Taylor smashes 60 as Adelaide Strikers pull off six-run win in WBBL

By November 09, 2020
Stafanie Taylor Stafanie Taylor

Stafanie Taylor’s Player of the Match performance helped Adelaide Strikers pull off a nail-biting six run win over the Melbourne Renegades in the Women’s Big Bash League in Sydney, Australia on Monday.

Coming in a number-five Taylor scored a 48-ball 60 that included seven fours and a six rescuing Adelaide from a precarious 26 for 4 and hauling them to a respectable 127 for 9 before being last out on the penultimate ball of the innings.

Only Amanda-Jade Wellington, who scored 21 from 22 balls, scored any runs of note to support the Jamaica and West Indies captain. Together they put on 43 for the fifth wicket which helped Adelaide recover somewhat from a disastrous start as Sophie Molineux (3 for 20) and Rosemarie Mair (2 for 14) wreaked havoc on Adelaide’s line up.

Needing 128 for victory, the Renegades got off to an equally bad start and were 12 for 3 after four overs.

Molineux was run out by a direct hit from Sarah Coyte at mid-off, Lizelle Lee was lbw trying to sweep Megan Schutt and Amy Satterthwaite, having made 1 off 10 balls, was bowled swiping at Darcie Brown whose four overs went for just 12 runs.

Georgia Wareham (42) and Courtney Webb (14) rebuilt, but Wareham's departure in the 14th over made it tough for the Renegades. However, Carly Leeson, who got 31, took 19 off the penultimate over to make things interesting but it eventually, the Renegades needed nine from three balls. It turned out to be a bridge too far.

Coyte (2-21) was the best of the Adelaide bowlers.

 

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