Match 22 – Sydney Thunder Women vs Hobart Hurricanes Women at Manuka Oval, Canberra


Match 22 – Sydney Thunder Women vs Hobart Hurricanes Women at Manuka Oval, Canberra

Playing XI of Sydney Thunder – Rachel Priest (wk)Stafanie TaylorNaomi StalenbergAlex Blackwell (c)Harmanpreet KaurNicola CareyRene FarrellSamantha BatesMaisy GibsonBelinda VakarewaRachael Haynes

Playing XI of Hobart Hurricanes – Smriti MandhanaErin FazackerleyStefanie DaffaraHeather KnightCorinne HallGeorgia Redmayne (wk)Sasha Moloney (c)Veronica PykeRhiann O DonnellBrooke HepburnAlex Hartley

Toss – Won by Sydney Thunder Women and elected to bowl first

1st Innings Summary – Put into bat first, Smriti Mandhana and Erin Fazackerley opened for Hobart Hurricanes. Both of them adopted aggressive approach, as a result of which, 56 runs were made in the first six overs of compulsory batting powerplay. Although, both the openers went back to pavilion by the end of 8th over, the run-rate was maintained till 16th over with all the upper order batters contributing valuable runs. Stafanie Taylor’s 17th over changed the scenario as, first, she caught and bowled Georgia Redmayne and then got set-batter Heather Knight caught out by Rachael Haynes in a space of five balls. Eventually, only 19 runs were made in the last three overs. 

2nd Innings Summary – Sydney Thunder lost an early wicket as opener Rachael Haynes was caught out on the last ball of first over. But following that, Rachael Priest and Naomi Stalenberg did a 74-run quick partnership before the former became victim of Heather Knight. Harmanpreet Kaur could not stay long but was able to maintain 100+ strike rate as she struck two 4s in her short innings of 13 runs. Captain Alex Blackwell and Stafanie Taylor did the winning partnership as Sydney Thunder reached at the top spot in the points table with this win.

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Player of the matchStafanie Taylor for her all-round performance as she took three wickets and made 20 valuable runs in 15 balls in the end.

Brief scorecard:

Hobart Hurricanes Women – 153/9 (20 overs)

Sydney Thunder Women – 156/4 (17.2 overs)

Result – Sydney Thunder Women won by 6 wickets

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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