19th Match (N), Hobart, Jan 4 2016, Big Bash League
(14/20 ov, target 141)144/5
Renegades won by 5 wickets (with 36 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
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• The Report by Will Macpherson in Hobart

Gayle, Finch power Renegades to five-wicket win

Chris Tremain strangled the Hobart Hurricanes in the middle overs, before Chris Gayle and Aaron Finch powered the Melbourne Renegades to a five-wicket win in Hobart

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Scorecard summary
Hobart Hurricanes140/5(20 overs)
Melbourne Renegades144/5(14 overs)
end of over 148 runs • 1 wicket
MR: 144/5CRR: 10.28 
Cameron White15 (15)
Tom Cooper1 (2)
Sam Rainbird 4-0-34-2
Cameron Boyce 4-0-34-3

10.27pm And that brings us to the end of our coverage for this match. Hope you've enjoyed it. Keep tuning in, keep sending in your comments. Until next time, goodbye!

Chris Tremain is the Man of the Match. "We decided to open up with spin," he says. "I've never seen a more nervous man than Tom Cooper when he knew he was going to open the bowling, but they did their job well, and set it up well for us. The mood is good, we're enjoying playing cricket together. Haven't even thought about [World T20]. Didn't even know it was in India."

10.22pm Good win for the Renegades, set up by that blazing opening stand between Gayle and Finch, and an outstandingly economical spell from Chris Tremain before that. Second win of the season for them, they move a couple of rungs up the table. Good game for their net run rate too.

Rainbird to White, FOUR runs

and there's the win. A bit of width, quite full, and White finishes with a thumping drive to the cover boundary

Rainbird to Cooper, 1 run

looks to skip across his stumps and play the scoop. Rainbird follows him and it rolls away into the off side instead, off the back of his bat maybe

Rainbird to Cooper, no run

length ball outside off, the angle beats the bat as Cooper looks to force it away through the off side, no footwork

Two runs to get. Here's Tom Cooper.

Rainbird to Bravo, OUT

and Rainbird gets another. Wide length ball, Bravo gets a faint nick to the keeper looking to clear his front leg and slog that over the top. Was nowhere near him, not the ball to be attempting that shot off

Dwayne Bravo c Paine b Rainbird 7 (7m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 175
Rainbird to White, 1 run

back of a length on off stump, lets it come on and dabs it softly behind the wicket. They pick up a single by the time the keeper runs to his right to stop it

Rainbird to White, 2 runs

back of a length on off stump, punched away through the covers

end of over 137 runs
MR: 136/4CRR: 10.46 RRR: 0.71
Cameron White8 (12)
Dwayne Bravo7 (3)
Cameron Boyce 4-0-34-3
Sam Rainbird 3-0-26-1
Boyce to White, 1 run

full on leg stump, clipped to deep midwicket

Boyce to White, no run

comes down the track, looking to get inside the line of a ball drifting into his feet, ends up inside-edging the attempted big hit into his pads

Boyce to White, 2 runs

tossed up outside off, slog-swept on the bounce to deep midwicket

Boyce to Bravo, 1 run

full on leg stump, stays inside the line and jabs down the ground to long-off

Boyce to Bravo, 2 runs

length ball on middle and leg, tucked away through square leg

Paul Eddleston: "With Finch, Wade, S Marsh, Bailey and Maxi all in the squad for the ODIs with India the BBL is set to lose some of its stars for the later part of the comp...."

Boyce to White, 1 run

flighted ball on middle stump, swept to backward square leg

end of over 127 runs • 1 wicket
MR: 129/4CRR: 10.75 RRR: 1.50
Dwayne Bravo4 (1)
Cameron White4 (8)
Sam Rainbird 3-0-26-1
Cameron Boyce 3-0-27-3
Rainbird to Bravo, FOUR runs

shot. length ball wide of off stump and he uses that room to swing through the line and hit it up and over the non-striker

Rainbird to White, 1 run

back of a length outside off, steered to third man with an open face

Rainbird to White, no run

slower ball on middle stump, swipes across the line to pull, too early into the shot and it hits him on the top of the back thigh

Dwayne Bravo comes in now. Lots of time left, not many runs to get.

Rainbird to Wade, OUT

short on off stump and it's onto him a touch too quickly to pull. Wasn't in the greatest position, ended up scooping it high in the air and straight down deep square leg's throat

Matthew Wade c Wells b Rainbird 3 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75
Rainbird to White, 1 run

back of a length, angling across, opens his bat face and runs it down to third man

Rainbird to Wade, 1 run

back of a length close to off stump, lets it come on and dabs to third man

end of over 114 runs • 1 wicket
MR: 122/3CRR: 11.09 RRR: 2.11
Cameron White2 (5)
Matthew Wade2 (2)
Cameron Boyce 3-0-27-3
Shaun Tait 4-0-38-0
Boyce to White, no run

flighted, drops onto the blockhole on middle and leg, jabbed back to the bowler

Boyce to Wade, 1 run

flighted, wide of off, lapped to long leg

Match details
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
TossMelbourne Renegades, elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League
Player Of The Match
Chris Tremain
Chris Tremain
Hours of play (local time)19.40 start, First Session 19.40-21.00, Interval 21.00-21.20, Second Session 21.20-22.40
Match days4 January 2016 - night (20-over match)
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Paul Wilson
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Sam Nogajski
TV Umpire
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Geoff Joshua
Reserve Umpire
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Muhammad Qureshi
Match Referee
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David Talalla
PointsMelbourne Renegades 2, Hobart Hurricanes 0
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