Hobart Hurricanes 212 for 3 (Lee 101*, Graham 55*, Wareham 2-30) beat Melbourne Renegades 119 all out (de Broughe 40*, Gibson 4-25, Smith 3-17) by 93 runs
Sparked by Lee’s 101 not out off 53 balls, Hurricanes piled up 212 for 3 in Thursday’s match, eclipsing their earlier highest WBBL innings rating by 16 runs. Renegades scored 23 off their first two overs however then misplaced three wickets for seven runs and collapsed once more on the finish, shedding 4 for 3 to be dismissed for 119 off 16.2 overs.
The 93-run victory margin was Hurricanes’ greatest WBBL win by runs and lifted them from sixth to fifth and inside some extent of the fourth-placed Brisbane Warmth. All three groups have another sport.
Famend big-hitter Lee introduced up her third WBBL ton and her first for Hurricanes within the last over whereas Graham smashed a six off the penultimate ball of the innings to notch her first half-century of the WBBL season.
However Hurricanes regained the initiative, after they took their energy surge straight after the mid-innings drinks break. They plundered 14 off every of the 2 overs and continued their onslaught for the rest of the innings regardless of the sluggish outfield depriving them of a number of extra runs.
Emma de Broughe was the one Renegades batter to impress, taking part in a number of luxurious offside drives amongst her eight boundaries.