• Kapp, Dane do the business against Hurricanes

    The Sydney Thunder kept their spot at the top of the Women’s Big Bash League with a comprehensive six-wicket win over the Adelaide Strikers, while the Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers also enjoyed comprehensive victories.

    Marizanne Kapp and Dane van Niekerk starred with the ball for the Sydney Sixers to set up a seven-wicket win over the Hobart Hurricanes as they restricted them to 133-5 off their rain-reduced 15 overs. Kapp’s return of 2-20 (econ 6.66) and Van Niekerk’s miserly 1-13 (econ 4.33) played a huge role in restricting the Hurricane batters.

    Their teammate Ashleigh Gardner scored 79 off 50 balls (12×4, 3×6, S/R 158.00) alongside Erin Burns (43 off 20 balls, 5×4, 2×6, S/R 215.00) to ensure they stayed on top of the table, level pegging with the Sydney Thunder.

    Melbourne Stars Women 124-9 (GA Elwiss 26, L Lee 22; EL King 3 0 12 2, T Peschel 2-19, H Graham 2-26, HNK Jensen 2-30)
    Perth Scorchers Women 125-2 (EJ Villani not out 52, H Graham 39 not out, NE Bolton 23; A King 1-20, EA Osborne 1-19)
    Scorchers won by 8 wickets with 6 balls in hand


    Adelaide Strikers Women 132 (SW Bates 79 not out, A Price 13; RM Farrell 3-12, ML Gibson 3-23, SR Taylor 3-36)
    Sydney Thunder Women 134-4 (RH Priest 58 not out, H Kaur 33; SM Betts 1-18, SJ Coyte 1-20, A Wellington 1-24)
    Thunder won by 6 wickets with 15 balls in hand


    Hobart Hurricanes Women 133-5 (HC Knight 51 not out, S Daffara 27, SK Maloney 20; M Kapp 2-20, D van Niekerk 1-13, L Cheatle 1-17)
    Sydney Sixers Women 155-3 (A Gardner 79 not out, EA Burns 43; V Pyke 1-14, A Hartley 1-25, B Hepburn 1-27)
    Sydney Sixers won by 7 wickets with 2 balls in hand on the D/L method


    Photo: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

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    Simon Lewis