Big Bash League

Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Thunder

Sydney Thunder won by 9 wickets (with 51 balls remaining)

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Toss - Melbourne Renegades have won the toss and will bat first.

Booster for Renegades as the in-form man Finch and Pattinson will be playing today and will look to make a mark. On the other hand Thunder's are desperate to break the jinx as Sri Lankan recruit Dilshan has been named in the playing XI.

0.1

Sandhu to Finch, no run, fuller outside off and driven to off side

0.2

Sandhu to Finch, OUT, he has knocked him over!! Fuller on middle and off, nips back in a bit, Finch on the drive gets beaten and the timber goes for an early walk.

AJ Finch b Sandhu 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.3

Sandhu to Doolan, no run, touch fuller on off stump and punched back to the bowler

0.4

Sandhu to Doolan, 1 run, in the zone and gets a thick inside edge on the pad as the ball rolled to on side

0.5

Sandhu to Harris, 1 run, fuller length ball and nudged to on side for a quick single

0.6

Sandhu to Doolan, 1 run, inside egded to mid on and scamper for a quick run

End of over 1 (3 runs) Melbourne Renegades 3/1
AJ Doolan    2* (3b)      GS Sandhu    1-0-3-1
DJ Harris    1* (1b)     

1.1

Nannes to Doolan, no run, angled away from Doolan and he lets it go through to the keeper

1.2

Nannes to Doolan, no run, nice and full, swung back in and digs it out

1.3

Nannes to Doolan, 2 runs, low full toss outside off and mistimed drive to leg side

1.4

Nannes to Doolan, 1 wide, erred in his line and bowled down the leg, called wide

1.4

Nannes to Doolan, 1 run, fuller on off side, pushed to short covers and scampered for a sucidal run. Fielder picks up the ball and cracks at the bowlers end, but misses

1.5

Nannes to Harris, no run, in-swinging yorker and played to on sid

1.6

Nannes to Harris, no run, back of a length delivery on off-stump and tapped down. Good start for Thunders

End of over 2 (4 runs) Melbourne Renegades 7/1
DJ Harris    1* (3b)      DP Nannes    1-0-4-0
AJ Doolan    5* (7b)      GS Sandhu    1-0-3-1

2.1

Sandhu to Doolan, 3 runs, too full on the leg stump and drives past the wide mid-off fielder

2.2

Sandhu to Harris, 1 run, keeping it full and driven down the carpet for a single

2.3

Sandhu to Doolan, OUT, fuller on middle and off, Doolan drives on the up and holes out at mid-on region. Tremain jumps to perfection and takes a lovely catch.

AJ Doolan c Tremain b Sandhu 8 (14m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 88.88

2.4

Sandhu to Rohrer, 2 wides, length ball but down the leg as the scamper for a quick run

2.4

Sandhu to Harris, no run, fraction wide on off-stump and slapped to off side

2.5

Sandhu to Harris, no run, nice out-swinger on off stump and shoulders arm

2.6

Sandhu to Harris, 2 runs, width offered outside off and punched past the sweeper at covers

End of over 3 (8 runs) Melbourne Renegades 15/2
DJ Harris    4* (7b)      GS Sandhu    2-0-11-2
BJ Rohrer    0* (0b)      DP Nannes    1-0-4-0

3.1

Tye to Rohrer, no run, swings in a bit and nudged to on side

3.2

Tye to Rohrer, no run, nasty delivery, picthed on good length and climbed at Rohrer as he awkwardly fends to off side

3.3

Tye to Rohrer, FOUR, elegance personified! Touch short on off stump and cracked off the back-foot past point

3.4

Tye to Rohrer, 1 run, tucked to on side for a quick run

3.5

Tye to Harris, 1 run, touch fuller outside off and driven to off side

3.6

Tye to Rohrer, FOUR, outside off and Rohrer goes hard at that as the ball rockets to the fence.

End of over 4 (10 runs) Melbourne Renegades 25/2
BJ Rohrer    9* (5b 2x4)      AJ Tye    1-0-10-0
DJ Harris    5* (8b)      GS Sandhu    2-0-11-2

4.1

Mendis to Harris, 1 run, drifted onto the pads and turned to short fine leg region

4.2

Mendis to Rohrer, 1 run, on the pads and nudged to on side

4.3

Mendis to Harris, no run, wrong one and spins in as the ball thuds on the front pad

4.4

Mendis to Harris, no run, length ball on off stump and pushed to point

4.5

Mendis to Harris, no run, tossed up on leg stump and struck on his pad

4.6

Mendis to Harris, FOUR, over-cooked on outside off-stump and driven through the gap for a good looking boundary

End of over 5 (6 runs) Melbourne Renegades 31/2
DJ Harris    10* (13b 1x4)      BAW Mendis    1-0-6-0
BJ Rohrer    10* (6b 2x4)      AJ Tye    1-0-10-0

5.1

Nannes to Rohrer, 1 run, low full toss on off stump, Rohrer on the drive gets a thick inside edge to on side

5.2

Nannes to Harris, FOUR, fuller on off and clobbered it straight. Sheer power!

