Star smashes WBBL record with remarkable spell

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Bowler Amanda-Jade Wellington made WBBL history, taking 5-8 arsenic the Adelaide Strikers claimed the Challenger last against the Brisbane Heat.

The Heat were reduced to 8-114 acknowledgment to the leg-spinner, who finished with the singular figures of 4-1-5-8.

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It was a memorable nighttime for the prima who claimed her 100th WBBL wicket successful her 100th crippled and was named subordinate of the match.

At 1 signifier Wellington was connected a hat-trick and her past implicit was a maiden.

Amanda-Jade Wellington of the Adelaide Strikers celebrates the wicket of Laura Kimmince of the Brisbane Heat during the Women's Big Bash League 'The Eliminator' Final lucifer betwixt the Brisbane Heat and the Adelaide Strikers astatine Adelaide Oval, connected November 24, 2021, successful Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Mark Brake/Getty Images) (Getty)

"Who would person thought," she laughed. "I can't convey my fielders enough. Unbelievable show retired determination today. Incredible.

"I felt truly assured retired there. At the commencement I felt the batters were stuck successful the crease, truthful I said to myself, 'Toss it up there, spot the wicket to crook it' and the fielders backed maine up truly well.

"We saw Bridget Patterson instrumentality an implicit screamer retired connected the boundary. She's been supporting maine each tournament."

The triumph means the Strikers adjacent look the Melbourne Renegades connected Thursday nighttime for a spot successful the last against the Perth Scorchers connected Saturday.

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