Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - WBBL: Poonam Yadav stars in Brisbane Heat's win. Poonam Yadav finished with figures of 3/17.
Poonam Yadav finished with figures of 3/17.
Sydney Thunder Women vs Brisbane Heat Women
Poonam Yadav's three-wicket haul and Georgia Redmayne's 45-ball 57 helped Brisbane Heat defeat Sydney Thunder by five wickets at the Adelaide Oval. Having restricted Thunder to 143/7, Heat reached the target in 18.2 overs to register their fifth win in nine games. They currently have 11 points, with their latest win helping them move up to the second position. Thunder, on the other hand, are at the bottom of the table with only five points from eight matches.
Opting to bat, Thunder got off to a positive start thanks to Smriti Mandhana, who struck a 24-ball 37 that included six fours and a six. But Yadav's double-wicket first over, in which she dismissed Mandhana and Corinne Hall, started Thunder's slide despite Phoebe Litchfield batting well at one end. With Charli Knott sending Deepti Sharma back and Yadav dismissing Litchfield for a 32-ball 40, Thunder were 99/5 in the 14th over. Skipper Hannah Darlington and Sammy-Jo Johnson were the other two batters who entered double digits, helping Thunder finish with 140-plus.
Redmayne powered the Heat chase with a well-paced innings, scoring seven fours during her stay. She received good support from Georgia Voll (25) and Mikayla Hinkley (33) as they kept their team on track. Although Redmayne eventually fell to Deepti and Darlington picked up a few wickets, it did not affect Heat's finish as they got over the line in the penultimate over.
Brief scores: Sydney Thunder Women 143/7 in 20 overs (Phoebe Litchfield 40, Smriti Mandhana 37; Poonam Yadav 3-17) lost to Brisbane Heat Women 144/5 in 18.2 overs (Georgia Redmayne 57, Mikayla Hinkley 33; Hannah Darlington 3-21) by 5 wickets.
Melbourne Stars Women vs Melbourne Renegades Women
Harmanpreet Kaur and Sophie Molineux led a clinical show with the ball, which was followed by 40s from Jemimah Rodrigues and Carly Leeson as Renegades registered a facile win over Stars in the Melbourne derby. With 15 points after seven wins in 10 games, Renegades are sitting pretty at the top of the table with a four-point lead. The Stars, meanwhile, have nine points from 10 games, and currently occupy the fifth position.
Opting to bat, the Stars were off to a slow start with early wickets not helping their cause. They slipped to 41/4 in the ninth over, and following a mini revival through a 42-run stand for the fifth wicket between Kim Garth (32) and Erin Osborne (29), they suffered a monumental collapse. At 83/4 in the 16th over, Stars would have been aiming to finish with a respectable total by capitalising in the death. But that was not to be as Molineux and Harmanpreet struck at regular intervals and the Stars ended up losing their last six wickets for only 20 runs to be bowled out for 103.
Evelyn Jones fell early in the chase, bowled by Tess Flintoff for a duck. But the 81-run partnership between Rodrigues and Leeson put the game firmly in Renegades' control. Rodrigues struck six fours for her 38-ball 45 while Leeson hit five fours in her 33-ball stay for 41. Although both were dismissed by Garth, Renegades got over the line comfortably, with Harmanpreet scoring 12 not out.
Brief scores: Melbourne Stars Women 103 in 20 overs (Kim Garth 32, Erin Osborne 29; Harmanpreet Kaur 3-22, Sophie Molineux 2-10) lost to Melbourne Renegades Women 104/3 in 14.1 overs (Jemimah Rodrigues 45, Carly Leeson 41; Kim Garth 2-23) by 7 wickets.
Hobart Hurricanes Women vs Perth Scorchers Women
Marizanne Kapp, Lilly Mills and Sophie Devine led a clinical bowling show which set up Perth Scorchers' five-wicket victory against Hobart Hurricanes at the WACA. Kapp picked up four wickets, Mills three and Devine bagged a couple to bowl the Hurricanes out for 96. The Scorchers did struggle a bit in the chase, with Tayla Vlaeminck picking up three wickets, but the lack of scoreboard pressure meant that they got over the line with 4.3 overs to spare.
Opting to bat, Hurricanes were in dire straits as they were reduced to 19/6 inside seven overs, with Kapp and Devine doing the damage at the top. None of Hurricanes's top six entered double digits, leaving their side staring at the possibility of registering the lowest total in the WBBL. Ruth Johnston, however, helped the Hurricanes avoid that ignominy with a hard-fought 38 off 40 before Mills cleaned up the tail.
Despite their batters scoring at a good rate, the Scorchers lost wickets regularly as well, but Chloe Piparo's 29 off 33 ensured the chase remained on track. Kapp also contributed with the bat, scoring 18 not out off 15 as the Scorchers reached the target in the 16th over. The Scorchers are now third on the points table with 11 points from nine matches, with Heat – placed second – only marginally ahead on NRR.
Brief scores: Hobart Hurricanes Women 96 in 20 overs (Ruth Johnston 38; Marizanne Kapp 4-10, Lilly Mills 3-18) lost to Perth Scorchers Women 99/5 in 15.3 overs (Chloe Piparo 29, Marizanne Kapp 18*; Tayla Vlaeminck 3-21) by 5 wickets.