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Rain Steals The Show As A Result Is Imminent

01 November 2020

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The Perth Scorchers have fallen 13 balls shy of a result against the Adelaide Strikers at Drummoyne Oval in yet another rebel Women’s Big Bash League match abandoned due to inclement weather.

With heavy rain falling immediately after Sophie Devine won the bat flip and elected to field, the match was delayed and subsequently reduced to 10 overs per innings.

Taneale Peschel (2-5) executed brilliantly with the ball to help restrict the Strikers to 4-70 from their 10 overs, but the covers were called for again at the innings break as the wet weather returned.

With the chase reduced to 52 from seven overs, the Scorchers started strong and were well-placed at 1-25 off 2.5 overs.

However, once again the rain swept through and this time it brought play to a close before the five overs required to constitute a match were bowled.

With two washouts from their opening four matches, the Scorchers will welcome the improved weather predicted for Wednesday’s match against the Sydney Thunder in Blacktown. 

Scorchers skipper Sophie Devine said;

“It’s disappointing not to get a result today, unfortunately the rain just got too heavy to continue at the end.

“Despite the result there were a lot of positives, our bowling attack performed well again today.

“We’ve played well this weekend when given the opportunity to take the field, our confidence is high and as a group we know we are tracking in the right direction.”