The Hobart Hurricanes will be looking to extend their perfect record against the Melbourne Renegades this Sunday and Monday, after winning two thrillers between the two sides in WBBL02.
The last time the Hurricanes and Renegades clash proved to be a WBBL classic in Bendigo.
In one of the most thrilling matches imaginable, the Hurricanes ran out three-run winners against the Renegades after holding their nerves in a tense Super Over.
The Hurricanes posted 5/121, with Amy Satterthwaite’s unbeaten 52, Corinne Hall’s 27 off 20 and Georgia Redmayne’s composed 17 at the start of the innings guiding the Hurricanes to a defendable, if not imposing total.
The Renegades looked to get off on the right foot in reply, with starts from Grace Harris (15), Rachel Priest (19), Kris Britt (36) and Danni Wyatt (35), but Hayley Matthews did well enough to dismiss all four before they got off to a big score, finishing with figures of 4-23 from her four overs.
Two clutch run outs in the final over saw the dismissals of Sophie Molineux and Molly Strano, leaving the Renegades at 6/121 after twenty overs, and the scores level.
Grace Harris got the Renegades off to the perfect start in the super over, hitting nine runs from the first five Satterthwaite deliveries on top of two byes, before Rachel Priest scored a single off the last ball to set the Hurricanes a tricky total of 13 for victory.
Lea Tahuhu took the ball for the Renegades in the Super Over and got off to the perfect start, dismissing Satterthwaite with the very first delivery.
WATCH: The Hurricanes prevail in a thrilling Super Over in Bendigo
Hayley Matthews made her way to the middle because of Tahuhu’s breakthrough and immediately did well, sweeping Tahuhu for a boundary before taking a single to bring Erin Burns on strike with eight required off three deliveries.
Burns made the most of her opportunity, sweeping a boundary before taking a two off the next ball, leaving the Hurricanes with two runs for victory off the final delivery.
The result? A shorter ball punished by Burns to the mid-wicket boundary, seeing the Hurricanes reach 1/15 in the Super Over, and securing a second thrilling victory in as many days.
The side’s clash the day earlier saw the Hurricanes post 4/133, led by Georgia Redmayne’s 39 off 41 balls, an unbeaten 45 from Amy Satterthwaite and a quick fire 27 from Veronica Pyke.
Kris Britt struck an unbeaten 51 and Molly Strano put on 34 off 23 in reply, but ultimately the Hurricanes did enough with the ball to restrict the Renegades to 5/130 after 20 overs, securing a thrilling three-run win.
Hayley Matthews bowled brilliantly for figures of 0-16 from four overs, while Amy Satterthwaite’s 2-22, Brooke Hepburn’s 1-11 and Veronica Pyke’s 1-28 proved influential in securing the Hurricanes a memorable victory.
After two genuine thrillers in WBBL02, and Amy Satterthwaite’s move from the Hurricanes to the Melbourne Renegades, these two clashes at Blundstone Arena promise to be hard-fought and thrilling affairs.
The Hurricanes will take on the Renegades in a standalone clash on Sunday January 14 from 10am and will then lock horns again on Monday January 15 at 2.50pm as part of a blockbuster WBBL and BBL double-header.