24/05/2024
Katie Mack

Strikers opener Katie Mack looked at home in Mackay. (Photo: Dani Brown)

Katie Mack seemed at home at Mackay's Great Barrier Reef Arena, smashing her way to 54 not out in just 48 deliveries.

It may have been a Brisbane Heat ‘home’ game, but the Adelaide Strikers made short work of a small run chase.

Katie Mack may not be from the sugar city, but she seemed right at home in Mackay.

The opening batter scoring a powerful 54 not out off 48 deliveries.

She said she welcomed the heat at Great Barrier Reef Arena, with the average temperature exceeding 30 degrees.

“I loved playing in the conditions, it was really warm out there but we’ve been stuck in Tasmania and Adelaide which are freezing,” she said.

“You need to put the heat a bit out of your head while you’re out there, I just tried refocusing after each ball.

“It wasn’t exactly an easy pitch to play on, the outfield was quite slow as well.”

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Adelaide has used its trip to Mackay to stamp its authority on the competition, winning both games against Hobart and Brisbane easily.

In the trip north the Strikers were the only team to surpass the 100-run mark, and Mack said it was promising as the side began its battle for a top-four place.

“We’ve got a pretty packed week ahead so it was pretty nice to win two games here,” she said.

“It’s given us a bit of confidence, I wouldn’t have liked to play this many games and be on the back foot going into the rest of the week.”

With her performance, Mack earned her second Player of the Match this week.

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