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Amanda-Jade Wellington Creates WBBL History

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Adelaide Strikers leg roulette Amanda-Jade Wellington recorded the best bowling figures in Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) story on Wednesday (Nov 24) to call Brisbane heat out of the competition.

Wellington broke Molly stano record (5/15) to end phenomenal 5/8 figures when Heat crawled to post just 114/8, a total that was easily revised by the Strikers.

After being asked to hit first, Heat got off to a disastrous start as a starter. Georgia Redmayne he was fired early for pacer Darcie brown without disturbing the scorers. From there, Wellington took over and continued to collect windows at regular intervals.

In Wellington’s first over, opener Grace harris was perplexed by a formwork 17 of 27, while Mikayla hinkley was sent back by a duck. Soon, the cunning leg manipulator fooled the opposition with further advances while dismissing Jess Jonassen (1 of 5) and Lura kimmince (3 of 4) in consecutive jumps, leaving the heat at 47/6.

Five of those six wickets were bagged by 24-year-old Wellington, who also became the fifth pitcher to complete 100 wickets in WBBL history.

Just a late cameo from Nicola Hancock (40 of 26) and a brilliant effort from the injured Nadine de Klerk (18 of 25) saved the heat from complete embarrassment when the two-time champion limped to 114/8.

In response, the Strikers posted the victory total with 21 balls to spare.

Strikers Opening Batsman Katie mack (50 not out of 42 balls) and Tahlia mcgrath (38 not out of 27 balls) combined for an undefeated 71-run position to make the job of running chase easier.

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