The Snapshot: Skipper Amy Satterthwaite lost the toss and the Renegades were sent in to bat, early on this looked like a blessing. Both Sophie Molineux and Danielle Wyatt got off to flying starts, but Molineux was out after a lofted shot was caught for 27(19). This brought Satterthwaite to the crease who put together a 31-run partnership with Wyatt before dragging one onto her stumps for 18(20). Wyatt was the key to the innings and was eventually dismissed for a well-made 59(53), a late cameo from Jess Duffin of 25(22) saw the score push up to 4-139.
In reply with the ball the Renegades got off to a solid start, restricting the Thunder to 2-29 after five overs. Lea Tahuhu continued her strong form picking up an early wicket on her way to figures of 1-23(4). When the third wicket fell for 65 runs inside the 12th over, the game was on the Renegades terms. Former Australian captain Alex Blackwell was simply outstanding with the bat for the Thunder, timing the chase to perfection and saw her side home. Maitlan Brown was quite good with the ball bowling at the death, ending with figures of 1-29(4). The spinners were also good today, with Molineux picking up a wicket whilst Molly Strano bowled tightly throughout her four overs only giving up 19 runs.
The Key Moment: The key moment in the match was the 18th over of the Renegades bowling innings where Blackwell and Nicola Carey took 17 runs off the over. It changed the momentum and brought the run rate down from 9+ runs an over, down to just over a run a ball for the final 12 deliveries. It was all part of the perfectly timed chase from the Thunder.
The Key Player: The key player in the game for the Renegades was Wyatt with the bat, her effort of 59(53) set up the innings. Wyatt shifted through the gears nicely throughout her innings at Spotless Stadium, sweeping the spinners and lofting the ball straight when the field was up. It continues a solid WBBL04 for the English superstar.
Up Next: The Renegades will be back in action this weekend as they have back to back matches. They kick off on Saturday Jan 12 against the Hobart Hurricanes at the CitiPower Centre, Junction Oval. On Sunday the girls are back in action but this time they will head to GMHBA Stadium in Geelong to take on the Sydney Sixers.