And that’s not all. Remember, it’s a double header Saturday. Sydney Thunder and Adelaide Strikers will face off shortly to get their campaign underway. Hop over to that one and do join us for all the live action and ball by ball updates. Meanwhile, it’s me Tushar Garg, along with my co-commentators Ninaad Dixit and Akshay Bhide, signing off. Thank you for joining us for the coverage of second match of WBBL 07.
Georgia Wareham has been adjudged the Player of the Match for her bowling spell of 4-0-13-3
Earlier in the day, Hurricanes were kept down to 121, on account of good performance by the Renegades’ bowlers. Georgia Warhead and Sophie Molineux stifled the Hurricanes after Priest and Johnston had settled in nicely. The two Renegades’ spinners combined figures of 8-0-25-5 meant their side needed just over a run a ball to put themselves on board with a win.
Renegades beat Hurricanes by 6 wickets to open with a win. An important win for the Renegades, who finished at the bottom of the table last season. In the end it got a bit too close for Renegades’ comfort but Harmanpreet Kaur settled the nerves down and delivered the winning blows. The Renegades’ opening win of the season revolved around a 68 run second wicket partnership between Jemimah Rodrigues and Courtney Webb. A couple of quick wickets caused a wobble for the chasing side. But Kaur, keeping a calm head on her shoulders, struck crucial blows at the end to complete the victory.
19.2 A Smith to H Kaur
4 Half volley on the off stump, slog swept over deep mid wicket to seal the win! Harmanpreet Kaur has announced herself at the WBBL with brilliant performances with the ball and the bat! Don't forget the effort she put in the field when she had to walk off the field after a diving effort!
19.1 A Smith to H Kaur
0 Good length delivery wide outside the off stump, Harman leaves expecting a wide call from the umpire but is disappointed.
18.6 N Carey to H Kaur
1 SCORES LEVEL! Fuller delivery on the pads, flicked away towards deep square leg for one.
18.5 N Carey to H Kaur
2 Half volley outside the off stump, Harman drives this over covers but gets it off the bottom of the bat, just 2 runs.
18.4 N Carey to H Kaur
6 This should seal it for the Renegades! This was huge! Overpitched delivery outside the off stump, Harman slog sweeps this over the deep mid wicket region for a massive six! Just one stroke away from victory!
18.3 N Carey to G Wareham
1 Comes down the pitch and converts this half volley into a low full toss, driven along the ground towards long off for another run.
Halt in play, there is some confusion regarding the scores on the giant scoreboard.
18.2 N Carey to H Kaur
1 Fuller delivery outside the off stump, played across the line towards long on for another run.
18.1 N Carey to H Kaur
2lb Fuller delivery on middle and leg, Harman tries to play the lap shot over the keeper but misses, gets it off the pad over the keeper for 2 leg byes.
Akshay: This is getting down the wire. Renegades require 14 runs from 12 balls. It will all come down to handling nerves.
17.6 B Vakarewa to H Kaur
1 Harman keeps the strike with that single, 6 runs off the over. Lower full toss on the leg stump, flicked away across the carpet towards deep square leg.
17.5 B Vakarewa to G Wareham
1 Fuller delivery on the middle and leg stump, nudged away towards wide long on for a single. Good wrist work from Wareham.
17.4 B Vakarewa to G Wareham
0 Slower delivery, fuller outside the off stump, Wareham plays this with a horizontal bat towards cover.