WBBL: All-around Harmanpreet Kaur buries start-stop Sixers

Shubham Singh
24 Oct 2021
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WBBL: All-around Harmanpreet Kaur buries start-stop Sixers

Harmanpreet Kaur took wickets, held catches, and made runs to outplay the Sydney Sixers. Batting first, the Sydney Sixers made just 118 runs after another top-order collapse. Renegades achieved the target with three overs to spare and with seven wickets in hand.

Sixers top order flounders

SIxers has the two of the most attacking openers up-front, Alyssa Healy and Shefali Verma. While both have scored a half-century each, the runs have not been achieved in tandem. Verma fell on the very first ball she faced against stalwart spinner Molineux. This is the second time in a row she has fallen without scoring. Gardner and Healy fell by the score of 12 as the top-order turned to dust early again.

Skipper Ellyse Perry once again had to step into a repairing job, which affects her ability to play freely. Meanwhile, Nicole Bolton also dug her heels in and formed a much-needed 80 runs partnership with Perry. A start-stop inning meant that Sixers could make only 118 with Perry’s 50 and Nicole Bolton’s 38 enabling the team to get there. Kaur finished with an impressive figure of two wickets for 17 runs while Molineux had a wicket for 18 runs, both giving less than 5 runs per over. Ella Hayward kept it tight with a 21 runs spell in four overs.

Renegades’ top-order clicks and the middle-order finishes

Melbourne pushed Eve Jones to her natural position as an opener after a 36 runs effort in the last game. The move paid dividends and Jones along with Jemimah Rodrigues formed a strong 43 runs opening partnership. Rodrigues only made 14 runs but that opening partnership turned out to be a handful. Jones fell at the score of 66, falling after making a substantial 38 runs as Stella Campbell had her wicket.

Then Courtney Webb and Harmanpreet Kaur stitched a 34 runs partnership before Radha Yadav had Webb caught and bowled. Courtney played a decent 25 balls 23 runs innings. But with 20 runs to get, the wicket came too late. Kaur finished affairs with Jess Duffin and finished with 35 runs off 29 balls.

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