Scorchers sizzle in biggest ever WBBL win

Perth opener Beth Mooney has scored 90 and become the first player in WBBL history to notch 4000 runs in a record breaking 104-run thrashing of the Melbourne Renegades.

The Scorchers' winning margin was the biggest in WBBL history, surpassing the 103-run victory by the Sydney Sixers over Hobart in 2017.

Mooney took her career tally to 4030 runs in a 58-ball innings that showcased her shot making ability all around Melbourne's Junction Oval.

Perth allrounder Marizanne Kapp (68no off 34 balls) and Mooney added 123 in just 56 deliveries for the fourth wicket to lift their side to 4-192.

In reply the Renegades were never in the hunt and were dismissed for 88.

Mooney has played 114 WBBL games for the Brisbane Heat and Scorchers and her career runs have been scored at a strike-rate of 122.26.

The Australia international has dominated the WBBL in the past to such an extent that she hasn't been entirely happy with her form this summer, even though she was in second place on the competition run aggregate table coming into the match.

Mooney (356 runs) went top of the list with her knock against the Renegades.

"First and foremost we came here for the win, but a few of us with the bat haven't quite hit our straps," Mooney told Fox Cricket after being awarded player of the match.

"To see Kappy come out and fire the way she did was impressive, and contributing today was really special.

"The crunch time in the competition is upon us so we will take every win we can."

The 28-year-old had a willing ally in Kapp against the Renegades. The South Africa international launched four huge leg-side sixes and timed the ball to perfection from the start of her innings.

Perth had six bowlers capture wickets in a team performance that took them into the WBBL top four.