‘Gades belt ‘Canes at Hobart

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Melbourne Renegades have romped to a 10-wicket Rebel WBBL demolition of the Hobart Hurricanes after the hosts’ diabolical batting collapse at Blundstone Arena.

The winless Hurricanes crashed from a promising 0-62 at the halfway-point of the innings to be all out for 100 in the 19th over.

Renegades openers Sophie Molineux (53 not out) and Emma Inglis (42 not out) smashed 15 fours and a six between them on their way to sealing an emphatic victory with 53 balls to spare.

Match highlights: ‘Gades flatten ‘Canes

The win lifted the Renegades above the Perth Scorchers into fifth position on the table, level with the fourth-placed Sydney Sixers on 10 points.

Molineux and Inglis belted the Hurricanes bowlers to all corners of Blundstone Arena to give the Renegades’ net run-rate a boost.

Hobart supporters would have been hopeful of a breakthrough victory at the ninth attempt when Hayley Matthews (40) and Stefanie Daffara (27) combined for an opening stand of 62.

However, the Hurricanes’ innings completely disintegrated.

Strano strikes direct hit from outfield

The next highest score was extras (eight) as all 10 Hurricanes wickets fell in the space of 51 deliveries for just 39 runs, including a nightmare flurry of 7-13.

Promising Renegades bowler Maitlan Brown (3-28) polished off the tail with a career-best haul, after skipper Amy Satterthwaite (2-10) wrecked the middle order.

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