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Women's Big Bash League 2022 Match 24

Women's Big Bash League 2022 Match 24 by 11ic

In Match 24 of the Women's Big Bash League, the Melbourne Renegades Women will take on the Sydney Sixers Women. After losing four straight games, the Renegades are last in the standings. A low-scoring match against Melbourne Stars was their last defeat. In the face of the Stars, Shabnim Ismail, Hayley Matthews, and Sarah Coyte were economical, but that was not enough. Despite losing to the Adelaide Strikers, the Sixers lead the standings. A rain-affected game between the Sixers and Hobart Hurricanes saw Ashleigh Gardner score 43 off 22 and claim four wickets in their last meeting.

It was a one-way street for most of this contest, with the Sixers not making a mistake. Nonetheless, as a cacophonous set of overs would have ensued post the drinks break, they would have had their hearts in their mouths. As a result of the damage done earlier in the inning, the Renegades eventually had too much work to do. Despite the drizzle, the Sixers were able to defend their highest total of the season thus far, as the team was able to rush through the first five overs using spin to get the job done. There was a clear focus on securing a result, and in the process, Sophie Ecclestone was able to take a couple of wickets before Chamari Athapaththu picked behind to Alyssa Healy, who pulled off a one-handed specky inches off the ground. In the end, Sophie Molineux ran out of partners and as soon as she left the table with a score of 38/5, it was clear that this match would not end well.

While Carly Leeson and Rhiann O'Donnell were out in the middle, there was a sudden twist. The Renegades were suddenly back in contention after Stella Campbell speared a flurry of wides and skipper Ellyse Perry endured a torrid outing of her own. It took 10 overs for the score to climb from 59/5 to 111/5 at the end of the 13th over, reflecting the fact that both Leeson and O'Donnell flicked a switch with some outstanding shots in the 13th over. In this situation, Perry turned to her spinners, and Ecclestone, along with Ashleigh Gardner, tied down the batters and sent the asking rate skyrocketing. With the slog overs coming about another rendition of the Domino Effect, the wickets were bound to come, and the slog overs inevitably resulted in wickets. In the end, it was too tall an ordeal for Leeson to cope with on her own, resulting in the inevitable unfolding of the inevitable outcome despite Leeson's superb half-century - the first of the season by any Renegades batter.

There was a 37-run victory for Sydney Sixers over Melbourne Renegades. The Sixers have moved up to the top of the scoring table with this result, as they became the first team in the league this year to reach double digits in points. Considering the fact that they've achieved this feat with an extra game in hand over their nearest rivals, the Perth Scorchers, demonstrates just what a professional team they are. It is getting out of hand now when it comes to staying relevant for the playoffs for the Renegades, as their sorry season continues to reach a point of no return.

Melbourne Renegades Women vs Sydney Sixers Women

Sydney Sixers Women won by 37 runs

Sydney Sixers Women - Sophie Ecclestone, Ellyse Perry, Alyssa Healy, Suzie Bates, Kate Peterson, Erin Burns, Angelina Genford, Ashleigh Gardner, Jade Allen, Nicole Bolton, Maitlan Brown, Lauren Cheatle, Stella Campbell.

Melbourne Renegades Women - Georgia Prestwidge, Josie Dooley, Sophie Molineux, Ellie Falconer, Sarah Coyte, Ella Hayward, Shabnim Ismail, Erica Kershaw, Harmanpreet Kaur, Hayley Matthews, Carly Leeson, Rhiann O’Donnell, Georgia Wareham, Tayla Vlaeminck, Courtney Webb.

Match 24 of Women's Big Bash League 2022 happened at the Eastern Oval Stadium in Lake Wendouree, Victoria, Australia.

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