Playing XI of Perth Scorchers – Meg Lanning (c), Amy Ellen Jones (wk), Heather Graham, Nicole Bolton, Lauren Ebsary, Chloe Piparo, Kate Cross, Taneale Peschel, Emma King, Piepa Cleary, Mathilda Carmichael
Playing XI of Sydney Thunder – Rachael Haynes, Rachel Priest (wk), Naomi Stalenberg, Harmanpreet Kaur, Alex Blackwell (c), Stafanie Taylor, Nicola Carey, Rene Farrell, Lisa Griffith, Belinda Vakarewa, Samantha Bates
Toss – Won by Sydney Thunder Women and elected to bowl first
1st Innings Summary – After a nail-biting thriller a day before, both the teams were up against each other once again. Put into bat first, Perth Scorchers’ last game’s hero, Meg Lanning could not do much and was bowled out by Lisa Griffith in 4th over of their batting innings. After a top order collapse, middle order batters Nicole Bolton and Lauren Ebsary did a 78-run vital partnership for fifth wicket before Rene Farrell bowled them out in the last over.
2nd Innings Summary – For Sydney Thunder, Rachael Priest continued her poor run and got out on the third bowl of the innings. Opener Rachael Haynes and captain Alex Blackwell played sensibly and put their team well on the track of successful run chase. But just after 10th over, both got out in quick succession making way for two new batters on the crease. With Harmanpreet Kaur and Stafanie Taylor in the middle, it seemed Sydney Thunder would comfortably reach the target well in time. But as it is rightly said, every day you have to make a new start; in-form Harmanpreet played an unconventional slow innings and for the first time in the tournament there was no four or six in her innings. Full credits to the bowlers for being able to restrict her successfully. As a consequence, Sydney Thunder Women lost another thriller against Perth Scorchers.
Player of the match – Nicole Bolton for building up a crucial partnership Lauren and making half-century while batting and taking two wickets while bowling
Perth Scorchers Women – 127/7 (20 overs)
Sydney Thunder Women – 124/5 (20 overs)
Result – Perth Scorchers Women won by 3 runs
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