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38th Match (N), Sydney, Jan 22 2019, Big Bash League
(20 ov, target 153)140/5
Renegades won by 12 runs
player of the match
Harry Gurney
Melbourne Renegades
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• 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: 7.00 
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 • Need 23 from 6b
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 • Need 31 from 12b
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

end of over 176 runs • 1 wicket
ST: 113/5CRR: 6.64 • RRR: 13.33 • Need 40 from 18b
Jay Lenton5 (3)
Jason Sangha43 (43)
Kane Richardson4-0-31-2
Harry Gurney2-0-9-2
16.6
1
Kane Richardson to Lenton, 1 run

116kph, good length slower ball on middle, he defends on the front foot to midwicket

16.5
Kane Richardson to Lenton, no run

112kph, shorter slower ball wide of off, he tries to pull but is beaten by the lack of pace

Best performances - batsmen
Aaron Finch portrait
AJ Finch
54 runs (38)
2 fours
4 sixes
Control80%
Productive shot
flick
19 runs
1 four
2 sixes
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Jason Sangha portrait
JJS Sangha
54 runs (49)
3 fours
1 six
Control80%
Productive shot
flick
13 runs
1 four
0 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Gurinder Sandhu
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
Daniel Sams portrait
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
Season2018/19
Player Of The Match
Harry Gurney
Harry Gurney
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
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Greg Davidson
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Shawn Craig
TV Umpire
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Geoff Joshua
Reserve Umpire
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Troy Penman
Match Referee
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Peter Marshall
PointsMelbourne Renegades 2, Sydney Thunder 0