round the wicket, t-i-m-b-e-r! All out for 60! That is an absolute massacre, and the Champions are properly up and running in this year's BBL after their false start on the opening night.
Josh Philippe is Player of the Match: "It was nice to make some runs but it was a wonderful team effort, I did a lot of work with Simon Katich at RCB, and Finch, De Villiers, Kohli, I pretty much chewed their ears off about batting. Great to get the tournament off to a good start."
He is leading the Golden Cap standings too, not a bad night's work. That wraps things up for tonight. Gnasher is hacking out his report as we speak. But plenty more cricket to come today, not least the Lanka Premier League semi-final in Hambantota. See you then!
9.42pm Well... what a thumping. Set up by the Sixers' batting, with Philippe and Silk in glorious free-flowing form, and sealed by the bowlers, with Dwarshuis leading the line with a remarkable haul of 4 for 13. He was backed up by some exceptional catching, and aided by some questionable shot selection. It's back to the drawing board for Renegades, after their own thumping win over Scorchers on Saturday.
full length outside off, passes the bat on the full as Richardson misses out
absolutely Kane-ed into the stands! On a good length, right in the arc for a carefree tailender to give it a bit of yeetage!
right up to the blockhole, open-faced push to backward point
The Bash Boost, in case you were still counting, belongs to Sydney!
a swish and a miss! Through the swipe like a dose of the pox. Misses leg stump by a whisker.
slapped through the line, over the bowler's head and into space at long-off
biffed around the corner, hitting Brathwaite off his length to no great effect, but finds enough of a gap to come back for two
tantalising tonking from the tail, every ball is plugging just short of the fielders now. This time it's third man on an uppercut
panned out to midwicket, one bounce to the boundary rider
slogged to the leg side, right underneath the shot, but Brathwaite has too much ground to gallop in his followthrough
cuffed to long-on. Gosh, this is quite the non-event
better contact on the club to leg as deep midwicket gathers
cuffed into the deep .... surely not.... no. Falls short, a mishit fortunately
stand and slog, under-edge into the leg stump! Hatzoglou gallops to the pitch, doesn't get there, and miscues his mow, down into the crease. Ping go the zing bails for the umpteenth time. This is abject!
a bottom-handed thump to the off side
what is going orf out there! That's a total non-event of a dismissal. A wide full toss, too wide to reach with any conviction, so there is indeed no conviction in a lobbed poke to point! End this farce now!
stunning diving take at deep square and another one is gone! Two in the over for Brathwaite, and it's the extra nip on his length ball that does it. Howell gets inside the line for the pull but manages only a top edge. Silk has so much work to do, but judges his sprint and sprawl to perfection to scoop it up!
on the back foot, hopping into line and stabbed down into the crease
The Bash Boost, incidentally, is 33 runs from 14 balls. Might be worth a thrash? Nothing else to play for
closes the face for a nudge to midwicket
heave ho! Length outside off, and another swing and a miss
|Bellerive Oval, Hobart|
|Toss||Melbourne Renegades, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match days||13 December 2020 - night (20-over match)|
|Points||Sydney Sixers 4, Melbourne Renegades 0|