Result
38th Match (N), Sydney, Jan 22 2019, Big Bash League
152/9
(20 ov, target 153)
140/5
Melb Reneg won by 12 runs
Player Of The Match
Melbourne Renegades
1y
• The 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

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Scorer: @Thilak_Rama
Commentator: Alex Malcolm
Scorecard summary
Melbourne Renegades152/9(20 overs)
Sydney Thunder140/5(20 overs)
end of over 2010 runs
ST: 140/5CRR: 7 
Jason Sangha54 (49)
Jay Lenton20 (15)
Harry Gurney4-0-27-2
Daniel 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
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

end of over 198 runs
ST: 130/5CRR: 6.84 • RRR: 23.00
Jay Lenton16 (12)
Jason Sangha49 (46)
Daniel Christian4-0-29-0
Harry Gurney3-0-18-2
18.6
2
Christian to Lenton, 2 runs
short slower ball, he pulls hard and flat to the long boundary at midwicket, Richardson is way back on the rope and they are able to run two
18.5
1
Christian to Sangha, 1 run
12kph, back of a length, he advances and just bunts this to the gap at point for a single
18.4
1
Christian to Lenton, 1 run
120kph, back of a length, he pulls hard but doesn't nail it to deep midwicket, they only get one despite Richardson coming from right back on the rope at the long boundary

Must clear the rope here

18.3
2
Christian to Lenton, 2 runs
120kph full outside off, he clears the right leg and slices this high and just out of reach of Finch running back from cover, they get two
18.2
Christian to Lenton, no run
117kph, back of a length slower ball, he tries to pull but gets it off the gloves and it drops down
18.1
2
Christian to Lenton, 2 runs
117kph. slower ball, wide of off, he cuts hard to deep point, they hesitate for two but go eventually, the throw is wide and Lenton gets there with a dive

Christian on

end of over 189 runs
ST: 122/5CRR: 6.77 • RRR: 15.50
Jay Lenton9 (7)
Jason Sangha48 (45)
Harry Gurney3-0-18-2
Kane Richardson4-0-31-2

Stephen Jones: "The stats from previous matches at this venue were heavily in favour of the team batting first yet Shane Watson decided to put the Renegades in , that decision could come back to haunt him . "

17.6
1
Gurney to Lenton, 1 run
103kph length slower ball, he swings this hard away to deep midwicket but it bounces short of the man running in
17.5
Gurney to Lenton, no run
another wide yorker, perfectly executed, he misses trying to run it to third man
17.4
1
Gurney to Sangha, 1 run
129kph, wide yorker, he squeezes this out to cover
17.3
4
Gurney to Sangha, FOUR runs
slower ball but wide and cut hard backward point! Great placement! Sangha is strong through that area. Too wide from Gurney.
17.2
1
Gurney to Lenton, 1 run
slower ball outside off, he whacks this back at the stumps at the non-striker's and hits them, it ricochets away. That might have been two if it missed the stumps
17.1
2
Gurney to Lenton, 2 runs
dropped at deep square leg by Harvey! 107kph slower ball, he flicks this in the air to deep square, Harvey runs to it, gets there easily and drops it! It costs two
Best performances - batsmen
JJS Sangha
54 runs (49)
3 fours
1 sixes
Control79%
Productive shot
flick
13 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
361078488
AJ Finch
54 runs (38)
2 fours
4 sixes
Control80%
Productive shot
flick
19 runs
1 fours
2 sixes
01301107167
Best performances - bowlers
GS Sandhu
O
4
M
0
R
23
W
3
Eco
5.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
DR Sams
O
4
M
0
R
29
W
3
Eco
7.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
Match details
Sydney Showground Stadium
TossSydney Thunder , elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League 2018
Player Of The Match
Harry Gurney
Season2018/19
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 days22 January 2019 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Greg Davidson
Shawn Craig
TV Umpire
Geoff Joshua
Reserve Umpire
Troy Penman
Match Referee
Peter Marshall
PointsMelbourne Renegades 2, Sydney Thunder 0