Match 30: Beth Mooney’s Century help Scorchers beat Renegades by 40 Runs

The 30th match of the seventh edition of Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) was played between Melbourne Renegades and Perth Scorchers at the WACA Ground, Perth, on Wednesday.

Beth Mooney smashed a Match Winning Century for Perth Scorchers. PC: WBBL
Beth Mooney smashed a Match Winning Century for Perth Scorchers. PC: WBBL

Toss

Perth Scorchers won the toss and opted to bat first.

Playing XI

Melbourne Renegades: Jemimah Rodrigues, Josephine Dooley (wk), Courtney Webb, Harmanpreet Kaur, Jess Duffin, Sophie Molineux (c), Evelyn Jones, Carly Leeson, Ellie Falconer, Ella Hayward, Holly Ferling

Perth Scorchers: Sophie Devine (c), Beth Mooney (wk), Chamari Athapaththu, Mathilda Carmichael, Heather Graham, Lisa Griffith, Marizanne Kapp, Alana King, Lilly Mills, Taneale Peschel, Chloe Piparo

1st innings Perth Scorchers 194-2 in 20 overs

Batting first, Perth Scorchers hammered a mammoth 194-2 in 20 overs, riding on opening bat Beth Mooney’s stellar century. The southpaw smashed 101 runs off 63 balls, including 13 boundaries. Her opening partner Sophie Devine plundered 72 runs off 49 balls, hitting eight boundaries and two sixes. The duo put together 165 runs for the first wicket in 16.2 overs. For Melbourne Renegades, Harmanpreet Kaur and Courtney Webb chipped in with one wicket apiece.

2nd innings Melbourne Renegades

In reply, Melbourne Renegades were restricted to 154-6 in 20 overs. They lost the match by 40 runs. Courtney Webb top scored with 46 runs off 34 balls, including five boundaries and a six. Jess Duffin (23) and captain Sophie Molineux (31 not out) were the other major contributors with the bat. Duffin and Webb put together 42 runs for the fourth wicket, while Evelyn Jones (8 not out) and Molineux stitched a 48-run partnership for the seventh wicket. For Perth Scorchers, Lilly Mills was the pick of the bowlers as she scalped 4-25 in her three overs. Taneale Peschel and Alana King claimed one wicket each.

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Player of the Match

Perth Scorchers’ Beth Mooney won the player of the match for her match-winning innings of 101 off 63 balls.

Next fixtures

Melbourne Renegades will play against Brisbane Heat on November 6 at the Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide, while Perth Scorchers will lock horns against Hobart Hurricanes on the same date at WACA Ground, Perth.

Brief Score

Perth Scorchers 194-2 in 20 overs (B Mooney 101; H Kaur 1-32, C Webb 1-33) beat Melbourne Renegades 154-6 in 20 overs (C Webb 46; L Mills 4-25) by 40 runs

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