Former Ireland all-rounder Kim Garth bowled an outstanding spell of three straight maidens for Melbourne Stars against Sydney Thunder in the ongoing Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 2021 by 12 runs. She claimed the crucial wickets of Tahlia Wilson, Phoebe Litchfield, and Corinne Hall to help her register a crucial win on Tuesday.
MLS skipper Meg Lanning opted to bat first after winning the toss at the Aurora Stadium, Launceston. However, they’re unable to post a big total on the board as Stars batters settled for 108/7 at the end of their quota of 20 overs.
Opener Elyse Villani (52) emerged as their top run-getter in the match while Maia Bouchier also played a handy knock of 32 runs. On the other hand, all Thunder’s bowlers produced decent performances and Isabelle Wong was the pick of the bowlers with her spell of 2/19.
In reply, Garth was all over the SYT’s batting unit while other bowlers all assisted her with economical overs to restrict the opposition. Hence, the Melbourne-based franchise registered a clinical 12-run victory against Hannah Darlington and co.
Here’s the full video of Kim Garth’s bowling spell in WBBL 2021:
Twitter reactions to Garth’s record-breaking bowling spell
Here are some of the top tweets on the former Irish cricketer’s amazing feat in the Australian Women’s T20 League: