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Strikers hit home in Super Over stunner

21 January 2018

The Adelaide Strikers showed their grit to defend a low total, and showed composure in the Super Over to topple top team Sydney Thunder at Wagga

The Sydney Thunder have spurned a chance to clinch a Rebel WBBL semi-finals spot after a super-over defeat to the Adelaide Strikers in Wagga Wagga.

In what was the second overtime match in as many days in the WBBL, Strikers seamer Sophie Devine conceded just six runs in an impressive super over on Sunday.

The New Zealander then slogged a boundary off Rene Ferrell's third ball in the reply over, before also claiming the match-winning single to complete a remarkable individual effort.

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The win means the Thunder relinquished top spot to the Sydney Sixers on net run rate, with the Strikers joining both teams on 16 points to set up an exciting regular-season finish.

"(I'm) just happy to do a job for the team ... hopefully it gives us some momentum going into the final round next week," Devine said.

Chasing 115 to win, the Thunder were cruising when openers Rachael Haynes and Rachel Priest put on a 42-run stand for the opening wicket.

However the Strikers attack struck back, with Devine finishing with 1-12 off her three overs including a crucial wicket in the final over.

Farrell (2-21) was the pick of the Thunder bowlers, while only only some late hitting from Bridget Patterson (21 off 16) gave the Strikers a defendable target.

Fast Farrell strikes on her first ball

The Strikers win came less than a day after a 37-run loss to the Thunder on the same ground.

Meanwhile, star batter Ellyse Perry turned in an effortless 39 off 45 balls to guide the Sydney Sixers to a comfortable four-wicket win over the Melbourne Stars.

Tight bowling from Marizanne Kapp (2-13) and Kim Garth (2-15) had the Stars at 4-22 and on the ropes early in Cranbourne East.

A sorely needed 39 from Erin Osborne gave the Stars some hope and while the Sixers' top order faltered, Perry's player-of-the-match effort was enough to complete the victory.


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