Hannah Darlington’s Five-Wicket Haul Leads Sydney Thunder to Victory Over Melbourne Stars in WBBL


Hannah Darlington’s extraordinary performance, including a five-wicket haul, led Sydney Thunder to a notable win over Melbourne Stars in the WBBL, propelling them to the top of the ladder.

Darlington Shines with Five-Wicket Haul

In a thrilling WBBL match, Hannah Darlington’s impressive bowling performance, securing 5-10, helped Sydney Thunder defend a total of 125 runs against the Melbourne Stars.

Lanning’s Retirement Party Disrupted

Hannah Darlington’s stellar performance also included claiming the wicket of Stars captain Meg Lanning, who had just announced her retirement from international cricket.

Down to the Wire Finish

The match saw an intense finish, with late hitting from the Stars and a composed finish from Thunder spinner Chamari Athapaththu to secure the win for Sydney Thunder.

Darlington’s Impact on Thunder’s Win

Hannah Darlington’s remarkable contributions, including dismissing key players and taking critical wickets, proved to be the catalyst for Sydney Thunder’s victory.

Thunder’s Comeback and Victory

Despite a shaky start, Heather Knight’s resilient innings and the collective efforts of the Thunder players resulted in their impressive victory, moving them to the top of the WBBL ladder.