New South Wales Breakers and Sydney Thunder opening batter Rachael Haynes was the most successful Australian in the Women’s Cricket T20 Super League held during July and August in England.
The captain of Australia’s successful Women’s Ashes campaign last summer, Haynes was fifth overall on the list of leading run-scorers, making 324 runs for Loughborough Lightning at an average of 46.28. She scored those runs at the very healthy strike rate of 128.06.
Haynes was pivotal to her team making the final, where the Lightning went down to Surrey Stars by 66 runs at Hove on Monday.
The left-handed opener posted three impressive half-centuries during the Super League including 66 not out from 40 balls against Western Storm which guided the Lightning to victory and earned her player of the match honours.
Haynes joined a high quality group of international players on the list of the five leading run-scorers for the tournament.
Indian opening batter Smriti Mandhana finished on top of that list with 421 runs at 60.14. English players Heather Knight and Natalie Sciver finished in second and third place respectively.
Knight compiled 368 runs at 46.00, while Sciver scored 362 runs at 45.25.
South African opening batter Lizelle Lee was the fourth leading run-scorer for the competition. She posted 352 runs at 32.00 including 104 from 58 balls for Surrey in the Super League final against the Lightning.