Match 6 Summary: Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes – An amazing all-round performance from the young allrounder Nicolas Carey helped Hobart Hurricanes to win their second match in a row defeating Melbourne Stars again by 5 wickets at Melbourne on Sunday.
Winning the toss, Hobart decided to bowl. It was Stars’ new captain Villani and Lee who opened the inning. Villani started well with a couple of boundaries but sadly she couldn’t convert them into a big one as she was caught out in the bowling of Vakerawa. After her dismissal, Lee and Inglis tried their best to build innings but they were not successful as both the batters got out after getting 20’s. All credits to Carey who picked up both the wickets. The in-form batter Mignon du Preez who came next tried her best and played a cameo of 23 but failed again to convert the inning to a big one. This time it was Heather Knight who picked her wicket.
A lot of expectations were on Osborne sadly she was run out for 2. At the end with cameos from Flintoff and Sutherland, Melbourne Stars ended up scoring 136 for 7 in 20 overs. With the bowl, it was again Vakerawa and Carey who did a great job by restricting a strong batting line up like stars for just 137.
Chasing a below-par score, Hobart were off to a bad start as both the openers walked back into the pavilion in the first 2 overs. Hurricane were at 2 for 18, then the duo of Knight and Carey started to build the inning. Both had a partnership of 32 runs before Knight was given out lbw which was an error from the umpire. Following the wicket of Knight the upcoming batters Wilson and Hall did not give much support as they were dismissed by senior pro Beams. It seemed like all over for Hurricanes, then came the twist in the tale as the star from the previous match Chloe Tryon came to rescue for Hobart as she played a good supporting role to Carey who scored a match-winning and unbeaten Half Century of 60 runs including 7 boundaries. At one stage, it looked like the required run rate was going up, the duo did not let it go as both struck a 15 and 11 runs in 17th and 18th over which helped Hurricanes to chase the target within 19 overs. Tryon ended up scoring 23 not out. With the ball, spinners Osborne and Beams tried their best picking a couple of wickets but were not able to stop the dashing duo of Carey and Tryon.
On the whole, the new signings for Hurricanes have definitely changed the fortunes as they won the second match in a row and they top the points table too.
Summary: Match 6 @WBBL
Melbourne Stars Women: 136/7 (20)
L Lee: 25(21)
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Brief Scores: Stars 136 for 5 in 20 overs(Lee 25, Vakerawa 2 for 22) lost to Hurricanes 137 for 5 in 18.3 overs ( Carey 60*, Osborne 2 for 25) by 5 wickets.
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