Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Rodrigues stars with 75* in Renegades' win over Thunder. Jemimah Rodrigues finished with an unbeaten 75 in Renegades' innings.
Jemimah Rodrigues finished with an unbeaten 75 in Renegades' innings.
Sydney Thunder Women v Melbourne Renegades Women
Courtney Webb (three wickets) and Jemimah Rodrigues (75*) played vital roles in Melbourne Renegades' nine-run victory over the bottom-placed Sydney Thunder. Alongside Rodrigues, Josephine Dooley (37) also played her part in taking Renegades to a good total. On the other hand, Smriti Mandhana played a valiant hand of 64 for Thunder. Deepti Sharma (23*), batting lower down the order, was the only other batter to cross the 20-run mark for the side. Thunder finished with 133 for 8 in pursuit of 143. Renegades are now placed second on the table with seven points.
Brief scores: Melbourne Renegades Women 142/5 in 20 overs (Jemimah Rodrigues 75*; Kate Peterson 1-10) beat Sydney Thunder 133/8 in 20 overs (Smriti Mandhana 64; Corutney 3-21) by nine runs.
Hobart Hurricanes Women v Melbourne Stars Women
Mignon du Preez's 45-ball 62 helped Hobart Hurricanes clinch a hard-fought, six-wicket win against Melbourne Stars in the WBBL in Launceston. Hurricanes chased down the target of 145 in the last over. Du Preez, who came out to bat with the score reading 2 for 1, stitched a stand of 31 with Rachel Priest. However, it was her partnership of 74 with Nicola Carey that put the Hurricanes in pole position. The highlight of Du Preez's knock was the way she skipped down the track and took it on the full to club Erin Osborne for a six.
Eventually, Du Preez fell in the 17th over to Annabel Sutherland. Richa Ghosh then provided the finishing touches with an undefeated 24. For Stars, Kim Garth continued her fine form in the tournament with an undefeated 44 while Maia Bouchier finished with 42. Hurricanes have slotted in at the fourth place with Stars taking the sixth position on the points table.
Brief scores: Melbourne Stars 144/4 in 20 overs (Kim Garth 44*, Maia Bouchier 42; Tayla Vlaemnck 3-27) lost to Hobart Hurricanes 147/4 in 19.2 overs (Mignon du Preez 62*; Sophie Day 1-17) by six wickets.