result
26th Match (N), Brisbane, Jan 10 2019, Big Bash League
(15.4/20 ov)145/2
Renegades won by 8 wickets (with 26 balls remaining)
player of the match
Sam Harper
Melbourne Renegades
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• The Report by Daniel Brettig

Harper, bowlers help Renegades gallop to fourth win

After Harris gave the Renegades a usefully rapidfire start, Harper and Cooper needed only to keep their heads, something they did with the help of dropped catches by the Heat

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Scorer: @Thilak_Rama
Commentator: Vishal Dikshit
Scorecard summary
Brisbane Heat144/8(20 overs)
Melbourne Renegades145/2(15.4 overs)

9.18pm That's a pretty convincing win for the Renegades after their bowlers put in all the hardwork to restrict the Heat to 144, that turned out to be well below par. McCullum had not middled his sweeps very well, the other batsmen were holing out one after another and it looked like the chase wouldn't be that easy. But Tom Cooper, who returned to form, and Sam Harper put on a comfortable and quick century stand to make short work of the chase. They took on the short balls, they targeted the off side too, and found the gaps often enough to finish it with 26 balls in hand.

The Reneages are now second on the table, with four wins from seven and he Heat are still languishing at second-last place, just above the Scorchers. That's all from our ball-by-ball coverage tonight, hope you enjoyed every bit of it. It's goodbye from Ankur Dhawan and Vishal Dikshit

15.4
2
Doggett to Harper, 2 runs

he goes for a big swing, doesn't middle it at all, it's gone very high but mid-off can't get to it because he has to run back a long way. Two runs and that's it for the Renegades

15.4
1w
Doggett to Harper, 1 wide

tries the full delivery now, but it's well outside off for a wide

15.3
6
Doggett to Harper, SIX runs

hooked away for a clean six, what a way to bring up the fifty. Another bouncer from Doggett and it was chasing Harper as he backed away but he didn't back away from unleashing that fearless hook that flew quickly over fine leg into the crowd

15.2
Doggett to Harper, no run

really good yorker on middle stump, Harper made some room but then adjusted to dig it out back to the bowler

15.2
1w
Doggett to Harper, 1 wide

it's a bouncer, Harper hooks and misses, and the umpire calls it a wide after a second. Close call that one though

15.1
1
Doggett to Cooper, 1 run

full delivery just outside off, he swings but gets a thick outside edge that goes fine on off for two as third man slides to keep it in

Just 11 to go, here's Doggett again

end of over 1513 runs
MR: 134/2CRR: 8.93 • RRR: 2.20 • Need 11 from 30b
Sam Harper48 (37)
Tom Cooper35 (27)
Ben Cutting2-0-23-0
Mitchell Swepson4-0-29-0
14.6
2
Cutting to Harper, 2 runs

slow at 107.7kmh and pretty short, Harper makes room and cuts it in the air over point in the gap for two more

14.5
2
Cutting to Harper, 2 runs

goes across off now and works the fullish ball to leg for two in the gap past midwicket

14.4
4
Cutting to Harper, FOUR runs

even fuller, on the pads but Harper makes a fair bit of room and goes over the covers with hard hands to clear the fielders. Four more

14.3
4
Cutting to Harper, FOUR runs

on length but well outside off, it gives Harper enough room to swing his arms and sends it flying over point and short third man for four

14.2
Cutting to Harper, no run

he wants to ramp this one fine on leg, goes a long way across but Cutting sends in a short ball and he misses it completely

14.1
1
Cutting to Cooper, 1 run

slower one at 106kmh, it cuts in from well outside off, Cooper gets a bottom edge and the keeper dives to his to collect the ball after a bounce

Lynn having a word with Cutting about field placements

end of over 148 runs
MR: 121/2CRR: 8.64 • RRR: 4.00 • Need 24 from 36b
Sam Harper36 (32)
Tom Cooper34 (26)
Mitchell Swepson4-0-29-0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman4-0-23-1
13.6
Swepson to Harper, no run

comes down the track, Swepson smartly pitches it outside leg and Harper can't get it away. The ball rolls towards the keeper off Harper's body and he's out of the crease but just makes it back in time as the bails are taken off

13.5
2
Swepson to Harper, 2 runs

goes back this time and cuts it late wide of short third man for two

13.4
4
Swepson to Harper, FOUR runs

dances down the track, takes it on the full and drives that beautifully over the covers with an inside-out shot. Lovely to watch

13.3
Swepson to Harper, no run

it's the wrong'un and leads to an lbw appeal but it's turned down because it was turning too much after pitching on middle

13.2
1
Swepson to Cooper, 1 run

nearly chops it on off the straighter delivery outside off. He stayed in the crease to cut but got a bottom edge as the ball didn't turn

13.1
1
Swepson to Harper, 1 run

tossed up on middle, he makes room and drives it down to long off with a big swing

Swepson's last over now

end of over 136 runs
MR: 113/2CRR: 8.69 • RRR: 4.57 • Need 32 from 42b
Sam Harper29 (27)
Tom Cooper33 (25)
Mujeeb Ur Rahman4-0-23-1
Mitchell Swepson3-0-21-0

They've seen through Mujeeb with 4-0-23-1. Shouldn't be too tough for the Renegades from here

12.6
1
Mujeeb to Harper, 1 run

comes down the track and drives the ball with the turn to long on

12.5
Mujeeb to Harper, no run

short and flat outside off, he goes across and tucks the ball to midwicket

Best performances - batsmen
Sam Harper
SB Harper
56 runs (40)
7 fours
1 six
Control64%
Productive shot
cut shot
16 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
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Brendon McCullum portrait
BB McCullum
50 runs (47)
3 fours
1 six
Control60%
Productive shot
flick
7 runs
0 fours
0 sixes
1334590214
Best performances - bowlers
Usman Khan
Usman Shinwari
O
4
M
0
R
16
W
3
ECO
4
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
Cameron Boyce player portrait
CJ Boyce
O
4
M
0
R
17
W
2
ECO
4.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
TossMelbourne Renegades, elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2018/19
Player Of The Match
Sam Harper
Sam Harper
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 days10 January 2019 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
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Geoff Joshua
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Simon Lightbody
TV Umpire
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Donovan Koch
Reserve Umpire
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Steven Farrell
Match Referee
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Peter Marshall
PointsMelbourne Renegades 2, Brisbane Heat 0