Taylor's 68 lifts Sydney Thunder
SYDNEY, Australia (CMC):
Stafanie Taylor's season-best half-century was nearly in vain, but somehow, Sydney Thunder managed to hang on and beat city rivals Sydney Sixers in a dramatic Women's Big Bash League encounter here yesterday.
Set 139 for victory at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Thunder were propelled by Taylor's top score of 68 off 51 balls, but once she departed to the second ball of the penultimate over with 11 runs required, Sixers hit back to ensure scores were level at the end of the allotted overs.
There was even more drama in the one-over eliminator as Taylor helped Thunder to reach eight for one and Sixers then lost three wickets as they, too, ended on eight runs.
Boundary count was then used to determine the winners, and Thunder, with 16, edged out their opponents who struck 14.
The victory left Thunder three from bottom in the eight-team tables on 10 points while Sixers remained top on 16 points.