Playing XI of Melbourne Stars – Lizelle Lee (wk), Angela Reakes, Katie Mack, Erin Osborne (c), Mignon du Preez, Georgia Elwiss, Annabel Sutherland, Alana King, Nicole Faltum, Nicola Hancock, Holly Ferling
Playing XI of Adelaide Strikers – Suzie Bates (c), Sophie Devine, Tahlia McGrath, Bridget Patterson, Amanda Wellington, Tegan McPharlin (wk), Tabatha Saville, Megan Schutt, Sarah Coyte, Danielle Hazell, Alex Price
Toss – Won by Melbourne Stars Women and elected to bowl first
1st Innings Summary – Sophie Devine (46), Tegan McPharlin (41)* and Megan Schutt (16)* were the only three valuable contributions to the modest total of Adelaide Strikers. The batting collapse of the team included two run-outs and a very slow run-rate. Melbourne Stars’ skipper Erin Osborne seemed to be unplayable and Annabel Sutherland and Alana King also bowled quite economically. Although the bowlers gave away 15 extra runs to the opponents, Adelaide Strikers could not do much with the bat.
2nd Innings Summary – Opener Lizelle Lee played an explosive innings of 33 runs in 19 balls including three 4s and two 6s. Proving her decision right, Erin Osborne led her team from the front and added another half-century in her kitty and remained unbeaten till the target was achieved. Although Megan Schutt bowled beautifully but little did she got any support from the other end to defend a small total.
Player of the match – Erin Osborne as it was completely her day today. Having remarkable bowling figures (4-0-16-2) and 54-run innings off just 45 balls including four 4s and one 6.
Adelaide Strikers Women – 144/7 (20 overs)
Melbourne Stars Women – 145/6 (19.3 overs)
Result – Melbourne Stars Women won by 4 wickets
‘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.