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3rd Match (N), Melbourne (Docklands), Dec 7 2021, Big Bash League
(20 ov, target 154)151/8
Renegades won by 2 runs
Player Of The Match
3/24
zahir-khan
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• Tristan Lavalette

Harvey fifty, Zahir three-for take Renegades past Strikers

Good hands with the bat from Nielsen and Short kept the Strikers in the hunt before they were pipped to the post

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Scorecard summary
Melbourne Renegades153/9(20 overs)
Adelaide Strikers151/8(20 overs)
end of over 206 runs • 1 wicket
AS: 151/8CRR: 7.55 
Daniel Drew23 (20)
Peter Siddle0 (0)
James Pattinson 4-0-27-1
Kane Richardson 4-0-24-1

10.39 pm Renegades looked like they badly stuffed up the match with a dreadful final few overs batting in the first innings. But the bowlers step up magnificently at the death with Pattinson closing the match out in dramatic fashion. Fraser-McGurk's leaping boundary catch was also a catalyst for the turnaround in the field, teaming with Zahir Khan for one of the Afghan's three wickets.

Player of the Match is Zahir Khan: "Today is my day. The captain and Nabi supports me in the ground. The coaching staff and management is always good supporting the young players."

Renegades stand-in captain Kane Richardson: "It was a juggling effort but we should be happy with that kind of effort. We have great confidence in our bowling attack. We weren't perfect but we scrapped our way. Having Nabi at mid-off, an international captain, is pretty handy. Zahir is a massive recruit for us. We lacked a class overseas spinner last year and I think he'll be huge for us throughout the season. It's been awhile watching cricket not playing since that first World Cup warmup game so I was a bit nervous. We batted first to get those young guys into the game. They've got a great bowling attack and we didn't want to put our young guys under pressure batting second against that bowling unit if they got a big total."

That's it from me tonight. Come back tomorrow for a BBL doubleheader. I'm Peter Della Penna, take care!

19.6
2
Pattinson to Drew, 2 runs

full on off stump, goes to heave this over the leg side but gets a leading edge that balloons over point for a pair. Pattinson has defended eight off the final over with two runs to spare!

Four takes the match to a Super Over. Five (or really a six) to win.

19.5
2
Pattinson to Drew, 2 runs

slower ball lands full on fifth stump and is driven straight to long-on for a pair. The fielder on the rope was fielding very wide.

From 9 off 6, the Strikers now need 7 off 2...

19.4
2
Pattinson to Drew, 2 runs

attempted yorker on off stump is a shin high full toss heaved to deep midwicket for a pair.

19.3
Pattinson to Drew, no run

full and wide, shuffles well across to drive through cover but misses. The ball was wide of the guideline but the umpire gave some leeway after having shuffled across the stumps.

9 off 4 balls to win now... Siddle enters off strike.

19.2
W
Pattinson to Agar, OUT

slower ball lands full on fifth stump, Agar backed away for a leg side heave and toes this high over extra cover. Simple catch inside the ring by Nabi.

Wes Agar c Mohammad Nabi b Pattinson 1 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
19.1
Pattinson to Agar, no run

yorker on middle slapped back at Pattinson and he stops it with his feet.

Pattinson to bowl the final six.

end of over 199 runs • 1 wicket
AS: 145/7CRR: 7.63 RRR: 9.00 • Need 9 from 6b
Daniel Drew17 (16)
Wes Agar1 (1)
Kane Richardson 4-0-24-1
Reece Topley 4-0-43-1

Game of inches is the difference there between the Strikers entering the final over needing 12 to win instead of 9.

18.6
4
Kane Richardson to Drew, FOUR runs

full length ball on fourth stump, drives hard and just beats the fielder at mid-off diving desperately in vain unable to cut it off before it continues on to the rope.

18.5
1
Kane Richardson to Agar, 1 run

yorker outside leg follows Agar backing away, flicked to long-on for one.

