Match 23 – Melbourne Stars Women vs Adelaide Strikers Women at Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide, South Australia

 

Match 23 – Melbourne Stars Women vs Adelaide Strikers Women at Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide, South Australia

Playing XI of Melbourne Stars – Lizelle Lee (wk)Angela ReakesKatie MackErin Osborne (c)Mignon du PreezGeorgia ElwissAnnabel SutherlandAlana KingNicole FaltumNicola HancockHolly Ferling

Playing XI of Adelaide Strikers – Suzie Bates (c)Sophie DevineTahlia McGrathBridget PattersonAmanda WellingtonTegan McPharlin (wk)Tabatha SavilleMegan SchuttSarah CoyteDanielle HazellAlex 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 matchErin 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.

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Brief scorecard:

Adelaide Strikers Women – 144/7 (20 overs)

Melbourne Stars Women – 145/6 (19.3 overs)

Result – Melbourne Stars Women won by 4 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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