Four more matches of the second and third round of the Lendlease Breakers State Challenge continued over the weekend with some thrilling finishes.
Sixers Magenta won an enthralling round two match against Sixers Black in the first twenty20 encounter by 2-runs on Sunday Batting first Sixers Magenta posted 4-121 from their allotted 20 overs with Tahlia Wilson (54) top scoring. The NSW Country under 18 representative put together a vital 56-run partnership with Kate Owen (22).
In reply, the Black came close to pulling off the victory but was undone by some great bowling by Synetta Manns who collected 4-18 off three overs. Laura Wright scored 32 for Sixers Black as their innings closed at 8-119 from their 20 overs.
In the other round two match, Thunder Black cruised to a comprehensive nine-wicket win against Thunder Green. Earlier Thunder Black restricted Thunder Green to a modest 6-107 from 20 overs with some economical bowling. Thunder Black chased down the total with nine wickets in hand and 18 balls to spare.
Round three matches started in the afternoon and Sixers Magenta made it two from two on the day with an exciting win over Thunder Green. Georgia Redmayne scored a second half century in three innings (55) to help the Sixers chase down 131 off a last ball finish. Earlier, Saskia Horley collected 2-9 from two overs for Sixers Black whilst Rachael Haynes from Thunder Green scored her second consecutive half century with 61.
In the afternoon’s other fixture, the Sixers Black players held their nerve to record a six-wicket win with just two balls to spare. Thunder Black batted first at Raby 2 and posted 4-145 from the 20 overs. However the Sixers were able to put in a consistent batting performance and push to a six-wicket win that ensured that didn’t go home with back to back defeats.
Round four of the Breakers State Challenge will resume on the 26 February after the completion of the WBBL.