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Heat vs Renegades, 10th Match at Geelong, BBL, Dec 21 2022 - Match Result

RESULT
10th Match (N), Geelong, December 21, 2022, Big Bash League
(19.2/20 ov, T:138) 139/6

Renegades won by 4 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
57 (42)
andre-russell
Cricinfo's MVP
107.39 ptsImpact List
akeal-hosein
Match centre 
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Scorecard summary
Brisbane Heat 137/8(20 overs)
45* (30)
4/23 (4)
29 (29)
3/26 (4)
Melbourne Renegades 139/6(19.2 overs)
31* (43)
2/23 (4)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
MR107.3930(19)36.5245.933/263.5161.46
BH98.683(5)0.39- 3.164/326.29101.84
MR98.2257(42)78.42100.40/16-- 2.18
BH66.0645(30)56.3266.06--0
MR58.43--04/233.3758.43

10.30 pm So Michael Neser's hat-trick is in vain. His bowling is dimmed by Andre Russell's six onslaught followed by a superb finishing kick from his fellow West Indian Akeal Hosein as Melbourne Renegades complete the season sweep of Brisbane Heat to move to 3-0. Heat meanwhile have two losses from two games. On the bright side, they won't have to face the Renegades again this season, barring a rematch in the playoffs.

Andre Russell has been named Player of the Match: "Going down with a brand new ball under pressure, just one way: I back myself. And it happened tonight so I'm happy. [Asked about his six over the roof] I'm not accustomed to batting [against] the new ball. So my way of getting away from the pressure and put the pressure back on the bowler is actually just backing myself. It's good that you hit a bowler that just got successful wickets behind each other. Hitting him on the roof, it kind of allow him to ease back a bit off me so it was a good night for us tonight. [On his approach entering at 4 wickets down for 9 runs] Being in these situations a few times in my career, going out there just free-minded and don't think about it too much because sometimes you go out there as a batter and you try to be defensive, then something slides through the gate and you get out. I just told Finchy, 'Hey, I'm gonna see the first few deliveries what's going on and then I'm gonna just do my thing.' He was like, 'Do your thing big man.' So I got the guilt-free pass and I just go ahead. This is what it's all about. Being here for just four games, I want to leave these guys with four wins. It's more special when you contribute as well. The situation that the team was in and I basically get them back in the game and contribute big to get them over the line, it's a special night. So well done to the team. I think it was a total team effort as well."

That's it for tonight's live coverage. Come back tomorrow for more BBL action. Until then, I'm Peter Della Penna. Take care.

19.2
4
Bazley to Finch, FOUR runs

full length on fifth stump, backs away from leg stump to access the off side and drives this flat over extra cover, beats the sweeper to the rope to finish the match. Renegades get across the line by four wickets with four balls to spare.

Aaron: "60 of Renegades runs have come in 6s, i wonder where that ranks in terms of highest percentage of a teams total." By comparison, there were only three sixes in the Heat innings compared to 10 by the Renegades. That's the difference tonight.

19.1
Bazley to Finch, no run

back of a length on middle, Finch charges and is beaten trying to drive.

end of over 1912 runs • 1 wicket
MR: 135/6CRR: 7.10 RRR: 3.00 • Need 3 from 6b
Will Sutherland6 (1b 1x6)
Aaron Finch27 (41b 1x4 1x6)
Mark Steketee 4-0-23-2
Mitchell Swepson 4-0-32-0

Three runs needed off the final over now.

18.6
6
Steketee to Sutherland, SIX runs

Sutherland outdoes Russell with a massive six over the roof clearing the third tier at wide midwicket! It was full on off stump, Sutherland winds up easy as you like on his first ball at the crease and annihilates this much bigger and deeper over the roof on the same side of the ground that Russell sent one earlier in the chase.

So Hosein falls just short of the finish line. Can Finch shepherd the tail over the line? Renegades are still showing 90.73% on the ESPNcricinfo win probability.

18.5
W
Steketee to Hosein, OUT

fullish length ball follows Hosein backing away from leg stump, he flicks this flat in the air toward deep midwicket and a sharp catch is taken by Billings diving forward 10 yards in from the rope taking this at knee height.

Akeal Hosein c Billings b Steketee 30 (19b 2x4 2x6) SR: 157.89
18.4
Steketee to Hosein, no run

slower ball back of a length on leg stump, Hosein is way out in front heaving to the leg side.

