Indians in action, WBBL: Harmanpreet's all-round performance goes in vain

Harmanpreet Kaur first scored a 37-ball 41 and then took a wicket as well but Melbourne Renegades eventually lost by eight wickets to Adelaide Strikers in Hobart.

Harmanpreet Kaur of the Renegades bats during the Women's Big Bash League match between the Melbourne Renegades and the Adelaide Strikers.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Harmanpreet Kaur's all-round performance was not enough to prevent Melbourne Renegades' defeat against Adelaide Strikers in the Women's Big Bash League at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Wednesday.

Harmanpreet scored a 37-ball 41, an innings that featured four fours and a six, to help Renegades set a target of 127. Her compatriot and Renegades opener Jemimah Rodrigues struggled to find rhythm and could only make 13 off 17.

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While defending the total, Harmanpreet gave 31 runs in her four overs and took the wicket of Strikers opener Katie Mack.

In the second match of the day on the same ground, left-arm spinner Radha Yadav bowled an economical spell and conceded only 17 runs in her four overs which helped Sydney Sixers restrict Melbourne Stars to 139 for 3.

However, the Sixers stuttered in their chase as it fell short by 30 runs in the chase. Opener Shafali Verma fell for a three-ball duck.

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