Dramatic turning point in cricket

January 4, 2018


The Melbourne Renegades moved back into the top four with a dramatic Super-Over victory against the top-of-the-table Sydney Sixers in a Rebel WBBL cliff-hanger at Geelong. Jess Duffin hit a single off the last ball of Marizanne Kapp's Super Over to snatch the win for the Victorians; their nine runs in the extension eclipsing the Sixers' 2-8.
It was the second celebration of the day for the Renegades, who fleetingly thought they'd defended their 7-120 in regulation play.

Sixer Sarah Aley, needing three to win off the last ball of the final over, inside-edged Amy Satterthwaite to short fine leg for what appeared to be just a single.

ris Britt threw the ball to Renegades keeper Emma Inglis who instinctively and prematurely started celebrating - but didn't break the wickets. Aley, showing tremendous match awareness, scampered back for a second run to tie the scores, her quick thinking beating the desperate efforts of Sattherthwaite, who cottoned on to what was happening but couldn't execute the run out. The Sixers had been in control at 2-81 in the 13th over when Maitlan Brown's diving outfield catch to dismiss WBBL leading run-scorer Ellyse Perry (37), off the bowling of Chamari Atapattu, turned the match on its head.

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