14 off 8 to win. Two tai lenders plus the possible return of an injured Gibson who retired earlier. Where's your money?!

18.4
W
Kane Richardson to Worrall, OUT

126 kph slower length ball on fifth stump, goes to cut this and is through the shot too early to drag on.

Daniel Worrall b Richardson 9 (6m 6b 2x4 0x6) SR: 150
18.3
4
Kane Richardson to Worrall, FOUR runs

short ball again on middle and off, goes to cut over cover but gets a thick top edge that swirls over the keeper for a much needed Strikers boundary.

18.2
Kane Richardson to Worrall, no run

short and wide bouncer at 134 kph, Worrall goes to cut but misses.

18.1
Kane Richardson to Worrall, no run

full on fourth stump, tries a leg side heave but misses.

Richardson to bowl the 19th and the second Power Surge over.

end of over 1815 runs • 1 wicket
AS: 136/6CRR: 7.55 RRR: 9.00 • Need 18 from 12b
Daniel Worrall5 (2)
Daniel Drew13 (15)
Reece Topley 4-0-43-1
Kane Richardson 3-0-15-0

So Rashid falls, but 14 runs come in the over. Strikers still favorites with 18 off 12 needed and one over of the Power Surge to come still.

17.6
1
Topley to Worrall, 1 run

back of a length on middle, guides this wide of the keeper for a tight single.

17.5
4
Topley to Worrall, FOUR runs

slower ball too full on off stump, picked easily by Worrall and shoveled over mid-on to the rope.

17.4
W
Topley to Rashid Khan, OUT

full on fourth stump, Rashid tries to helicopter whip this over mid-on but instead drives it flat to mid-off on the ring, taken at chest height.

Rashid Khan c Richardson b Topley 11 (13m 7b 2x4 0x6) SR: 157.14
17.3
4
Topley to Rashid Khan, FOUR runs

short and wide, Rashid picks a slower ball and spanks it high over cover bouncing away again to the rope.

17.3
1w
Topley to Rashid Khan, 1 wide

full and speared down leg for a wide.

17.2
4
Topley to Rashid Khan, FOUR runs

slower ball full and wide, Rashid backs away to carve this high over backward point bouncing downhill to the rope.

17.1
1lb
Topley to Drew, 1 leg bye

full and speared into the legs, misses a heave and they scamper a tight run off the pads into short midwicket.

Topley to bowl the first Power Surge over. Left-arm around the wicket.

end of over 175 runs
AS: 121/5CRR: 7.11 RRR: 11.00 • Need 33 from 18b
Daniel Drew13 (14)
Rashid Khan3 (4)
Kane Richardson 3-0-15-0
Will Sutherland 2-0-13-2

33 off 18 balls. Now the Power Surge is being taken by the Strikers.

16.6
1
Kane Richardson to Drew, 1 run

slower ball on the stumps lands short and Drew laces a pull flat to deep backward square fielded on one bounce before being relayed in.

Best performances - batters
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MW Harvey MR
56 runs (46)
2 fours
2 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
pull
16 runs
0 four
2 sixes
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Sam Harper
SB Harper MR
33 runs (28)
2 fours
1 six
Control57%
Productive shot
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9 runs
0 four
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Zahir Khan portrait
Zahir Khan MR
O
4
M
0
R
24
W
3
ECO
6
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
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OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Peter Siddle player pic
PM Siddle AS
O
4
M
0
R
42
W
3
ECO
10.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W2W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
TossMelbourne Renegades, elected to bat first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2021/22
Player Of The Match
Zahir Khan
Zahir Khan
Match days07 December 2021 - night (20-over match)
T20 debut
Daniel Drew
Daniel Drew
James Seymour
James Seymour
Umpires
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Michael Graham-Smith
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Phillip Gillespie
TV Umpire
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Troy Penman
Reserve Umpire
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Mattis van Eck
Match Referee
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Bob Stratford
PointsMelbourne Renegades 3, Adelaide Strikers 1