Strikers beat Stars as WBBL expertise situation uncovered

Adelaide Strikers 134 for six (Mack 48, Capsey 2-19) beat Melbourne Stars 133 for six (Bouchier 48, Schutt 2-27) by 4 wickets

The inconsistencies in Cricket Australia’s use of expertise within the WBBL have been highlighted after a weird stumping value Melbourne Stars of their tight final-over loss to Adelaide Strikers at Junction Oval.

In a tense end, Adelaide chased down Melbourne’s 133 for six with two balls and 4 wickets in hand. But the match was not with out drama.

During Stars innings earlier within the day, batter Rhys McKenna was given out stumped for 14 when a ball from Megan Schutt thudded into wicketkeeper Bridget Patterson’s pads and rebounded on to the stumps.

McKenna was clearly in her floor on the time the ball hit the stumps earlier than the right-hander briefly took off for a run afterwards. Despite this, McKenna was given out stumped by the square-leg umpire on the sphere and there was TV referral accessible.

The WBBL launched third umpires and the choice evaluation system final season for the primary time. However, it’s only in place for the 24 matches televised on free-to-air. Tuesday afternoon’s match was a streamed fixture and subsequently had no video replay expertise in place, regardless of replays clearly exhibiting McKenna mustn’t have been out.

Big Bash officers at the moment have plans in place for an extra 10 video games to have video expertise in place subsequent yr, with a aim of accelerating that quantity additional sooner or later.

McKenna’s wicket got here at a vital time with the rating at 91 for 4 within the fifteenth over, after she had hit 14 off 5 balls and threatened to rebuild Stars’ innings from an early collapse.

English allrounder Alice Capsey was out stumped in related trend off Patterson’s pads for 25 within the over previous to McKenna’s dismissal, solely this time she was out of her crease.

Maia Bouchier additionally helped maintain Stars’ innings along with 48, earlier than being bowled by Schutt within the nineteenth over. Schutt completed with 2 for 27.

In reply, Katie Mack made 48 from 39 balls, earlier than the Strikers survived a late wobble to take the victory.

Strikers’ win is their second over the Stars in 5 days after they bowled out Stars for 29 final Friday in Adelaide.

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