Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers

Star opener Elyse Villani has led the way for the Scorchers with an eight-wicket win over the Stars.

Finalist last season, the Scorchers suffered a rare double defeat last weekend and were without injured skipper Meg Lanning this round.

Villani looked comfortable throughout posting 52 not out while Graham was equally at ease for her unbeaten 39.

The Stars, who battered first, found run-scoring a difficult proposition following some disciplined bowling.

Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Thunder

Strikers have suffered a six-wicket loss despite captain Suzie Bates, who was named Player of the Match, compiling an impressive 79 off 60 balls, while wickets fell around her.

An important 13-run cameo from batter Alex Price led the Strikers to a total of 134, while no other Strikers batters managed to make an impact.

Thunder opener Rachel Priest (58 not out) highlighted her side's innings, and heavily supported by Harmanpreet Kaur (33 off 22 balls), as they reached the required total in 17.3 overs.

Samantha Betts, Amanda-Jade Wellington and Sarah Coyte took a wicket each, with Coyte the standout, taking figures of 1/20 from four overs.

Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Sixers

Ashleigh Gardner has hit a blistering half-century to lift the Sixers to a famous seven-wicket win over the Hurricanes in a rain-affected match.

The Hurricanes reached 4-112 before rain forced the players from the field and eventually returned to face the final over finishing with a total of 5-133.

Set a mammoth 10 runs an over, the Sixers were in trouble early with opener Alyssa Healy dismissed in the first over for eight with an in-form Ellyse Perry soon following.

But Gardner found form at the perfect moment, scoring a whirlwind 79 not out, including three sixes and joined with Erin Burns, putting on 88 in an extraordinary 41-ball partnership.


Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers

A three-wicket haul from skipper Kristen Beams has helped the Stars return to the winners’ circle with a four-wicket victory over the Scorchers.

After falling to the same team by eight wickets on Saturday, the Stars turned the tables with Beams starring in her second match back from injury to restrict Perth to 7-90 before Katie Mack helped guide them home in 15.3 overs.

The Stars made early breakthroughs with Jones, Villani and Graham bowled, leaving Perth in trouble at 3-12. Nicole Bolton was the sole bright spot for the Scorchers in a tough innings, scoring 36.

The Scorchers struck an early blow with Angela Reakes falling for one in the second over, but a fast start from Lizelle Lee put the Stars on track before Mack picked up where she left off with a 31-ball 33.

Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Thunder

Sophie Devine returned after being rested with shoulder soreness on Saturday and managed a quick-fire 23 runs, but the loss of both her and Suzie Bates in the power play proved difficult to bounce back from.

Bridget Patterson and Tegan McPharlin were both solid with the bat, while a late cameo from Tabatha Saville pushed the Strikers to 5/145.

In reply, two early wickets looked to have the Strikers on top, with the Thunder sitting at 2/3 in the second over.

England international Danielle Hazell took her first WBBL|04 wicket, but powerful innings from Stafanie Taylor and Harmanpreet Kaur were enough to get the Thunder over the line with 10 balls to spare.

Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Sixers

A near-perfect all-round game from Ellyse Perry has secured a 17-run win for the Sixers against the Hurricanes.

Sixers skipper Perry struck 72 not out, executed a brilliant direct-hit run out, and took an excellent running catch, while her seven deliveries with the ball leaked just one run.

Sent in by the Hurricanes, Sixers opener Alyssa Healy raced out of the blocks before being dismissed while two balls later Ashleigh Gardner was caught behind without scoring.

Needing a hefty 159 for victory, the Hurricanes lost Erin Fazackerley but things went from bad to worse when Stef Daffara was run out on 11 and Smriti Mandhana was caught.

Melbourne Renegades v Brisbane Heat

The Renegades have fallen short to the Heat, going down by 21 runs in front of a 2,500-stong home crowd.

Molly Strano was a shining light for the Renegades, with tidy figures of 4-21 off her four overs earning her a Player of the Match performance in a losing side.

Renegades' openers Danni Wyatt and captain Amy Satterthwaite put on a handy 75 runs for the first wicket in the chase of the Heat's first innings total of 8-174, but an expensive day for the Renegades' bowlers meant the target was just out of their reach.