clobbered over mid off, and Melbourne Stars are in the WBBL final for the first time!
10.01pm Hugs among the Stars players, wide grins everywhere. The Scorchers are fairly dejected as expected. That's all from us tonight. Catch us for semi two tomorrow!
Alana King is the Player of the Match. for her wickets of Devine, Mooney and Jones. "Unbelievable performance. Been rough past few years. Unbelievable. You can't wipe the smile off my face. Happy to play my part and rolling with the punches. Chuffed to be in the team of the tournament too. We won't be bothered on who makes it tomorrow...both are good. Will focus on Saturday."
9.59pm The Stars win by seven wickets and 22 balls to spare. That was a breezy finish after a bit of nervousness after Lanning's dismissal. Sciver misses out on her fifty but she won't mind. Sutherland showed why she's so highly rated too. And remember King's three-wicket haul in the first innings. Villani's 10-ball 19 at the top was key too. The Stars completed their third win over the Scorchers this season, by the way, and reminded us all why they finished at the top of the points table in the league stage.
Spare a thought for Perth Scorchers too. Put in to bat under tricky batting conditions early on. They were so entertaining this season, especially Mooney and Devine. They'll come back strong next year though.
Devinedivine: "Melbourne Stars bat more deeply. They have a world class spinner. Scorchers rely on Devine and Mooney and unfortunately not too many others step up. That is the difference and the reason why the Stars will win tonight and probably the final too. "
full toss, on middle. Flicked to deep midwicket
Four to win. Sciver needs four for her fifty. Can she seal both those targets?
full, on leg. Offers the bat's full face, and hits it towards mid off
this has been squirted away to deep point, giving Sutherland another two
straight down the ground for a single
mistimes it, finds midwicket
guided to the gap behind square, past the square-leg umpire for two more
target within single digits now! Giving the full toss the treatment it deserves. Hammered through cow corner
The Stars need another 13 to seal their first WBBL final spot
Sciver keeps the strike as this is hit down to long on
full, on her toes, and driven to long off
hello there! Sutherland reminding everyone why she's so highly rated. On her pads, and put away on the leg side. Fifty partnership too,,, that Lanning dismissal seems so far back now
Hari: "It's (un) officially over for Scorchers! Nice tournament and enjoyed the way they played. "
pressure releaser! Full, just outside off, giant stride forward, and hammered over the bowler's head. That's into the grassbanks
just past the edge as she misses the straight drive. Full just outside off, and a bit of seam in, together with extra bounce
full just outside off, and driven with the straight bat to long on
full on middle. Flicked off her toes to deep midwicket. Team hundred
good length, on middle. Punched to the gap between long on and deep midwicket
good length, just outside off. Cut to point
full, on middle. Driven between deep midwicket and long on, and Sutherland puts in the hard yards coming to the danger end ensuring the two is completed easily
full on middle and leg. And Sciver gets to the pitch of the ball, and sweeps past square leg. Fielder in the deep can't get to it either
good length, on middle. Goes deep and flat-bats it past the non-striker to long on
|North Sydney Oval, Sydney|
|Toss||Melbourne Stars Women, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||Melbourne Stars Women advanced|
|Match days||25 November 2020 - night (20-over match)|