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South African allrounder Marizanne Kapp posted her highest WBBL score on Sunday.

Pride Party match goes down to final ball

17 November 2019

A match between the Sydney Sixers and the Melbourne Renegades is an almost guaranteed nail-biting finish and that’s what transpired yet again at Drummoyne Oval in the first ever WBBL Pride Party match.

Sydney Sixers vs Renegades - Match Highlights

After the dramatic run out by the Sixers in the semi-final against the Renegades last season, at the same venue, sent that match to a Super Over, the Renegades reversed the result on Sunday with a six from the final ball. 

Starting the final over needing 15 then five required from the final ball, Courtney Webb cleared the rope at long-on to win the match finishing 34 not out from 31 balls.

Danni Wyatt top-scored for the victors with 55 from 43 deliveries in the two-wicket win. The Renegades finished 8/141 in reply to 4/139.

The Pride Party themed game highlighted the Sixers commitment to the inclusion of all LGBTI+ people from community to elite level sport and an enthusiastic crowd was in attendance to help celebrate.

Marizanne Kapp made her highest WBBL score at Drummoyne Oval scoring 52 not out from 34 deliveries surpassing her previous best of 40 unbeaten. Her knock was crucial to lifting the Sixers close to 140 and included eight boundaries.

Sixers captain Ellyse Perry (37 from 45) and off-spinning allrounder Ashleigh Gardner (36 from 26) also made solid contributions with the bat.

The Sixers produced some brilliant fielding at times to keep them ahead for much of the run chase. Maddy Darke, Erin Burns and Lauren Smith all completing run outs.

The direct hit by Darke was especially good to remove Australian allrounder Sophie Molineux (14), as was the direct hit by Smith in the final over with the game in the balance, just as good.

Teenage seamer Hayley Silver-Holmes, 16, grabbed the massive wicket of England International Wyatt in the 15th over, courtesy of an important catch by Burns, and victory appeared in sight.

However, some late hitting by Webb and former Sixer Carly Leeson (16 from 10) proved pivotal.

Burns (2-23) and fellow off-spinner Lauren Smith (2-13) were the multiple wicket takers for the Sixers.

Scorecard here.