BRACE OF WICKETS FOR BATES IN THE BIG BASH

Newcastle Spinner Sam Bates has starred in the Sydney Thunder’s loss to the Adelaide Strikers today.

Bates combined with wicketkeeper Claire Koski to stump Bridget Paterson in the 13th over.

Before claiming the crucial scalp of Sophie Devine on 43.

But it wasn’t quite enough, the Strikers reaching a target of 102, with six wickets to spare.

text will be replaced