25dThe Report by Daniel Brettig

Finch, Gurney bolster Renegades in top four

Melbourne Renegades completed a defence of 152 to defeat the Sydney Thunder - one of their nearest rivals on the competition table - by 12 runs in Sydney

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JJS Sangha
54(49) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
3 6 10 7 8 4 8 8
AJ Finch
54(38) 2x4 - 4x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 19 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
0 13 0 1 10 7 16 7

Best performances - Bowlers

GS Sandhu
O4
M0
R23
W3
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DR Sams
O4
M0
R29
W3
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: @Thilak_Rama | Commentator: Alex Malcolm

END OF OVER:
20 | 10 Runs | ST: 140/5 (13 runs required, RR: 7.00)

  • JJS Sangha54 (49b)
  • JS Lenton20 (15b)
  • HF Gurney4-0-27-2
  • DT Christian4-0-29-0

The Renegades win by 12 runs. They defend 153 easily in the end. Shane Watson may regret opting to bowl first at the toss. The team batting first at Spotless Stadium has won 8 of the last 8. The Renegades choked the life out of the Thunder chase after Ferguson fell for an outstanding 52. The chase fell on the shoulders of Jason Sangha and he just couldn't find the rope when he needed to. Christian, Richardson and Gurney closed it out for the Renegades. They move to second on the BBL table. Harry Gurney is named Player of the Match for his 2 for 27. It could have been five without three dropped catches but he can only blame himself for two of them. That's it from Spotless. There is a double header tomorrow in the BBL. The Stars host the Strikers in Moe in country Victoria while the Sixers host the Hurricanes in Sydney. Join us then. Thanks for your company tonight.

19.6
0
Gurney to Sangha, no run, full wide yorker, he misses! Great bowling display from the Renegades!
19.5
4
Gurney to Sangha, FOUR runs, he flicks this up and over backward square for four! Too little too late but a great shot from outside off to whip this behind square over the man in the circle
19.4
1lb
Gurney to Lenton, 1 leg bye, 107kph, slower ball on leg, he tries to whip over square leg, misses, it comes off pad and rolls away

James: "Where's Carlos Brathwaite when you need him?" Remember the name

19.3
2
Gurney to Lenton, 2 runs, 126kph, full yorker at leg, he jams this out through mid on, again they run well to get back for two
19.2
2
Gurney to Lenton, 2 runs, 135kph, yorker, speared at leg, he squeezes this out through midwicket, they run well for two but they need more
19.1
1
Gurney to Sangha, 1 run, another sky ball dropped by Gurney! Sangha gets to 50! Slower ball, gets a top edge straight up, Gurney camps under it and spills it! Two on the night.

Gurney to finish. 23 to win

Syd Thunder 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0SR WatsonAP Devcich
2nd23SR WatsonCJ Ferguson
3rd64CJ FergusonJJS Sangha
4th16CJ GreenJJS Sangha
5th4DR SamsJJS Sangha
6th33JS LentonJJS Sangha

Big Bash League

TEAMMWLPTNRR
HH14104200.603
MR1486160.173
SS1486160.047
MS147714-0.062
BH1467130.249
ST1467130
AS146812-0.473
PS144108-0.502