Adelaide strikes out as Renegades serve dose of own medicine

THE Adelaide Strikers copped a dose of their own medicine yesterday in Melbourne, as they were comprehensively beaten by the Renegades to the tune of 81 runs.

After the Strikers annihilated the Stars only a few days prior, they were on the receiving end of a big loss as the Renegades proved to be too strong.

The Renegades batted first and made 3/167 from their 20 overs. Led by Harmanpreet Kaur (43 not out) and Courtney Webb (49 not out), the pair put on a 93 run fourth-wicket partnership to really set up the team’s innings. They took the Renegades’ innings from a wobbly 3/74 in the 10th over to 3/167 at the end of the innings.

Meanwhile for the Strikers, Anesu Mushangwe, Georgia Adams and Danielle Gibson each picked up a wicket.

The Strikers made an okay start to their chase, but once the wickets really started to fall, the floodgates opened and there was no turning back for the Strikers. They went from 4/65 in the 12th over to all out for 86 at the end of the 15th over.

Skipper Tahlia McGrath led the way with the bat making 31, but apart from her only Gibson and Laura Wolvaardt made a double figure score.

On the flipside, Kaur, Georgia Wareham, Ella Hayward and Hayley Matthews all picked up two wickets each for the Renegades.

The Strikers do not have long to wait to turn things around with a match against the Stars today. Meanwhile the Renegades have a few days break before they head to Sydney to take on the Thunder.

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