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WEBER WBBL|07

SCORCHERS POWER THROUGH TO THE FINAL

21 November 2021

The Perth Scorchers have had the perfect tune up for the Weber WBBL|07 Final, with an emphatic eight-wicket win over the Sydney Sixers at Adelaide Oval.

The Moments That Mattered

  • Player of the Match Alana King looked dangerous with the ball, taking three wickets, including both Sixers openers in her first over.
  • Heather Graham took her 100th WBBL wicket and became the fourth player in the competition to do so, as the Sixers were restricted to 4-128 from their 20 overs.
  • The Scorchers began strongly in the chase, with captain Sophie Devine (18) and Beth Mooney (26) regularly finding the boundary.
  • The innings however belonged to Chloe Piparo (50*), who was busy at the crease and picked the gaps on her way to a maiden WBBL half century.
  • Piparo’s 74-run partnership with Graham (34*) was key to the chase, with the pair never looking troubled and smashing a combined 11 boundaries in the process.
  • Graham struck a boundary to begin the 18th over, giving the Scorchers an eight-wicket win, in a strong performance ahead of The Final.

 

After the match, Alana King said:


“We were trying to string a few games towards the back end in our favour and we’ve done that, the girls will be full of confidence.

“I’ve got full support from my teammates when I come on to bowl that I can be as attacking as possible and I thrive off that.

“I really love this team, and I’ve got the confidence all the way from the coaches to the players on the field, I’m playing with a lot of freedom on the pitch.

“The middle-order has had some time in at the crease which is really key when we’re heading into The Final so I think everyone should be full of confidence.

“A home Final is going to be great for the WA fans as they haven’t had a lot of cricket in the past 18 months due to COVID, so hopefully we can get all our fans out to Optus Stadium and put on a show for them.”

The Scorchers finishing on top of the table means they will host The Final at Optus Stadium on Saturday 27 November, in what will be Perth's sixth finals appearance in seven seasons.

Tickets for The Final go on sale via Ticketmaster at 9:00amWST tomorrow, Monday 22 November, with seats to the big battle going for just $10 for adults, $5 for concessions and 15 years and under go free.