Match 7 – Melbourne Renegades Women vs Adelaide Strikers Women at Junction Oval Melbourne

Match 7 – Melbourne Renegades Women vs Adelaide Strikers Women at Junction Oval Melbourne

Playing XI of Melbourne Renegades – Sophie MolineuxErica KershawClaire KoskiDanielle WyattAmy Satterthwaite (c)Emma Inglis (wk)Courtney WebbMolly StranoGeorgia WarehamLea TahuhuTayla Vlaeminck

Playing XI of Adelaide Strikers – Suzie Bates (c)Sophie DevineTahlia McGrathBridget PattersonAmanda WellingtonTegan McPharlin (wk)Megan SchuttTabatha SavilleSarah CoyteAlex PriceDanielle Hazell

Toss – Won by Adelaide Strikers Women and elected to bat first

1st Innings Summary – Adelaide Strikers got off to a solid start with both the openers playing intelligently as the first wicket fell in 13th over when Sophie Devine was caught by Sophie Molineux. But skipper Suzie Bates did another quick partnership with number three batter Tahlia McGrath before getting out on second ball of seventh over. But the middle order collapsed like a pack of cards as the team lost five wickets within a space of three overs. Both, Sophie Molineux and Georgia Wareham bowled brilliantly and brought their team back into the match in death overs.

2nd Innings Summary – Opener Danielle Wyatt batted beautifully and played 62-run innings including eight 4s and a six. Middle order batters Claire Koski and Erica Kershaw played cautiously and did a match winning 62-run partnership after Danielle got out in 13th over. This match became the first nail biting game of the tournament so far as Melbourne Renegades reached the target with a courageous yet conclusive four by Claire Koski on the last ball of the innings.

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Player of the matchDanielle Wyatt laying a strong foundation and making most valuable 62 runs in just 47 balls

Brief scorecard:

Adelaide Strikers Women – 153/7 (20 overs)

Melbourne Renegades Women – 154/4 (20 overs)

Result – Melbourne Renegades 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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