Playing XI of Perth Scorchers – Elyse Villani, Meg Lanning (c), Amy Ellen Jones (wk), Nicole Bolton, Kate Cross, Lauren Ebsary, Heather Graham, Emma King, Chloe Piparo, Hayleigh Brennan, Taneale Peschel
Playing XI of Melbourne Renegades – Danielle Wyatt, Lea Tahuhu, Amy Satterthwaite (c), Emma Inglis (wk), Sophie Molineux, Georgia Wareham, Claire Koski, Maitlan Brown, Molly Strano, Jessica Duffin, Tayla Vlaeminck
Toss – Won by Melbourne Renegades Women and elected to bowl first
1st Innings Summary – It is rightly said that a good opening partnership lays the foundation of a huge total. Put to bat first, Perth Scorchers openers Elyse Villani and captain Meg Lanning accepted the challenge so well that a 143-run huge partnership took place between the two. In the process, both the batters reached their half-centuries and hit sixteen 4s and three 6s collectively. It was only in 18th over that Melbourne Renegades bowlers got success and Villani got caught by Lea Tahuhu. But the damage was already done as Nicole Bolton hit a four and a six in the last over to add on to the bowling team’s misery.
2nd Innings Summary – Chasing a huge total, Melbourne Renegades’ batters played good cricket and hit shots regularly to keep the run rate in check. They were comfortably played at 80-1 after the end of ten overs but could not keep cool and lost wickets at crucial junctures. Even though, bowlers gave 13 extra runs including ten wides, Melbourne Renegades could not cash on the chances given and lost the game by a meagre margin in the end.
Player of the match – Meg Lanning for being the top scorer of the match making 75 runs in 50 balls including seven 4s and three 6s
Perth Scorchers Women – 172/2 (20 overs)
Melbourne Renegades Women – 157/6 (20 overs)
Result – Perth Scorchers Women won by 15 runs
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