Hobart Hurricanes 212 for 3 (Lee 101*, Graham 55*, Wareham 2-30) beat Melbourne Renegades 119 all out (de Broughe 40*, Gibson 4-25, Smith 3-17) by 93 runs
Sparked by Lee’s 101 not out off 53 balls, Hurricanes piled up 212 for 3 in Thursday’s match, eclipsing their previous highest WBBL innings score by 16 runs. Renegades scored 23 off their first two overs but then lost three wickets for seven runs and collapsed again at the end, losing 4 for 3 to be dismissed for 119 off 16.2 overs.
The 93-run victory margin was Hurricanes’ biggest WBBL win by runs and lifted them from sixth to fifth and within a point of the fourth-placed Brisbane Heat. All three teams have one more game.
Renowned big-hitter Lee brought up her third WBBL ton and her first for Hurricanes in the final over while Graham smashed a six off the penultimate ball of the innings to notch her first half-century of the WBBL season.
But Hurricanes regained the initiative, when they took their power surge straight after the mid-innings drinks break. They plundered 14 off each of the two overs and continued their onslaught for the remainder of the innings despite the sluggish outfield depriving them of several more runs.
Emma de Broughe was the only Renegades batter to impress, playing several sumptuous offside drives among her eight boundaries.