Harmanpreet guides Thunder to first WBBL win


Harmanpreet guides Thunder to first WBBL win
By: Author
13 December 2016
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Harmanpreet, specifically, played aggressively,striking three fours and two sixes at a strike-rate in abundance of 140 amid her 21-ball 30. 

India's Twenty20 International commander Harmanpreet Kaur proceeded with her great shape in the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) as she featured with both bat and ball to seal the main triumph for Sydney Thunder at the Lavington Sports Oval in Albury on Tuesday (December 13). 

Melbourne Stars, in the wake of winning the hurl, got off to a respectable begin, yet three wickets in the same number of overs stopped the energy constraining a remaking stage amid center overs. Katie Mack and Jess Cameron, be that as it may, built a 57-run remain for the fourth wicket, predominantly turning the strike all the more regularly and rebuffing the awful balls. Exactly when they were set to pull out all the stops, Harmanpreet weaved a match-winning spell of 4 for 27, and put to rest their trusts of setting an aggressive aggregate. From 90 for 3, Melbourne Stars imploded to complete with 116 for 9. 

With force tilting towards Thunder at the midway stage, the objective was accomplished sans any hiccups. Rachael Haynes and StafanieTaylor accumulated a 59-run opening stand before Harmanpreet and Alex Blackwell put the completing touches. Harmanpreet, specifically, played forcefully, striking three fours and two sixes at a strike-rate in overabundance of 140 amid her 21-ball 30. 

Sydney, after this triumph, moved to fourth while Stars sit directly behind them in the focuses table. Thunder will next face Adelaide Strikers on Friday (December 16), and Stars will bolt horns with Sydney Sixers, the table toppers, on Saturday (December 17). 

Brief Scores: Melbourne Stars 116/9 in 20 overs (Jess Cameron 36, Katie Mack 26; Harmanpreet Kaur 4-27, Samantha Bates 2-21) lost to Sydney Thunder 121/2 in 18.5 overs (Rachael Haynes 35, Harmanpreet Kaur 30*; Gemma Triscari 1-10) by eight wickets.

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