turned out to be vital before she was knocked down by Amanda Wellington after giving 23 runs to her team. However, the best was yet to come for the side as South Africa Marizanne Kapp chimed in with a crucial and unbeaten 31 off 23.
It was due to complete effort from the batting setup that the table-toppers were able to put fine 146 runs on the board in their quota of 20 overs. Wellington, McGrath, Darcie Brown, and Megan Schutt picked one wicket each for the Strikers where Schutt had the best economy of 4.70 to offer on the day. As soon as Strikers went up to kick off their chase game, their openers in form of Katie Mack and Dane van Niekerk were sent back cheaply after scoring six runs each from their ends.
Here is how Twitter reacted to Perth Scorchers’ maiden WBBL victory
How good is this wife v wife battle!! #WBBL07
— Jem Nash (@JemNash95) November 27, 2021
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) November 27, 2021
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 27, 2021
What a night for women's sport in Australia!
– 15,511 people at Optus Stadium to see Perth Scorchers win the #WBBL07 final (biggest crowd at a WBBL Finals match)
– 36,109 at Stadium Australia for the Matildas' friendly against the USA.
Over 50,000 people. Incredible!#AUSvUSA
— Lachlan McKirdy (@LMcKirdy7) November 27, 2021
Marizanne Kapp is the player of the Final in orange.
Not magenta. 😒#WBBL07
— Mrinal (@mrinaaal) November 27, 2021
— Bala Yogesh (@Yo_Bala) November 27, 2021
— Avi 😉 (@Avadjoshi) November 27, 2021
What a moment for Bathurst's Lisa Griffith, lifting the #WBBL07 trophy with the Perth Scorchers and claiming a catch in the final!
— Alexander Grant 💉 (@AlexGrantOz) November 27, 2021
— neen (@Janine__Graham) November 27, 2021
And what a great support by their home crowd! They've turned in massive numbers to Perth!! Amazing evening out there. #WBBLFinal
— Srikanth (@G_Srikanth24) November 27, 2021
Heartbreak in Perth 💔
— Adelaide Strikers Fans (@StrikersBBLFans) November 27, 2021
Tahlia McGrath’s 36 in vain as Strikers failed to strike perfectly
However, the middle-order brought some light for the side which started stumbling right in the beginning. Laura Wolvaardt scored 25 runs off 28 deliveries before being sent back by Heather Graham. McGrath’s 36 off 29 was the brightest spot in their batting set up but it went in vain as her side remained 12 runs short of the glory.
Madeline Penna’s efforts were also vital towards the end as she put in 30 off 21 for the team’s cause. Apart from her batting wonder, Kapp had a wicket in her hand in the ultimate clash while Taneale Peshchel picked two wickets for her side while conceding at an impressive 5.80. Heather Graham also winded up her day with two wickets in hand.