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Cadbury Match Moments - WBBL Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers

08 January 2019

Sophie Devine produced two heroic knocks with the bat as the Strikers win a Super Over thriller in Adelaide against the hard-fighting Hurricanes Women.

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Strikers Women Win High-Scoring Super Over Thriller

Heroic hitting from Sophie Devine at the beginning and the end has propelled the Adelaide Strikers Women to a dramatic Super Over win over the valiant Hobart Hurricanes Women.

Devine's 99 not out off 53 balls underpinned the Strikers' 5-189 from their 20 overs at Adelaide's Karen Rolton Oval, which the Hurricanes bravely matched when they responded with 8-189.

Katelyn Fryett's boundary off the last ball, with five required for victory, tied the scores after their star Indian import opener Smriti Mandhana smoked 52 off just 25 balls to set up their strong run chase.

Mandhana belted the first ball of the Super Over from Sarah Coyte high onto the marquee roof as the visitors scored 1-12 (1.0).

But Devine was even better, heaving Hurricanes pace-bowler Brooke Hepburn for back-to-back maximums, before edging an off-side boundary to give the Strikers a remarkable win with three balls remaining at 0-16 (0.3).

It also keeps their very slim WBBL Finals hopes alive.

After the Strikers were held to just 1-31 during the Power Play, Devine and Tahlia McGrath (63 off 42 balls) smashed 88 off the next seven overs.

McGrath dominated the pair's 105-run second-wicket union before Devine went hard late, belting Heather Knight's death over for 22 - but falling one run shy of a second WBBL ton.

"My nerves are a bit shot to be honest," Devine said.

"I just swung my arms and it went our way."

In response, Indian star Mandhana laid a sizzling foundation before wicketkeeper Georgia Redmayne (54 not out) finished expertly, the asking rate never getting out of hand despite the steady loss of wickets.

With 24 needed off just 12 deliveries, Redmayne went after Sam Betts to make it eight required off the last over.

"I think we did really well to get as close as we did to that total," Redmayne said.

"We can take some confidence from that.

"But it's a little bit heart-breaking that we couldn't find just one more run out there."

The Strikers' Sarah Coyte (3-32) kept her cool before Hurricanes No.10 Katelyn Fryett squirted the last ball through point for four to prompt her 'Canes teammates to start celebrating on the sidelines.

But it was Devine who would have the final say in the Super Over - the Hurricanes' second Super Over defeat in WBBL|04 after the Perth Scorchers Women won by 6 runs back on Tuesday 18 December at Hobart's Blundstone Arena.


Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat - 4pm Tuesday 29 January, Blundstone Arena, Hobart - NB: LIVE Fox Sports TV ONLY.


Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers - 7:30pm Thursday 31 January, University Of Tasmania Stadium, Launceston.


Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades - 7:30pm Thursday 7 February, Blundstone Arena, Hobart.