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Sydney Thunder thrash Melbourne Stars to win WBBL title

 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 06:58 PM, 28 November 2020  

Sydney Thunder thrash Melbourne Stars to win WBBL title

Sydney Thunder thrash Melbourne Stars to win WBBL title

Sydney Thunder crushed a poor Melbourne Stars by seven wickets to win the Women's Big Bash League title.

The Stars elected to bat first but crumbled to 86-9, the lowest ever total in a WBBL final, against a superb Thunder bowling performance.

England captain Heather Knight (26 not out) hit a six to secure victory as she and Rachael Haynes (21 not out) eased their side to 87-3 off just 13.4 overs.

It is the Thunder's second title, having won the first WBBL in 2015-16.

"I'm so chuffed, what a performance by the bowlers," said Knight, who joined a largely young Thunder squad from Hobart Hurricanes this season.

"I've really enjoyed the move, the team has been awesome and it's amazing to be a part of the start of their journey."

The entire WBBL season was played in Sydney because of Covid-19 restrictions, with around 1,600 socially-distanced fans watching the final at the North Sydney Oval.

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