The Melbourne Renegades collapsed to a huge finals loss in the WBBL during Thursday night’s ‘Challenger’ match, stumbling their way to 8-83 after 20 overs, which was easily run down by Adelaide at home.
After winning the toss and electing to field, the Strikers were able to restrict the Renegades to their fourth-lowest total in their history.
The Renegades were under pressure from the outset as Strikers bowlers Darcie Brown (2-9) and Megan Schutt (2-23) dominated.
Spinner Amanda-Jade Wellington also claimed the key scalp of Jess Duffin to overtake Brisbane Heat’s Jess Jonassen as the tournament’s leading wicket-taker.
Strikers opener Dane van Niekerk (43) copped a nasty hit to the hand but managed to continue batting before being caught out.
Laura Wolvaardt joined opening partner Katie Mack to finish the job with 55 balls to spare.
Recently named the tournament’s leading player Harmanpreet Kaur could do little to stop the onslaught as she was dismissed lbw for seven.
The Strikers will now play the Perth Scorchers in Saturday’s final.
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