1.5 and that's the first wicket. Fairly flat outside off, and Harvey tries to take on long-on with a slog-sweep. Doesn't connect nearly as well as he'd like, and Chris Jordan takes a super catch, running forward and to his left and diving forward to catch it inches off the ground 15/1
    5.2 gone, Jordan gets Finch with a bit of extra bounce in the corridor. Went for the back-foot punch with an angled bat, without really getting close to the line, and Holt takes his first catch, a simple one straight to him at waist height 31/3
    3.3 slower one, on a length and at the stumps, and Harper has to go. Slogs across the line, misses, and it crashes into middle and leg 25/2
    9.1 gone! There have been a few leading edges on this pitch, and this time it pops up in the air, straight back to the bowler. Flat legbreak on leg stump, and Cooper - not for the first time today - closes his bat face too early looking for the flick 50/4
    15.3 length ball wide of off, and Nabi looks to go over extra-cover, but long-off is wide too, and he doesn't hit it wide enough of that fielder. Jordan takes a good low catch there, tumbling to his left 90/7
    12.2 slower bouncer, and the bowling change and the change of pace have brought the breakthrough. Digs it into the pitch, and it gets up to shoulder height while losing a lot of pace off the pitch. Christian plays a non-committal hook, and only manages a top-edge through to the keeper 74/5
    13.4 and that's Holt's first stumping at the senior level. Rushes out of his crease too early, and Cook bowls the topspinner. Pushes at it, well in front of his body, playing for turn, and it sneaks through between bat and pad, with a bit of extra bounce, and Holt has to adjust to collect and stump Webster, but he's so far out of his crease he can take all the time he wants 77/6
    not out
    not out
    10 (lb 1, w 9)
    140/7 (20 Overs, RR: 7.0)
    Fall of wickets: 1-15 (MW Harvey, 1.5 ov), 2-25 (SB Harper, 3.3 ov), 3-31 (AJ Finch, 5.2 ov), 4-50 (TLW Cooper, 9.1 ov), 5-74 (DT Christian, 12.2 ov), 6-77 (BJ Webster, 13.4 ov), 7-90 (Mohammad Nabi, 15.3 ov)
    DR Sams301314.33112000
    JD Cook301826.0080100
    GS Sandhu403107.75112210
    CJ Jordan4044211.00123330
    Fawad Ahmed402225.50102010
    CJ Green201105.5060100
    0.4 gone! The shot was on, but the placement was off. It was full enough and wide enough for the on-the-up cover drive, but he picked out the man at extra-cover 4/1
    2.5 not the greatest shot, but how's that for a sensational catch?!?!? Back of a length wide of off stump, and it was too far outside off for Sangha to play that hoick over the leg side. Ends up slicing it over point, and it's probably dropping down some 3/4ths of the way to the boundary. Mackenzie Harvey turns around, runs towards the boundary with his back to the batsman, and catches it as it drops down from behind him 15/2
    11.5 a good-looking shot, looked like he timed it really well, but he's ended up picking out deep midwicket. Fullish, outside off, goes for the big hit over the leg side and ends up hitting it straight to the man on the rope 68/5
    8.2 tossed up on off stump, and the mounting required rate has done for Devcich. Clears his front leg and sinks down on his back knee for the slog-sweep, but it's too full to really get the elevation he wants, and there's also a long-on in place for exactly that kind of shot 44/3
    8.3 flighted ball outside off. Shapes to sweep but realises it's too full, and adjusts to opens his bat face and steer it through backward point instead. But what';s happened here? A run-out in slightly unfortunate circumstances, it looks like... Green, running the second and going to the keeper's end, gets his bat stuck in the turf a couple of feet short of the crease as the throw comes in from the deep. and he's forced to jump into the crease feet first rather than slide his bat in. When the bails go off, his feet are in the air. 45/4
    15.3 short ball outside off, a fair way outside off, and Holt, trying to drag it from there and pull, can only hit it down the throat of deep square leg. An innings of promise from a really promising player 96/6
    17.4 boom, off stump pegged back. Full offcutter, and it's too full for the cleared-front-leg big hit over the leg side. Past the inside edge and it's bye bye Daniel Sams 108/8
    16.1 England 1, England 0. It's full, outside off, and he clears his front leg and hammers a big drive down the ground, but straight to the man at long-off 102/7
    not out
    18.3 slower length ball, leg-stumpish. Looks to flick, and only manages to edge into his pad. And that's followed by a collision and a run-out. Both batsmen were converging on the same side of the pitch, and Gurney was also moving in that direction to get to the ball. He manages to sneak between the two batsmen, and ends up unsighting both of them. They collide, leaving Cook sprawled on the pitch, and he picks up the ball and completes the run out at the keeper's end 110/9
    19.1 and, appropriately enough, he's the man to end it. Fawad steps out, and he fires it wide. Beats the desperate reach-out drive, and Harper does the rest 113/10
    6 (b 1, lb 2, w 3)
    113 all out (19.1 Overs, RR: 5.89)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (SR Watson, 0.4 ov), 2-15 (JJS Sangha, 2.5 ov), 3-44 (AP Devcich, 8.2 ov), 4-45 (CJ Green, 8.3 ov), 5-68 (CJ Ferguson, 11.5 ov), 6-96 (BJ Holt, 15.3 ov), 7-102 (CJ Jordan, 16.1 ov), 8-108 (DR Sams, 17.4 ov), 9-110 (JD Cook, 18.3 ov), 10-113 (Fawad Ahmed, 19.1 ov)
    KW Richardson402736.75114000
    CP Tremain403619.00112300
    HF Gurney402115.2591020
    CJ Boyce3.101725.3671010
    DT Christian40912.25150000

Match Details


Melbourne Renegades , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match


Hours of play (local time)

19.15 start, First Session 19.15-20.35, Interval 20.35-20.55, Second Session 20.55- 22.15

Match days

30 January 2019 - night match (20-over match)

Twenty20 debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Melbourne Renegades 2, Sydney Thunder 0

Match Notes

Syd Thunder 2nd innings Partnerships

1st4SR WatsonJJS Sangha
2nd11CJ FergusonJJS Sangha
3rd29CJ FergusonAP Devcich
4th1CJ FergusonCJ Green
5th23CJ FergusonBJ Holt
6th28DR SamsBJ Holt
7th6CJ JordanDR Sams
8th6GS SandhuDR Sams
9th2GS SandhuJD Cook
10th3Fawad AhmedGS Sandhu

Big Bash League