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MR-W won by 8 wickets
Player of the match: Georgia Prestwidge
 
Right then. Great scenes at the Manuka Oval with the players going over to the fans for their support. This game didn't have a lot on the line with both sides languishing at the bottom end of the table but it's the Renegades who have the last laugh. That's all we have from this contest of the WBBL but there's another double-header coming your way tomorrow. Do join us for that one. For now, this is Pratyush Rohra, signing off on behalf of my partner, Mohul Bhowmick. See ya!
Melbourne Renegades won by 8 wickets!

Hayley Matthews - 46 * (40) | Georgia Prestwidge - 3/22
Tahlia Wilson - 20 (27) | Lauren Smith - 1/12

You'd expect a bit of fireworks and fight when the bottom two teams go up against each other but it was far from it in this game. It was a one-sided contest throughout with the Renegades in control, cruising to an 8-wicket win with their captain leading from the front.

It was the bowlers who set up the win though, dismantling a solid Sydney Thunder batting unit. Restricting them to 95 after opting to bowl first was half the job done right there and then. It seemed like there might be an early stutter for the Renegades when Athapaththu was dismissed in the first over.

However, Hayley Matthews took it upon herself to see her side through to the finish line. It was a dominant performance by her side in all departments, brushing away the Sydney Thunder and getting two points to overtake them on the points table. Webb and Dooley played their part in the run chase too, sealing the deal for the Renegades.
15.0
14.2 Sammy-Jo Johnson to Hayley Matthews, FOUR AGAIN! The Renegades win! Full and wide outside off yet again and Matthews simply places this one between the fielders at cover and cover point for a boundary! Fittingly, the skipper of the Renegades scores the winning runs!
14.1 Sammy-Jo Johnson to Hayley Matthews, FOUR! Full and wide outside off, Matthews drives it past cover for a boundary!
Sammy Jo-Johnson [2.0-0-20-1] is back into the attack
14
overs
90 /2 score
0
1
4
0
0
0
runs
cricket bat icon Hayley Matthews
38 (38)
cricket bat icon Courtney Webb *
21 (23)
cricket ball icon Lauren Smith
1 /12
13.6 Lauren Smith to Courtney Webb, tossed up on middle, pats it back to the bowler.
13.5 Lauren Smith to Courtney Webb, fullish on off and middle, patted to midwicket for a dot.
13.4 Lauren Smith to Courtney Webb, short and wide outside off, Webb cuts it to point for a dot.
13.3 Lauren Smith to Courtney Webb, FOUR! Fullish on middle and leg, Webb flicks it from the stumps to short fine leg where a slight misfield by the fielder allows the ball to go all the way to the fence!
13.2 Lauren Smith to Hayley Matthews, back of a length on off and middle, Matthews pushes it to long on for a run.
13.1 Lauren Smith to Hayley Matthews, tossed up outside off, Matthews tries to go for it but MISSES!
Lauren Smith [2.0-0-7-1] is back into the attack
13
overs
85 /2 score
1
4
0
0
1
0
runs
cricket bat icon Hayley Matthews
37 (36)
cricket bat icon Courtney Webb *
17 (19)
cricket ball icon Belinda Vakarewa
0 /13
12.6 Belinda Vakarewa to Courtney Webb, full on middle, Webb pats it back to the bowler.
12.5 Belinda Vakarewa to Hayley Matthews, full on middle and leg, Matthews drills it to long on for a run.
12.4 Belinda Vakarewa to Hayley Matthews, at a length on off, Matthews prods it to mid off for a dot.
12.3 Belinda Vakarewa to Hayley Matthews, shortish outside off, Matthews pushes it to point for a dot.
12.2 Belinda Vakarewa to Hayley Matthews, FOUR! Short on middle and leg, Matthews pulls this away to deep square leg, where the fielder tries her best to stop it from going to the fence but somehow the ball crosses the fence after beating her!