WBBL round up: Harmanpreet, Jones, Rodrigues star in Renegades run feast

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Harmanpreet smashes 65 from 32 balls as Renegades post second-highest total in WBBL history to defeat Brisbane Heat

Melbourne Renegades 4 for 207 (Harmanpreet 65, Jones 62, Rodrigues 52) beat Brisbane Heat (Kimmince 42, Falconer 4-29) by 15 runs

Blistering half-centuries from Harmanpreet Kaur, Eve Jones and Jemimah Rodrigues have helped Melbourne Renegades produce a franchise record score to defeat Brisbane Heat in the WBBL at Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide.
Jones and Rodrigues put on a century opening stand before Harmanpreet smashed 65 from just 32 balls, including six sixes, to help the Renegades post the second-highest score in WBBL history and the highest by the Renegades. Heat had a red-hot crack in the chase but fell 16 runs short with Ellie Falconer claiming 4 for 29. The match total of 399 runs was the highest aggregate in WBBL history.
Jones and Rodrigues fell one run short of a Renegades’ partnership record with their 101-run stand in just 9.4 overs. The pair struck 19 boundaries between them with Rodrigues racing to 52 from 31 balls before she was trapped lbw by Jess Jonassen. Jones anchored the innings before falling in the 17th over for 62 from 46 balls.

The platform was set for Harmanpreet’s hurricane finish to the innings. The India T20I captain launched six sixes and four fours to lift the Renegades total beyond 200. No Heat bowler was spared with Jonassen the only one to concede less than nine runs per over.

Falconer took the key wicket of Georgia Redmayne early in the chase. Georgia Voll made 40 from 28 balls and Laura Kimmince smashed 42 from 21 but was run out, failing to ground her bat when Josie Dooley produced a direct hit from a relay throw. Falconer and Harmanpreet closed the game out, taking key wickets at the death. Harmanpreet’s allround display earned her Player-of-the-Match honours for the third time in seven matches.


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