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Cricket news - Duffin powers Renegades' last-ball victory over Hurricanes

Jessica Duffin's 49-ball 75 overshadowed Corinne Hall's unbeaten half-century

Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes, Melbourne

In what was a contest powered by the captains of both teams, Jessica Duffin's 49-ball 75 overshadowed Corinne Hall's unbeaten half-century as Melbourne Renegades registered a last-ball victory at the Junction Oval in Melbourne on Saturday (November 9). Hobart Hurricanes posted a total of 150 for 5, which was chased down by the Renegades with four wickets in hand.

The chase went awry for the Renegades right at the start as they lost three wickets inside the first four overs. Duffin and Josephine Dooley led a brief revival before the latter fell to Meg Phillips, leaving the Renegades struggling at 53 for 4 in the ninth over. Like her counterpart, Renegades captain Duffin led the rearguard effort to bring her team back on track, with her brisk half-century and her 78-run association for the fifth wicket with Courtney Webb bringing down the equation to 25 off the last four overs.

Duffin, though, was dismissed by Phillips in the 17th over, which was followed by a seven-run 18th over from Heather Knight - the equation reading a run a ball for the last two overs, and three for the final over. The Hurricanes, though, weren't going to go down without a fight as Nicola Carey bowled two dot balls before accounting for Webb. Maitlan Brown and Georgia Wareham held their nerves and collected the remaining runs in singles, helping the Renegades register their third win in seven matches.

Earlier, after being asked to bat, the Hurricanes didn't have the best of starts as they lost early wickets and could only manage 44 in the first eight overs, with Sophie Molineux bagging two of the four wickets to fall during this period. They, however, managed a good recovery thanks to Corinne Hall and Fran Wilson, who added 92 for the fifth wicket. While Wilson fell in the 18th over five short of a half-century, skipper Hall ended up unbeaten on 50 off 34, with Chloe Tryon's brisk 12 also aiding in the Hurricanes finishing with a competitive total.

Brief scores: Hobart Hurricanes 150/5 in 20 overs (Corinne Hall 40*, Fran Wilson 45; Sophie Molineux 2-25) lost to Melbourne Renegades 151/6 in 20 overs (Jessica Duffin 75, Courtney Webb 33; Belinda Vakarewa 2-21) by 4 wickets.

Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers, Adelaide

A fighting 60 off only 32 deliveries by Bridget Patterson went in vain as Perth Scorchers secured a two-run victory over Adelaide Strikers at Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide. Riding on half-centuries from Amy Ellen Jones and Meg Lanning, the Scorchers posted a total of 173 for 3. Patterson and Sophie Devine powered the Strikers' reply with fifties but they ended up just short of the target to suffer their third loss in seven games.

Suzie Bates had a sedate start during her 45-run stand with Sophie Devine before being dismissed by Nicole Bolton for a 25-ball 23. With Tahlia McGrath falling cheaply, pressure mounted on the Strikers who needed to score 106 in the last 10 overs. Bridget Patterson and Devine tried to get the Strikers back in the hunt as they added 75 for the third wicket, with Patterson playing the aggressor's role. With the equation down to 45 off the last four overs, Natalie Sciver picked up the important wicket of Devine. Patterson, though, wasn't willing to throw in the towel, scoring two sixes off Bolton and two fours off Kim Garth to bring it down to 10 off the last over. Needing four off the final ball, Patterson wasn't able to find the boundary, much to her disappointment and that of her team.

Earlier, Ellen Jones and Lanning provided a strong platform for the Scorchers through their 141-run association that lasted until the 18th over. While Ellen Jones struck a 58-ball 80 that included nine fours and two sixes, skipper Lanning hit 64 off 50 with the help of seven fours. Both were dismissed in quick succession in the death overs but Sciver ensured a flourishing end to the innings with her 17 off 7, which included two sixes.

Brief scores: Perth Scorchers 173/3 in 20 overs (Amy Ellen Jones 80, Meg Lanning 64; Sophie Devine 1-28) beat Adelaide Strikers 171/4 in 20 overs (Bridget Patterson 60, Sophie Devine 58; Taneale Peschel 1-29) by 2 runs.

Sydney Sixers vs Brisbane Heat, Sydney

A clinical all-round effort, powered by Jess Jonassen helped Brisbane Heat register a comfortable victory over Sydney Sixers, who now have two defeats in six matches. Jonassen and Delissa Kimmince bagged two wickets apiece to restrict the Sixers to a total of 123 for 7. Jonassen then top-scored for her team in the chase, hitting 33 off 28 deliveries to help the Heat win by seven wickets with 3.1 overs to spare, for their fourth win in seven games.

Opting to bat, the Sixers lost the openers cheaply before Ashleigh Gardner and Erin Burns put on a 43-run stand. While both fell in quick succession, Dane van Niekerk and Marizanne Kapp scored useful 20s as they tried to resurrect the platform. However, their dismissals in the death overs meant that the Sixers could not tee off as they would have liked and ended up with a sub-par total.

Beth Mooney and Maddy Green, with scores of 25 apiece, helped the Heat begin the chase in a solid manner. After their dismissals, Jonassen and Grace Harris added 43 for the third wicket to take their team closer. Laura Harris, with his unbeaten 15 off 6, providing the finishing touches to the chase moved up to the second spot on the points table.

Brief scores: Sydney Sixers 123/7 in 20 overs (Dane van Niekerk 28, Marizanne Kapp 26; Jess Jonassen 2-20) lost to Brisbane Heat 127/3 in 16.5 overs (Jess Jonassen 33, Grace Harris 26*; Dane van Niekerk 2-19) by 7 wickets.

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