Hobart Hurricanes 102 for 2 (Villani 46*, Carey 25*, Matthews 1-17) beat Melbourne Renegades 101 for 9 (Matthews 39, Graham 3-12, Strano 2-14) by eight wickets
Hobart Hurricanes remained in the race to play in the WBBL finals after defeating Melbourne Renegades by eight wickets for a second successive victory.
Graham’s three scalps continued her productive form, which has seen her take 13 wickets in her last five matches. Meanwhile, offspinner Strano became the second player to claim 150 WBBL wickets.
Only West Indies superstar Hayley Matthews bowled for Renegades, hitting 39 while wicketkeeper Josie Dooley was the only other batter to reach double figures. The Renegades managed just seven boundaries in all their innings, four of them coming from Matthews.
The Hurricanes had little trouble during the chase, reaching the target with 14 balls to spare. Opener Elyse Villani recovered from four lean matches with an unbeaten 46, while Carey hit 25 not out to cap a practical all-round performance.
The Hurricanes moved up to fifth place in the win, one point ahead of the Sydney Sixers, with two games remaining. The Renegades remained at the bottom of the table, with only two victories.