New South Wales Breakers have marched their way into Women’s National Cricket League grand final after a comprehensive 5 wicket win against ACT Meteors. This win has locked the Breakers in for a staggering 23rd comprehensive win which is the greatest domestic streak of an Australian sport yet alive.
This is the longest grand final streak of any team in Australian league after two losses early in the season.The Breakers have dominated in their two games in Adelaide.
Against Tasmania, the breakers made a mammoth total of 344 with a joint effort of Alyssa Healy (85), Rachael Haynes (89) and Ellyse Perry (67). Tasmania was knocked out within 40 overs, leading the breakers to the victory of 186 runs.
Young quick, Lauren Cheatle has also been immaculate form. Even after injuries struck the-16-year-old down, she went on to take 4-42 against the ACT in the crucial match on Saturday. As the winner of the match were to qualify for the decider, Breakers reached the total within 30 overs. Healy was the top scored 60 off 46 balls.
The wins leave NSW on the top of WNCL table with all six matches played and four wins. Second in standings are the Tasmania who have yet another match to go and 4 points. NSW have a chance to defend the title of Women’s National Cricket League for the 19th time.