Match 41 – Melbourne Renegades Women vs Hobart Hurricanes Women at Simonds Stadium, Geelong

Melbourne Renegades Women vs Hobart Hurricanes
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Playing XI of Melbourne Renegades – Sophie MolineuxDanielle WyattJessica DuffinClaire KoskiAmy Satterthwaite (c)Courtney WebbEmma Inglis (wk)Maitlan BrownMolly StranoGeorgia WarehamLea Tahuhu

Playing XI of Hobart Hurricanes – Smriti MandhanaErin FazackerleyHeather KnightGeorgia Redmayne (wk)Sasha Moloney (c)Mikayla HinkleyCorinne HallKatelyn FryettBrooke HepburnMeg PhillipsRhiann O Donnell

Toss – Won by Hobart Hurricanes Women and elected to bat first

1st Innings Summary – In a do-or-die match, Hobart Hurricanes batters displayed another ordinary batting effort. Only nine 4s were hit in the entire innings and the overall run-rate remained below six all the time. Although, Molly Strano got only one wicket but she bowled brilliantly and conceded just fourteen runs in her four overs. Lea Tahuhu and Sophie Molineux took two wickets each.

2nd Innings Summary – First over of Melbourne Renegades batting innings was full of drama. Sophie Molineux hit two consecutive fours to Rhiann O Donnell on first two balls building up huge pressure on the bowler. Consequently, Rhiann bowled three wides in a row. A six and a four was hit on the fourth and fifth ball. The bowler was finally able to trap the batter and got Sophie caught out by Meg Phillips on the last ball of the same over. As a result of this, Hobart Hurricanes scorecard read 23-1 after the end of first over. Then captain Amy Satterthwaite played a calm and composed innings and together with Courtney Webb took the team very near to the target. 

Player of the matchSophie Molineux for an all-round match winning performance in all the three departments of the game

Brief scorecard:

Hobart Hurricanes Women – 115/8 (20 overs)

Melbourne Renegades Women – 119/5 (18.1 overs)

Result – Melbourne Renegades Women won by 5 wickets

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