In an electrifying encounter at Allan Border Field, the Melbourne Stars Women faced off against the Hobart Hurricanes Women in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 2023.

Melbourne Stars Innings

Winning the toss, the Hobart Hurricanes elected to bowl first, a decision that proved fruitful as they successfully restricted the Melbourne Stars Women to a total of 121/10 in 19.1 overs. The Stars’ innings saw contributions from Meg Lanning (27 runs), Maia Bouchier (23 runs) and Annabel Sutherland (24 runs). However, a disciplined bowling performance by the Hurricanes, led by Molly Strano (3 wickets for 20 runs) and Nicola Carey (3 wickets for 32 runs), ensured wickets at regular intervals.

Hobart Hurricanes Innings

Chasing a modest target, the Hobart Hurricanes displayed a dominant batting performance, reaching 122/2 in just 16.1 overs. The star of the innings was Lizelle Lee, who played a sensational knock, scoring 77 runs off 49 balls, including 9 fours and 4 sixes. Nicola Carey also contributed with a steady 38 runs.

The Melbourne Stars bowlers struggled to break through the Hurricanes’ batting lineup, with Kim Garth (1 wicket for 18 runs) and Sophie Day (1 wicket for 21 runs) being the only wicket-takers.

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Result and Player of the Match

In the end, Hobart Hurricanes emerged victorious, winning by 8 wickets. Lizelle Lee was rightly awarded the Player of the Match for her exceptional batting performance that set the tone for her team’s successful run chase.

This victory adds crucial points to Hobart Hurricanes’ tally in the WBBL 2023, highlighting their prowess in both batting and bowling departments. The Melbourne Stars, on the other hand, will be looking to regroup and bounce back in the upcoming fixtures.

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