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Women's Big Bash League 2022 Match 26

Women's Big Bash League 2022 Match 26 by 11ic

In the 26th match of the Women's Big Bash League, Melbourne Stars Women will face Adelaide Strikers Women. There is no doubt that the Adelaide Strikers have caught everyone's attention with four victories in a row. In a low-scoring thriller between the Perth Scorchers and Tahlia McGrath and her team, Tahlia McGrath and her teammates shone in their latest match. On the other hand, Melbourne Stars won their only match against Melbourne Renegades, which was their only victory of the season. Besides one contest ending in a no-result, the team lost the rest of their games.

In a crucial match, the Melbourne Stars put on a clinical display. Several of their games have been rained out recently, but this will please them greatly. With an all-round performance that included a number of spectacular goals and saves, they have brought an end to the Adelaide Strikers' four-match winning streak. A blitz of the highest order was set up by Tess Flintoff, who got to the WBBL fifty in 16 deliveries, breaking the record for the fastest WBBL fifty at the time. With 187 to contend with, the Strikers had their work cut out for them after losing Deandra Dottin early in the game. After Laura Wolvaardt found the fence and cashed in on an array of long hops from Alice Capsey, it looked like her modest season was coming to an end.

It didn't take long for Katie Mack to find her mojo as well, and the Strikers came out on top. However, I have to say that the Stars fielding today was outstanding. Once Sasha Moloney had yorked Tahlia McGrath by Sophie Day, it appeared as if things were getting serious. She plucked a stunner at short midwicket to send Wolvaardt packing. After Mack was dismissed right at the start of the two-over phase, Patterson launched a sensational counterattack in the Power Surge to keep them in the game. In terms of pace and length, the seamers mixed it up well to keep the batters at bay. In addition to Madeline Penna, there was also a lot of pressure put on the bowlers, but after a point, the asking rate went beyond the bounds. After starting with a catch to send Dottin back, Sutherland followed Maloney in pulling off a spectacular catch, highlighting a day when the Stars were unstoppable.

As a result of their convincing victory, Nicole Faltum and Company have moved up to sixth place in the standings. A good start is being made to the second half of the tournament, and the signs are promising. As for the Strikers, they will view this as a minor blip and move forward, as they remain in third place. The Strikers' four-match winning streak comes to an end after a brilliant performance by the Melbourne Stars. In the 26th match Melbourne Stars Women won by 22 runs.

Adelaide Strikers Women vs Melbourne Stars Women

Melbourne Stars Women won by 22 runs

Adelaide Strikers Women - Laura Wolvaardt, Meagan Dixon, Katie Mack., Ella Wilson, Tegan McPharlin, Bridget Patterson, Jemma Barsby, Deandra Dottin, Annie O’Neil, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Tahlia McGrath, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown, Anesu Mushangwe, Maddie Penna.

Melbourne Stars Women - Olivia Henry, Sophie Day, Nicole Faltum, Kim Garth, Tess Flintoff, Alice Capsey, Sasha Moloney, Rhys McKenna, Sophie Reid, Jemimah Rodrigues, Lucy Cripps, Annabel Sutherland, Hasrat Gill, Lauren Winfield-Hill.

Match 26 of Women's Big Bash League 2022 happened at the North Sydney Oval in North Sydney, Australia.

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