Rain reductions bring nail biters in the Harbor City

NEW South Wales has survived a nail biter to defeat South Australia by just seven runs in its penultimate match of the WNCL season.

After making 4/142, the Breakers then restricted the Scorpions to only 5/135 in a rain reduced clash in Sydney.

The match was reduced to 22 overs per side, but without a 65 run second wicket partnership between Tahlia Wilson and Georgia Adams, things could have been a lot worse for the Breakers. This partnership was in contrast to partnerships of 16, 29, 10 and 12.

Wilson was the star of the innings up the top of the order, making 57 and seeing out all but an over and a half of the innings. Next on the list was Adams, who smashed four fours and a six on her way to 34.

Meanwhile for South Australia Amanda-Jade Wellington was the pick of the bowlers with two wickets, while Madeline Penna and Anesu Mushangwe picked up a wicket each.

In reply, the fact that it was a reduced overs match did not help South Australia, as the Scorpions were unable to go at the pace required to reach the target, while also losing wickets at just the wrong time.

Penna’s 57 not out, which included four fours and a six, was a rare shining light as only two other batters were able to reach a double figure score. South Australia’s next best was Emma De Broughe with 32 at the top of the order.

Meanwhile for NSW Sammy-Jo Johnson was the pick of the Breakers’ bowlers with two wickets, while Hannah Darlington, Sarah Coyte and Jade Allen picked up a wicket each.

Neither of these teams can make the WNCL Final, but will want to finish their seasons on a high when they play each other again in their final matches of the season.

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