Women’s Big Bash League 2019: Match 13, 14 and 15 – Round Up
The league witnessed some nerve-wracking run chases on Sunday.
Updated - Oct 27, 2019 1:43 pm
As all Indians across the world woke up to celebrate Diwali on a pretty amazing Sunday, the Women’s Big Bash League saw some brilliant run chases. All three games played on the day ended with the chasing team coming out triumphant and with three wins in four fixtures, Adelaide Strikers took the pole position in the points table.
Meg Lanning’s Scorchers registered a convincing win on Saturday, but stuttered batting first against the Strikers. They could put on only 115 runs in their 20 overs with Sarah Coyte returning with impressive figures of 3/18. Tahlia McGrath scored a fifty and remained unbeaten on 65 as Adelaide won the game with 32 balls and 7 wickets remaining.
Blackwell dishes Thunder out of a tricky position
The Syndey Thunder nearly escaped a defeat courtesy a brilliant performance from Alex Blackwell. Batting first, Proteas opener Lizelle Lee smashed a half-century alongside skipper Ellyse Villani, who scored a sturdy 52. Melbourne posted 141 runs batting first. The target wasn’t too big for the side and Thunder did get off to a fine start with Rachel Preist starring in the first 10 overs.
But a brilliant bowling rendition from Madeline Penna brought the Stars right back in the game and things got tight towards the end. But the experience of Alex Blackwell helped Thunder get out of the situation and win the game with two balls remaining. Blackwell remained unbeaten on 45 off 36 deliveries.
English skipper Heather Knight smashed a brilliant half-century for the Hobart Hurricanes but lack of support from the other end meant the team could put up only 123 runs batting first. Jess Jonassen starred with a breathtaking spell of 4/20 for the Heat. They lost some early wickets in the run chase but Beth Mooney and Kiwi youngster Amelia Kerr ensured they got over the line by the scruff of their neck.
Perth Scorchers Women vs Adelaide Strikers Women, Match 13
Perth Scorchers: 115/9 in 20 overs (Nicole Bolton 41, Natalie Sciver 26; Sarah Coyte 3/18)
Adelaide Strikers: 116/3 in 14.4 overs (Tahlia McGrath 65*)
Adelaide Strikers won by 7 wickets
Sydney Thunder Women vs Melbourne Stars Women, Match 14
Melbourne Stars: 141/5 in 20 overs (Ellyse Villaini 52, Lizelle Lee 50)
Sydney Thunder: 142/6 in 19.4 overs (Rachel Priest 45, Alex Blackwell 45*; Madeline Penna 4/20)
Sydney Thunder won by 4 wickets
Hobart Hurricanes Women vs Brisbane Heat Women, Match 15
Hobart Hurricanes: 123/8 in 20 overs (Heather Knight 61*; Jess Jonassen 4/20)
Brisbane Heat: 124/5 in 19.5 overs (Beth Mooney 44*, Amelia Kerr 29*)
Brisbane Heat won by 5 wickets