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Thunder bolt to win over Strikers

20 January 2018

A strong batting performance led by Rachel Priest has guided Sydney Thunder to a 37-run win over Adelaide Strikers in Wagga Wagga

The Sydney Thunder have jetted to the top of the Rebel WBBL ladder after a convincing 37-run win over the Adelaide Strikers at Robertson Oval in Wagga Wagga.

After Thunder wicketkeeper Rachel Priest's aggressive half-century underpinned the home side's 4-148, the Strikers were never in the hunt, bundled out for 111 with four balls to spare.

Match Highlights: Thunder defeat Strikers to top table

With top of the table the prize for the winner of the match, several Strikers batters made good starts, but none could go in with the job or prevent the required rate from escalating.

Adelaide's top order was skittled by Sam Bates (3-20) and West Indian Stafanie Taylor (2-20), while Nicola Carey (2-14) took care of the tail.

Powerful Priest produces a fast fifty

Bridget Patterson's breezy 30 was the best for the Strikers but no-one came close to matching Thunder star Priest's 51 off 27 deliveries, which included three sixes.

The New Zealander was on track for a big one before she fell in the ninth over.

But the Thunder continued on their merry way, with Naomi Stalenberg (41) and Taylor (33 not out) lifting them to what proved a match-winning total.

 

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