89dThe Report by Daniel Brettig

Harper, bowlers help Renegades gallop to fourth win

After Harris gave the Renegades a usefully rapidfire start, Harper and Cooper needed only to keep their heads, something they did with the help of dropped catches by the Heat

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SB Harper
56(40) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 16 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
6 11 0 10 6 7 4 12
BB McCullum
50(47) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %60%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
13 3 4 5 9 0 2 14

Best performances - Bowlers

Usman Shinwari
O4
M0
R16
W3
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
CJ Boyce
O4
M0
R17
W2
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: @Thilak_Rama | Commentator: Vishal Dikshit

9.18pm That's a pretty convincing win for the Renegades after their bowlers put in all the hardwork to restrict the Heat to 144, that turned out to be well below par. McCullum had not middled his sweeps very well, the other batsmen were holing out one after another and it looked like the chase wouldn't be that easy. But Tom Cooper, who returned to form, and Sam Harper put on a comfortable and quick century stand to make short work of the chase. They took on the short balls, they targeted the off side too, and found the gaps often enough to finish it with 26 balls in hand.

The Reneages are now second on the table, with four wins from seven and he Heat are still languishing at second-last place, just above the Scorchers. That's all from our ball-by-ball coverage tonight, hope you enjoyed every bit of it. It's goodbye from Ankur Dhawan and Vishal Dikshit

15.4
2
Doggett to Harper, 2 runs, he goes for a big swing, doesn't middle it at all, it's gone very high but mid-off can't get to it because he has to run back a long way. Two runs and that's it for the Renegades
15.4
1w
Doggett to Harper, 1 wide, tries the full delivery now, but it's well outside off for a wide
15.3
6
Doggett to Harper, SIX runs, hooked away for a clean six, what a way to bring up the fifty. Another bouncer from Doggett and it was chasing Harper as he backed away but he didn't back away from unleashing that fearless hook that flew quickly over fine leg into the crowd
15.2
0
Doggett to Harper, no run, really good yorker on middle stump, Harper made some room but then adjusted to dig it out back to the bowler
15.2
1w
Doggett to Harper, 1 wide, it's a bouncer, Harper hooks and misses, and the umpire calls it a wide after a second. Close call that one though
15.1
1
Doggett to Cooper, 1 run, full delivery just outside off, he swings but gets a thick outside edge that goes fine on off for two as third man slides to keep it in

Just 11 to go, here's Doggett again

Melb Reneg 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st37MS HarrisMW Harvey
2nd2MS HarrisSB Harper
3rd106TLW CooperSB Harper

Big Bash League

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