Sport Haynes fires as Thunder beat Stars in WBBL

12:35  16 december  2017
12:35  16 december  2017 Source:   MSN

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A devastating opening partnership has lifted Sydney Thunder to a comfortable nine-wicket victory over WBBL strugglers Melbourne Stars in Sydney. The Thunder made it three wins from five outings scoring 1-135 to pass the winless Stars ' total of 4-132. Haynes starred with a dominant unbeaten

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Rachael Haynes of the Thunder sweeps the ball during WBBL match against Melbourne Stars. © AAP Image/Joe Castro Rachael Haynes of the Thunder sweeps the ball during WBBL match against Melbourne Stars. A devastating opening partnership has lifted Sydney Thunder to a comfortable nine-wicket victory over WBBL strugglers Melbourne Stars in Sydney.

Rachel Priest and Australian captain Rachael Hayes put on a big-hitting stand of 95 off just 11 overs for the opening wicket to help the home side cruise to victory on Saturday with a full 4.5 overs to spare.

The Thunder made it three wins from five outings scoring 1-135 to pass the winless Stars' total of 4-132.

Haynes starred with a dominant unbeaten knock of 78 scored off just 51 balls, while Priest contributed 42 off 33 as the runs flowed in hot conditions at Howell Oval in Penrith.

Batting wasn't quite so easy for the visiting Stars, who struggled to get their run rate above six an over, having seen Lizelle Lee dismissed on the first ball of the innings.

Mignon du Preez top-scored for the Stars with an impressive 58 off 49 balls and there were contributions from Anna Lanning (35) and Georgia Elwiss (23).

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Sydney Sixers will enter Christmas with a firm grip on top spot on the WBBL standings after a dominant victory over the Hobart Hurricanes.The ladder-leading defending champions posted 1-99 to mow down the Hurricanes' modest total of 98 with 6.1 overs to spare.

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