Two big wins for different reasons in WBBL

YESTERDAY’S action in the WBBL saw the Stars get back on the winners list and Adelaide make a massive statement.

Stars back on winners list with win over Perth

In the first match of the day the Melbourne Stars returned to the winners list with a seven run win over the Perth Scorchers.

The Stars batted first and made 7/154 from their 20 overs, before the Scorchers could only make 9/147 from theirs.

The Stars win is even more impressive when it is noted that the score was all centred in really only two partnerships – a 61 run second wicket partnership between Alice Capsey and Sophie Reid, and a 71 run sixth wicket partnership between Annabel Sutherland and Nicole Faltum.

Sutherland top scored for the Stars with 49, while Capsey made 31.

Meanwhile for the Scorchers both Sophie Devine and Lilly Mills took two wickets each.

In reply the Scorchers kept losing wickets very consistently and were unable to put together any substantial partnerships.

Maddy Darke top scored with 45, while only three other batters made a double figure score.

Meanwhile Sophie Day picked up four wickets for the Stars, while Sutherland and Capsey picked up two wickets each.

Strikers cool down Heat

In the second match of the day the Adelaide Strikers picked up a massive win, downing the in-form Brisbane Heat by 59 runs.

The Strikers made 4/148 from their 20 overs, before the Strikers’ bowlers turned the heat up and rolled the visitors for 89 inside 60 overs.

Adelaide had a slow start to its innings, but once Bridget Patterson and Madeline Penna got to work, things really turned around for the home side and they went from 3/44 to 4/144 in 11.4 overs. Patterson top scored with 70, while Penna made 36 not out.

On the other side of the equation Nicola Hancock and Jess Jonassen were the only wicket takers, with each picking two wickets.

In the chase it was a dominant performance from the Strikers’ bowlers. The biggest Heat partnership was 29 runs as many of the partnerships were single figures.

Top scorer for the Heat was Jonassen with 22, while Megan Schutt and Amanda-Jade Wellington both took three wickets each.

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