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BBL 2018-19: Match 29, Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat: Brisbane Heat produced a clinical effort against the Melbourne Renegades to beat them by 101 runs at the Geelong Cricket Ground. Meanwhile, nothing went right for the Renegades. The pitch certainly slowed down during the second innings as their decision to bowl first backfired.
Putting to bat first, Heats had the perfect start with Brendon McCullum and Max Bryant smacking the ball all over the park. While Bryant was absolutely on top gear, McCullum played second fiddle to him. The duo added 70 runs in just 6.4 overs before Bryant departed. He got out six short of his half-century of only 24 balls including eight boundaries.
Since then, skipper Chris Lynn joined McCullum in the middle, and both of them was in no mood to stop. Lynn and McCullum, who hit the form off late, shares a good bond off the field and it was evident from coordination. McCullum reached his half-century before departing on 159 scoring 69 runs including five sixes. Lynn finished off the proceedings as Brisbane Heat posted 192 runs at the halfway mark.
In reply, the Renegades batting was all over the place as the wicket turned out to be double paced. They lost Test specialist Marcus Harris in the third over which opened the floodgates for them. Brendan Doggett and Mitchell Swepson picked three wickets each while Josh Lalor returned with two.
Only three of the Melbourne Renegades batsman crossed the double-digit figure as they were 101 runs short. Cameron Boyce topped the scoring chart with 25 runs with the help of two sixes and four. Both Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Renegades are at six points with seven games to find themselves at the sixth and the seventh spot.