WBBL star suffers embarrassing premature celebration fail

Melbourne Renegades keeper Emma Ingles has produced one of the all-time early celebration blunders in her side's clash with the Sydney Sixers.

The Sixers required three runs off the final ball to beat the Renegades on Wednesday, with Sarah Aley tasked with getting them home.

However Aley could only squirt the ball out onto the leg side for what should have been a solitary run, which would have given the Renegades a one-run win.

Ingles received the ball from the fielder, but instead of taking the bails off to seal the victory, she inexplicably dropped the ball onto the ground and started celebrating.

Aley dives home with the tying run. Image: Getty

Aley immediately seized her opportunity and scampered back for a second run as her opponents were lapping up the unlikely victory, diving home just seconds before the Renegades realised their mistake.

Umpires deemed that the ball was still live once Ingles dropped it, meaning the game was tied and a super-over was required.

Ingles couldn't believe her mistake. Image: Getty

The Renegades tried to argue that the game was over once Ingles caught the ball, but umpires were having none of it.

Luckily for Melbourne they went on to claim victory in the super-over, leaving Ingles a very relieved woman.

The Renegades were thanking their lucky stars. Image: Getty

The Sixers could only manage 2-8 from their batting stint, allowing Jess Duffin and Amy Satterthwaite to get the Renegades home, for real this time.

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