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Perth Scorchers defeat Adelaide Strikers to claim first Womens Big Bash title

  • Clutch bowling delivers 12-run triumph
  • Marizanne Kapp crowned player of the final despite illness

South African allrounder Marizanne Kapp has starred with bat and ball to help lift the Perth Scorchers to a 12-run victory over the Adelaide Strikers in the WBBL Final.

In reply to the Scorchers’ 5-146, the Strikers were restricted to 2-16 in the six-over powerplay before finishing at 6-134. Kapp, who had been sick all week, scored an unbeaten 31 off 23 balls to help lift the Scorchers to a solid total, but her greatest contribution was with the ball. The 31-year-old’s first two overs in the powerplay cost just two runs in a display that put the heat on the Strikers straight away.

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