Chamari Athapaththu’s Heroics Lead Sydney Thunder to a Commanding 9-Wicket victory Over Perth Scorchers.

Chamari Athapaththu’s stylish innings.

Sri Lankan cricketer Chamari Athapaththu delivered a sensational performance, guiding the Sydney Thunder to a convincing 9-wicket victory over the Perth Scorchers at Cricket Central, Sydney, on Saturday, November 18. Chamari Athapaththu scored not out 77 runs in 53 balls where she smashed 10 fours and 3 sixes in her innings with strike rate of 145 .

Chamari Athapaththu's Heroics Lead Sydney Thunder to a Commanding 9-Wicket Over Perth Scorchers.
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Sloppy bowling by Sydney Thunders women

Perth Scorchers women’s women bowling was a bit sloppy one where they were not been able to take a single wicket of Sydney Thunders women . All their bowlers were seem sloppy and dull and their star bowlers just were so expensive that they leaked runs at an economy rate of 10 .

Choosing to bowl after winning the toss, the Thunder faced a formidable partnership between Beth Mooney and Sophie Devine, who scored briskly at over 7 runs per over. However, Mooney’s dismissal by Lauren Smith just at the end of the powerplay marked a turning point. Sammy-Jo Johnsen then claimed the wicket of Sophie Devine, triggering a collapse. Smith and Athapaththu played pivotal roles, reducing the Scorchers from 43-0 to a precarious 78-7, taking 7 wickets for just 25 runs. Despite a spirited effort from Amy Jones, who contributed a quick 37 off 16 balls in partnership with Alana King, the Scorchers managed to reach a somewhat respectable total of 116-8.

The Thunder’s chase turned out to be a stroll in the park. Although Phoebe Litchfield was run out, Athapaththu took center stage in a dominant 110-run partnership with Heather Knight, reaching the target with 3.5 overs to spare in an impressive display of batting prowess.

Brief Scores :

Perth Scorchers 116-8in 20 overs (Amy Jones 37, Lauren Smith 2-12, Chamari Athapaththu 2-23) lost to Sydney Thunder 120-1in 16.1 overs (Chamari Athapaththu 77*, Heather Knight 32*) by 9 wickets

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