Hurricanes leggie puts Renegades in a spin

November 03, 2022 07:20 PM AEDT | By AAPNEWS
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Hobart Hurricanes legspinner Maisy Gibson has returned career-best figures in a four-wicket win over the Melbourne Renegades in the WBBL.

Gibson (4-24 off four overs) put in a supreme display with the ball to  help restrict the Renegades to a modest 5-133 batting first at Blundstone Arena.

In the run chase, Hurricanes allrounder Heather Graham (39no off 26 balls) put her foot on the accelerator at the right time to ensure her side cruised to victory with 11 balls to spare.

The turning point in the chase was the 27 runs the Hurricanes made in the power surge, which they took in the 13th and 14th overs.

Hobart captain Elyse Villani (29) made her highest score this season before she was bowled by a superb skidding delivery from Renegades captain Sophie Molineux.

The Renegades slumped to their sixth consecutive defeat and are in last position in the ladder, while the Hurricanes are in fifth spot but have a game in hand over the top four sides.

Opener Chamari Athapaththu was the star of the Renegades innings with an unbeaten 75 from 59 deliveries.

The Sri Lanka international was on a different level to the rest of the batters, with her straight hitting clinical and power-packed.

The Renegades got off to a fast start with the bat, with opener Hayley Matthews (26 off 23) the prime mover.

Gibson took two wickets in her first over, including Josephine Dooley (1) with an athletic caught and bowled in her outstretched left hand.

Gibson was in the groove and another over where she snared two wickets made sure the Renegades never got away.

The fielding of the hosts was supreme, with Ruth Johnston diving full stretch to take a one-handed diving catch with her left to dismiss Molineux.


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