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WATCH: SIXERS FORCE SUPER OVER AS RENEGADES CELEBRATE PREMATURELY

Quick thinking sees Renegades denied victory

“It ain’t over till it’s over.” How the Melbourne Renegades could have used Yogi Berra’s wisdom in their WBBL match against the Sydney Sixers.

With Sarah Aley on strike, the Sixers required three to win from the final delivery. Aley could only squirm a single off the bowling of Renegades skipper Amy Satterthwaite, but the game wasn’t done there.

Kris Britt fielded and returned the ball to Renegades wicketkeeper Emma Inglis who gathered but failed break the wickets before celebrating.

Quick-thinking Satterthwaite and batting partner Angela Reakes bolted for a second run as the Renegades celebrated, forcing a Super Over.

Luckily for the Renegades they came out on top after the Super Over to spare their blushes.

Skipper Satterthwaite said: "I think it's a pretty good learning curve for us to be honest. We sort of learned in the moment what it means for the ball to be dead so we've had to I guess swallow our pride in that one and move on."

"The umpires are saying that it's not over until the batters stop running, so in that case we have to hold the ball.

"In the girls' minds they've thought that that's dead. Often when the 'keeper catches it that's been the case. But she threw it up in the air and so then the batters took off for another run. 'Don't celebrate too early' is the lesson we've learned today really.

"I had my suspicions. I went for the ball. I've played indoor cricket and in that case the ball's never really dead so I guess that mindset kind of came into it." 

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