Amanda Jane Wellington makes WBBL history with remarkable spell


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

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

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It was a memorable night for the star who claimed her 100th WBBL wicket in her 100th game and was named player of the match.

At one stage Wellington was on a hat-trick and her last over was a maiden.

“Who would have thought,” she laughed. “I can’t thank my fielders enough. Unbelievable performance out there today. Incredible.

“I felt really confident out there. At the start I felt the batters were stuck in the crease, so I said to myself, ‘Toss it up there, trust the wicket to turn it’ and the fielders backed me up really well.

“We saw Bridget Patterson take an absolute screamer out on the boundary. She’s been supporting me all tournament.”

The victory means the Strikers next face the Melbourne Renegades on Thursday night for a spot in the final against the Perth Scorchers on Saturday.

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