Match 4 – Melbourne Renegades Women vs Sydney Thunder Women at Junction Oval, Melbourne

Playing XI of Melbourne Renegades – Amy Satterthwaite (c)Jessica DuffinMolly StranoErica KershawEmma Inglis (wk)Claire KoskiSophie MolineuxMaitlan BrownLea TahuhuTayla VlaeminckGeorgia Wareham

Playing XI of Sydney Thunder – Alex Blackwell (c)Samantha BatesNicola CareyRene FarrellRachel Priest (wk)Maisy GibsonLisa GriffithStafanie TaylorRachael HaynesNaomi StalenbergBelinda Vakarewa

Toss – Won by Sydney Thunder Women and elected to field first

1st Innings Summary – None except one batter of Melbourne Renegades could score more than 20 runs as the wickets kept falling on regular intervals. The team’s total could not even reach 100 run mark even after playing allotted 20 overs. Rene Farrell led the bowling attack of the opponents as she bowled beautifully taking three wickets and conceding just 17 runs in her allotted quota of four overs.

2nd Innings Summary – Rachael Haynes and Rachel Priest opened for Sydney Thunder Women, but Priest could not do much as she became the first prey to Tayla Vlaemnick in the 4th over. Haynes also got out on Vlaemnick’s ball after making a valuable contribution of 27 runs. Sydney Thunder reached the target in 17th over and registered their first win. Defending a small total, Tayla Vlaemnick was the only successful bowler taking all the four wickets of the batting side.

Player of the matchRene Farrell, becoming the first bowler to get the Player of the match award  in this year’s edition of the tournament.

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Brief scorecard:

Melbourne Renegades Women – 98/8 (20 overs)

Sydney Thunder Women – 99/4 (16.5 overs)

Result – Sydney Thunder Women won by 6 wickets

Kanika Parineeta

‘Gully’ cricket player and close observer of Indian Cricket team and it’s matches. Straight forward and still socially admirable personality. Strong belief in teamwork and possess high leadership skills.

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