Playing XI of Hobart Hurricances – Erin Fazackerley, Smriti Mandhana, Hayley Matthews, Heather Knight, Stefanie Daffara, Corinne Hall, Georgia Redmayne (wk), Veronica Pyke, Sasha Moloney (c), Meg Phillips, Brooke Hepburn
Playing XI of Melbourne Stars – Lizelle Lee (wk), Angela Reakes, Katie Mack, Erin Osborne (c), Mignon du Preez, Alana King, Georgia Elwiss, Annabel Sutherland, Makinley Blows, Nicola Hancock, Holly Ferling
Toss – Won by Hobart Hurricanes Women and elected to bat first
1st Innings Summary – After getting out on a duck in the last match, Smriti Mandhana played a classical innings for her team and helped team quickly recover from the early blow of opener Erin Fazackerley. A 98-run partnership between Mandhana and Hayley Matthews helped the team get past 100-run mark even before ten overs. With valuable contributions from Heather Knight, Corinne Hall and Sasha Moloney, Hobart Hurricanes posted a formidable total on the scoreboard. Although there were two run outs in the innings but what is most important in T-20 format is runs; and run rate was never affected.
2nd Innings Summary – Chasing a big total, no batter of Melbourne Stars show the real intent to give competition to Hobart Hurricanes except opener Angela Reakes and middle order batter Annabel Sutherland who got starts but could not convert it into useful innings for the team. Heather Knight led the bowling attack and took three wickets by conceding just 10 runs in her 3-over bowling spell.
Player of the match – Smriti Mandhana for her fabulous innings of 69 runs from just 41 balls including thirteen 4s. Also, she reached her half century in just 24 balls providing a solid base to her team’s huge total
Hobart Hurricanes Women – 196/6 (20 overs)
Melbourne Stars Women – 124/10 (16.5 overs)
Result – Hobart Hurricanes Women won by 72 runs
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