Adelaide strikers 121 to 7 (Wolffhardt 70*, Cap 2-23) won Sydney Thunder 118 for 7 (Wilson 33, Shutt 2-23) with three runs
Both sides were 4 for 2 early in their innings as the bat dominated the ball on Cricket Central. Wolfhardt’s level and composure in 70 matches unbeaten proved the difference after sending forwards.
The Strikers were impressive early on with dangerous Shamari Athapathu dismissed by Gemma Barsby in the first over and Shutt trapping Phoebe Litchfield at deep cover in the second.
The low bounce was used to perfection by the Thunder attack as they put on a brilliant display of stump-to-stump bowling at its best. The strikers were 47 for 4 after 10 overs but Wolfhardt then stepped up to play the only significant innings of the match.
The Strikers raised their score to 18 points after the victory, two points ahead of the Perth Scorchers and three points ahead of the Thunder.