Playing XI of Perth Schorchers – Elyse Villani, Meg Lanning (c), Nicole Bolton, Amy Ellen Jones (wk), Heather Graham, Lauren Ebsary, Chloe Piparo, Kate Cross, Hayleigh Brennan, Taneale Peschel, Emma King
Playing XI of Melbourne Renegades – Danielle Wyatt, Amy Satterthwaite (c), Sophie Molineux, Claire Koski, Jessica Duffin, Emma Inglis (wk), Molly Strano, Lea Tahuhu, Tayla Vlaeminck, Maitlan Brown, Georgia Wareham
Toss – Won by Melbourne Renegades Women and elected to bowl first
1st Innings Summary – Put into bat first, Perth Scorchers were too much defensive in their approach after losing both the openers within first five overs. So much so that the highest run-scorer of the team, Heather Graham struck only two 4s in her 42-run innings. This clearly shows the level of pressure built up by the bowlers on the batting side as the trio of Sophie Molineux, Molly Strano and Georgia Wareham bowled their full quota of four overs at an economy rate of less than six runs per over. Consequently, a very low total was put up by Perth Scorchers and now they needed some magical bowling effort to save the match.
2nd Innings Summary – Defending a small total, the bowling side gave away twelve extra runs to Melbourne Renegades, making it easier for them to reach the target. Opener Danielle Wyatt, Jessica Duffin and captain Amy Satterthwaite played their role well and made required contributions to secure an easy win for their team.
Player of the match – Heather Graham for being the sole fighter in the Perth Scorchers camp. Along with making 42 runs off 41 balls, she took two crucial wickets and conceded just 22 runs in four overs and showed the intend of putting up the fight till the very end.
Perth Scorchers Women – 122/6 (20 overs)
Melbourne Renegades Women – 123/6 (17.1 overs)
Result – Melbourne Renegades Women won by 4 wickets
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