WBBL 2023: Elyse Villani Star As Hobart Hurricanes Defeat Adelaide Strikers In Rain Affected Match

Hobart Hurricanes, WBBL 2023
Hobart Hurricanes registered a win. (Image: Getty)

A small, restricted game for the Hobart Hurricanes and Adelaide Strikers in the WBBL 2023, as rain restricted the play to 8 overs on each side. The severely rain-affected game was highly disturbed for the teams to play a complete game, thus an 8-over game was the only escape.

With Hobart Hurricanes winning the toss, they decided to bowl first. What mattered was chasing down the large target set in just 8 overs.

For the Adelaide Strikers, Katie Mack and Laura Wolvaardt played a brilliant inning. The two smashed the deliveries off the boundary to secure as many runs as possible in 8 overs. Playing at a strike rate of 175, Laura Wolvaardt was an absolute spectacle. She secured 35 runs in just 20 deliveries, making it a magnificent total of for the Strikers to chase in the second inning.

Katie Mack also played an equal game, securing 32 off just 25 deliveries, which led the team to a total of 74 runs in 8 overs at a run rate of 9.25. in the chaos, Katie Mack lost her wicket in the last over as she was run out.

A tough chase for Hobart Hurricanes indeed. They needed to play at a run rate of 9+ to secure the game. Good start by Lizelle Lee and Elyse Villani. Lee secured the major runs in just 9 deliveries, which proved to be the turning point of the game. She gave the team the required momentum to secure the game as fast as possible.

Elyse Villani played a reliable game as she secured the most runs for her side. She secured 39 off just 24 deliveries, contributing the major runs. In the end, Ruth Johnston secured the last few runs and wrapped the game for the Hurricanes. She secured 8 runs in 2 deliveries and won the game, sparing an entire over.

Amazing bowling from Adelaide Strikers, but equally great batting efforts from the Hurricanes. A grit to win, motivated them to smash the runs off the boundaries and secure the game in just 7 overs.

Megan Schutt, Georgia Adams and Danielle Gibson fetched a wicket each. Although they bowled impressively well, Hobart Hurricanes seemed invincible.

Hobart Hurricanes won the game by 7 wickets and spared an entire over.

WBBL 2023: Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes Brief Scores

Adelaide Strikers 74/1 (Laura Wolvaardt 35 (20), Katie Mack 32 (25) lost to Hobart Hurricanes 76/3 (Elyse Villani 39 (24), Lizelle Lee 21 (9), Megan Schutt 1/14) by 7 wickets.

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