Chamari Athapaththu Leads Thunder to Back-to-Back Victories in WBBL|09 |Thunder struck down on Renegades|
The Melbourne Renegades faced a challenging match against the Sydney Thunder in their first away game of WBBL|09.
Thunder Elect to Bat
The Sydney Thunder won the toss and opted to bat first. Captain Hayley Matthews and Tammy Beaumont led the Thunder’s innings.
Renegades’ Early Struggles
Despite early dismissals, the Renegades put up a fight, with contributions from Dooley, Kaur, Webb, and Wareham. Boundaries became crucial for the Renegades.
Georgia Wareham’s Resilience
Georgia Wareham played a pivotal role in the Renegades’ batting performance, scoring 47* off 34 balls, including seven boundaries.
Courtney Webb’s Steady Inning
Courtney Webb supported the Renegades with singles and boundaries, ending her inning with 31 runs off 30 balls.
The Sydney Thunder successfully chased the target, largely thanks to Chamari Athapaththu’s outstanding performance, scoring 80 runs off 54 deliveries.
Wareham’s Bowling Contribution
Georgia Wareham also made an impact with the ball, taking the wickets of Talia Wilson and Chamari Athapaththu.
The Renegades will return to Melbourne to face the Sydney Sixers at CitiPower Centre on Saturday.
Weber WBBL|09 Standings
|Team||Matches Played||Wins||Losses||Ties||No Results||Net Run Rate||Deductions||Total Points|
|Brisbane Heat Women||3||3||0||0||0||1.109||0||6|
|Sydney Thunder Women||2||2||0||0||0||1.718||0||4|
|Adelaide Strikers Women||3||2||1||0||0||1.17||0||4|
|Perth Scorchers Women||3||2||1||0||0||1.075||0||4|
|Melbourne Renegades Women||3||1||2||0||0||0.876||0||2|
|Melbourne Stars Women||3||1||2||0||0||-2.494||0||2|
|Sydney Sixers Women||3||0||3||0||0||-0.892||0||0|
|Hobart Hurricanes Women||2||0||2||0||0||-2.863||0||0|
M: Matches played
N/R: No results
NRR: Net Run Rate
PTS: Total points