Hobart Hurricanes 102 for 2 (Villani 46*, Carey 25*, Matthews 1-17) beat Melbourne Renegades 101 for 9 (Matthews 39, Graham 3-12, Strano 2-14) by eight wickets
Hobart Hurricanes secured a crucial eight-wicket victory over Melbourne Renegades, keeping their hopes alive for a spot in the WBBL finals.
Graham’s three wickets added to her impressive form, having taken 13 wickets in her last five matches. Additionally, offspinner Strano achieved a milestone by becoming the second player to claim 150 WBBL wickets.
Only Hayley Matthews from Renegades managed to make an impact, scoring 39 runs, while Josie Dooley was the only other batter to reach double figures. Renegades struggled to find boundaries, managing only seven in their entire innings, with four of them coming from Matthews.
The Hurricanes had a smooth chase, reaching the target with 14 balls to spare. Elyse Villani, who had endured a run of poor form, bounced back with an unbeaten 46, while Carey’s 25 not out contributed to a comprehensive all-round performance.
With this win, Hurricanes moved up to fifth place, one point ahead of Sydney Sixers, with two games remaining. Meanwhile, Renegades remained at the bottom of the table with just two victories.