Shefali’s bat spoke fiercely in the Women’s Big Bash League, rained fours and hit her first half-century, see VIDEO

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New Delhi
Indian women’s cricket team’s young opener Shafali Verma’s bat is speaking fiercely in Australia’s Women’s Big Bash League. Sydney Sixers defeated Hobart Hurricanes by 5 wickets on Sunday on the basis of Shefali’s half-century innings. The Sydney Sixers () team, chasing the target of 126 runs set by Hobart Hurricanes, did not start well. Two wickets had fallen for his 14 runs. After this, Shefali along with captain Ellyse Perry took the innings forward.

Captain Ellyse Perry and Shefali added 63 runs for the second wicket
There was a 63-run partnership between Shefali and Perry for the third wicket. After Perry’s dismissal, Shefali got the support of Nicole Bolton. Both put on 42 runs partnership for the fourth wicket.

Shefali played an innings of 57 runs in 50 balls
Shefali scored 57 runs in 50 balls with the help of 6 fours, which helped Sydney’s team easily achieve the target of 126 runs. Batting first, Hurricanes scored 125 runs for 9 wickets. Apart from Shefali, Perry played an innings of 27 runs in 33 balls, which helped the team to win 129 for five in 19.3 overs.

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Radha Yadav took 2 wickets
Left-arm spinner Radha Yadav prevented the Hurricanes from posting a big total, dismissing compatriots Richa Ghosh (46 off 46 balls) and Sasha Moloney (22 off 16 balls).

Brisbane Heat beat Perth Scorchers by 7 wickets
In another match, leg-spinner Poonam dismissed Beth Mooney (40) and Heather Graham as Brisbane Heat restricted Perth Scorchers to 137 for seven. The Heat also scored 137 for nine before the Scorchers registered a victory in the one over eliminator.

[Attribution to NBT]

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