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Challenger, Adelaide, Nov 25 2021, Women's Big Bash League
StrikersWmn won by 9 wickets (with 55 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
2/9
darcie-brown
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• Andrew McGlashan

Darcie Brown to the fore as Adelaide Strikers storm into WBBL final

Melbourne Renegades, with captain Sophie Molineux carrying an injury, fell in a heap

Match centre 
Scores: Ranjith P
Comms: Shashank Kishore
Scorecard summary
Melbourne Renegades Women83/8(20 overs)
Adelaide Strikers Women86/1(10.5 overs)

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."

10.5
4
O'Donnell to Mack, FOUR runs

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.

10.4
3
O'Donnell to Wolvaardt, 3 runs

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

10.3
1
O'Donnell to Mack, 1 run

heaved across the line to deep midwicket

10.2
1
O'Donnell to Wolvaardt, 1 run

jabs it wide of short third

10.1
4
O'Donnell to Wolvaardt, FOUR runs

gorgeous timing and placement! Short and it sat up nicely as Woolvardt stood tall and punched that through cover point. Delightful to watch

end of over 105 runs • 1 wicket
AS-W: 73/1CRR: 7.30 RRR: 1.10 • Need 11 from 60b
Laura Wolvaardt1 (3)
Katie Mack26 (27)
Carly Leeson 1-0-5-1
Harmanpreet Kaur 1-0-7-0
9.6
1
Leeson to Wolvaardt, 1 run

driven to sweeper cover as they jog the single

9.5
Leeson to Wolvaardt, no run

pushed to cover

9.4
Leeson to Wolvaardt, no run

beaten by a length ball that leaves her as she looks to play on the up

9.3
W
Leeson to D van Niekerk, OUT

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.

Dane van Niekerk c Kaur b Leeson 43 (30b 5x4 1x6) SR: 143.33
9.2
4
Leeson to D van Niekerk, FOUR runs

that's a half-tracker that DVK swats back over the bowler's head. Top shot

9.1
Leeson to D van Niekerk, no run

length ball outside off, pushed to cover

end of over 97 runs
AS-W: 68/0CRR: 7.55 RRR: 1.45 • Need 16 from 66b
Katie Mack26 (27)
Dane van Niekerk39 (27)
Harmanpreet Kaur 1-0-7-0
Courtney Webb 1-0-10-0
8.6
2
Kaur to Mack, 2 runs

plays the premeditated paddle neatly past the vacant short fine region

8.5
1
Kaur to D van Niekerk, 1 run

tossed up on middle, worked with the spin to long-on once again

8.4
1
Kaur to Mack, 1 run

steps out and squeezes this down to long-on

8.3
1
Kaur to D van Niekerk, 1 run

eased down to long-on

8.2
1
Kaur to Mack, 1 run

swept from outside off to deep square leg

8.1
1
Kaur to D van Niekerk, 1 run

length on middle and leg, defended

end of over 810 runs
AS-W: 61/0CRR: 7.62 RRR: 1.91 • Need 23 from 72b
Katie Mack22 (24)
Dane van Niekerk36 (24)
Courtney Webb 1-0-10-0
Rhiann O'Donnell 2-0-5-0
7.6
Webb to Mack, no run

hit back to the bowler who fumbles but there's no chance of a single that time

7.5
1
Webb to D van Niekerk, 1 run

punched to sweeper cover

7.4
6
Webb to D van Niekerk, SIX runs

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

Best performances - batters
Dane van Niekerk portrait
D van Niekerk AS-W
43 runs (30)
5 fours
1 six
Control83%
Productive shot
sweep shot
15 runs
1 four
1 six
0314480131
KM Mack AS-W
31 runs (29)
5 fours
0 six
Control79%
Productive shot
cover drive
8 runs
2 fours
0 six
43108663
Best performances - bowlers
Darcie Brown takes a photo with Megan Schutt after getting her Australia cap
D Brown AS-W
O
4
M
0
R
9
W
2
ECO
2.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Schutt player portrait
M Schutt AS-W
O
4
M
0
R
23
W
2
ECO
5.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
Match details
Adelaide Oval
TossAdelaide Strikers Women, elected to field first
SeriesWomen's Big Bash League
Season2021/22
Player Of The Match
Darcie Brown
Darcie Brown
Series resultAdelaide Strikers Women advanced
Match days25 November 2021 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
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Eloise Sheridan
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Simon Lightbody
TV Umpire
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Claire Polosak
Reserve Umpire
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Harsimran Singh
Match Referee
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Simon Fry