Match Details

MLSW vs PRSW 50th Match, WBBL 2023

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PRSW
124-920.0
Melbourne Stars Women won by 33 runs 🏆
MLSW
20.0157-6
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18th Over:
1
0
0
1
wd
1
0
 
= 4
Last Over:
1
1
2
1
1
1lb
 
= 7
This Over:
1
1
1
1
0
1
 
= 5
PRSWPRSW - 2nd Innings
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6 Over 4527
10 Over 5861
15 Over 10199
MLSWMLSW - 1st Innings
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6 Over 4150
10 Over 8094
15 Over 138126
20 Over 168157

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So, that's a wrap from this game of WBBL. With the Scorchers suffering a defeat, the roads are still open for the Sydney Thunder, Brisbane Heat, and Sydney Sixers to make the cut. 

Thank you for joining with us. We shall be back with various other coverages. So, this is Arijit Kunu taking your leave on behalf of co-commentator, Akshay Bhide and scorer/analyst, Zeeshan Naiyer. Cheers!!
Player of the Match: Sophia Dunkley
5:43 PM IST, 8:13 PM Local Time | A commendable victory for the Melbourne Stars over the Perth Scorchers. This is their third straight win against the Perth-based unit in the timeline of WBBL. The Scorchers are still at the top two but their spot is yet to be confirmed for the finals.

The Sophhie Devine-based outing never seemed at par in the chase and kept losing wickets in a periodic fashion barring for two brisk partnerships in the middle. There was just a 33-run stand and a 27-run partnership for the fourth and sixth wicket respectively. Sophie Day was brilliant with her bowling after a good start offered by the other members of the Stars in their defense.

Kim Garth and Annabel Sutherland struck with the new ball as they dismissed the openers early within the powerplay. Alice Capsey and Sasha Moloney played their parts with the ball effectively and the Scorchers lost their top four of the batting order halfway through the chase. Amy Jones was the lone warrior in the chase with her 42 off 30 balls but was eventually outsmarted by Day in the 17th over. They were pushed down to 107-9 before Alana King and Ainsworth milked their way till the end denying a wicket. 

Annabel Sutherland, captain of the Melbourne Stars, won the toss and chose to bat first. They got off to a rough start when Chloe Ainsworth clean-bowled Maia Bouchier in the second over. Sophia Dunkley was joined by Alice Capsey, and the two glued a 100-run-plus partnership. Dunkley took on the Scorchers Women hard from the start. Capsey was there for her on the other end as they kept the Scorchers Women at bay.

Dunkley reached her fifty in 32 balls, her fastest in this edition. Nat Sciver-Brunt broke the Scorchers Women's 101-run stand by removing Capsey on 43.

Dunkley was irrepressible as she continued to play her strokes. She hit some spectacular shots and raced to 73 off 48 balls before succumbing in the 15th over.

This opened the path for a collapse with Piepa Cleary bagging two-in-two in the 15th over. Annabel Sutherland failed to put up a cameo and with a brisk contribution from Nicole Faltum, the Stars reached the 157 run mark.
OVER 20
Perth Scorchers Women
124/9
Alana King
5(10)
Chloe Ainsworth
10(11)
Annabel Sutherland
2-19(4.0)
19.6 A Sutherland to C Ainsworth
1 Full and pace off outside the off. Chloe miscues the slog towards the long on for a single.
19.5 A Sutherland to C Ainsworth
0 Length and wide outside the off stump. Ainsworth cuts it towards the right of point fielder.
19.4 A Sutherland to A King
1 Length and outside the off peg. King stabs at it and finds the ball rolling in the air and falling short of cover point fielder.
19.3 A Sutherland to C Ainsworth
1 Edged and goes past the right hand of the keeper. Short third fielder runs to her left and blocks the ball. Length and outside the off stump. Ainsworth went for the slash and got the outside edge.
19.2 A Sutherland to A King
1 In the air and rolls towards long off. Fuller than a length at the middle and leg. King goes for a big slog but mistimes.
19.1 A Sutherland to C Ainsworth
1 Sutherland from over the wicket. Full and around the off. Chloe drills it towards long on.
Perth Scorchers Women require 39 runs from 6 balls.
OVER 19
Perth Scorchers Women
119/9
Alana King
3(8)
Chloe Ainsworth
7(7)
Sasha Moloney
1-28(4.0)
18.6 S Moloney to C Ainsworth
1lb Short of a good length at the stumps. The batter goes for a rash swing and gets beaten. She gets a thud at the pad and it deflects to the right of the keeper.
18.5 S Moloney to A King
1 Full and around the fourth stump line. King miscues the slog towards long on for a single.
18.4 S Moloney to C Ainsworth
1 Fuller around the fourth stump. Agricultural shot worked towards long on for a single.