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Renegades edge Stars in WBBL derby

AAP logoAAP 7/01/2017 Michael Ramsey

A 75-run third wicket stand has helped the Melbourne Renegades scrape to victory over the Melbourne Stars in the women's Big Bash league.

Chasing 128 to win, the Renegades reached their target with just three balls to spare at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Danielle Wyatt and Kris Britt's steady partnership proved important for the Renegades, with the pair combining for eight boundaries before Wyatt was caught by Meg Lanning off Gemma Triscari's bowling in the 17th over.

Britt was run out the following over, while Grace Harris lasted just nine balls before being caught in the deep.

But the Stars were left to rue several missed catches and runout opportunities.

"That's been a little bit of a theme throughout our tournament, really," Stars allrounder Natalie Sciver said.

"It's something we don't want to take too much notice of ... it's just (about) instilling a bit of confidence and a little bit of belief in the team."

Sciver had earlier top-scored with 37 in the Stars' 7-127.

It is the second time this week the Stars have come up short against their Melbourne rivals, and gives the bottom-placed Renegades hope they might still be able to scrape through to the finals.

"I think we probably have to win our next four games pretty well to have any chance of that but you just never know with T20 cricket," Renegades captain Rachel Priest said.

"Probably a couple of other results would have to go our way but I said to the girls just before, 'look, we've won three in a row. Who says we can't win four more?' You just never know."

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