Lea Tahuhu’s big scalp of Stars captain Meg Lanning helped the Renegades to their second derby win in the space of six days.
The New Zealand fast bowler clean bowled Lanning with a perfect, unplayable delivery which clipped the top of off stump.
In an attempt to claim the crucial wicket of Lanning, captain Rachel Priest made the rare move of bowling out her opening bowler at the start of the innings.
“We needed Lanning to go and I wanted my best bowler to bowl at their best batter,” Priest explained.
“It was a bit of a risk, but obviously it paid off today and that ball bowled, I don’t think anybody could’ve hit it to be honest, it was a real beauty.”
Tahuhu has been clocked as the fastest bowler in the WBBL, clocking in at 126kmp/h against the Stars in the contest at the MCG.
With the ball, she has claimed six wickets at an economy of less than a run a ball and will be pleased at her contribution in knocking Lanning over.
With a young squad at her disposal, Priest was pleased with her sides efforts which sees them undefeated so far in 2017.
“It’s pretty special to this group, there’s a lot of rivalry there and it’s a pretty young group so it’s huge for us to get those three wins in a row.”
The Renegades will take on the Brisbane Heat next Saturday at Allan Border Field from 10am.