Last night, as the ICC World Cup continued over in the Middle East, the other side of the world played host to the Women’s BigBash League. The Hobart Hurricanes took on the Melbourne Stars in a thriller of a match.
Hurricanes’ Rachel Priest went on to score an unbeaten score of 107* from only 68 balls. With seven sixes coming from her bat, she set up the batting for the Hurricanes, who scored a total of 152 for just 4 wickets.
But Hobart wasn’t done with that. With the Stars coming to bat, the Hurricane spinners showed them what T20 cricket is all about. Ruth Johnston took 4 wickets for just 8 runs. It was Ruth’s second only WBBL match. Carey and Strano also bagged a couple of wickets each.
Johnston, the star of the match, who had never bowled before at the WBBL level, proved her worth to the Hurricanes with her 4 wickets from 3.2 overs, conceding only 8 runs, with a four over economy rate of just 2 runs per over.