Perth’s four-match winning streak is ended by former Melbourne Stars captain Meg Lanning
The second 99-round wicket partnership between Lanning (57) and Minion de Breeze (55) proved too big to be beaten as the Scorshers fell six games less than the 149-point combined All-Star League.
Captain Australia’s hit has seen eight rounds and four times a maximum, marking her half-century of tournament
Allrounder Heather Graham (2-28) and English model Sarah Glenn (2-21) rolled the roles again after a quick start, drastically halting the momentum by forcing a medium meltdown from 5-21
Nicole Bolton (3-22) captured Wickett in the final to tie the stars down to 8-149, a total that would have been somewhat disappointed after hitting 1-81 midway
Chloe Bebaro (18) was promoted to unlock alongside backup captain Beth Mooney (45) in the absence of Sophie Devine and the duo together to deliver an incredible performance
The Scorchers are on track at 0-48 after their first six overtakes, before a familiar wave of wickets derail
After losing 4–18, Matilda Carmichael (32) late star gave Perth some hope of remaining in the hunt, with 17 wanted finalists
Carmichael crashed into two boundaries outside the side before Rosemary Mayer (3-30) from New Zealand pinned her behind her with two balls remaining
The win puts Melbourne at the top of the standings with five points, while the Scorers drop to third
Money said she liked the fight that her side showed to the end.
“There is an amazing character in this aspect, and I am proud of the efforts the group has made to make our way back into the game,” she said.
“I thought Matilda did a great job keeping us in the search process and recorded some boundaries in the latter
“There were definitely some positives and things we could improve, luckily we are back here tomorrow morning.”
Meanwhile, Brisbane won their fourth straight win, defeating Sixers with three wickets to give Elise Perry’s team their fifth consecutive defeat.
The Strikers had a massive 64 win over Hobart, bowling for 77 after just two days of The Canes versus 82 Brisbane
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