Match 20 – Hobart Hurricanes Women vs Perth Scorchers Women at Bellerive Oval, Hobart



Match 20 – Hobart Hurricanes Women vs Perth Scorchers Women at Bellerive Oval, Hobart

Playing XI of Hobart Hurricanes – Erin FazackerleySmriti MandhanaStefanie DaffaraHeather KnightCorinne HallSasha Moloney (c)Georgia Redmayne (wk)Veronica PykeRhiann O DonnellBrooke HepburnAlex Hartley

Playing XI of Perth Scorchers – Elyse Villani (c)Amy Ellen Jones (wk)Nicole BoltonHeather GrahamLauren EbsaryChloe PiparoKate CrossHayley JensenHayleigh BrennanTaneale PeschelEmma King

Toss – Won by Hobart Hurricanes Women and elected to bat first

1st Innings Summary – Making a quick start, Hobart Hurricanes made 59 runs in the batting powerplay as both the openers, Smriti Mandhana and Erin Fazackerley, played some brilliant shots before Mandhana got caught on the fifth ball of 6th over. But runs kept coming throughout the innings because each and every batter went for big shots and maintained strike rate of 100+ before getting out. Inspite of disciplined bowling by the opponents, Hobart Hurricanes reached a highly competitive total. Nicole Bolton was the most successful bowler for Perth Scorchers as she took three wickets and conceded just 20 runs in her four overs.

2nd Innings Summary – Perth Scorchers’ run chase saw the most well contested match of the tournament as the batters were well aware of the target and never allowed the required run rate to mount high. All-rounder Heather Graham and Chloe Piparo remained unbeaten as the scores were tied at the end of 20 overs.

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Yes!!! The match went into the super over. Nicole Bolton and Perth Scorthers’ skipper Elyse Villani batted and hammered 16 runs in the super over bowled by Brooke Hepburn. So, Hobart Hurricanes had the target of 17 runs to win the match. Smriti Mandhana and Heather Knight open for the chase as Heather Graham bowl for Perth Scorchers. Both the openers get caught out and the team could manage only 10 runs in the super over as Hobart Hurricanes loose the match to Perth Scorchers.

Player of the matchHeather Graham for her unbelievable all-round performance in all the three departments of the game. She took two wickets, made 44 runs in 30 balls and bowled brilliantly in the super over to ensure an another win to her team.

Brief scorecard:

Hobart Hurricanes Women – 173/7 (20 overs)

Perth Scorchers – 173/6 (20 overs)

Result – Match tied (Perth Schorchers Women won in Super Over)

Kanika Parineeta

‘Gully’ cricket player and close observer of Indian Cricket team and it’s matches. Straight forward and still socially admirable personality. Strong belief in teamwork and possess high leadership skills.

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