Runs flowed at an incredible rate in the game between Melbourne Renegades and Brisbane Heat as Melbourne came on top against Brisbane by 15 runs. After being asked to chase a massive total of 208, the Heat did an incredible job of getting as close as 192 in such a huge scoreboard pressure where most teams whittle away early.
Jemimah & Eve off to a flyer, Harmanpreet closes out with a bang
The Renegades batting effort looked solid from the start. Jemimah Rodrigues and Eve Jones put up 101 runs in just 58 deliveries to begin things. Jemimah took the mantle of scoring at a quicker pace and hurled a blistering 10 boundaries and her quickfire 31-ball 52 runs knock. After she fell to Jess Jonassen, Courtney Webb also followed after a couple of overs, getting stumped off Grace Harris.
The challenges multiplied for the Renegades when Harmanpreet Kaur came to the crease, she began in a dominating fashion and looped in 65 runs in 32 balls, flaying six sixes and gathering four boundaries. World’s number one ranked T20 bowler Jess Jonassen did well despite the carnage, going for 33 runs in four overs for a wicket. The rest of the bowlers all spent at least 9 runs per over.
Voll and Kimmince: Fight!
The Heat needed their high-voltage openers Grace Harris and Georgia Redmayne to deliver up-front, which didn’t happen. Georgia fell after making a measly 2 while Harris made 23 but took 20 balls. Rhiann O’Donnell who got the ball first time this season showed her worth straightaway when she got the wicket of Georgia Voll who made 40 runs in 28 deliveries. Wickets kept tumbling for Heat with no big partnership like the Renegades.
The best effort for them came from Laura Kimmince who plundered 42 runs in 21 balls, striking the ball hard for 4 fours and three sixes. Nadine de Klerk and Nicola Hancock finished with a flurry. Nadine made 15 runs in 6 balls while Nicola scrapped 21 runs in 9 balls. Ellie Falconer and Rhian O’Donnell turned out to be the most impressive bowlers for Melbourne. Ellie gave 29 runs in four overs for four wickets while O’Donnell remained the most economical bowler of the game, giving just 25 runs in four overs for two wickets as her Renegades continue to top the table.