A round-up from the latest action in the WBBL
Melbourne Renegades 5 for 142 (Rodrigues 75) beat Sydney Thunder 8 for 133 (Mandhana 64, Webb 3-21) by nine runs
Defending WBBL champions Sydney Thunder remain winless from five outings after succumbing to the Melbourne Renegades.
Thunder were adamant about not panicking after Tuesday’s defeat to the Melbourne Stars, but with just one point – coming from a washed-out game – their title defence is officially in tatters. Their task was always going to be hard without captain Rachael Haynes, who is on parental leave and was also battling injury during Australia’s recent multi-format series against India. It has proved to be a baptism of fire for teenage star Hannah Darlington as stand-in skipper.