Women’s Big Bash League 2018-19: It was an all-Indian affair when Sydney Thunders locked horns with Hobart Hurricanes in the Women’s Big Bash League 2018-19. It was India T20I captain Harmanpreet Kaur who took a sharp catch to remove Smriti Mandhana, who was looking to go down the ground in the leg side. Mandhana hit the ball hard but did not get the elevation to pip Harmanpreet, who jumped in the air to complete the catch on the edge of the circle. Mandhana scored 29 off 22 balls. Her cameo was studded with two fours and a six.
Here is the catch:
Sydney Thunder Women won by 6 wickets, thanks to Rachel Priest 40 off 21 balls.
In the T20Is, Harmanpreet has played 93 matches and amassed 1,886 with an average of 29.01. She has the highest score of 103 runs.
Mandhana, on the other hand, has played 52 matches in the shortest format of the game. She averages 22.73 with the highest score of 83.
Meanwhile, both the cricketers have been picked for the upcoming New Zealand tour. The big news was the selection of veteran Mithali Raj.
Sydney Thunder Women Squad
Rachel Priest (wk), Stafanie Taylor, Naomi Stalenberg, Alex Blackwell (c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Nicola Carey, Rene Farrell, Samantha Bates, Maisy Gibson, Belinda Vakarewa, Rachael Haynes
Hobart Hurricanes Women Squad
Smriti Mandhana, Erin Fazackerley, Stefanie Daffara, Heather Knight, Corinne Hall, Georgia Redmayne (wk), Sasha Moloney (c), Veronica Pyke, Rhiann O Donnell, Brooke Hepburn, Alex Hartley