5.3

Nannes to Harris, FOUR, and another low full toss outside off and whacked through the covers

5.4

Nannes to Harris, no run, hit that!! Full and swinging in, toe crushing yorker and digs it out

5.5

Nannes to Harris, FOUR, half-volley on off stump, Harris plants his front foot and drives through the covers again

5.6

Nannes to Harris, no run, altered his length and bowled on a good length area, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 6 (13 runs) Melbourne Renegades 44/2
DJ Harris    22* (18b 4x4)      DP Nannes    2-0-17-0
BJ Rohrer    11* (7b 2x4)      BAW Mendis    1-0-6-0

6.1

Tremain to Rohrer, no run, angled away from the leftie and left alone

6.2

Tremain to Rohrer, no run, nips back in a long way and faint inside edge to the keeper but falls short

6.3

Tremain to Rohrer, 1 run, fuller on leg stump and nudged to on side for a single

6.4

Tremain to Harris, 1 run, shaped back in and cramped him for room, undercuts to off side and scamper for a quick run

6.5

Tremain to Rohrer, 1 run, length ball and gets a thick inside edge to off side

6.6

Tremain to Harris, 1 run, touch fuller on off stump and driven to mid-off

End of over 7 (4 runs) Melbourne Renegades 48/2
DJ Harris    24* (20b 4x4)      CP Tremain    1-0-4-0
BJ Rohrer    13* (11b 2x4)      DP Nannes    2-0-17-0

7.1

Tye to Harris, no run, length ball outside off and slashed hard at that, play and a miss

7.2

Tye to Harris, 1 run, back of a length delivery and pushed past point for a single

7.3

Tye to Rohrer, 1 run, width offer and dragged it from outside off for a mere single

7.4

Tye to Harris, 1 run, slower length ball outside off and a miscued cut to third man

7.5

Tye to Rohrer, 1 run, fuller delivery on middle and off, pushed to on side with soft hands

7.6

Tye to Harris, 1 run, good delivery again on off stump as Harris cuts to deep

End of over 8 (5 runs) Melbourne Renegades 53/2
DJ Harris    27* (24b 4x4)      AJ Tye    2-0-15-0
BJ Rohrer    15* (13b 2x4)      CP Tremain    1-0-4-0

8.1

Tremain to Harris, 1 run, angled in from outside off and nudged to fine leg

8.2

Tremain to Rohrer, SIX, length ball on off stump, Rohrer keeps his weight on the front-foot and pulled over mid-wicket fence

8.3

Tremain to Rohrer, no run, pulled to on side

8.4

Tremain to Rohrer, no run, fuller in length and fends to off side

8.5

Tremain to Rohrer, 1 run, back of a length delivery on off stump and cuts to off side

8.6

Tremain to Harris, no run, back of a length on off stump and dabs to point

End of over 9 (8 runs) Melbourne Renegades 61/2
DJ Harris    28* (26b 4x4)      CP Tremain    2-0-12-0
BJ Rohrer    22* (17b 2x4 1x6)      AJ Tye    2-0-15-0

9.1

Tye to Rohrer, OUT, big break through!! Fuller on the pads, Rohrer on the charge misses the ball completely as it thuds full on his boots and the umpire gives him out. Was it slipping down the leg? Rohrer thinks so.

BJ Rohrer lbw b Tye 22 (29m 18b 2x4 1x6) SR: 122.22

9.2

Tye to Hill, 1 run, back of a length delivery on the leg and tucked to on side

9.3

Tye to Harris, 1 run, length delivery outside off adn dabs past point for a quick run

9.4

Tye to Hill, 2 runs, fulelr outside off and drives on the up past diving sweeper at covers

9.5

Tye to Hill, 1 run, length ball on off and ballooned to off side, safe

9.6

Tye to Harris, no run, fuller on the stump and fends to off side. Good finish to the over.

