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Adelaide Strikers won the Womens Big Bash League for the second consecutive time

By Vipin - 2023-12-03 12:26:39
Adelaide Strikers won the Womens Big Bash League for the second consecutive time

Adelaide Strikers have won the ninth season of the WBBL (Women's Big Bash). In the final match played in Adelaide on Saturday (2 December 2023), the team defeated Brisbane Heat by 3 runs.

Adelaide Strikers won the toss and chose to bat first and scored 125 runs losing 5 wickets in limited 20 overs. In reply, Brisbane Heat could score only 122 runs for 8 wickets in 20 overs. This is Adelaide's second consecutive WBBL title. The team won its first WBBL by defeating the Sydney Sixers in the final last season. While batting, Laura Woolworth scored 39 runs for Adelaide. Whereas in bowling, Amanda Jade Wellington took 3 wickets.

The match was exciting, 13 runs were defended in the last over.

Heat needed 13 runs to win in the last over, so the match could have gone either way. But in the end, Amanda-Jade Wellington did not allow the Heat batsmen to score runs. In the end, Wellington became the player of the match by defending 13 runs.

Laura Wolwart and Tahilia McGrath crossed 120

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Adelaide batted first. On behalf of the team, Laura Wolwart and captain Tahilia McGrath scored 39 and 38 runs respectively, taking the Strikers to the score of 125 runs. Except for Wolvaardt and McGrath, none of Striker's batsmen had any idea of the conditions. Apart from these, Katy Mack was out after scoring 3 runs, Bridget Patterson 11 and Madeleine Pena 9 runs. Georgia Adams remained unbeaten on 6 runs and Amanda Wellington remained unbeaten on 9 runs.

Heat bowler Nicola Hancock took 3 wickets while giving away runs at an economy of 5.75. Whereas, Jess Johnson and Georgia Wall got 1-1 wicket. Strikers scored 125 runs losing 5 wickets in limited 20 overs.

Amelia Kerr scored the most runs from Brisbane Heat

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Heat got off to a great start chasing 125 runs. But Grace Harris was out after scoring 15 runs and Georgia Redmayne after scoring 22 runs. Laura Harris was also out on the first ball. The team's score became 62 runs for 4 wickets. After this, Amelia Kerr and Charlie Knott made a partnership of 34 runs for the fifth wicket, after which Strikers' fast bowler Megan Scutt dismissed them for 20 runs.

With 20 runs needed off the last 12 balls, Schutt clean bowled Heat captain Jess Jonassen. 13 runs were needed in the last over. Bowling the last over, leg spinner Amanda-Jade Wellington won the match by taking 2 wickets and conceding 9 runs.

Adelaide Strikers win WBBL for the second time

Adelaide Strikers

The Adelaide Strikers won the WBBL for the second time. Now Adelaide has equaled Sydney Sixers, Brisbane Heat and Sydney Thunder in terms of titles. All these teams have 2-2 titles. At the same time, Perth Scorchers has a title, which it won in 2021-22.

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