We should have batted better: Courtney Webb

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We should have batted better: Courtney Webb

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Speaking after the match, Webb said, "It's pretty tough conditions out there. I think losing early wickets and a fair bit of experience in the top of the order, it was always going to be difficult in the middle overs."



She added that the Renegades should have scored more runs to counter Scorchers' batting depth. "The power-hitting at the top and they bat deep as well. We definitely needed to get a good total today," she said.



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The 20-year-old walked out to bat, with her side stuttering at 16 for 3 and added 57 runs with Sophie Molineux before the latter got out. Webb made a 44-ball 33 and was run out by Beth Mooney off the penultimate delivery of the innings. "It was pretty tricky out there. I think (I) got off to a fairly slow start and tried to accelerate towards the end. But yeah, it would have been nice to get some more runs and just get the team to a bigger total," she said.



Webb felt that despite the result Renegades could take a few positives from the game. For starters, it was the first time in three games that the Melbourne-based team got a chance to bat in the tournament. "We have two games back to back. Hopefully, we will come back better." Webb was also all praise for Georgia Wareham, who made a 14-ball 22 and Maitlan Brown, who bowled a miserly spell giving away just eight runs in her three overs.



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Scorchers skipper Sophie Devine lauded her bowlers for executing the plans they had laid out for the Renegades. "We knew the Renegades were going to come out hard. Our bowlers were fantastic early on," she said.



"We spoke a lot about their key players. We know how destructive they can be. Especially, Lizelle Lee, Sophie Molineux, Amy Satterthwaite, you know how destructive, and how they can take the game from any side. We had really clear plans, and I thought we executed brilliantly."







Devine, who was the Player of the Match for her allround performance in the game, said that Nicole Bolton deserved the award for her bowling in the match. She credited Bolton and Sarah Glenn for sticking to their plans on the field.



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"I think bowling in the powerplay is really a tough gig, and today, she kept things simple, being able to bowl at the death as well when the players were having a crack. Full credit to Bolton, and Glenny too, I think she is great for us. She is difficult to get away with the height and leg-spin as well."



On her partnership with Mooney, Devine said that it was nice to spend some time together in the middle and learn along the way. "We have spoken a fair bit about how we wanna go about our partnership, and it's nice just to spend time out there in the middle; just to balance each other out," she concluded.
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