On Wednesday night, the Melbourne Renegades endured a big win over the Perth Scorchers at Marvel Stadium in the second match of the Big Bash League. I
On Wednesday night, the Melbourne Renegades endured a big win over the Perth Scorchers at Marvel Stadium in the second match of the Big Bash League. It was a remarkable team effort from the Renegades, led by the impressive batting of Shaun Maddinson and Zane Hosein.
Maddinson and Hosein put on a tremendous display of batting as the Renegades managed to post a respectable 177 for seven in their twenty overs. The duo put on a 110- run partnership for the third wicket, giving the Renegades a strong platform to begin their innings before the lower order accelerated the scoring. Hosein finished the innings with a knock of 80 off just 47 deliveries, setting the stage for a Renegades victory.
The Renegades bowling was also on top form with Sam Harper, Kane Richardson, Cameron Boyce and Dan Christian all taking two or more wickets. Harper’s figures of 3-20 off four overs were particularly impressive, tying the Scorchers down and ensuring they could not mount a decent chase. Kane Richardson was also economical, conceding just 21 runs off his four overs as well as grabbing two vital wickets.
In the end, the Renegades’ strong batting performance was too much for the Scorchers. Adam Voges’ men were restricted to 156-7 in their 20 overs, falling to an impressive 21-run defeat. The Melbourne Renegades are now fifth on the BBL ladder and look set for a strong effort in the remainder of the tournament.
The strong batting performance from Maddinson & Hosein and the impressive bowling from Harper & Richardson gave the Renegades a big win that will provide motivation to the rest of the team for the remainder of the tournament.
Maddinson and Hosein Fire Renegades to Big Win
The Melbourne Renegades have made the BBL competition a two-horse race for the finals after an emphatic seven-wicket win over the Sydney Sixers at the MCG.
The Renegades bowlers set up the victory with a fantastic effort to bowl the Sixers out for 158. Billy Stanlake was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 4/22 while Josh Lalor and Kane Richardson both chipped in with two wickets.
Powerful Batting Performance
In the run chase, openers Shaun Marsh and Marcus Harris made sure the Renegades got off to a strong start with a 78-run stand that set the platform for the win. However it was the partnership between Nic Maddinson and Mohammad Hosein that really powered the Renegades over the line.
Maddinson and Hosein put together a blistering 84-run stand that completely shifted the momentum in the Renegades’ favour. Maddinson was the aggressor of the two, smashing 57 off 42 balls, while Hosein chipped in with a useful 27 off 26 as the Renegades won with 5.1 overs to spare.
What it Means
The win ensures the Renegades cannot finish lower than third on the ladder, while the Sixers are now in real danger of missing out on the finals.
The Renegades will now look ahead to their last two matches of the regular season, where two wins could potentially see them jump to second on the ladder.
Player of the Match
The Player of the Match award went to:
- Nic Maddinson – 57 runs off 42 balls
Maddinson’s knock was the driving force behind the Renegades’ victory and earned him the plaudits of the day.