End of over 10 (5 runs) Melbourne Renegades 66/3
DJ Harris    29* (28b 4x4)      AJ Tye    3-0-20-1
MW Hill    4* (3b)      CP Tremain    2-0-12-0

10.1

Mendis to Hill, no run, touch wide and driven to off side

10.2

Mendis to Hill, 3 runs, delicate little dab past the slip fielder for three more

10.3

Mendis to Harris, 1 run, spins in and nicely negotiated to off side

10.4

Mendis to Hill, OUT, Flummoxed him with a wrong one and Hill falls for the trap. Tossed up on outside off-stump, induces the drive as the ball spins past the bat to beat the drive and Carters does the rest. Out stumped!!

MW Hill st †Carters b Mendis 7 (5m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 116.66

Short leg in place!

10.5

Mendis to Nevill, 1 run, fuller and driven off his toes for a single

10.6

Mendis to Harris, no run, touch fuller on off stump and pushed to covers

End of over 11 (5 runs) Melbourne Renegades 71/4
DJ Harris    30* (30b 4x4)      BAW Mendis    2-0-11-1
PM Nevill    1* (1b)      AJ Tye    3-0-20-1

11.1

Tremain to Nevill, FOUR, length ball outside off and a regulation edge past the keeper. Mendis sprints in but all in vain

11.2

Tremain to Nevill, no run, shaped away from Nevill and dabs to point

11.3

Tremain to Nevill, no run, slower delivery on middle and leg, tucked to short mid wicket region

11.4

Tremain to Nevill, 1 run, length ball on off stump, shuffled across and tapped to on side

11.5

Tremain to Harris, OUT, what has happened there? Saw him coming and opts to bowl a slower delivery on off stump as the ball ballooned up after pitching and took on his glove, Hussey at covers comes in and takes a good catch. Harris looks baffled and rightly so!

DJ Harris c Hussey b Tremain 30 (58m 31b 4x4 0x6) SR: 96.77

11.6

Tremain to O'Brien, no run, fuller down the leg and turned to on side

End of over 12 (5 runs) Melbourne Renegades 76/5
AW O'Brien    0* (1b)      CP Tremain    3-0-17-1
PM Nevill    6* (5b 1x4)      BAW Mendis    2-0-11-1

12.1

Mendis to Nevill, no run, length ball on off stump and dads to off side

12.2

Mendis to Nevill, no run, touch quicker and played back to the bowler

12.3

Mendis to Nevill, no run, spins in this time and fends to on side

12.4

Mendis to Nevill, no run, advances down the track and thuds on the pad

Two slips in place

12.5

Mendis to Nevill, 1 run, tossed up on off stump and played to long on for a single

12.6

Mendis to O'Brien, 1 run, width offered outside off and driven to covers for a single

End of over 13 (2 runs) Melbourne Renegades 78/5
AW O'Brien    1* (2b)      BAW Mendis    3-0-13-1
PM Nevill    7* (10b 1x4)      CP Tremain    3-0-17-1

13.1

Tremain to O'Brien, no run, back of a length delivery on off stump and cuts to point

Struggling to find gaps!

13.2

Tremain to O'Brien, 1 run, too full outside off and driven to mid off region. No power behind that shot!

13.3

Tremain to Nevill, no run, slower delivery on off stump and pushed to point

13.4

Tremain to Nevill, 1 run, down the leg and turned to on side

13.5

Tremain to O'Brien, 1 run, back of a length delivery on off stump, got on top of the bounce and tapped down

13.6

Tremain to Nevill, 1 run, width offered outside off and slashed past diving Hussey at covers

End of over 14 (4 runs) Melbourne Renegades 82/5
PM Nevill    9* (13b 1x4)      CP Tremain    4-0-21-1
AW O'Brien    3* (5b)      BAW Mendis    3-0-13-1

14.1

Nannes to Nevill, 1 run, fuller on off and Nevill pushes through covers

14.2

Nannes to O'Brien, 1 run, pacy delivery on the stump and fends to mid-off as they steal a single

14.3

Nannes to Nevill, 1 run, angled way and dabs to third man

14.4

Nannes to O'Brien, 1 run, back of a length ball on off stump, tapped to off side and scampered for a run

14.5

Nannes to Nevill, 1 wide, erred in his line and dragged down the leg, called wide

14.5

Nannes to Nevill, 1 run, fuller in length and smothered to deep covers

14.6

Nannes to O'Brien, OUT, length ball on off stump, O'Brien tried to run it through third man as it was too close to play that shot and ended up gifting one to the keeper.

