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Adelaide Strikers’ all-rounder Sophie Devine ruined Melbourne Stars bowler Madeline Penna in the last over of the WBBL clash at Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide on Sunday. Devine struck five sixes straight off the last five rounds of Demonstrators’ innings.
The opener targetted the leg-side boundary-smashing the ball from lengthy on deep midwicket region. She obtained the strike on the second sphere when Katie Mack took a single. Devine missed out on a possibility to accomplish the rare task of hitting 6 6s in an over.
6, 6, 6, 6 … 6!
Sophie Devine started the last over on 55 from 51 …
she ended it on 85 from 56!
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 10, 2019
The opener continued to be unbeaten 85 runs from 56 distributions, that included six fours as well as five sixes, and also the late prosper likewise aided Adelaide Strikers blog post 164 for 4 arches in initial innings.
Her late impacts was the difference between both the sides as the hosts won the match by 17 runs. Lizelle Lee and Mignon du Preez kept the site visitors to life in the chase as they scored 52 as well as 70 respectively. Nonetheless, apart from the duo, no other Melbourne gamers could stand up to the Adelaide bowling strike as they lost seven wickets for just 29 runs.
The Kiwi all-rounder bowled the last over too. Captain Suzie Bates asked her to safeguard 22 runs in the final over. She gave just four runs in the over and took the arch of Annabel Sutherland. She finished her spell with two arches in four overs, while giving away 19 runs.
Devine was named ‘Player of the Match’ for her overall efficiency.