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Thunder strike down Hurricanes on road

30 December 2017

A Stafanie Taylor-inspired Sydney Thunder proved too strong with bat and ball against the winless Hobart Hurricanes

Acting Australia captain Rachael Haynes and West Indies international Stafanie Taylor have lifted Sydney Thunder to an easy Rebel WBBL victory over the struggling Hobart Hurricanes and a share of top spot on the ladder.

The Thunder cruised to the victory target with 3.4 overs to spare with their 3-116 built around a confident 64 from Haynes.

The Thunder opener carved the bowling to all parts of the University of Tasmania Stadium, scoring a third-successive half-century in a 49-ball knock.

Highlights: Thunder strikes Hurricanes down

Taylor (10 not out) had the honour of hitting the winning runs after laying the foundation for victory with her off-spin.

The Jamaican claimed 4-15 from four overs as the Hurricanes limped to 8-112 from their 20 overs.

The home side struggled to build their run-rate as opener Hayley Matthews anchored the innings with 39.

The result sees the Thunder move alongside Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers at the top of the standings, while the winless Hurricanes remain marooned at the bottom.

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Hobart Hurricanes WBBL

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Rebel WBBL|03