|Women’s Big Bash League, Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide|
|Adelaide Strikers 189-5 (20 overs): Devine 99*, McGrath 63, Hepburn 2-28|
|Hobart Hurricanes 189-8 (20 overs): Redmayne 54*, Mandhana 52, Coyte 3-32|
|Adelaide Strikers Earned in a Brilliant over|
New Zealand’s Sophie Devine smashed Adelaide Strikers to a thrilling super over triumph against Hobart Hurricanes in the Women’s Big Bash League.
The match ended tied after both teams made 189, together with opener Devine hitting 99 not out off 53 balls batting first.
The Hurricanes place the hosts 1 3 to acquire off the super over but Devine had just three chunks, hitting two sixes and a four to five secure victory.
England captain Heather Knight was conducted out for a duck in Hobart’s super over.
Knight, who took 1-49 off her four overs, made nine in the traffic’ reply, together with Smriti Mandhana (52 off 25 balls) and Georgia Redmayne (54 not out off 37 balls) carrying their side to 189-8, whereas England’s Danielle Hazell maintained 1-31.
Hobart needed eight to win off the final over and handled only three out of the initial five chunks, but Katelyn Fryett struck a four off the final delivery to take the match to a brilliant over, at which Mandhana struck a six.
Devine had earlier in the day added 105 for the second wicket with Tahlia McGrath (63 off 42 balls), until striking 31 from the previous ten deliveries she faced to help her unwanted post 189-5, together with England’s Alex Hartley conceding 25 runs in a wicketless four overs.
But hitting 10 fours and four sixes, she couldn’t bring her up century, scoring two by the final ball of their innings.
The Hurricanes are all bottom of the eight-team dining table after two wins out of 12 matches, with the Strikers a spot ahead now with three wins out of 11 games.
Elsewhere, Sydney Thunder beat Melbourne Renegades by six wickets because of an unbeaten 66 from captain Alex Blackwell.
England opener Danni Wyatt struck 59 off 53 balls to help the Renegades pole 139-4 from their 20 overs.
The hosts recovered from 65-3 to triumph with four balls to spare after Blackwell struck seven fours and 2 sixes.
The Thunder are high in the table with nine wins out of 13 games, while the Renegades are all fourth.