WBBL 2023: Adelaide Strikers, Sydney Sixers register thumping wins

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In Match 55 of WBBL 2023, Adelaide Strikers Women displayed a dominant performance, securing victory against Hobart Hurricanes Women by a substantial margin of 77 runs.

Adelaide Strikers’ easy win over Hobart Hurricanes Women

Put in to bat first, Adelaide Strikers opener Katie Mack (24 off 24) and Laura Wolvaardt (73 off 65) set the tone for their middle order. Tahlia McGrath (22 off 18) and Bridget Patterson (26 off 12) also made valuable contributions, propelling the team to a formidable total. Hobart Hurricanes Women bowlers faced a challenging task, with Nicola Carey being the most successful, claiming 2 wickets.

Chasing a target of 165, Lizelle Lee (10 runs) and Elyse Villani (13 runs) got starts but they failed to convert it into substantial scores. The Hurricanes’ batting order struggled against the relentless bowling attack of Adelaide Strikers, with McGrath’s impressive performance standing out. She picked 3 wickets for just 8 runs in her 2 overs, contributing significantly to her team’s success.

Sydney Sixers comprehensive victory over Sydney Thunder

In the second match of the day, Sydney Sixers Women annihilated Sydney Thunder Women by 9 wickets.

Winning the toss, Sydney Thunder opted to bat first. However, their innings faced a relentless challenge from the Sydney Sixers bowling attack. Heather Knight top-scored with 38 runs, while Ashleigh Gardner‘s impressive bowling figures of 4 wickets for 26 runs stood out. Sydney Thunder posted a total of 123/10 in 19.5 overs.

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Chasing a modest target, Sydney Sixers’ top order delivered a clinical performance. Skipper Ellyse Perry‘s commanding knock of 82 runs off 60 balls, including 10 fours and 3 sixes, played a pivotal role in the run chase. Suzie Bates and Gardner provided solid support to Perry, guiding their team to victory.

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This article was first published at WomenCricket.com, a Cricket Times company.


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