The third season of the WBBL broke plenty of run-scoring records, with shots clearing the boundary more frequently than ever before, but work still remains before the tournament realises its full potential
With six teams chasing four spots ahead of the WBBL's last leg, there's much to play for after a topsy-turvy week for a few of the franchises
Hat-tricks, last-ball thrillers and swinging fortunes made for an action-packed second week at WBBL 2017-18
Craig Simmons has followed up his breakout Big Bash League last summer by signing a three-year contract with the Adelaide Strikers
Shakib Al Hasan has signed up with Adelaide Strikers as a replacement player for their injured captain Johan Botha, becoming the first Bangladeshi cricketer in the Big Bash League
Adelaide Strikers secured a vital victory in their push for a semi-final place with a confident 38-run success against Hobart Hurricanes to move third in the table.
Adelaide Strikers' bowlers backed up a strong batting effort that combined industrious running and power-hitting, to secure a 67-run win against the Melbourne Renegades at the Adelaide Oval
Johan Botha, the South Africa allrounder, has been signed by Adelaide Strikers as their last international player for the Big Bash League
The ball flies further and faster, the players are stronger than ever. Has the balance between bat and ball slipped too far in the age of T20 or are sixes what the fans want to see?
Shibani and Brad Hogg take a boat ride in Perth
Most runs, most wickets, and a whole lot more
Schedule of upcoming international games