adelaide strikers 148 for 4 wickets (Patterson 70, Penna 36*) defeated brisbane heat 89 (Wellington 3-14, Shutt 3-16) by 59 runs
A bizarre run out helped the Adelaide Strikers hand Brisbane Heat their first defeat of the WBBL season, leaving the visitors trailing by 59 runs and dropping to second place.
On the same night that the Melbourne Stars got their season back on track by beating the Perth Scorchers by seven runs, the Strikers did well to defend their total of 148 for 4 at Karen Rolton Oval.
Players are able to remove the stump if the bails are already off in order to run out, although it was doubtful whether Wellington did this correctly with the ball in the opposite hand as opposed to the ball taking out the stump.
The wicket proved to be a crucial moment in the game, as Wellington had Woll caught and bowled for 15 off the next ball. The legspinner also got the crucial wicket of Jess Jonassen later in his spell, leaving him stumped for 22 in flight.
The Heat were all out for 89 in 16 overs, ending their run of four consecutive wins at the start of the season.
The hero of the Strikers’ final win over the Heat last summer, Patterson scored 70 off 53 to help the Strikers rescue 47 for 3 after 10 overs.
Patterson hit seven fours and two sixes, including a powerful shot over the head of the spinner off Sarah Glenn.