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4th Match (N), Hobart, Dec 12 2020, Big Bash League
Renegades won by 7 wickets (with 21 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
3/30
josh-lalor
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• Alan Gardner

Melbourne Renegades start strong after bowlers, Shaun Marsh fire

Josh Lalor and Peter Hatzoglou shine on debut for Renegades as Scorchers slump to seven-wicket defeat

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Scorecard summary
Perth Scorchers130/10(19.1 overs)
Melbourne Renegades131/3(16.3 overs)
Shaun Marsh62 (47)
Aaron Finch35 (28)

10.15pm So that'll do for today's double header. Join us again tomorrow as Adelaide and Hobart do battle at Bellerive, before Renegades get right back on it to face Sixers.

Josh Lalor is the Player of the Match: "The boys are saying it's nice to have someone like myself up front. Marsh made a tough run-chase look like a walk in the park, Back tomorrow, so no rest for the wicked." Can't argue with those sentiments.

10.10pm it took them nine games to get off the mark last year, but Renegades are off to a flyer this time around! A resounding victory, set up by their bowlers and sealed by Shaun Marsh. That's more like it from the 2018-19 champions ...

As for Scorchers, a bit of a false dawn. Their bowlers had their moments but not enough of them

16.4
1w
Jhye Richardson to J Fraser-McGurk, 1 wide

they've won it with a wide! A zippy bouncer, but it flies down the leg side, eluding a flailing pull. What a soggy end to a contest that never really got going...

16.3
Jhye Richardson to J Fraser-McGurk, no run

length ball, no need to take any liberties young'un

Jake Fraser-McTurk ... for the win ...

16.2
W
Jhye Richardson to Marsh, OUT

bowled him! Marsh had the glory in his sights, and he's missed a straight one! Just played around the length ball as he looked for the winning angle. A personal anticlimax after a superb anchoring innings, but I suspect it's not going to change much ...

Shaun Marsh b Richardson 62 (47b 7x4 1x6) SR: 131.91
16.1
1
Jhye Richardson to Rossouw, 1 run

full length, dipping into the pads, flicked to midwicket, and the scores are level...

end of over 168 runs
MR: 129/2CRR: 8.06 RRR: 0.50
Rilee Rossouw16 (14)
Shaun Marsh62 (46)
Andrew Tye 4-0-37-0
Jhye Richardson 3-0-18-1
15.6
1
Tye to Rossouw, 1 run

flogged out to deep point, another single. The last rites are nigh ...

15.5
1
Tye to Marsh, 1 run

cuts back into the left-hander with late lift and movement, chopped to gully for another single

15.4
Tye to Marsh, no run

a big wind-up with victory in sight, but that's too tight to the body and skitters through to the keeper

15.3
4
Tye to Marsh, FOUR runs

clattered back past the bowler! That's dismissive! Pounded back at the bowler's ankles, and clean through long-off

15.2
1
Tye to Rossouw, 1 run

rolls the fingers on a length ball, fourth-stump line, punched to long-off

15.1
1
Tye to Marsh, 1 run

slower ball on a wide line, back of a length, thumped to cover. Into single figures now

Five overs to go. I suspect we won't need them... Tye to share the Power Surge honours...

end of over 158 runs
MR: 121/2CRR: 8.06 RRR: 2.00
Shaun Marsh56 (42)
Rilee Rossouw14 (12)
Jhye Richardson 3-0-18-1
Fawad Ahmed 3-0-22-1
14.6
1
Jhye Richardson to Marsh, 1 run

slower ball outside off, almost a half-tracker, but with protection in the deep that's a percentage ball. Settles for the single with another swingeing pull

14.5
1
Jhye Richardson to Rossouw, 1 run

another resounding echo of willow as Rossouw hits down on his pull, and deep midwicket sweeps up again

14.4
1
Jhye Richardson to Marsh, 1 run

slow again, on the hips, tapped square. Renegades are two blows away...

14.3
1
Jhye Richardson to Rossouw, 1 run

back of a length, Rossouw rides the bounce with a sweet-sounding pull, but Scorcher's men in the deep are guarding the leg side

14.2
Jhye Richardson to Rossouw, no run

fuller and straighter, nudged back to the bowler

14.1
4
Jhye Richardson to Rossouw, FOUR runs

slower ball, outside off, and somehow that has been panned with disdain over the covers! Rossouw gave himself too much room initially, but the speed of the ball gave him plenty time to measure his connection superbly!

Time for the Power Splurge! As if Scorchers weren't already up against it. Two overs of tonkage in the offing...

end of over 148 runs
MR: 113/2CRR: 8.07 RRR: 3.00
Rilee Rossouw8 (8)
Shaun Marsh54 (40)
Fawad Ahmed 3-0-22-1
Ashton Turner 1-0-8-0
13.6
1lb
Fawad to Rossouw, 1 leg bye

thumps the pad but that's a very ambitious appeal, sweeping from outside the line of off

13.5
1
Fawad to Marsh, 1 run

another single to keep the score ticking

13.4
1
Fawad to Rossouw, 1 run

huge wipe to deep midwicket, and dropped! Rossouw got right underneath his slog-sweep, and that should have been taken ... perhaps some indecision as two fielders converged

13.3
1
Fawad to Marsh, 1 run

hanging on the back foot, pressed firmly into space in the covers

Best performances - batters
Player portrait, Shaun Marsh
SE Marsh MR
62 runs (47)
7 fours
1 six
Control70%
Productive shot
pull
19 runs
2 fours
1 six
8010218789
Aaron Finch portrait
AJ Finch MR
35 runs (28)
5 fours
1 six
Control43%
Productive shot
flick
10 runs
2 fours
0 six
041005781
Best performances - bowlers
Player portrait, Kane Richardson
KW Richardson MR
O
3.1
M
0
R
22
W
3
ECO
6.94
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W
Josh Lalor player portrait
JK Lalor MR
O
4
M
0
R
30
W
3
ECO
7.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
TossPerth Scorchers, elected to bat first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Josh Lalor
Josh Lalor
Match days12 December 2020 - night (20-over match)
T20 debut
Jake Fraser-McGurk
Jake Fraser-McGurk
Peter Hatzoglou
Peter Hatzoglou
Umpires
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Donovan Koch
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Michael Graham-Smith
TV Umpire
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Darren Close
Reserve Umpire
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Nathan Johnstone
Match Referee
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David Johnston
PointsMelbourne Renegades 4, Perth Scorchers 0