That completes a comfortable 5 wicket win for the Renegades who remain unbeaten in the BBL 12 Captain Finchy is rapt with his team's performance with the ball. He heaps praise on most of his chargers and admits they didn't have to take too many risks in chasing down 117 to win. The Renegades spin attack did the damage with O'Brien (3-15), Murali (2-16) and Samuels 1-28, the difference. If it wasn't for Chris Tremain's explosive unbeaten 37 off just 23 balls, the Thunder could well have be rolled for less than three figures. Captain Finch was solid again for the visitors, striking 31 off 33 deliveries, while Ben Rohrer's 27 off 20 was also rather easy on the eye. The last mention must go to Dirk Nannes' spell of bowling (1-20 off 4) which Finch suggested was one of the toughest short spells he'd ever faced. Aaron O'Brien nabs the Man of the Match award for his three wickets which stymied the Thunder's batting effort and ensured there would be an early finish to the evening. On behalf of the crew here at Cricinfo, thanks for joining us this evening. We look forward to bringing you live coverage of tomorrow night's game between the Melbourne Stars and the Hobart Hurricanes.

18.2
1
Abbott to Sheridan, 1 run, full and straight and clipped through mid wicket for the winning run
18.1
1
Abbott to Nevill, 1 run, whipped off his pads to fine leg

END OF OVER:
18 | 7 Runs | MR: 115/5 (2 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.38, RRR: 1.00)

  • PM Nevill8 (13b)
  • WD Sheridan11 (15b)
  • CP Tremain4-0-24-0
  • LA Doran2-0-12-0
17.6
1
Tremain to Nevill, 1 run, wider of off stick and square driven through backward point
17.5
1
Tremain to Sheridan, 1 run, wide on the crease, angled into leg stump and it's clipped to forward square leg on the rope
17.4
0
Tremain to Sheridan, no run, another good bumper and Sheridan can't catch up with it
17.4
1w
Tremain to Sheridan, 1 wide, slower ball gone wrong and it's called wide for being well outside the off side wide line
17.3
0
Tremain to Sheridan, no run, low full toss driven to mid off
17.2
0
Tremain to Sheridan, no run, very good bouncer beats Sheridan for pace. Good come back from the Thunder paceman
17.1
4
Tremain to Sheridan, FOUR runs, full and straight and absolutely pummelled back past the bowler for four

END OF OVER:
17 | 4 Runs | MR: 108/5 (9 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.35, RRR: 3.00)

  • WD Sheridan6 (10b)
  • PM Nevill7 (12b)
  • LA Doran2-0-12-0
  • CP Tremain3-0-17-0
16.6
1
Doran to Sheridan, 1 run, similar line again and Sheridan whips it to short fine leg
16.5
1
Doran to Nevill, 1 run, angled down leg and played through square leg
16.4
1
Doran to Sheridan, 1 run, quicker and flatter and played to long on off the back shoe
16.3
0
Doran to Sheridan, no run, good pace and Sheridan defends back along the pitch
16.2
0
Doran to Sheridan, no run, low full toss driven back at the bowler

Melb Reneg 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st20DJ HarrisAJ Finch
2nd14MN SamuelsAJ Finch
3rd33AJ FinchBJ Rohrer
4th13BJ RohrerTLW Cooper
5th18PM NevillBJ Rohrer
6th19PM NevillWD Sheridan
  • Renegades ease to five-wicket win

    The appearance of Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels created a great buzz and expectation around the cavernous ANZ Stadium but the match was as lacklustre as the crowd, as the Renegades relegated the Thunder to their second loss

Big Bash League

TEAMMWLPTNRR
PS1082160.154
AS1073140.801
MR1064120.297
HH105510-0.291
SS104680.331
ST10468-0.039
BH10468-0.437
MS10284-0.926