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8 Dec 2023 - 7:57 AM
Lizelle Lee supreme as Hurricanes hammer Stars
Lizelle Lee shone with the bat and the gloves to inspire Hobart Hurricanes to an eight-wicket win over Melbourne Stars and keep her side's flickering WBBL finals hopes alive. The previous South Africa star pillaged an unbeaten 77 off 49 conveyances in the wake of finishing three stumpings in the field. Subsequent to excusing a frustrating Stars line-up for 121, Tropical storms drifted to triumph with 23 balls staying at Allan Boundary Field. Lee tracked down a willing accomplice in allrounder Nicola Carey in a whole 99-run represent the third wicket. Carey completed 38 not out off 41 balls. The 31-year-old Lee was in preeminent structure. She was prevailing over, and through the offside and was similarly as damaging on the legside. The ball soared off the center of Lee's bat all through a thump that included four sixes. Prior, Stars commander Meg Lanning played a variety of lovely cuts and drives in a tasteful appearance at the highest point of the request however fell for 27 off 19. Melbourne's players scarcely escaped first stuff. At the point when they looked like doing as such, they were excused with Maia Bouchier and Annabel Sutherland as great representations in the wake of arriving at 20 and neglecting to kick on. The Typhoons had been messy in the field against Brisbane Intensity two days sooner at a similar scene however they bowled firmly and took their gets. Lee was heavenly behind the stumps and set the norm in the field. Five bowlers were among the wickets, including Carey who had a fine match and returned subsequent to copping serious treatment right on time off Lanning. Spinner Molly Strano tidied up toward the end, taking 3 for 20, as the Stars imploded to lose 6 for 22 to be amazed out in the twentieth. The Storms moved to nine focuses on the WBBL stepping stool, four focuses behind fourth-set Sydney Thunder.