those are the winning runs! The Strikers are through to the final. Mack makes room, the bowler fires this wide but she reaches out to get enough bat as that's sliced over point. Let the celebrations begin! It's Adelaide Strikers v Perth Scorchers in the grand finale.
The Strikers had to get to the final the hard way, and they've delivered. Last night, Amanda-Jade's record five-for helped overcome Brisbane Heat. Tonight's been an all-round effort from the entire team. Bowlers chipping in, Dane van Niekerk setting up the chase and Katie Mack polishing off these runs without much fuss. The finale should be an absolute cracker on Saturday in Perth.
Darcie Brown is the Player of the Match for her 2 for 9. This is her third such award this season. "Tried to pitch it up a bit. Schutt set the tone early with that first ball [wicket] which was good. It took me a little bit last night, it was good to play again. I guess I've been bowling short here and there, bouncer's more a variation than a normal thing, I've been trying to work on that. I haven't played at the Optus Stadium, seen a bit of the WNCL and it's pretty imposing. Looking forward to it."
that's a copybook extra cover drive! Nice high elbow, feet right to the pitch as she laced that away. She enjoyed it so much that she held the pose for the cameras too for a while
heaved across the line to deep midwicket
jabs it wide of short third
gorgeous timing and placement! Short and it sat up nicely as Woolvardt stood tall and punched that through cover point. Delightful to watch
driven to sweeper cover as they jog the single
pushed to cover
beaten by a length ball that leaves her as she looks to play on the up
falls in trying to finish this off quickly. This is hit flat but straight to Harmanpreet at mid-off. Appeared as if she wanted to go straight but ended up slicing it a bit to the fielder.
that's a half-tracker that DVK swats back over the bowler's head. Top shot
length ball outside off, pushed to cover
plays the premeditated paddle neatly past the vacant short fine region
tossed up on middle, worked with the spin to long-on once again
steps out and squeezes this down to long-on
eased down to long-on
swept from outside off to deep square leg
length on middle and leg, defended
hit back to the bowler who fumbles but there's no chance of a single that time
punched to sweeper cover
goes over the top and it sails all the way! Gets inside the line and sweeps this up and over to clear fine leg. Lovely hit