Match Report:


Lee's blistering knock keeps Canes' season alive

Lizelle Lee completed three stumpings and made a blistering unbeaten 77 to lead the Hobart Hurricanes to an eight-wicket win over the STars

Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes | WBBL|09

Lizelle Lee shone with the bat and the gloves to inspire Hobart Hurricanes to an eight-wicket win over Melbourne Stars and keep her side's flickering Weber WBBL finals hopes alive.

The former South Africa star plundered an unbeaten 77 off 49 deliveries after completing three stumpings in the field.

After dismissing a disappointing Stars for 121 in the final over, the Hurricanes coasted to victory with 23 balls remaining at Allan Border Field. 

Lethal Lee powers Hurricanes with match-winning knock

Lee found a willing partner in allrounder Nicola Carey (38no off 41) in an unbroken 99-run stand for the third wicket.

The Hurricanes moved to nine points on the WBBL ladder, four points behind fourth-placed Sydney Thunder. 

The 31-year-old Lee was in supreme form. She was dominant over, and through, the offside and was just as destructive on the legside.

The ball rocketed off the middle of Lee's bat throughout a knock that included four sixes. 

Earlier, Stars captain Meg Lanning (27 off 19) played an array of exquisite cuts and drives in a classy cameo at the top of the order.

Melbourne's batters barely got out of first gear. 

Just when they looked like doing so, they were dismissed with Maia Bouchier (23) and Annabel Sutherland (24) as prime examples.

The Hurricanes had been sloppy in the field against Brisbane two days earlier at the same venue but they bowled tightly and took their catches.

Lee was in great touch behind the stumps and set the standard in the field.

Five bowlers were among the wickets, including Carey (3-32) who had a fine match and bounced back after copping severe treatment early off Lanning.

Spinner Molly Strano (3-20) cleaned up at the end as the Stars collapsed to lose 6-22.

Weber WBBL|09 Standings

Matches played
No results
Net Run Rate
Total points
1 Adelaide Strikers Women Adelaide Strikers Women STR 14 11 3 0 0 1.154 0 22
2 Perth Scorchers Women Perth Scorchers Women SCO 14 8 6 0 0 0.784 0 16
3 Brisbane Heat Women Brisbane Heat Women HEA 14 8 6 0 0 0.203 0 16
4 Sydney Thunder Women Sydney Thunder Women THU 14 7 6 0 1 0.298 0 15
5 Sydney Sixers Women Sydney Sixers Women SIX 14 7 7 0 0 -0.253 0 14
6 Hobart Hurricanes Women Hobart Hurricanes Women HUR 14 6 7 0 1 -0.597 0 13
7 Melbourne Stars Women Melbourne Stars Women STA 14 6 8 0 0 -0.779 0 12
8 Melbourne Renegades Women Melbourne Renegades Women REN 14 2 12 0 0 -0.978 0 4

M: Matches played

W: Wins

L: Losses

T: Ties

N/R: No results

NRR: Net Run Rate

Ded.: Deductions

PTS: Total points