WBBL: Strikers beat Scorchers by six wickets with one ball to spare – as it happened

Updates from the match at Traeger Park, Alice SpringsGet in touch with Adam on email or via Twitter @collinsadam 4.24am GMT Cracking game. Proof that limited overs cricket doesn’t need to be high scoring tall the time. A lively surface and stinking hot conditions turned this into a scrap from the get-go with ball dominating bat for the most part throughout the 32 overs after a delayed start. That serves to underline what a clutch hand it was from Suzie Bates, who was never flustered. A class act. Actually, Bates has done it so tough out there that she can’t talk to the media after play. Fair enough. Deserves a giant bottle of water and long rest. And would you believe it: Adelaide are top of the ladder! From bottom last year to a legitimate chance of winning it all this time around. Great story. Go you good things. 4.14am GMT Schutt takes on Nat Sciver at mid-on who had more than enough time to collect, throw and run out the new batsman at the non-strikers’ end to push the game to the final ball, but she fumbles! It’s game over! Bates absolutely outstanding, 49 not out from 47 in...
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