Sydney Sixers overcome Renegades to lock in top spot in WBBL
The Sydney Sixers (2-136 off 20.0) have overcome a slow start with the bat to defeat the Melbourne Renegades (8-107 off 20.0) by 29 runs at GMHBA Stadium in Geelong.
The win guarantees the Sixers top spot on the WBBL with one regular season game in hand - tomorrow's clash with the Stars at the MCG.
The first innings saw the Sixers off to a slow start, ending the six-over power play at 1-8 and taking ten overs to reach 50.
Ellyse Perry (67 not out off 62) and Player of the Match Erin Burns (53 not out off 37) steadied the ship and set the Renegades 137 to win.
Erin Burns interview
In the second dig the Renegades began well but wickets to international stars Marizanne Kapp, Perry and Ash Gardner in the first ten overs and some tight bowling from Dane van Niekerk quashed any chance of a Renegades win.