WBBL: Wellington, Mack Star In Strikers’ Win Against Heat

Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - WBBL: Wellington, Mack star in Strikers' win against Heat. Katie Mack made an unbeaten 54.

WBBL: Wellington, Mack Star In Strikers’ Win Against HeatKatie Mack made an unbeaten 54.

Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers

A disciplined bowling effort followed by an unbeaten 54 off 48 by Katie Mack helped Adelaide Strikers beat Brisbane Heat by eight wickets at Mackay as they registered their fourth win on the trot. Strikers have 13 points from 11 matches and are currently fourth. Despite the loss, Heat remained No. 2 with 15 points.

Heat skipper Jess Jonassen opted to bat but her team couldn't get going on a wicket that wasn't best suited for the batters. Barring Laura Kimmince's 22* off 11 none of the batters scored at a strike rate in excess of 65, which restricted Heat to 94/7. Amanda Wellington finished with 2 for 21.

Courtney Sippel gave Heat some hope when she struck off successive deliveries in the second over to dismiss Dane van Niekerk and Laura Wolvaardt. But Mack and Tahlia McGrath put on an undefeated 88-run stand to take the Strikers over the line in the 17th over.

Brief scores: Brisbane Heat Women 94/7 in 20 overs (Laura Kimmince 22*, Mikayla Hinkley 15; Amanda Wellington 2-21) lost to Adelaide Strikers Women 98/2 in 16.2 overs (Katie Mack 54*, Tahlia McGrath 31*; Courtney Sippel 2-22) by 8 wickets.

Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder

In what was yet another low-scoring game, Sydney Thunder came up with a clinical effort to restrict Sydney Sixers to 94/6 before reaching the target in 15.2 overs. A third successive loss for the Sixers put their chances of further progression in jeopardy as they have only nine points from 12 games. Thunder moved up one position having been at the bottom of the table, extending the points tally to eight from 11 games.

Opting to bat, Sixers decided to change their batting order by moving Shafali Verma up to the opening position. However, a direct hit from Deepti Sharma found the Indian opener short of the crease as she was dismissed for 8. Alyssa Healy too struggled for her 7 off 16, While Nicole Bolton and Angela Reakes tried to assist Ellyse Perry (40* off 40), Sixers still failed to cross 100.

Thunder lost a couple of wickets inside the powerplay but Smriti Mandhana's 45 off 39 guided the team in the chase. She fell as the team closed in on the target but Thunder got home comfortably in the end.

Brief scores: Sydney Sixers Women 94/6 in 20 overs (Ellyse Perry 40*; Hannah Darlington 2-15, Isabelle Wong 2-27) lost to Sydney Thunder Women 96/4 in 15.2 overs (Smriti Mandhana 45; Lauren Cheatle 3-15) by6 wickets.

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