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The run home to WBBLI05 finals

27 November 2019

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Thunder still a chance to make its fourth WBBL finals appearance

Today’s fixture between Sydney Thunder and the Melbourne Stars is shaping up to be a massive clash as Thunder fight to keep its hopes of making finals alive.

Despite a run of six consecutive defeats, Thunder is still a chance to make its fourth Rebel Women’s Big Bash League finals appearance.

Here's what needs to happen:

- Thunder must win its final two games against the Stars and the Melbourne Renegades (1 December, Junction Oval)

- The Sixers and Renegades must drop all their remaining games

Led by skipper Rachael Haynes, Thunder bounced back from an opening round loss to the Sixers to win its next four matches, including an exciting victory over reigning champions the Brisbane Heat. 

However, the last fortnight has seen the side drop six consecutive matches and fall to sixth on the ladder. 

Despite a string of narrow losses, Thunder’s young stars have continued to impress.

Hannah Darlington starred in her side’s heart-breaking super over loss to the Adelaide Strikers on Sunday.

The 17-year-old finished with personal best figures of 3/29 from her four overs, including the big scalps of Sophie Devine and Bridget Patterson.

Darlington spoke to media ahead of today’s important clash against the Stars at Manuka Oval.

WBBL|05 Tickets:

Wednesday 27 November | Vs Melbourne Stars | Manuka Oval | 2.30PM

BBL|09 Tickets:

Saturday 21 December 2019 | Vs Adelaide Strikers | Manuka Oval | 6.10pm

Thursday 2 January | Vs Melbourne Stars | Sydney Showground Stadium | 3.40PM

Monday 6 January | Vs Brisbane Heat | Sydney Showground Stadium | 7.10PM

Saturday 11 January | Vs Hobart Hurricanes | Sydney Showground Stadium | 6.10PM

15 January 2020 | Vs Melbourne Renegades | Manuka Oval | 6.10pm

Saturday 18 January | Vs Sydney Sixers | Sydney Showground Stadium | 7.10PM

Sunday 26 January | Vs Perth Scorchers | Sydney Showground Stadium | 2.45PM