Recent Match Report – Hurricanes W vs Stars Wmn 6th Match 2021/22



Hurricanes captain scored fourth-highest rating in WBBL historical past, earlier than Ruth Johnston’s 4 for 8 bowled Stars out for 89

Hobart Hurricanes 4 for 152 (Priest 107*, Stalenberg 17*, Sutherland 2-22) beat Melbourne Stars 89 (Lanning 25, Johnston 4-8, Carey 2-11) by 63 runs

Hobart Hurricanes captain Rachel Priest bludgeoned a outstanding century to arrange a dominant WBBL victory over Melbourne Stars in Hobart.
Priest’s 107 not out from 68 balls, together with ten fours and 7 sixes, was the fourth-highest score in WBBL historical past and the best by a global participant. She additionally made 70% of Hobart’s complete of 4 for 152, with the opposite 5 batters contributing simply 36 runs off the bat.
The Hurricanes’ spinners then ripped by means of the Stars’ line-up as they had been bowled out for 89, with Ruth Johnston claiming figures of 4 for 8, in simply her second WBBL match, whereas Nicola Carey claimed 2 for 11 and Molly Strano bagged 2 for 21.

Stars had been in management early, having gained the toss and despatched Hurricanes in. The dwelling facet slumped to three for 39 after seven overs, with Johnston, Mignon du Preez and Richa Ghosh all falling cheaply.

Priest was on 30 off 25 balls at one stage earlier than hanging 14 from Rhys McKenna’s first over. She reached 50 from 37 deliveries after which exploded, thumping 5 sixes within the final seven overs. Priest was 95 not out at the beginning of the ultimate over, and introduced up her century with a six.

Stars’ chase acquired off to a disastrous begin with Elyse Villani chipping Strano to midwicket within the first over. They fell to 2 for 3 when Annabel Sutherland additionally succumbed to Strano two overs later. Meg Lanning made 25, however watched wickets tumble on the different finish. Lanning too was finally bowled making an attempt to slog-sweep Johnston, who cleaned up the tail. Johnston had by no means bowled earlier than at WBBL degree, however completed with the extraordinary figures of 4 for 8 from 3.2 overs.

Alex Malcolm is an Associate Editor at ESPNcricinfo

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