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46th Match (N), Melbourne, Jan 30 2019, Big Bash League
(19.1/20 ov, target 141)113
Renegades won by 27 runs
player of the match
Cameron Boyce
Melbourne Renegades
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• The Report by Sam Perry at Docklands

Cameron Boyce's whirwind fifty downs the Thunder

On a slow, grippy pitch where hardly anyone else got going, the allrounder smashed an unbeaten 51 off 22 to infuse life into a stuttering Renegades innings

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Commentator: Karthik Krishnaswamy
Scorecard summary
Melbourne Renegades140/7(20 overs)
Sydney Thunder113/10(19.1 overs)
end of over 20Wicket maiden
ST: 113/10CRR: 5.65 
Gurinder Sandhu4 (7)
Cameron Boyce3.1-1-17-2
Harry Gurney4-0-21-1

10.27pm This was the ninth meeting between these two sides, and the eighth victory for the Renegades. For the first 18 overs of this game the Thunder were utterly dominant, but that man Cameron Boyce played a sensational match-turning innings, an unbeaten 51 off 22, and suddenly the Renegades had a more than decent total to defend. Pretty disappointing chase from the Thunder, apart from their debutant keeper Baxter Holt, in batting conditions that actually seemed to have improved.

So the Renegades move up to 16 points, solidifying their bid for a semi-finals spot. They have just one league match to go now, against the table-topping Hobart Hurricanes. Lots of twists and turns left in this season, and we'll bring you all of them. Do keep tuning in. Until next time, good night!

19.1
W
Boyce to Fawad, OUT

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

Fawad Ahmed st †Harper b Boyce 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

The Renegades made 39 off their last two overs. The Thunder now need 28 off their last over. Here's Boyce, appropriately enough

end of over 194 runs • 1 wicket
ST: 113/9CRR: 5.94 • RRR: 28.00 • Need 28 from 6b
Fawad Ahmed1 (2)
Gurinder Sandhu4 (7)
Harry Gurney4-0-21-1
Daniel Christian4-0-9-1
18.6
1
Gurney to Fawad, 1 run

back of a length outside off. Looks to dab it behind point, only manages an inside edge into the leg side

Round the wicket to Fawad.

18.5
1
Gurney to Sandhu, 1 run

another slower ball, slapped down to long-off

18.4
1lb
Gurney to Fawad, 1 leg bye

slower ball, back of a length, looks for the lap-sweep and only manages to get his thigh pad on it. Rolls away into the backward square leg region

18.3
W
Gurney to Sandhu, OUT

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

Jonathan Cook run out (Gurney/†Harper) 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
18.2
1
Gurney to Cook, 1 run

slower ball, quite full, on off stump, swiped away through square leg

18.1
Gurney to Cook, no run

right up there on middle and leg, jabbed firmly back to the bowler

Gurney to bowl the 18th.

What a spell from Christian: four overs, 1 for 9.

end of over 182 runs • 1 wicket
ST: 109/8CRR: 6.05 • RRR: 16.00 • Need 32 from 12b
Jonathan Cook1 (2)
Gurinder Sandhu3 (5)
Daniel Christian4-0-9-1
Harry Gurney3-0-18-1
17.6
1
Christian to Cook, 1 run

looks for the dipping yorker, ends up as a low full-toss on the legs, and Cook clips it to short fine leg

17.5
Christian to Cook, no run

in the blockhole once more. Looks to flick and all he manages is an inside-edge into his pads

Jonathan Cook.

17.4
W
Christian to Sams, OUT

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

Daniel Sams b Christian 10 (13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 76.92
17.3
1b
Christian to Sandhu, 1 bye

another yorker angling across the left-hander, also the slower one this time. Swipes at it, looking to go leg side, and misses, but there's enough time to steal a bye

17.2
Christian to Sandhu, no run

in the blockhole just outside off, jabs at it and misses

17.1
Christian to Sandhu, no run

back of a length slower ball, slanting away from off stump. Looks to make room and cut, misses

34 off the last three. That's doable with wickets in hand, but the Thunder are seven down. Here's Christian, from right-arm over to Sandhu.

end of over 175 runs • 1 wicket
ST: 107/7CRR: 6.29 • RRR: 11.33 • Need 34 from 18b
Daniel Sams10 (12)
Gurinder Sandhu3 (2)
Harry Gurney3-0-18-1
Kane Richardson4-0-27-3
16.6
Gurney to Sams, no run

slower length ball wide of off stump, slapped straight to point

Round the wicket.

16.5
Gurney to Sams, no run

stays back to a length ball slanting away from off stump, looks for the old-fashioned late cut. Can't make contact

16.4
1
Gurney to Sandhu, 1 run

full, close to off stump, whipped to long-on

16.4
1w
Gurney to Sandhu, 1 wide

short, wide, off-pace. Keeps low, barely gets to Sandhu on the first bounce, and it also leaves him off the pitch. No way he can connect with that cut

16.3
2
Gurney to Sandhu, 2 runs

slower ball, back of a length outside off. The left-handed Sandhu lets it come on and guides it down to third man

Gurinder Sandhu is the new man. Can he make this interesting?

16.2
1
Gurney to Sams, 1 run

slower one wide of off stump, slapped off the front foot to the left of sweeper cover

16.1
W
Gurney to Jordan, OUT

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

Chris Jordan c Christian b Gurney 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50

Gurney to Jordan.

Best performances - batsmen
Cameron Boyce player portrait
CJ Boyce
51 runs (22)
4 fours
5 sixes
Control64%
Productive shot
square drive
16 runs
1 four
2 sixes
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Baxter Holt portrait
BJ Holt
37 runs (28)
1 four
3 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
flick
19 runs
0 fours
2 sixes
1016711110
Best performances - bowlers
Player portrait, Kane Richardson
KW Richardson
O
4
M
0
R
27
W
3
ECO
6.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Cameron Boyce player portrait
CJ Boyce
O
3.1
M
0
R
17
W
2
ECO
5.37
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
TossMelbourne Renegades, elected to bat first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2018/19
Player Of The Match
Cameron Boyce
Cameron Boyce
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 days30 January 2019 - night match (20-over match)
T20 debut
Baxter Holt
Baxter Holt
Umpires
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Geoff Joshua
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Phillip Gillespie
TV Umpire
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David Shepard
Reserve Umpire
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Daryl Brigham
Match Referee
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David Talalla
PointsMelbourne Renegades 2, Sydney Thunder 0