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RESULT
7th Match (N), Melbourne (Docklands), December 18, 2022, Big Bash League
(19.5/20 ov, T:175) 175/6

Renegades won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)

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Scorecard summary
Sydney Thunder 174/6(20 overs)
Tom Rogers2/41 (4)
Alex Ross 39 (23)
Melbourne Renegades 175/6(19.5 overs)
Daniel Sams3/33 (4)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
Daniel SamsST87.361(2)- 0.33- 2.293/334.6789.66
Aaron FinchMR84.7270(43)77.7284.72--0
Rilee RossouwST60.8553(38)57.7160.85--0
Alex RossST50.0439(23)44.8150.04--0
Nic MaddinsonMR44.9139(28)42.844.91--0

10.38 pm Aaron Finch keeps a cool head after the loss of Andre Russell and the former Renegades captain sees the team home by four wickets. Renegades make it two wins from two matches to start the season. Thunder bring back a bit of respectability after their 15 all out debacle but still go down to defeat.

Aaron Finch is Player of the Match: "It got a little bit stressful towards the end there. I think you've always got confidence in your ability to get the team home in a situation like that but you still need a six in that last over or a couple of boundaries and I was lucky enough to get one and then get my old legs back and forth a couple of times to get home. Close games are what it's all about in T20 cricket. The margins are so small over a 14 game season. There might be 1 or 2 percent between every team in the competition but the teams that win those close games tend to make the finals."

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

19.5
2
Sandhu to Finch, 2 runs

full on middle, shovels this flat over Sandhu and splits mid-on and mid-off for two runs to clinch the match.

Jazz: "Nice to see Finchy get a couple out of the screws. It's been awhile! "

19.4
2
Sandhu to Finch, 2 runs

yorker on off, jams this out softly well short of long-off and they scamper two runs.

19.3
6
Sandhu to Finch, SIX runs

goes for yorker and misses the length badly. Finch muscles this knee high full toss from fifth stump and clubs it flat over long-on clearing the LCD ad boards landing just short of the front row of seats.

Finch back on strike now with 10 off four needed to win.

19.2
1
Sandhu to Sutherland, 1 run

thigh high full toss on sixth stump, swats this to long-on for one.

Finch will be off strike for at least the first two balls of the final over as Sutherland arrives on strike after the wicket.

19.1
W
Sandhu to Hosein, OUT

full and wide, skies a drive that floats safely to Davies on the ring at extra cover backpedaling from the ring.

Akeal Hosein c Davies b Sandhu 13 (9b 1x4 0x6 21m) SR: 144.44
end of over 1910 runs
MR: 164/5CRR: 8.63 RRR: 11.00 • Need 11 from 6b
Aaron Finch60 (40b 7x4 1x6)
Akeal Hosein13 (8b 1x4)
Fazalhaq Farooqi 4-0-32-0
Brendan Doggett 4-0-29-1

11 needed off the final over. Gurinder Sandhu will bowl it.

18.6
4
Fazalhaq Farooqi to Finch, FOUR runs

full on middle, heaves this flat through the gap between wide long-on and deep midwicket and just beats the boundary rider to the rope.

18.5
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi to Hosein, 1 run

low full toss on an attempted yorker following him backing away outside leg stump, sliced away to backward point for one.

18.4
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi to Finch, 1 run

yorker on middle, driven firmly to long-on for one.

18.3
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi to Hosein, 1 run

slower bouncer on fifth stump, pulled flat to deep midwicket for one.

18.2
1
Fazalhaq Farooqi to Finch, 1 run

length ball on fourth stump slapped to long-off for one.

18.1
2
Fazalhaq Farooqi to Finch, 2 runs

goes for yorker, waist high full toss slapped over wide long-off for two.

end of over 1811 runs
MR: 154/5CRR: 8.55 RRR: 10.50 • Need 21 from 12b
Akeal Hosein11 (6b 1x4)
Aaron Finch52 (36b 6x4 1x6)
Brendan Doggett 4-0-29-1
Daniel Sams 4-0-33-3

Concussion check passed by Hosein. After a brief delay, Farooqi will bowl the 19th. 21 off 12 needed for the Renegades.

17.6
Doggett to Hosein, no run

bouncer on the body clangs Hosein in the helmet. He's stunned a bit after being late on a pull and the ball dribbles away for none. Plenty of paint has come flying off the helmet.

17.5
2
Doggett to Hosein, 2 runs

length ball on middle, slaps this over the bowler for another two.

Sangha is down on the ground receiving some injury treatment. Not just for his face but he landed very hard on his left shoulder as well. The shoulder actually looks to have taken much worst punishment. He's finally up on his feet and has walked off injured.

17.4
2
Doggett to Hosein, 2 runs

full on sixth stump, driven to mid-off, Sangha runs across and dives to try to stop this, the ball bobbles up and hits him in the face and ricochets to long-on for two.

17.3
2
Doggett to Hosein, 2 runs

full on the legs, flicked to deep fine leg for two.

17.2
4
Doggett to Hosein, FOUR runs

dropped! Length ball on the stumps heaved toward deep midwicket. Green took a peculiar route to the ball coming in off the rope a bit before curling slightly and then diving late but it bursts through his hands to the rope.

17.1
1
Doggett to Finch, 1 run

full on leg stump following him backing away, still punches this away for one.

end of over 1716 runs • 1 wicket
MR: 143/5CRR: 8.41 RRR: 10.66 • Need 32 from 18b
Aaron Finch51 (35b 6x4 1x6)
Akeal Hosein1 (1b)
Daniel Sams 4-0-33-3
Fazalhaq Farooqi 3-0-22-0
16.6
1
Sams to Finch, 1 run

slower ball lands full on middle and off, tapped toward extra cover for one.

16.5
4
Sams to Finch, FOUR runs

length ball on off, shuffles across and paddle pulls this through square leg to the boundary. 34-ball half-century for Finch.

16.4
4
Sams to Finch, FOUR runs

short on fourth stump, leans back and uppercuts this wide of short third man to the rope again.

Best performances - batters
AJ Finch
AJ Finch MR
70 runs (43)
7 fours2 sixes
Control
81%
Productive shot
straight drive
16 runs
0 four2 sixes
4499102086
RR Rossouw
RR Rossouw ST
53 runs (38)
3 fours4 sixes
Control
76%
Productive shot
flick
16 runs
1 four2 sixes
1251718118
Best performances - bowlers
DR Sams
DR Sams ST
O
4
M
0
R
33
W
3
ECO
8.25
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
TS Rogers
TS Rogers MR
O
4
M
0
R
41
W
2
ECO
10.25
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
TossSydney Thunder, elected to bat first
Series
Season2022/23
Player Of The Match
Renegades
Aaron Finch
Match days18 December 2022 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
Australia
Ben Treloar
Australia
Sam Nogajski
TV Umpire
Australia
Nathan Johnstone
Reserve Umpire
Australia
Greg Azzopardi
Match Referee
Australia
Bob Stratford
PointsMelbourne Renegades 2, Sydney Thunder 0
Language
English
Hindi
Win Probability
MR 100%
STMR
100%50%100%ST InningsMR Innings

Over 20 • MR 175/6

Akeal Hosein c Davies b Sandhu 13 (9b 1x4 0x6 21m) SR: 144.44
W
Renegades won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
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SS14103210.846
MR147714-0.027
ST147714-0.716
BH146713-0.483
HH146812-0.340
AS145910-0.151
MS143116-0.287