The Indian girls continue to be on fire at the WBBL07. Harmanpreet Kaur and Jemimah Rodrigues are currently leading the top run getters list in this season. Kaur has scored 309 runs at 61 average and 137 strike rate , while Jemimah has got 293 runs at 36 average and 120 strike rate. Kaur has also got 12 wickets with her off spin thus far .
The match between Sydney Thunder and Brisbane Heat saw brilliant bowling by Poonam Yadav and sublime batting by Smriti Mandhana and some hilarious celebrations by Heat players with pint sized Poonam.
Thunder batted first and Smriti scored a sparkling 37 off 24 balls with 6 fours and 1 six before the Indian player of Brisbane Heat , Poonam Yadav had her caught at deep square leg off an attempted pull . The fun part was the celebrations after the wicket when one of the tall Heat players lifted the diminutive Poonam Yadav with her hands in hilarious fashion. On the player mic the Heat wicketkeeper revealed that Poonam is called by the nickname ” Simba” .
Poonam got another wicket off the very next ball as the batter could not read her googly and was lbw . Later she dismissed the highest scorer of the Heat innings to finish with 3/17 in 4 overs .
In another match of the day which was the Melbourne Derby between Stars and Renegades , both the Indians of the Renegades were in their elements. In the Stars innings , Harmanpreet with her off-spin took 3/22 off 3 overs and her first wicket was off a brilliant diving catch at point by Jemimah Rodrigues.
Stars could manage only 103 in their innings and Renegades got home in 15 overs of chase with Jemimah Rodrigues playing a sublime knock of 45 off 38 balls with full of classy strokes . Later Harmanpreet completed the win with an unbeaten 12 ,by hitting a 4 .
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