Equation down to a run a ball now.

18.3
2
Steketee to Hosein, 2 runs

full outside leg stump, Hosein backs away to create room and skies a drive that plops on the ring at mid-on well short of the fielder charging in from the rope. They're able to scamper two as a result of the field being so far back.

18.2
4
Steketee to Hosein, FOUR runs

back of a length on sixth stump, Hosein punches this on the up over extra cover and picks the gap to the rope.

18.1
Steketee to Hosein, no run

bouncer on off stump, goes to uppercut this and misses.

end of over 1817 runs
MR: 123/5CRR: 6.83 RRR: 7.50 • Need 15 from 12b
Aaron Finch27 (41b 1x4 1x6)
Akeal Hosein24 (14b 1x4 2x6)
Mitchell Swepson 4-0-32-0
Matthew Kuhnemann 4-0-19-0

Renegades win probability now at 93% after that six by Hosein.

17.6
Swepson to Finch, no run

good length ball on fifth stump, Finch opens the face to run this past the keeper to short third man but Hosein turns down the single.

17.5
1
Swepson to Hosein, 1 run

short on the legs, pulls this behind square for one.

17.4
6
Swepson to Hosein, SIX runs

floated full on off stump, tosses it up to encourage a booming shot hoping he'll miss and it'll hit the stumps, but Hosein makes sweet contact with a slog sweep and a superb catch is taken by a man in the crowd leaning in front of some empty seats in the fourth row.

17.3
2
Swepson to Hosein, 2 runs

short on off stump, pulled flat to deep midwicket for one.

That six has flipped the ESPNcricinfo win probability from 60% for the Heat to 66% for the Renegades.

17.2
1
Swepson to Finch, 1 run

good length ball on fifth stump, goes back and punches to long-off for one.

17.2
1w
Swepson to Finch, 1 wide

good length ball drifted outside the wide guideline outside off, left alone and wide called.

17.1
6
Swepson to Finch, SIX runs

lands this too short on fourth stump, Finch rocks back picking the length early and slaughters this high over midwicket into the third row.

Swepson back for his last over.

end of over 176 runs
MR: 106/5CRR: 6.23 RRR: 10.66 • Need 32 from 18b
Akeal Hosein15 (11b 1x4 1x6)
Aaron Finch20 (38b 1x4)
Matthew Kuhnemann 4-0-19-0
James Bazley 3-0-24-0
16.6
4
Kuhnemann to Hosein, FOUR runs

tries to go full and wide but it doesn't pitch and Hosein clubs a shin high full toss high over long-on to the rope.

16.5
Kuhnemann to Hosein, no run

full on middle, smokes a drive off of Kuhnemann's hands back into the non-striker's stumps. Finch may have had his bat in the air when the ball hit the stumps but for some reason this was not referred to the third umpire.

16.4
Kuhnemann to Hosein, no run

good length ball slanted just inside the guideline outside off, left alone and Hosein doesn't get a wide call, nor should there have been.

16.3
1
Kuhnemann to Finch, 1 run

flights this full and very very wide outside off, Finch backs away from leg stump, then has to wait awhile before slicing this through cover for one.

Matthew: "@Suyash: I think Finch was working on the presumption that Dre Russ would be around till very near the end. His low SR now that Russell is gone has made a game out of this."

16.2
1
Kuhnemann to Hosein, 1 run

full on middle, driven in the air well short of long-off for one.

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
AD Russell
57 runs (42)
2 fours6 sixes
Productive shot
slog shot
27 runs
0 four4 sixes
Control
71%
JJ Peirson
45 runs (30)
6 fours0 six
Productive shot
slog shot
16 runs
4 fours0 six
Control
83%
Best performances - bowlers
TS Rogers
O
4
M
0
R
23
W
4
ECO
5.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
MG Neser
O
4
M
0
R
32
W
4
ECO
8
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
GMHBA Stadium, South Geelong, Victoria
TossBrisbane Heat, elected to bat first
Series
Season2022/23
Player Of The Match
Match days21 December 2022 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsMelbourne Renegades 2, Brisbane Heat 0
Language
English
Win Probability
MR 100%
BHMR
100%50%100%BH InningsMR Innings

Over 20 • MR 139/6

Renegades won by 4 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
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AS145910-0.151
MS143116-0.287