Recent Match Report – Renegades vs Scorchers 34th Match 2023/24

Perth Scorchers 134 for 0 (Devine 70*, Mooney 47*) beat Melbourne Renegades 133 for 5 (Wareham 57*) by 10 wickets

Perth Scorchers stars Sophie Devine and Beth Mooney piled more pain on the struggling Melbourne Renegades to steer their side to a 10-wicket WBBL thumping.

Devine and Mooney smashed Renegades’ bowlers to all parts of the Junction Oval in Melbourne on Saturday to bring up Scorchers’ sixth win of the season with 52 balls to spare.

New Zealand captain Devine smashed eight sixes in her unbeaten 70 from 36 balls to completely flatten Renegades. Australia ace Mooney’s 47 not out from 32 balls was relatively tame in comparison to Devine’s fireworks.

Devine took a liking to Sarah Coyte, with the Renegades bowler going for 40 from her two overs including four sixes.

It was the third hundred stand in the last four matches for Devine and Mooney following their 131 partnership against Brisbane Heat and 105 against in the previous meeting with Renegades.

Scorchers’ big hitting came after Australia spinner Georgia Wareham smashed a career-best 57 not out to help the Renegades reach 133 for 5.

The hosts struggled to get going after captain Hayley Matthews departed for a slow 8 from 15 balls. Renegades’ campaign is turning into a disaster, even with international stars Matthews and Harmanpreet Kaur in their XI.

Amy Edgar was the standout bowler for Scorchers with 2 for 14 from her four overs including 16 dot balls.

They upset reigning champions Strikers in their second match, but have tumbled to seven-straight losses since to be on the bottom of the table with a 1-8 record. Scorchers have moved up to second in the race for top spot which means direct qualification into a home grand final.

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