The WBBL final between the Sydney Sixers and Adelaide Strikers saw a hilarious exchange of words between veteran batter Suzie Bates and Amanda-Jade Wellington. Before the first ball of the Sixer’s innings was bowled, the play was stopped due to sunlight falling on the pitch.
Suzie Bates faced issues while sighting the ball as the sunlight entered her eyes. Wellington wasn’t able to believe the reason for this and said
“What are you doing Batie?! Come on! It’s cricket! I don’t understand why we are waiting.”
Bates replied, “I’m old. I need to be able to see (smiles).”
Wellington engaged in friendly banter saying, “Do you want Darcie’s glasses?”
“It’s sunny. You can have them. But what are you going to do? (Laughs)”
"Do you want Darcie's glasses?" 😂 pic.twitter.com/6GNrXcwwIM
— 7Cricket (@7Cricket) November 26, 2022
Adelaide Strikers won the WBBL 08 final
Adelaide scored a target of 148 courtesy of the half-century scored by Deandra Dottin. She scored 52 off 37 balls, including six fours and two maximums, and scalped two wickets with the ball. She picked up the important scalps of Suzie Bates and Ashleigh Gardner. She was the player of the match for her all-around performance.
The Sixers didn’t get off to a great start as they lost their openers, Alyssa Healy and Suzie Bates, without making an impact. Ellyse Perry and Nicole Bolton had formed a partnership, but ultimately, both got dismissed, and the team fell short by ten runs allowing the Adelaide Strikers Women to lift the trophy.
Apart from Dottin, pacers Megan Schutt and Darcie Brown played a crucial picking up one and two wickets, respectively.
After the match, Perry said they were proud of their performance, given that they finished at the bottom of the table in the previous edition. This was the last game for Nicole Bolton, who will be retiring from the sport.