Big Bash League 2017 : Perth Scorchers Women beat Brisbane Heat Women by 18 runs

Perth Scorchers Women defeated Brisbane Heat Women in 4th match of ongoing Big Bash League 2017. The BBL match was played on 10th December at North Sydney Oval stadium, which is situated in Sydney. Batting first, Perth Scorchers Women scored 188 runs in 20 overs. The opponents failed to chase this triple digit score and ended up scoring 170 runs in 120 balls.

Perth Scorchers Women won the toss and elected to bat first. Opener players of the team could not give a satisfactory start to the inning. Team’s skipper Elyse Villani and her companion Nicole Bolton stepped into the field to commence the batting inning. After scoring 16 runs in 12 balls, Villani lost her wicket in 3rd over and Heather Graham replaced her as the woman cricketer to bat next.

Bolton, who was batting at other end of strike, did not score a single in today’s match and lost her wicket in third over. Natalie Sciver was the lady cricketer to bat next after Bolton’s dismissal. Graham walked back to pavilion after scoring 8 runs in 7 balls and Katherine Brunt arrived in the ground to bat next. Partnership between Brunt and Sciver took the team’s total score to next level.

Hitting 1 four and 1 six, Brunt scored 22 runs in 24 balls. Her companion was performing well at the other end of strike. After Brunt lost her wicket in 13th over, Lauren Ebsary came to bat next. Lauren scored 37 runs in 20 balls. Meanwhile, Sciver lost her wicket in 15th over. Hitting 3 sixes and 11 fours, Sciver scored 84 runs in 46 balls. Mathilda Carmichael replaced Sciver as next player and scored 12 runs in 11 balls.

The first inning ended with Perth Scorchers Women scoring 188 runs in 20 overs with the loss of 6 wickets. Brisbane Heat bowler Sammy-Jo Johnson picked up two wickets. Haidee Birkett and Jess Jonassen took one wicket each while the other bowlers went wicketless in the match. Brisbane Head Women commenced the long run-chase with a decent start.

After scoring 23 runs in 12 balls, Beth Mooney lost her wicket in 3rd over of the match. Laura Wolvaardt replaced her as the player to bat next, but returned to pavilion without scoring a single run. Opener player Kirby Short, who is captain of team, lost her wicket in 5th over. Short scored 5 runs in 9 balls. Deandra Dottin and Delissa Kimmince batted next and tried to score the runs with speedy rate.

After scoring 10 runs in 8 balls, Dottin lost her wicket in 8th over. At one end of strike, Kimmince was showcasing good performance by hitting powerful shots to score the runs fast. Players at the other end of strike failed to stabilize on the ground and assist their companion in the run-chase. Scoring 87 runs in 54 balls, Kimmince remained not out till the last moment. Cricketers at the other end of strike lost their wickets at regular intervals of time.

Hitting 9 fours and 3 sixes, Kimmince completed her half century and played crucial role in taking her team’s total score beyond 150 runs. Perth Scorchers’ bowler Katherine Brunt picked up three wickets while Heather Graham and Thamsyn Newton took one wicket each. Emma King picked up one wicket while other pacers and spinners went wicketless in today’s match. Brisbane Hear Women ended up scoring 170 runs in 20 overs with the loss of 9 wickets.

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