The Renegades have won four on the trot, but the Sixers and Thunder remain the team to beat as the WBBL enters the home stretch.
Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Renegades
The second Mackay match didn’t go quite as well for the Heat, who went down to the in-form Renegades.
Once again, Molineux showed her class at the top of the order, scoring another half-century in a handy partnership with Danni Wyatt. That partnership set up the innings for the Renegades and allowed Amy Satterthwaite and Jess Duffin to tee off at the end of the innings.
Skipper sends one to the rope to polish of the @RenegadesWBBL innings in style!— Rebel Women's Big Bash League (@WBBL) January 6, 2019
They've set the @HeatWBBL a target off 144 for the win! #WBBL04 pic.twitter.com/fXh4q9rvY9
Lea Tahuhu was the star with the ball, and her extra pace and ability to shape the ball away clearly troubled the Heat batters. The Renegades showed their versatility, and it was the quicks who took the majority of the wickets, with Maitlan Brown taking three of her own, including Beth Mooney, who was threatening to take the match away from the Renegades with 44 at the top of the order.
Sune Luus made 17 from number ten and pushed her case for a promotion – a move that would seemingly make sense given that she has nine international half centuries and bats in the top five for South Africa.
The Renegades have stormed into the top four after winning their last four matches, and look to be a good chance to make the finals after a 2-4 start.