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WBBL: Harmanpreet's Fifty Helps Thunder Attain Double Over Strikers

Cricketnext Staff |December 16, 2018, 8:54 AM IST
WBBL: Harmanpreet's Fifty Helps Thunder Attain Double Over Strikers

Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur once again lit up the Women’s Big Bash League as her half-century helped Sydney Thunder complete the double over Adelaide Strikers on Sunday morning.

Chasing 146 runs, Thunder did not have a great start as previous game’s player of the match Rachael Priest for nought. Naomi Stalenberg was dismissed the very next over, putting Strikers in a commanding position. But Stefanie Taylor held the fort at the other end, with Alex Blackwell adding 27 from 22 balls before she was removed by New Zealand all-rounder Sophie Devine.

Kaur came into the crease with her side needing 93 runs from 11 overs. She started off with five dots but followed it up with a boundary to get off the mark. Taylor then stepped up her game and allowed the Indian all-rounder to get set. Once Kaur did, both the batters took apart the bowling. Kaur smashed Devine for 17 runs in the 13th over, which brought down the required run-rate. The stand ended on 60 runs after the Windies all-rounder was run out soon after bringing up her half-century.

The Thunder reached the target with 10 balls to spare as the 28-year-old went on to score her second half-century this season, finishing unbeaten on 52 with six boundaries and two sixes. However, Taylor took the player of the match award for her half-century with the bat and her 2 for 33 in her four overs.

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1
IND
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2
AUS
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3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
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8
BAN
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9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

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4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
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2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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