Latest Match Report – Sixers vs Renegades twenty fifth Match 2023/24

Sydney Sixers 107 for 3 (Perry 44*, Kennedy 2-20) beat Melbourne Renegades 104 (Harmanpreet 47, Perry 5-22) by seven wickets

Captain Ellyse Perry claimed 5 wickets in a spectacular return to bowling as Sydney Sixers registered a much-needed victory over struggling Melbourne Renegades on the WACA.

Bowling for the primary time for the reason that Ashes, Perry ripped by Renegades’ batting-order to provide her greatest WBBL figures of 5 for 22. Chasing a lowly 105 in good batting circumstances, Perry’s excellent match continued with an unbeaten 44 and he or she additionally handed 4000 profession WBBL runs.

Perry steadied the ship after Sixers wobbled at 9 for two when left-arm fast Sara Kennedy claimed her first WBBL wickets by eradicating Maitlan Brown and Ashleigh Gardner.

The 16-year-old Kennedy, who has 12 months 10 exams subsequent week, impressed in her fourth sport with fast bowling however Renegades’ bid to claw again into the competition was thwarted by a 62-run partnership from Perry and Erin Burns.

Burns fell for 32, however Perry – who has a knack of mustering her greatest in opposition to Renegades – and Chloe Tryon powered Sixers to the goal with 27 balls remaining.

Perry elected to bowl in cooler circumstances than the oppressive warmth each groups skilled through the WACA doubleheader two days earlier. There was a lot at stake with Sixers and Renegades propping the ladder with 1-5 information every.

Renegades desperately wanted opener Hayley Matthews to seek out kind after a gradual begin to the season. She hit a boundary within the second over off left-arm spinner Linsey Smith’s first supply earlier than holing out on the following ball.

Bowling from the outdated Prindiville Stand finish, wanting barren as of late amid a floor redevelopment, Perry then took over in type. She had the quite fortuitous wicket of opener Tammy Beaumont on her first supply when a half-tracker was hit straight to deep midwicket.

However there was no luck concerned when a pointy Perry supply had Jess Duffin caught behind. Subsequent supply she clear bowled Georgia Prestwidge with a cracking in-swinger that hit the highest of center stump.

Perry bowled shortly, hitting speeds nudging 120kmh, and he or she discovered motion from a green-tinged floor which additionally accounted for Georgia Wareham, whose stumps have been rattled.

Renegades have been in disarray at 57 for six with their hopes of passing triple figures resting on Harmanpreet Kaur. She did her greatest with a counterattack through the energy surge and took a liking to Gardner’s offspin with three straight boundaries.

Harmanpreet additionally bravely took on Perry with a bludgeon down the bottom, however her 40-ball 47 was outlined by trademark deft touches. She fell simply wanting a half-century as Renegades’ hopes of a aggressive complete sank.

They scraped previous three figures earlier than Perry capped her good bowling comeback with the ultimate wicket of Josie Dooley.

Perry completed a stellar all-round efficiency with the bat to assist breathe life into Sixers’ WBBL season.

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