Devine knock seals win

Mercury (Hobart) - - SPORT -

SO­PHIE Devine has con­tin­ued her mag­i­cal run of form to help Ade­laide to con­sol­i­date sec­ond spot on the WBBL lad­der with a six-wicket win over the Sydney Thun­der in Wol­lon­gong.

Chas­ing the Thun­der’s mod­est 4-112, Devine was the dif­fer­ence, tim­ing the chase to per­fec­tion with a mea­sured, un­beaten 62 off 58 balls as the Strik­ers won yes­ter­day with five de­liv­er­ies to spare.

It is Devine’s fifth-suc­ces­sive half-cen­tury and she over­takes the Sydney Six­ers’ Ell­yse Perry into sec­ond on the run­scor­ing leader­board, with 474 at an av­er­age of 79.

The su­per­star Kiwi com­bined with fel­low Kiwi Suzie Bates (22) for a 53-run first­wicket part­ner­ship.

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