Soaked Scorchers Smash Their Way to Success
The Perth Scorchers have secured a thrilling eight-wicket win (DLS method) over the Melbourne Renegades at home, thanks to an inspirational innings from skipper Meg Lanning.
Coming back from six rain delays, the Scorchers (0-34) were chasing a tough target of 73 with three overs remaining.
Amy Jones kicked off the epic run chase with two quick fire boundaries in the third last over, firing to 23 runs before being stumped by Renegades’ Josie Dooley.
The second last over saw Nat Sciver go out for a duck, leaving home grown hero Nicole Bolton to finish the task with the skipper.
At the final over, the Scorchers needed 13 to win and Meg Lanning brought the fireworks to #TheFurnace, showing why she’s the one of the best in the business. She smashed two 4s before wrapping up the win with a huge six on the last ball to secure the win for the home side.
The skipper finished with figures of 44 not out from 24 deliveries including three 6s and four 4s, earning Player of the Match honours.
“It’s certainly up there as one of the most incredible finishes I’ve played in,” Lanning said.
“With all the rain delays by the time we got out there we knew we could go as hard as we liked and just get boundaries, so it was a bit of a licence to out go there and swing the bat.
“It’s great coming back to play at the WACA Ground, the crowd always feels so close and it was nice to get a win up for them and hopefully we can make it two from two.”
The Scorchers struggled to rattle the Renegades in the first innings with the ball, Heather Graham claiming the only wicket for the side and the Melbourne outfit finishing their 15 overs 1-134.
The iconic WACA Ground will host four more games this WBBL Big Weekend, with the Scorchers facing the Melbourne Stars tomorrow afternoon.