New Zealand and Adelaide Strikers' all-rounder Sophie Devine (Courtesy- Adelaide Strikers WBBL Twitter)
New Zealand and Adelaide Strikers' all-rounder Sophie Devine (Courtesy- Adelaide Strikers WBBL Twitter)

Devine pips Perry to become leading T20 wicket-taker

ANI | Updated: Dec 23, 2018 14:13 IST

Adelaide [Australia], Dec 23 (ANI): New Zealand and Adelaide Strikers' all-rounder Sophie Devine on Sunday became the leading wicket-taker in the T20 format.
After scoring a brilliant 95 off 60 balls, which featured eight fours and five sixes, Devine claimed a five-wicket haul for Strikers in the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL), thus piping Australia and Sydney Sixers' Ellyse Perry's tally of 180 T20 wickets as the all-time leading female wicket-taker with a record of 181 wickets in the shortest format.
The 29-year-old's half-century coupled with her five-for was also the first such instance in the league. Her effort powered Strikers to a 19-run victory over Melbourne Stars.
With the win, Strikers are now placed at the sixth spot on the points table.
Adelaide Strikers will next meet Sydney Sixers on December 26, while Melbourne Stars will clash against Melbourne Renegades on December 29. (ANI)

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