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WBBL Match Report: Strikers v Renegades

09 December 2018

Rain brought an end to the Rengades push for back to back wins over the Strikers, but not before Sophie Molineux displayed some brilliance with the bat.

The snapshot: After being sent in to bat, the Renegades were in early trouble losing key players Danni Wyatt and Amy Satterthwaite inside the first four overs.  Australian T20 World Cup winner Sophie Molineux (44* off 37 balls) steadied the ship before rain brought an early end to the Renegades innings.  The Strikers were set a revised target of 78 from 11 overs.

Wickets to Molly Strano and Lea Tahuhu saw the Renegades hold the advantage before rain again stopped play in the fifth over.


The key moment: The Renegades had their noses in front on the Duckworth Lewis method but a second burst of rain brought the game to an end 4.3 overs into the Strikers innings, just short of minimum overs required to constitute a match.

The key player: After missing out with the bat in the opening two matches, Molineux made a welcome return to form compiling an unbeaten 44.  At 2-12, the Renegades were in trouble when the Bairnsdale product arrived at the crease, but Molineux was a composed presence in the middle.  She hit five boundaries with her lofted shots over the infield a regular feature.

Up next: The Renegades host the Heat at Geelong Cricket Ground on Sunday December 16.  It's all part of a massive Family Day in Geelong that will also feature a BBL practice match.  The fun starts at 10am.