Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Sensational Kim Garth sinks Sydney Thunder. Garth, who had figures of 3-3-0-3 at one stage, helped Melbourne Stars to a 12-run win in a low-scoring encounter.
Garth, who had figures of 3-3-0-3 at one stage, helped Melbourne Stars to a 12-run win in a low-scoring encounter.
Melbourne Stars v Sydney Thunder
In a low-scoring WBBL game, Melbourne Stars Women eked out a 12-run win over Sydney Thunder Women at the Aurora Stadium in Launceston. Thunder could aggregate just 96 while chasing down a target of 109. Kim Garth, the all-rounder, was the star of the show, ending up with impressive figures of 3 for 11. In fact, at a point in time, she had astounding figures of 3-3-0-3, as Thunder were reduced to 12 for 4. Deepti Sharma (44*), Anika Learoyd (21) and Hannah Darlington (17*) tried to resurrect the innings but the trio had too much to do. Annabel Sutherland and Sophie Day also took a wicket each. Earlier, Elyse Villani (52) and Maia Bouchier (31), who made her T20I debut for England this year, played crucial hands for Stars. However, Stars did suffer a mini collapse as they slipped from 81 for 2 to 108 for 7. Stars are currently placed fifth on the table with five points while Thunder continue to be the bottom-placed side.
Brief scores: Melbourne Stars Women 108/7 in 20 overs (Elyse Villani 52; Isabelle Wong 2-19) beat Sydney Thunder 96/5 in 20 overs (Deepti Sharma 44*; Kim Garth 3-11) by 12 runs.
Hobart Hurricanes v Brisbane Heat
Grace Harris (57*), Mikayla Hinkley (49*) and the bowlers powered Brisbane Heat Women to a convincing eight-wicket win over Hobart Hurricanes. Heat overhauled the total of 133 in the 19th over. At 52 for 2, the pair of Harris and Hinkley joined forces and played with freedom to shut the door on the opposition. Harris cracked five fours and two sixes while Hinkley clubbed five boundaries and one six. Courtney Sippel and Jess Jonaseen also were the cornerstones of the win as the duo shared six spoils to restrict Hurricanes. Meanwhile, Ruth Johnston (47) was the top scorer for Hurricanes. The game also saw Laura Kimmince plucking a blinder at backward point to send Nicola Carey back to the hut. Hurricanes have slotted in at the seventh position on the table with Heat perched on the top of the table.
Brief scores: Hobart Hurricanes 132/8 in 20 overs (Ruth Johnston 47; Jess Jonassen 3-14) lost to Brisbane Heat 138/2 in 18.3 overs (Grace Harris 57*; Nicola Carey 2-17) by eight wickets.