|Ladies’s Huge Bash League, Sydney Showground:|
|Sydney Thunder 190-6 (20 overs): Knight 83, Haynes 39, Coyte 3-32|
|Adelaide Strikers 132-8 (20 overs): McGrath 46, Smith 3-26|
|Sydney Thunder received by 58 runs|
|Scorecard and desk|
England captain Heather Knight made her highest Ladies’s Huge Bash League rating to assist Sydney Thunder to a 58-run win over Adelaide Strikers.
Knight hit three sixes and 11 fours in her 83 from 39 balls, serving to Thunder to 190-6 on the Sydney Showground.
That proved an excessive amount of for Strikers, who reached 132-8, with Knight choosing up the wicket of Amanda-Jade Wellington.
The England skipper is in her first season with Thunder, having performed for Hobart Hurricanes in earlier WBBLs.
The Sydney local weather had not beforehand been form to Knight this yr – after England had been eradicated from the Ladies’s T20 World Cup in March when rain washed out their semi-final in opposition to India, after which prevented a outcome being potential in Thunder’s first two WBBL video games.
That had led Knight to tweet: “Any hazard Sydney!!! 3 in a row for the climate.”
However Saturday’s knock, through which she shared a fourth-wicket stand of 122 with Thunder captain Rachael Haynes, eclipsed her earlier greatest WBBL rating, an unbeaten 82 for Hurricanes in opposition to Melbourne Stars in 2018.
This complete WBBL season is being performed at varied venues round Sydney with gamers remaining in bio-secure bubbles due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Whereas Knight lastly escaped the rain for as soon as, the climate ended Perth Scorchers’ run chase midway by way of their innings in opposition to Melbourne Renegades at Drummoyne Oval, however the Scorchers received by 18 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern methodology.
England leg-spinner Sarah Glenn took 0-19 from 4 overs for the Scorchers, whereas team-mate Amy Jones was not required to bat.
Rain on the Showground then prevented a outcome in a reduced-overs sport between Brisbane Warmth and Hobart Hurricanes, whose innings was ended three balls wanting the 5 overs they wanted to face for a outcome to be potential.