AW O'Brien c †Carters b Nannes 5 (14m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

End of over 15 (6 runs) Melbourne Renegades 88/6
     DP Nannes    3-0-23-1
PM Nevill    12* (16b 1x4)      CP Tremain    4-0-21-1

15.1

Sandhu to Nevill, 1 run, back of a length ball and whips to on side for a mere single

15.2

Sandhu to Pattinson, 1 run, slower bouncer outside off and dabs to third man region

15.3

Sandhu to Nevill, 1 run, short on off stump, on the back-foot Nevill tapped to off side

15.4

Sandhu to Pattinson, 1 run, touch wide and cuts to third man

15.5

Sandhu to Nevill, OUT, soft dismissal. Length delivery on off stump and opts to pull, gets high on the bat and lobs off his helmet as the ball spooned to off side and Sandhu takes a dolly

PM Nevill c & b Sandhu 14 (24m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 73.68

15.6

Sandhu to Rimmington, no run, left alone

End of over 16 (4 runs) Melbourne Renegades 92/7
NJ Rimmington    0* (1b)      GS Sandhu    3-0-15-3
JL Pattinson    2* (2b)      DP Nannes    3-0-23-1

16.1

Mendis to Pattinson, no run, quicker delivery and fends to on side

16.2

Mendis to Pattinson, 1 run, down the leg and tucked to on side

16.3

Mendis to Rimmington, 1 run, tossed up outside off adn played along the ground

16.4

Mendis to Pattinson, OUT, another one bites the dust! Wrong one outside-off and tried to clobber through covers, gets a faint edge and Carter takes a good catch. Pattinson stood his ground as he thinks he has hit the ground but umpire doesn't.

JL Pattinson c †Carters b Mendis 3 (7m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

16.5

Mendis to Fawad Ahmed, no run, down the leg and brushed to on side

16.6

Mendis to Fawad Ahmed, no run, quicker dellivery and played back to the bowler

End of over 17 (2 runs) Melbourne Renegades 94/8
Fawad Ahmed    0* (2b)      BAW Mendis    4-0-15-2
NJ Rimmington    1* (2b)      GS Sandhu    3-0-15-3

17.1

Sandhu to Rimmington, 1 wide, wide down the leg

17.1

Sandhu to Rimmington, 1 run, length ball and dabs to third man

17.2

Sandhu to Fawad Ahmed, 1 run, back of a length delivery, pushed him back and dabs to off side for a quick single

17.3

Sandhu to Rimmington, 1 run, slower bouncer and tucked to on side

17.4

Sandhu to Fawad Ahmed, 1 wide, fuller down the leg and called wide. Sloppy work

17.4

Sandhu to Fawad Ahmed, OUT, Gone! Length ball on off stump, tapped to off side and Rimmington fancies a single and scampered for it. Fawad at the strikers end had no chance to reach his mark. Tye picks up the ball and hits the bulls eye

Fawad Ahmed run out 1 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

17.5

Sandhu to Rimmington, no run, nudged a length ball to on side

17.6

Sandhu to Rimmington, 1 run, back of a length ball and turned to on side

End of over 18 (6 runs) Melbourne Renegades 100/9
NJ Rimmington    4* (6b)      GS Sandhu    4-0-21-3
M Muralitharan    0* (0b)      BAW Mendis    4-0-15-2

18.1

Nannes to Rimmington, 2 runs, fuller outside off and lofts over covers for a useful two

18.2

Nannes to Rimmington, 2 runs, fuller on middle and off, driven straight and a sloppy bit of work by the fielder

18.3

Nannes to Rimmington, OUT, and another run out!! Length ball on off stump and pushed to point as they scampered for a suicidal run. Dilshan was quick onto the ball, picks up and cracks at the bowlers end. That's it, Rimmington was way behind the mark as they failed to complete the quota of 20 overs.

NJ Rimmington run out 8 (13m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 88.88

Sharang Dhaimade: "With current form of the Thunders & bowling line up with the lights of Murli & Pattinson, we have a match on our hands. Hope this one goes down to the wire."

Dylan T: "I feel like there may be a few stories left in this game yet...Pattinson, Rimmington and Murali is a fairly potent attack. The Thunder openers will need to stick fast.

@Dylan - "Hope so!"

Jai: "Looks thunders wait come to an end"

And the target for Thunders is 105! This is a very good chance for Mike Hussey and co. to break the jinx. Earlier in the innings, Renegades never recovered after Finch fell early and the procession continued till the end. Meanwhile, Thunders bowled brilliantly and never gave a chance for the opposition to take a breath. Do join us for the chase.

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