Stars win Super Over thriller at the MCG
The Melbourne Derby went down to the wire, with the Stars winning on a countback in a Super Over thriller against arch rivals Renegades at the MCG
20 January 2018, 05:05 PM AEST
The Stars have held their nerve to defeat the Renegades in their Melbourne derby via a Super-Over countback in a drama-filled Rebel WBBL thriller at the MCG.
Scores were tied at 6-118 apiece after 20 overs and still locked at 10 runs each after Saturday's nail-biting super-over extension, before the Stars claimed the deadlock due to hitting more boundaries (9-8).
The epic derby had a little of everything to keep spectators on the edge of their seats.
There was the four-wicket Super Over (including three wickets in three balls) while the Renegades were batting; Amy Satterthwaite's six off Georgia Elwiss' last ball of the 20th over to tie the scores; and a scampered two by Stars opener Lizelle Lee for the second tie of the match.
There was also some controversy when Renegades captain Satterthwaite was sent packing and then recalled after the third umpire intervened in a reversed run-out verdict in the 13th over.
Satterthwaite appeared to be well short of her ground after a mix-up and duly retreated to the bench, where she removed her helmet and gloves.
But when television replays revealed Stars keeper Nicole Faltum had dislodged the bails with her gloves and the ball never made contact with the woodwork, Satterthwaite returned to continue her innings.
The Renegades were in the box seat before teenage sensation Annabel Sutherland drastically slowed the scoring rate against her old side, capturing 2-11 off four overs, swinging the momentum back the Stars' way before Satterthwaite's last-ball heave.
Earlier, hard-hitting opener Lee smoked two sixes in her belligerent 31 before the Stars' innings stalled.
Player-of-the-match Alana King (22) and Anna Lanning (21no) provided some sparks late to give the Stars' some much-needed impetus and, ultimately, deliver a blow to the fifth-placed Renegades' finals aspirations.