Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Clinical Strikers crush Hurricanes. Darcie Brown took 3 for 19 in Adelaide Strikers' win.
Darcie Brown took 3 for 19 in Adelaide Strikers' win.
Hobart Hurricanes Women vs Adelaide Strikes Women
Adelaide Strikers put on a clinical show with both bat and ball to pick up an easy win over Hobart Hurricanes on Saturday (November 13). The 48-run win keeps them in the hunt for a playoff spot in this year's WBBL. Hurricanes initially made the ideal start after opting to bowl as Tayla Vlaeminck breached Katie Mack's defence but the South African pair of Laura Wolvaardt and Dane van Niekerk steadied the innings with a 49-run stand which was then followed by another crucial stand of 39.
However, Strikers were in need of a powerful finish in order to post a substantial total which was provided by Bridget Patterson. She joined forces with Tahlia McGrath after Van Niekerk's dismissal as the two batters added 54 runs off just 35 balls. The strong finish was then followed by an excellent start to the second innings as Darcie Brown managed to remove both the Hurricanes openers.
Mignon du Preez consolidated for a while but the moment she was dismissed by McGrath, Hurricanes collapsed. Nicola Carey and Richa Ghosh were dismissed off successive deliveries and as a result, the Hurricanes lost half their side by the tenth over. They never recovered from that collapse and were eventually bowled out for a paltry 94 to succumb to their eighth loss of the season – the most for any team this season.
Brief scores: Adelaide Strikers Women 142/4 in 20 overs (Dane van Niekerk 44, Tahlia McGrath 38*; Molly Strano 2-23) beat Hobart Hurricanes Women 94 in 18.2 overs (Mignon du Preez 21; Darcie Brown 3-19, Amanda Wellington 2-15) by 48 runs