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The Women's Big Bash League is slowly but surely getting more and more interesting with every passing match. We have two teams from Sydney - Thunder and Sixers at the top of the table with Brisbane Heat at the third spot. However, there is an intense competition going on to occupy the fourth spot with almost every other team having at least a mathematical chance to qualify. We have Melbourne Stars facing Melbourne Renegades facing each other in Melbourne Derby which is an important battle for both the sides considering the qualification scenarios. The match is set to be played on 29th December at the Docklands Stadium, Melbourne.
The Renegades' women continued to have a dismal run in the Big Bash League as they lost their last encounter to Sydney Sixers. Although the Renegades have put up some terrific performances this season, consistency has been a big issue for them.
It was clearly the case in their last match as well where their batting failed to get to a competitive total. Batting first after winning the toss, they got off to a rather sedate start with both their openers perishing within the first seven overs. They soon lost Amy Satterthwaite, in the ninth over of the innings, for a personal score of 21 which also happened to be the second highest score of their innings.
Had it not been for the 36-run partnership between Maitlan Brown and Molly Strano down the order, the Renegades would certainly have struggled to get to the 100-run mark. Strano impressed with the ball as she picked up three wickets for 26 in her four overs. She was, however, the only bowler to taste success as they lost the match in 15th over by 7 wickets.
Danielle Wyatt, Erica Kershaw, Jess Duffin, Amy Satterthwaite, Claire Koski, Courtney Webb, Maitlan Brown, Molly Strano, Georgia Wareham, Lea Tahuhu, Sophie Molineux.
With four wins from eight matches, the Stars are breathing down the neck of Perth Scorchers and Brisbane Heat. While a win here will certainly take them to the fourth position, above Scorchers, it might not be enough to take them past Heat owing to Stars' extremely poor net run rate.
The Stars got off to a terrific start in the tournament, but after scoring two wins in their first two matches, they've managed just two more in their next six. They, too, are coming off a loss, to Adelaide Strikers, and will be desperate for a win. Chasing a total of 173 against Strikers, their batsmen failed to not only stitch partnerships but also to score quickly as they finished 19 runs short of the Strikers' total.
Lizelle Lee, Angela Reakes, Mignon du Preez, and Erin Osborne - all of their top-four batters got starts, but none of them could convert it into a big one as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Earlier with the ball, they struggled to pick wickets as Sophie Devine smashed their bowlers to all parts of the park. Annabel Sutherland was their most impressive bowler and she returned with the figures of 3-0-17-1. Going into the next match, the Stars will have to produce a sharper performance and if they are able to do that, it will be yet another tough game for the Renegades.
Lizelle Lee, Angela Reakes, Erin Osborne, Kristen Beams, Mignon du Preez, Georgia Elwiss, Annabel Sutherland, Alana King, Nicole Faltum, Nicola Hancock, Holly Ferling.
Both the teams from Melbourne have appeared to struggle in their last few matches and this match could be the turnaround they really need. The Stars are slightly ahead of the Renegades in the points table which could be attributed to their first couple of wins in the tournament. They've also played slightly better cricket than the Renegades of late. Considering the recent form of the two sides and the teams on paper, the Stars are more likely to emerge victorious in the upcoming fixture.