Playing XI of Sydney Thunder – Rachael Haynes, Rachel Priest (wk), Naomi Stalenberg, Harmanpreet Kaur, Alex Blackwell (c), Stafanie Taylor, Nicola Carey, Rachel Trenaman, Lisa Griffith, Samantha Bates, Belinda Vakarewa
Playing XI of Melbourne Renegades – Sophie Molineux, Danielle Wyatt, Emma Inglis (wk), Amy Satterthwaite (c), Jessica Duffin, Claire Koski, Courtney Webb, Maitlan Brown, Molly Strano, Georgia Wareham, Lea Tahuhu
Toss – Won by Sydney Thunder Women and elected to bowl first
1st Innings Summary – Danielle Wyatt and Sophine Molineux did 41-run opening partnership before the latter got out in 6th over. Then, Wyatt was joined by Melbourne Renegades skipper, Amy Satterthwaite and both played sensible cricket before Amy got bowled out by Rachel Trenaman on the first ball of 12th over. Third vital partnership took place between Danielle and Jessica Duffin. The bowlers did a commendable job by displaying a disciplined show and giving away just four extra runs. Balinda Vakarrewa bowled exceptionally well as she gave away just fourteen runs in three overs.
2nd Innings Summary – Sydney Thunder Women made a slow start and lost both of their openers in the batting powerplay. Despite getting start, Rachel Priest failed to convert it once again. Number four batter Alex Blackwell came to the team’s rescue, accelerated the run-rate after 10th over and made unbeaten 66 off 48 balls. Middle-order batter and last game’s Player of the match Nicole Carey provided full support to her skipper on the other end. Blackwell hit a six as the winning shot on the first ball of 20th over and finished off the match in style.
Player of the match – Alex Blackwell for playing the captain’s knock which included seven 4s and two 6s
Melbourne Renegades Women – 139/4 (20 overs)
Sydney Thunder Women – 141/4 (19.1 overs)
Result – Sydney Thunder Women won by 6 wickets
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