Mixed fortunes for Dottin
PERTH, Australia (CMC):
West Indies Women's star Deandra Dottin experienced mixed fortunes on her debut in the Women's Big Bash on Boxing Day, as her Perth Scorchers beat Melbourne Stars by six wickets.
The 24-year-old snared two for 27 from four overs of medium pacer as Stars, opting to bat first at the Western Australia Cricket Association ground, stumbled to 102 for six off their 20 overs.
Fast bowler Katherine Brunt had the best figures of two for 11.
Katie Mack struck 32 from 30 balls while opening partner and captain Meg Lanning got 27 from 31 deliveries in a 56-run stand for the first wicket.
In reply, Scorchers reached their target in the final over, with veteran opener Charlotte Edwards stroking an unbeaten 61 off 56 deliveries.
Dottin suffered the indignity of a fourth-ball 'duck', falling leg before wicket to leg-spinner Kristen Beams in the tenth over with the score on 50 as Scorchers lost three quick wickets for 12 runs.
However, Edwards combined with Brunt (11 not out) in an unbroken fifth wicket stand of 45 to see the hosts to victory.