Saturday’s massive triple-header of WBBL action delivered in spades. Beginning with a simply incredible performance from Australian international star Beth Mooney.
Magnificent Breakthrough of Mooney
Beth Mooney cemented her place as one of the greatest hitters of all time. With the Scorchers opener accomplish something never seen before in the WBBL. To lead her team to a crushing victory against the struggling Renegades.
Mooney annihilated Melbourne with 90 off 58 deliveries a week after scoring 99 not out against the Sixers. Becoming the only player in WBBL history to do it.
“Contributing today was really special,”Mooney stated after the match.
Mooney hit 11 boundaries and cleared the boundary twice in her amazing effort. Falling on the penultimate ball of the innings to end one of the season’s finest partnerships. The Scorchers concluded their 20 overs on 4/192. The best ever WBBL total at the Junction Oval, due to a merciless fourth wicket stand of 123 off just 56 deliveries.
Marizanne Kapp, a South African veteran, was even more vicious with the bat. Smashing an undefeated 68 at a stunning strike rate of 200. As she ripped apart the assault with four lusty strokes over the boundary.
With her greatest score in the league, the all-rounder reached her own personal milestone of 1000 WBBL runs.
The two took advantage of Melbourne’s narrow boundaries to blast 32 runs off the surge. With both players hitting the fence to reach their milestones.
This was exactly what the Scorchers had to reignite their season. With the reigning champions beginning the day underneath the top four. It was appropriate that Mooney finished the clash with a grab off Kapp’s bowling.