Final, Melbourne, Jan 24 2016, Women's Big Bash League
Thunder Wmn won by 3 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
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• The Report by Will Macpherson at the MCG

Thunder claim inaugural WBBL title in tense finish

Sydney Thunder beat their crosstown rivals Sydney Sixers by three wickets to win the inaugural WBBL title, in a tense and scrappy game which came down to the last over

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Sydney Sixers Women115/7(20 overs)
Sydney Thunder Women116/7(19.3 overs)

Sydney Thunder Women wins the inaugural Women's Big Bash League. They were cruising nicely towards the victory but at the business end they became a bit impatient and we saw a bit of chaotic batting, but ends up winning it by 3 wickets.

Perry to Cheatle, 2 wide

and that's it! Comes round the wicket and pushes that full but way down leg and they scampers a bye too as Healy underarms it towards Perry but not able to do anything magical..

2 off 3 balls..

Perry to Koski, 1 run

back of a length delivery outside off, waits and dabs it to wide of shortish third man

Perry to Farrell, OUT

fuller length ball on the middle stump from round the wicket, clears the front leg and goes for a heave. She not able to get the elevation as she top edges it towards the mid-off where Leys pouches it

Rene Farrell c Leys b Perry 1 (8m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25
Perry to Koski, 1 run

length ball angling in from outside off, tucks it behind square leg

4 off 6 balls..

end of over 195 runs • 2 wickets
ST-W: 112/6CRR: 5.89 RRR: 4.00
Rene Farrell1 (3)
Claire Koski3 (1)
Marizanne Kapp 4-1-11-1
Sarah Aley 4-0-19-2
Kapp to Farrell, no run

Farrell works it back past the bowler

Kapp to Koski, 3 runs

fuller length delivery on the middle, nudges it through midwicket and Farrell hesitates as Koski calls back for the second. A wide throw from the running deepish midwicket ends Farrell safe back towards the non-striker's end. Then the extra cover tries to under-arms it as she came across to backup, misses the stumps and Farrell calls for another run.

Kapp to Osborne, 1 run, OUT

fullish delivery outside off, gets a thickish edge as she tries to reaches for it, which went infront of third man. Reakes ran forward and throws it towards the keeper as Osborne tries to convert that to a couple. Found short as they check with tv umpire

Erin Osborne run out (Reakes/†Healy) 1 (5m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100
Kapp to Farrell, 1 run

back of a length ball on off, pushes it infront of backward of point and scampers a single

Kapp to Farrell, no run

fullish and just outside off, squeezes it out to backward of point

Kapp to Blackwell, OUT

and Kapp strikes straight-away! This was on a length which was coming in with the angle from touch wide of the crease, just straightens enough after pitching around the off stump. Blackwell charges down the track for a heave, misses it completely and shatters the off stump.

Alex Blackwell b Kapp 30 (31m 23b 3x4 0x6) SR: 130.43
end of over 188 runs • 2 wickets
ST-W: 107/3CRR: 5.94 RRR: 4.50
Alex Blackwell30 (22)
Sarah Aley 4-0-19-2
Lauren Smith 4-0-23-0
Aley to Blackwell, 2 runs, OUT

length ball on middle and leg, ramps it over the keeper's head, Blackwell tries to add another to the couple as they ran back for the third, Sutherland chases it down from shortish third man and throws it to Healy. Carey slides but still found short as they check with upstairs.

Nicola Carey run out (Sutherland/†Healy) 1 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100
Aley to Blackwell, FOUR runs

length delivery on the off stump, comes down the track and lofts it to wide of long-on, who run across and slides but goes through her hands

Aley to Blackwell, no run

works this away to shortish midwicket

Aley to Carey, 1 run

taps it from the crease towards cover

Aley to Haynes, 1 run, OUT

tossed up delivery outside off, slogs that straight towards the shortish midwicket but Perry spills it out there. Haynes calls back for the second in the process, Perry shy at the strikers end and Healy does the rest, Haynes was way short

Rachael Haynes run out (Perry/†Healy) 37 (71m 50b 1x4 0x6) SR: 74
Aley to Haynes, no run

moves across the stumps for a ramp shot to this length ball, edges it to the pad

end of over 1711 runs
ST-W: 99/2CRR: 5.82 RRR: 5.66
Alex Blackwell24 (19)
Rachael Haynes36 (48)
Lauren Smith 4-0-23-0
Ellyse Perry 3-0-18-0
Smith to Blackwell, FOUR runs

full toss outside off, Blackwell settles down by shuffling across, hammers that way bisecting the long-on and deep midwicket and gets a boundary at the cow corner

Smith to Haynes, 1 run

this time drills it down to long-off by stepping out

Smith to Haynes, 2 runs

Haynes comes out and lofts it to wide of long-on

Smith to Blackwell, 1 run

tossed up delivery outside off, steps out and works it down to long-on

Match details
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossSydney Sixers Women, elected to bat first
SeriesWomen's Big Bash League
Player Of The Match
Erin Osborne
Erin Osborne
Player Of The Series
Meg Lanning
Meg Lanning
Series resultSydney Thunder Women won the 2015/16 Women's Big Bash League
Match days24 January 2016 - day (20-over match)
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Ashley Barrow
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Shawn Craig
TV Umpire
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Greg Davidson
Reserve Umpire
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Jim Higgs
Match Referee
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Daryl Cox