Melbourne Renegades Registered Their Second Win In WBBL 05

Melbourne Renegades overcame a nervous chase and claimed the second win of the Rebel WBBL season with four goals ahead of the Perth Scorchers at Junction Oval.

The scorchers had to waste their chances after four catches and two foothills in the successful pursuit of the Renegades 5-132.

Danni Wyatt (31) and Sophie Molineux (24) drove their luck at the start of the chase, the former fell twice and the latter once, and while the scorchers made regular punches, Josie Dooley (17) kept her nerve to see the homeland Page home with five balls to save.

Those missed catches, all of which came in the first 13 balls of the innings, hurt the scorchers again when Wyatt, who had made a cautious start, found her rhythm to beat six-by-six against the new scorcher Jemma Barsby.

Co-British Beaumont produced two great balls from the one Piepa Cleary to put the Renegades 1-76 on the halftime of the innings.

That changed in a moment when Nicole Bolton, who was being sought by Meg Lanning to find an answer, showed her reflexes with a breathtaking counterattack that launched Beaumont for 25.

But Bolton missed a ball later on a missed opportunity when she missed a simple shot.

The throw was neatly collected by the spinner next to the stumps, but in bizarre scenes, Bolton did not seem to notice that the renegade hitman Claire Koski was far behind her kink. Instead, he threw the ball at keeper Amy Jones to escape Wyatt, who made her secure.

She was relieved when Wyatt made a simple catch for Lanning from the first ball of the next, who had gone for 31.

Another dropping chance gave life to Jess Duffin (17) and she used the funds to clear the ropes, but the game took a different turn when she hit a wide stump after a brilliant piece of work by wicketkeeper Jones.

The equation remained in the favor of the Renegades with 20 runs needed by the last four overs and five wickets in the hand, and despite a late hiccup, a calm and collected Dooley iced the victory in the final.

Earlier, Duffin sent the scorchers to land an early strike with the Renegades when Lanning (2) left Lea Tahuhu behind. Their dismissal brought Sciver to its knees and the English star all-rounder made with the compatriot Jones an important 76-run stand.

Jones began to raise the stake with a limit in the sixth, and while a 10-minute delay in the game as the Citipower Center was evacuated due to a fire alarm, her charge briefly stopped, the wicketkeeper-batsman picked up where she had left off Game continued.

In bowling leg spinner Georgia Wareham, she scored successive highs but hung on 44th when she scored a simple goal for Maitlan Brown.

Bolton (11) and Georgia Redmayne (11) started easily, and while Sciver could not quite produce the kind of destructive innings she’d made on the world stage, she managed to beat the scorchers’ innings with an unbeaten record 55 out of 47 to anchor her team at 5-132.

Tahuhu was brilliant in her 4-over game, collecting 1: 14, while Molineux (1: 20 against 4) was also outstanding.

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