Strikers secure fourth consecutive win of WBBL|09

The Adelaide Strikers have secured their fourth win in a row of WBBL|09, with an impressive six-wicket win against the Melbourne Renegades in front of a boisterous Karen Rolton Oval crowd.

Losing the toss, the Strikers fielded first in front of their home fans.

The match got off to the perfect start, with Georgia Adams getting powerful Renegades captain Hayley Matthews caught behind in the first over.

From there, Tammy Beaumont and Courtney Webb got a partnership together, before Amanda-Jade Wellington, as she so often does, broke it, getting Webb stumped by Bridget Patterson.

Two overs later, a beautiful delivery from Dani Gibson shattered the stumps of the set batter Beaumont and at drinks, the Strikers were in a great position at drinks with the score 3-53.

After that, Harmanpreet Kaur and Jess Duffin began a good partnership of 96 runs, with Duffin earning a half-century.

It was a super Tahlia McGrath catch that ended it, with her screamer removing Kaur and giving Megan Schutt her first wicket.

In the final over, Anesu Mushangwe bowled Duffin, with the Renegades finishing their 20 overs 5-148. Mushangwe finished with impressive figures of 1-18 from her four overs.

It was a good Power Play for the Strikers as they chased 149, with Katie Mack and Laura Wolvaardt making 38 runs in the first four overs.

Mack earned back the BKT Golden Bat during her innings of 24 off only 15 balls, before Matthews got her wicket.

A 42-run partnership between Wolvaardt and McGrath followed, including McGrath bringing up her 2000th run as a Striker, before both lost their wickets within two overs.

Patterson and Gibson hit multiple boundaries in their partnership, quickly bringing down the required runs.

In the end, the regular boundaries in the final overs made the total easy to come by and Patterson hit the winning runs with an over remaining to secure a six-wicket win.

The win moved the Strikers back to the top of the table. Now, they will fly to Mackay ahead of a clash against the Brisbane Heat on Saturday night.

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