The Lend Lease Breakers coasted to an eight-wicket victory over the ACT Meteors in their women's Twenty20 clash at Blacktown on Sunday.
The Meteors could only scrape to 9-77 in their 20 overs after winning the toss and electing to bat at Blacktown International Sportspark, and the Breakers chased down the total in the 14th over.
The victory added to the Breakers' resounding bonus-point win in the two sides' one-dayer on Saturday, with the hero from that match - off-spinner Erin Osborne - again impressive with the ball on Sunday, finishing with figures of 1-3 off four overs.
Medium pacer Sarah Aley snared match-best figures of 4-13 from her four overs, as she helped restrict the Canberra outfit to 9-49 before the Meteors' tail wagged via Alison Parkin and Sally Moylan (both 15 not out).
Their efforts would be in vain, however, as the Breakers barely broke a sweat in the chase, as opener Leah Poulton's unbeaten 40 off 46 balls guided them to a comfortable result.
Rhiannon Dick and Kate Owen both snared a wicket each for the Meteors.
Breakers coach Joanne Broadbent said the result was impressive, especially considering a large chunk of her side had only returned to state cricket from international duties last week.
"The way the team has gelled in the last week has been exceptional, and that's a real credit to the players," Broadbent said.
"There were some impressive performances with the bowling but I think it was our batting which stood out this weekend. It was exceptional."
Next up for the Breakers is a trip to Brisbane to take on the Queensland Fire, with another one-dayer and two T20s from Friday through to Sunday, while the Meteors have a similar assignment as they travel to Adelaide to take on the SA Scorpions.
First Posted 21 October, 2012 1:46PM AEST