Strikers spinner snares 5-8 against Heat

The Brisbane Heat have been restricted to 8-114 after Adelaide Strikers spinner Amanda-Jade Wellington snared the incredible figures of 5-8.

Adelaide Strikers spinner Amanda-Jade Wellington has produced the best bowling display in WBBL history to restrict the Brisbane Heat to 8-114 in 'The Eliminator'.

Wellington snared an incredible 5-8 from her four overs as the Heat slumped to 7-52 in the 12th over at Adelaide Oval on Wednesday night.

Only a late cameo from Nicola Hancock (40 off 26 balls) and a brave effort from the injured Nadine de Klerk (18no off 25 balls) saved the Heat from complete embarrassment.

De Klerk was in pain every time she went for a run after being struck by the ball on the inside of her left knee while scrambling through for a single early in her innings.

Wellington, playing her 100th WBBL match, was unplayable at times during her mesmerising spell.

The 24-year-old's first victim was star opener Grace Harris, who charged down the wicket only to be stumped after being outdone by the spin.

Mikayla Hinkley fell two balls over when she edged a sharp-turning delivery to slip, and Jessica Jonassen was bowled by Wellington in the ninth over.

Wellington was on a hat-trick in the 11th over after snaring Laura Kimmince and Georgia Voll in consecutive deliveries.

De Klerk was able to keep out the hat-trick delivery, but it was far from assured after the ball fizzed sharply to hit the shoulder of her bat.

Just as all hope looked lost for the Heat, Hancock whacked six fours and a six to at least give her team a defendable target.

Wellington's bowling figures beat out the previous WBBL best of 5-15 by Molly Strano while playing for the Renegades at the MCG in 2016.

The winner of 'The Eliminator' will take on the Melbourne Renegades in Adelaide on Thursday for the right to face off against the Perth Scorchers in Saturday's final in Perth.


*5-8 off four overs: Amanda-Jade Wellington (Strikers) at Adelaide Oval, 2021

*5-15 off four overs: Molly Strano (Renegades) at MCG in 2016

*5-17 off four overs: Amy Satterthwaite (Hurricanes) at Bellerive Oval 2017

*5-19 off 3.5 overs Hayley Matthews (Hurricanes) at Bellerive Oval in 2017

*5-41 off four overs: Sophie Devine (Strikers) at Adelaide Oval in 2018.