Match Centre

Scorer: Binoy George

If you missed it earlier today, I'll leave you with this cracking piece by Geoff Lemon on Ellyse Perry and her reinvention. Thank me later for it. Don't forget to tune in to the grand finale on Australia Day. Both sides have a week off, not sure if they'd really want that with so much excitement around. Thanks for joining us, cheers.

Ellyse Perry is the Player of the Match. "It's hard to take you through anything at the moment, phenomenal team effort to win the game, win crucial moments. We've focused on for four years, to build this kind of resilience to step up when it counts. Dane van Niekerk was phenomenal with the bat.

Sixers were in all sorts of trouble, but were bailed out by an unbeaten 98-run stand to lift them to a par score. On a surface where there was turn and grip, they were always going to be in with a chance if they played their cards right. Perry's captaincy was spot on, her bowling changes tactical. Yet. it may have not been enough but for that stupendous effort off the final delivery, right at the ropes to push the ball back into the field of play, followed by a flat throw that was relayed onto the stumps at the bowler's end by Alyssa Healy. Nerveless under pressure. There's a reason why Australia are the T20 World Champions. Such depth, the ability to deliver with pin-point precision under pressure. What a game, what a tournament.

Both the losing semifinalists - Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Renegades - can look back and reflect on a superb campaign. A story of being so-near-yet-so-far.

0.4
6
Strano to Perry, SIX runs, steps out, swings this up and over the ropes at wide long-on. Sydney Sixers are into their fourth WBBL final, plucking victory when a defeat loomed at one stage. Who else but Perry with the final blow to finish it off. What a game, what a final it promises to be. Brisbane Heat v Sydney Sixers
0.3
1
Strano to Healy, 1 run, steps out and whips this full toss to deep midwicket
0.2
1
Strano to Perry, 1 run, goes full, gets this to drift in, Perry steps out and squeezes this to midwicket. Cramped her for room, didn't allow her a free swing. 5 off 4
0.1
1
Strano to Healy, 1 run, slider on a length, bunted to short third man for a quick single.

Healy and Perry, Australia's super stars, will as expectedly come out to try and polish these runs.

keeper is standing up to the stumps. Moly Strano with her offspin, so it's a brave call.

END OF OVER:
1 | MR-W: 6/1

Will Renegades hand the ball to Tahuhu? Ideally, they'd want to take pace off the ball. The surface is a little up and down, there's grip and bounce, but it will be too much of a gamble to give the ball to a spinner as they're defending just 6.

Remember, if this is a tie again, Renegades will win because they have more boundaries.

0.6
2
Kapp to Cameron, 2 runs, steps out to go long-on, drags this to midwicket but they scamper back for the second as the throw from the deep is weak. It's advantage Sixers going into the break. Renegades have won just one out of their four previous super overs. They'll need a superb super over to have any chance here
0.5
W
Kapp to Wyatt, OUT, slower length ball outside off. Wyatt looks to cut, but gets a thick edge that Healy takes on the bounce as she dives forward, but has the presence of mind to quickly collect the ball and hurl the ball at the stumps at the striker's end, Wyatt looking for a run is miles outside the crease.

S Molineux run out

0.4
1
Kapp to Molineux, 1 run, superb length, full and straight on middle, looks to play an ugly hoick, gets a thick inside edge to short fine leg. That's now four singles in a row
0.3
1
Kapp to Wyatt, 1 run, slower ball, slipped out of her hand perhaps, very close to being called waist-high no-ball, she advances down, meets it on the full but can only hit it straight to long-off
0.2
1
Kapp to Molineux, 1 run, yorker-length, just outside off, squeezed to short third man as they scamper a single. Two superb deliveries
0.1
1
Kapp to Wyatt, 1 run, steps out and crunches this full delivery to deep point

Molineux and Wyatt will come out. Both biffers of the ball, Sixers should bowl length to either, they're both strong square of the wicket. One boundary, especially on the leg side from the end they'll bowl, is super short. Here we go

Marizanne Kapp can swing the new ball. Will she go full and straight? Wyatt takes guard. Surely she's eyeing that leg side boundary.

END OF OVER:
20 | MR-W: 131/5 (1 run required, RR: 6.55)

5.17pm Renegades to bat first in the super over since they were chasing originally. In the event of a tie even in the Super Over, the side with most boundaries in the game will qualify for the final

19.6
W
Perry to Molineux, 2 runs, OUT, we have a super over. Length on off, swung over the off side infield, it looked four for all money but the deep cover put in a full length dive to keep the ball in play and hurled it back to the bowler's end to find Molineux well short despite a dive. Brilliant innings that kept the Renegades in the hunt, however

S Molineux run out (Aley) 55 (54b 4x4 0x6) SR: 101.85

19.5
2
Perry to Molineux, 2 runs, length on middle, lofts it down the ground for another couple that leaves Renegades three to get off one
19.4
2
Perry to Molineux, 2 runs, length on middle, shuffles and swings over midwicket to bring up her fifty with a couple
19.3
1
Perry to Koski, 1 run, full and angled in, makes room and gets a single to cover
19.2
1
Perry to Molineux, 1 run, length on middle, swings hard but gets an inside edge onto her pad and they scamper
19.1
4
Perry to Molineux, FOUR runs, length outside off and swatted over point to start the final over with a boundary

Renegades Wm 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st12DN WyattS Molineux
2nd1EJ InglisS Molineux
3rd6AE SatterthwaiteS Molineux
4th60JE DuffinS Molineux
5th7S MolineuxC Webb
6th45CJ KoskiS Molineux