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56th Match (D/N), Melbourne, Jan 27 2020, Big Bash League
(19.2/20 ov)155/3
Renegades won by 7 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
player of the match
Aaron Finch
Melbourne Renegades
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• Report by Alex Malcolm

Aaron Finch masterminds chase to end Brisbane Heat's season

Another top-order collapse proved costly for the Heat despite Matt Renshaw's impressive innings as late fielding errors also hurt them

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Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: Andrew McGlashan
Scorecard summary
Brisbane Heat154/7(20 overs)
Melbourne Renegades155/3(19.2 overs)

Melbourne Renegades win by seven wickets to end their poor season on a high and it means the Brisbane Heat won't make the finals. A very well-constructed chase by the Renegades after they had held the Heat in the field. Matt Renshaw played very well, but they couldn't get enough breakthroughs with the ball. Plenty for the Heat to think about before next season. Do they need to change the way they play?

We now know that the Hurricanes will play the Thunder in the Knockout final on Thursday.

That wraps up the BBL regular season. The Renegades, Heat and Scorchers the three who don't make it. We'll be back with all the action from the finals series beginning with the knockout match. Until then, it's goodbye and thanks for joining us.

19.2
1
Cutting to Finch, 1 run

full outside off, driven wide of cover...the Heat are out

19.1
6
Cutting to Finch, SIX runs

over deep backward square...that's the game! Back of a length, straight, Finch swings it away

7 off 6. Would the Heat take a Super Over from here? Cutting to bowl

end of over 1911 runs
MR: 148/3CRR: 7.78 • RRR: 7.00 • Need 7 from 6b
Aaron Finch56 (47)
Mohammad Nabi38 (28)
Ben Laughlin4-0-35-0
Marnus Labuschagne1-0-11-0
18.6
1
Laughlin to Finch, 1 run

full on the pads, whipped to deep square

18.5
2
Laughlin to Finch, 2 runs

full and straight, slower ball, tucked out to deep square and they take the second

18.4
4
Laughlin to Finch, FOUR runs

full and straight, and misfielded! Prestwidge again, he's had a nightmare. Dragged off a thick inside and he's done by the spin (or maybe uneven bounce) at deep square. Finch's fifty off 45 balls

18.3
1
Laughlin to M Nabi, 1 run

short of a length outside off, he crunches this but straight to the cover sweeper

Tyler: "That dropped catch pretty much sums up the Heat's season. "

18.2
2
Laughlin to M Nabi, 2 runs

digs out a full delivery into midwicket, can't stop the second

18.1
1
Laughlin to Finch, 1 run

length ball, straight, plays to point inside the ring

18 off 12. Laughlin to bowl. Needs all his skills here

end of over 1811 runs
MR: 137/3CRR: 7.61 • RRR: 9.00 • Need 18 from 12b
Mohammad Nabi35 (26)
Aaron Finch48 (43)
Marnus Labuschagne1-0-11-0
Mitchell Swepson4-0-27-0
17.6
2
Labuschagne to M Nabi, 2 runs

hint of width, he leans back and carves it over backward point, Heazlett manages to keep it inside the rope

17.5
1
Labuschagne to Finch, 1 run

dropped at deep midwicket! Is that the game. Is that the season for the Heat. Goes for the slog sweep, doesn't nail it, Prestwidge spills a pretty straightforward chance

17.4
6
Labuschagne to Finch, SIX runs

that's miles back! Dropped in short, Finch rocks and pulls it over wide long-on

17.3
1
Labuschagne to M Nabi, 1 run

steps to the leg side, square drives to deep cover

17.2
1
Labuschagne to Finch, 1 run

back of a length, heaved over midwicket and lands deep of the boundary rider

17.1
Labuschagne to Finch, no run

short outside off, cuts and misses! Beats the top edge

There's a summit meeting between Lynn, Cuttting and Laughlin. Pattinson joins as well. Vital decision coming up. And, it's going to be Labuschagne to bowl! He's had an amazing summer. Can he do something here? Very long discussions continue

end of over 174 runs
MR: 126/3CRR: 7.41 • RRR: 9.67 • Need 29 from 18b
Aaron Finch40 (39)
Mohammad Nabi32 (24)
Mitchell Swepson4-0-27-0
Ben Laughlin3-0-24-0

A very fine effort from the leggie. He has pushed the asking rate up

16.6
1
Swepson to Finch, 1 run

pushed in at the pads, tapped to midwicket and it's just a single as Swepson chases

16.5
1
Swepson to M Nabi, 1 run

short of a length, he can't time it as he rocks back and pulls to mid-on...skidding on a touch

16.4
1
Swepson to Finch, 1 run

moves outside leg again, driven wide of cover to the sweeper

16.3
Swepson to Finch, no run

a huge heave, inside edge into the pads which isn't far from rolling back into the stumps

16.2
Swepson to Finch, no run

cuts short of backward point! Gives himself plenty of room outside off

16.1
1
Swepson to M Nabi, 1 run

very full at the stumps, drives to deep cover

The Heat need some inspiration...33 off 24 needed

Best performances - batsmen
Matt Renshaw
MT Renshaw
65 runs (47)
3 fours
4 sixes
Control74%
Productive shot
slog sweep
13 runs
0 fours
2 sixes
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Aaron Finch portrait
AJ Finch
63 runs (49)
2 fours
4 sixes
Control78%
Productive shot
on drive
13 runs
0 fours
2 sixes
00181291158
Best performances - bowlers
Will Sutherland portrait
W Sutherland
O
3
M
0
R
30
W
3
ECO
10
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Ben Cutting player pic
BCJ Cutting
O
2.2
M
0
R
35
W
2
ECO
15
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
Match details
Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
TossBrisbane Heat, elected to bat first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch
Match days27 January 2020 - daynight match (20-over match)
T20 debut
Zak Evans
Zak Evans
Umpires
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Paul Wilson
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Phillip Gillespie
TV Umpire
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Shawn Craig
Reserve Umpire
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Mattis van Eck
Match Referee
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Daryl Harper
PointsMelbourne Renegades 2, Brisbane Heat 0