The all-round Hurricanes make light work of the Renegades to stay in contention for the WBBL finals – LSB

Hurricanes Hobart 102 for 2 (Fellani 46*, Curry 25*, Matthews 1-17) Melbourne Rebels 101 for 9 (Matthews 39, Graham 3-12, Strano 2-14) with eight wickets.

The Hobart Hurricanes remain in the race to play in the WBBL finals after beating the Melbourne Renegades by eight wickets for their second successive win.

The Hurricanes bowlers were impressive on the traditionally good batting surface at Junction Oval in Melbourne. Heather Graham, who was recently included in Australia’s squad for the tour of India, Molly Strano and Nicola Carey, limited the Rebels to just 101 or 9 after the Hurricanes won the toss and elected to field.

Graham’s three scalps continued her productive form which has seen her take 13 wickets in her last five matches. Meanwhile, offspinner Strano became the second player to take 150 WBBL wickets.

Only West Indies star Hayley Matthews made it for the Renegades, scoring 39 as wicket-keeper Josie Dooley was the only other batsman to reach double figures. The Rebels only managed seven boundaries throughout their entire innings with four coming from Matthews.

The Hurricanes had little trouble during the chase, reaching the target with 14 balls to spare. Opener Elise Fellaini bounced back from four poor games with an unbeaten 46 goals, while Curry scored 25 to round off a useful all-round performance.

The Hurricanes moved up to fifth place in the win, one point ahead of the Sydney Sixers with two games remaining. The Renegades remain at the bottom of the table with just two wins.

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