Playing XI of Melbourne Renegades – Sophie Molineux, Erica Kershaw, Claire Koski, Danielle Wyatt, Amy Satterthwaite (c), Emma Inglis (wk), Courtney Webb, Molly Strano, Georgia Wareham, Lea Tahuhu, Tayla Vlaeminck
Playing XI of Adelaide Strikers – Suzie Bates (c), Sophie Devine, Tahlia McGrath, Bridget Patterson, Amanda Wellington, Tegan McPharlin (wk), Megan Schutt, Tabatha Saville, Sarah Coyte, Alex Price, Danielle 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.
Player of the match – Danielle Wyatt laying a strong foundation and making most valuable 62 runs in just 47 balls
Adelaide Strikers Women – 153/7 (20 overs)
Melbourne Renegades Women – 154/4 (20 overs)
Result – Melbourne Renegades Women won by 6 wickets
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