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Melbourne Renegades continued to build on to their terrific run in the last few matches as they defeated Hobart Hurricanes to notch their fifth win in six matches in Women's Big Bash League. The win not only ensured their qualification into the playoffs but also knocked Perth Scorcher and Adelaide Strikers out of the competition. They're set to play their final league match against Sydney Sixers at Geelong on 13th January. Although the match does not have any significance as far as the question of qualification is concerned, it is likely that the result of the match will govern who plays who in the two semifinals which are to be played on 18th January.
The Renegades' resurgence in the competition is certainly praiseworthy considering they were struggling to stay afloat in the tournament. Not long ago, they were languishing in the bottom half of the table with just two wins in their first seven games.
Fast forward a couple of weeks, they've not only qualified for the semis, but also raced ahead of the Scorchers and the Strikers. The Renegades have lost only once in their last six matches - against Sydney Thunder and will be looking to finish the league stage on a high and take the momentum into the knockouts.
Melbourne Renegades survived a Hurricanes scare in their last match as they won the closely contested match by a narrow margin of three runs. Their top-order, consisting of Danielle Wyatt and Sophie Molineux, had been in decent form coming into the match but failed to deliver as they both were dismissed without troubling the scorers much. Barring Amy Satterthwaite, there wasn't any real contribution from anyone in their batting lineup and they ended up scoring just 146.
However, their bowlers performed brilliantly to keep Hobart Hurricanes tied and almost everyone contributed with tight spells through the innings. Tahuhu and Wareham were the pick of their bowlers and returned with the figures of 18 for 1 and 23 for 1 in their respective four overs. It was strange to see Hurricanes failing to see chase the total despite having five wickets in hand, but that is just the kind of tournament they've had.
Sophie Molineux, Danielle Wyatt, Amy Satterthwaite, Emma Inglis, Jess Duffin, Erica Kershaw, Courtney Webb, Maitlan Brown, Molly Strano, Georgia Wareham, Lea Tahuhu.
Sydney Sixers last played a match almost a week ago where they triumphed Perth Scorchers by 32 runs. They are third in the points table with 18 points, but a win here in any of their two remaining matches will take them to the top of the table.
Their openers have done exceedingly well for them right from the beginning of the competition and it wasn't any different in the last match as well. Alyssa Healy and Elysse Perry smashed 68 runs for the first wicket partnership which came in just over eight overs. Ashleigh Gardner then joined hands with Elysse Perry to take their total to 183. Gardner was dismissed for 42 in the final over of the innings whereas Perry carried her bat through with a 54-ball 80-run knock.
It's not only batting that Perry has shone through in the tournament. The Australian all-rounder has been brilliant with the ball as well and she picked two important wickets against Scorchers to add to her terrific stats in the season. Cheatle, Aley, and Dane van Niekerk assisted her well in the middle overs, picking five wickets between them as they restricted Scorchers for a total of 151 which included three run-outs.
Alyssa Healy, Ellyse Perry, Ashleigh Gardner, Erin Burns, Sara McGlashan, Dane van Niekerk, Marizanne Kapp, Sarah Aley, Lauren Smith, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Lauren Cheatle.
Sydney Sixers have been terrific in the season so far and have certainly been the side to beat. Just like the rest of the remaining teams in the tournament, this game, too, is a dead-rubber. However, we expect Sydney Sixers to come out all guns blazing with an aim to occupy the top spot on the points table. Although Melbourne Renegades are on a rampage at the moment, we think that Sydney Sixers, who've been a better overall team so far in the competition, are better-placed to win the upcoming encounter.