Date and Day: 20 October 2019, Sunday.
Match 6 – Melbourne Stars Women v/s Hobart Hurricanes Women.
Time: 8:30 AM IST.
Venue: Junction Oval, Melbourne.
In the previous game between these two teams the Hobart Hurricanes came on top with excellent overall performance and games on consecutive days help a little in terms of preparation.
Melbourne Stars women’s team won the toss and opted to bowl first, but this decision didn’t prove to be that fruitful as the Hobart Hurricanes racked up 165 runs on the back of a steady 46 from Erin Fazackerley and a swashbuckling 46 off just 18 balls from Chloe Tyron changed the momentum of the game in Hurricane’s favor.
In the chase of 165, the Melbourne Stars lost two quick wickets upfront and the chase thus never got going, they kept losing wickets at regular intervals falling short of the total by 20 runs. For Hobart Hurricanes Belinda Vakarewa and Maisy Gibson picked up three wickets apiece.
Weather and Pitch Report
The weather forecast for the matchday is bright and sunny. The pitch isn’t likely to change much from the first game providing good batting surface and the new ball doing a bit. Batting first would help create scoreboard pressure.
Head to Head
In the previous five games, The Hobart Hurricanes women’s team has beaten Melbourne Stars women’s team thrice while losing two games. This game could well be a tough game if the Melbourne Stars top-order performs to their potential
Played- 5, HHW- 3, MSW- 2.
Melbourne Stars Women’s Squad
Lizelle Lee, Mignon du Preez, Alana King, Nicola Hancock, Annabel Sutherland, Angela Reakes, Nicole Faltum, Kristen Beams, Erin Osborne, Elyse Villani, Tess Flintoff, Emma Inglis, Lucy Cripps, Holly Ferling, Katey Martin, Chloe Rafferty.
Melbourne Stars Women’s Probable XI
Lizelle Lee, Mignon du Preez, Annabel Sutherland, Chloe Rafferty, Nicola Hancock, Kristen Beams, Erin Osborne, Elyse Villani, Emma Inglis, Katey Martin, Tess Flintoff.
Hobart Hurricanes Women’s Squad
Sasha Moloney, Emily Smith, Stefanie Daffara, Erin Fazackerley, Corinne Hall, Hayley Matthews, Meg Phillips, Katelyn Fryett, Brooke Hepburn, Heather Knight, Fran Wilson, Nicola Carey, Chloe Tyron, Maisy Gibson, Belinda Vakarewa, Tayla Vlaeminck.
Hobart Hurricanes Women’s Probable XI
Emily Smith, Stefanie Daffara, Erin Fazackerley, Corinne Hall, Tayla Vlaeminck, Maisy Gibson, Belinda Vakarewa, Heather Knight, Fran Wilson, Nicola Carey, Chloe Tyron.
Heather Knight, Fran Wilson, Nicola Carey, Chloe Tyron, Lizelle Lee, Mignon du Preez, Erin Osborne, Elyse Villani, Emma Inglis, Maisy Gibson.