Playing XI of Melbourne Stars – Lizelle Lee (wk), Angela Reakes, Katie Mack, Alana King, Erin Osborne, Mignon du Preez, Annabel Sutherland, Kristen Beams (c), Georgia Elwiss, Nicola Hancock, Holly Ferling
Playing XI of Perth Scorchers – Elyse Villani (c), Amy Ellen Jones (wk), Nicole Bolton, Heather Graham, Lauren Ebsary, Chloe Piparo, Kate Cross, Hayley Jensen, Hayleigh Brennan, Taneale Peschel, Emma King
Toss – Won by Melbourne Stars Women and elected to bowl first
1st Innings Summary – Put into bat first, Perth Scorchers batters were facing a lot of problems in scoring right from the beginning. As a result, the run-rate always remained very low and so was the total. For Melbourne Stars, captain Kristen Beams not only proved her decision right but also led her team’s bowling attack from front by conceding just 13 runs and taking three wickets in 3 overs.
2nd Innings Summary – Chasing the lowest total of the tournament so far, wicketkeeper opener Lizelle Lee and Katie Mack played sensibly by hitting strokes on loose balls and not taking unnecessary risks. Although bowlers showed great intend to pose a competition but the Perth Scorchers had posted a below par total and was unable to defend it.
Player of the match – Katie Mack for her 33-run innings including four 4s, laying down the foundation for the run chase of Melbourne Stars.
Perth Scorchers Women – 90/7 (20 overs)
Melbourne Stars Women – 91/6 (15.3 overs)
Result – Melbourne Stars Women won by 4 wickets
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