Dominant Beth Mooney’s 101* , Perth Scorchers won Over Sydney Thunder

Unveiling Beth Mooney’s Explosive Century

In a spectacular one-woman performance, Beth Mooney orchestrated a thrilling last-over century, steering Perth Scorchers to a commanding 42-run victory over Sydney Thunder. This stellar display not only secured the win but also propelled Perth Scorchers to the top of the points table of WBBL.

Dominant Beth Mooney's 101* , Perth Scorchers won Over Sydney Thunder
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Sophie Devine Sets the Stage

The stage was set for this high-stakes encounter by Sophie Devine, whose stellar performances with the bat in the previous two games laid the foundation for this top-of-the-table clash. However, it was Beth Mooney who stole the spotlight during Sunday’s double-header in Melbourne. Despite losing partners at regular intervals, Mooney blazed through the 13th over, reaching a formidable 36-ball fifty. Undeterred, she then accelerated to achieve her third WBBL century, taking only 25 more balls to reach the milestone. The 20th over witnessed Mooney’s dominance as she struck four boundaries, concluding with an unbeaten 101* and propelling Scorchers to a formidable total of 159/4.

Thunder’s Struggle in the Face of Mooney’s Brilliance

Thunder’s pursuit of victory crumbled, primarily due to the brilliance of Phoebe Litchfield, who valiantly contributed with a quick 45. Unfortunately, Thunder found themselves in dire straits as they lost three wickets in the span of six balls, reducing them to a precarious 17/3. Despite Litchfield’s efforts and a crucial 68-run partnership with Sammy Jo-Johnson (scoring 33 off 34 balls), Thunder could only muster a total of 117/8. This proved to be too little too late, as Perth Scorchers showcased an all-round bowling masterclass, securing a comfortable win.

Bowling Brilliance Seals the Deal

The bowling prowess of Perth Scorchers was evident in the exceptional performances of Amy Louise Edgar, who emerged as the standout bowler with figures of 3-18. Captain Sophie Devine and Chloe Ainsworth also made significant contributions, claiming two wickets each with figures of 2-27 and 2-8, respectively. This collective bowling effort ensured Perth Scorchers maintained a firm grip on the match, leading to a convincing victory by a margin of 42 runs.


Beth Mooney’s exceptional century, coupled with a stellar bowling display by Perth Scorchers, proved to be the winning formula against Sydney Thunder. This victory not only elevated Perth Scorchers to the top of the points table but also underscored their dominance in the ongoing WBBL competition.

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