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Adelaide Strikers Women won by 48 runs.
Player of the match: Darcie Brown
 
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Right from start to finish, there was absolutely nothing that aided the Hurricanes in their pursuit of 143. Their batters never got going, the Strikers bowlers were impeccable and the fielding was yet again out of the top drawer.

Darcie Brown wreaked havoc with the new ball with her seam movement and pace bringing about the downfall of Naomi Stalenberg and Hurricanes skipper Rachel Priest. That Priest perished to an innocuous full toss pretty much indicated what was to follow for the Hurricanes - nothing dissimilar to their sorry campaign thus far.

One after another, wickets fell like ninepins and even as Tahlia McGrath gave Nicola Carey a lifeline, the Strikers skipper took matters into her own hands with the wicket of Mignon du Preez the very next over. An excellent bit of fielding from Amanda Wellington saw Carey fall short of her ground and the writing was on the wall for the Hurricanes.

Anything and everything that followed was just a lead up to the inevitable end result, even as Tayla Vlaeminck brought out a couple of big shots. They were all but a consolation though as the bowlers combined to skittle the Hurricanes out for 94, wrapping up a resounding 48-run victory for the Adelaide Strikers - their third successive win and one that boots their chances of qualification even further.

Darcie Brown was the star of the show yet again with a three-fer while Amanda Wellington chipped in with two wickets of her own, apart from that run out to dismiss Nicola Carey. The fact that none of the Strikers bowlers went wicketless today further restates a showing of sheer dominance from Tahlia McGrath and Co. who just didn't put a foot wrong in the park.

This win now takes the Strikers back up to the fourth position and with four games still in hand, they would certainly fancy their chances of making it through to the knockouts. It's going to take some stopping them if they continue to play the way they did today alright! As for the Hurricanes, this result has officially eliminated them from the race and all they can do is eke out a couple of consolation victories over their remaining two encounters. They could also give the ones on the bench a go to see how things shape up heading into the next season perhaps but they would definitely want to bow out with a couple of wins to bring some smiles back in that dressing room.
Darcie Brown (Player of the Match): It was good to bowl out a team. I guess you need that win to carry on the momentum and hopefully make it to the finals. I didn't have too much of an idea until I got to bowl. It was seaming a little bit and it was good to swing the ball a bit. Glad it paid off. (On teaming up with Megan Schutt) She's been great coming back to the group. We missed her a bit but it's great to have her back in the group. Hopefully we can string a few more wins together and then make it to the big dance in the end. Every team is really good and it could be anybody's tournament towards the end. They've got a pretty good crowd here (in Mackay) and I expect them to turn up for tomorrow's game as well.
That will be all! As simple as that and the Strikers have got everything spot on with their bowling and fielding today. Nothing going the way of the Hurricanes yet again as a sorry innings comes to a close at a mere total of 94. Adelaide Strikers beat Hobart Hurricanes by 48 runs!
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18.2 Sarah Coyte to Belinda Vakarewa , OUT! CAUGHT! That will be the game, and it's a very soft dismissal! Tossed up delivery, but only just. No pace on this one, as Belinda goes to launch it over mid off. Mere power would not have been enough, but Belindo does not middle it as well. Hits the bottom part of the bat, as the ball flies safely into the hands of mid off, who takes it comfortably. Strikers make it three wins a row! 

Belinda Vakarewa c Wellington b Coyte 2 (4b, 0x4, 0x6)
18.1 Sarah Coyte to Amy Smith , full length delivery on the leg stump. Smith wanted to play it to mid wicket, but ends up getting enough wood on it, for it to tickle down towards square leg for a single. 
Sarah Coyte is back into the attack. She will bowl over the wicket.

Two wickets in the over for Amanda Wellington. Amidst the carnage orchestrated by the seamers, she has made her presence felt today alright. Not to forget, she played a vital role in the field with that direct hit to send Nicola Carey packing.
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93 /9 score
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cricket bat icon Belinda Vakarewa
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cricket bat icon Amy Smith *
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cricket ball icon Amanda-Jade Wellington
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17.6 Amanda Wellington to Amy Smith , good length delivery, on the leg stump. Smith struggles to move her feet, but manages to paddle this away for a single. 
17.5 Amanda Wellington to Belinda Vakarewa , short of a full length, outside off stump. Belinda this time, drills it really well, and takes a single, as she beats cover. 
17.4 Amanda Wellington to Belinda Vakarewa , full length delivery, slower one again, as Belinda tucks it towards extra cover. Fielder is in the circle, as she saves the single. 
Amy Smith, RHB, is the last batter out there in the middle. She will be at the non-striker's end.
Yet another one bites the dust and it is Vlaeminck's turn to depart. The Hurricanes are nine down now and are running the threat of being skittled out for a sub-100 total.
17.3 Amanda Wellington to Tayla Vlaeminck , OUT! CAUGHT! There goes the ninth! Not as flighted as the batter expected it. It's wide and slow though, as Vlaminck looks to launch it over the ropes. Does not give it enough elevation, as the ball glides into the hands of Schutt at long off. 

Tayla Vlaeminck c Schutt b Wellington 17 (14b, 1x4, 1x6)
17.2 Amanda Wellington to Belinda Vakarewa , slower one, full and wide outside off stump. Belinda isn't looking to go big, as she only prods this to backward point for an easy single. 
Belinda Vakarewa, RHB, makes her way to the crease. She will take strike.
Loop, guile and turn at its very best from Wellington. She has a wide smile on her face as will the rest of her teammates - they've had a field day alright!
17.1 Amanda Wellington to Angelina Genford , OUT! STUMPED! What a beauty! What a ball! Tossed up delivery, good length, hoping to beat the batter. Genford dances down the track, trying to counter the spin, but she walks into a landmine. She plays for the straighter ball, as the ball nips away from her outside edge, through to the keeper. McPharlin does exceptionally well to collect it and knock the bails off with ample of time on her hands. 

Angelina Genford st McPharlin b Wellington 8 (12b, 0x4, 0x6)
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