Rene­gades leave it to last minute

Sunday Tasmanian - - Sport -

THE Mel­bourne Rene­gades col­lected one of the most dra­matic wins in the short his­tory of the WBBL with Claire Koski scor­ing the four runs re­quired off the fi­nal ball to se­cure vic­tory over the Ade­laide Strik­ers.

Need­ing eight off the fi­nal over, the Rene­gades man­aged four sin­gles off the first five balls be­fore Koski swiped So­phie Devine to the square-leg bound­ary at St Kilda’s Junc­tion Oval.

Koski (39 not out) and Erika Ker­shaw (30 not out) en­gi­neered the run-chase with an un­bro­ken 62-run stand off 46 balls.

English opener Dani Wy­att kept the Rene­gades in­nings to­gether in the early stages of yes­ter­day’s game, with an im­pres­sive 62 off 47 balls.

Ear­lier, the vis­i­tors went about their in­nings in im­pres­sive fash­ion af­ter win­ning the toss. They even­tu­ally posted 7-153 off their al­lot­ted overs. Cap­tain Suzie Bates top-scored with 54 off 44 balls, while Devine (39) and Tahlia Mc­Grath, who whipped up a whirl­wind 33 off 20 balls, set the home side a chal­leng­ing run chase.

So­phie Mo­lineux, Molly Strano and Geor­gia Ware­ham col­lected two wick­ets apiece amid a flurry of runs and wick­ets in the lat­ter overs.

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