WBBL: Perth Scorchers win by 10 Wickets as their excellent bowling effort restricts Melbourne Stars to just 97 Runs
At the 2021 WBBL, the bowling unit of Perth Scorchers delivered as they restricted Melbourne Stars to just mere 97 Runs. Then openers Beth Mooney & Sophie Devine comfortably chased it down without losing a wicket.
The 39th Match of the 2021 WBBL was a Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers encounter played on Wednesday, 10 November 2021 at the Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide in Australia.
2021–22 Women’s Big Bash League also known as WBBL|07 is the seventh season. It is being played from 14th October to 27th November 2021, with eight teams and a total of 59 matches.
Line-up for Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers – WBBL
Scorchers XI: Sophie Devine (c), Beth Mooney (wk), Chamari Athapaththu, Mathilda Carmichael, Heather Graham, Lisa Griffith, Marianne Kapp, Alana King, Lilly Mills, Taneale Peschel, Chloe Piparo #WBBL07
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 10, 2021
Melbourne Stars Women won the toss and elected to bat.
Melbourne Stars Innings
It just wasn’t the day for Melbourne Stars as they had a batting collapse, courtesy of an excellent bowling performance by Perth Scorchers.
The team led by Meg Lanning was 20/3 by the end of the powerplay. With dismissals of skipper Lanning, Annabel Sutherland and Maia Bouchier.
However, Alana King of Perth Scorchers then bowled out opener Elyse Villani. With that, at 24/4 in 7.2 overs the Melbourne Stars were in great trouble.
Meanwhile, things turned worse for the Melbourne Stars as they lost 4 Wickets in quick succession of Erin Osborne, Linsey Smith, Nicole Faltum and Kim Garth. As Garth hoping to be the saviour, scored a run-a-ball 31, the highest individual score for the Stars. The Melbourne Stars were 66/8 (16.3 overs).
Then, Tess Flintoff departed scoring 14 Runs (off 11 balls) and they were 83/9 in 18.5 overs. In the end, the tailenders Sophie Day – 10* (off 9 balls) and Rhys McKenna – 8* (off 4 balls) managed to put 97/9 (20 overs) on the board for Melbourne Stars.
Perth Scorchers needs 98 Runs to win
Chasing a low total was easy for the Perth Scorchers Women, as they were 44/0 by the end of the powerplay. Perth Scorchers without losing a wicket chased down their target of mere 98 Runs.
However, it was the pair of Beth Mooney & Captain Sophie Devine. Meanwhile, Mooney’s 57* (off 38 balls) and Devine’s 35* (off 27 balls) guided the team to a victory. Perth Scorchers finished their innings at 98/0 in 10.5 overs.
As a result, Perth Scorchers Women won the match by 10 Wickets. Hence, the Player of the Match was awarded to Skipper Sophie Devine for her all-rounder performance of 2/11 & 35* (off 27 balls).
An absolute clinic from the @ScorchersBBL!
— Weber Women's Big Bash League (@WBBL) November 10, 2021