Well, finally, a low scoring thriller makes its way in the tournament (BBL 2018-19). However, that wasn’t the nerve-breaking victory, as Sydney Sixers won comfortably by 33 runs. Melbourne Renegades were thumped down in their own venue while chasing a below-par total on the board. Tom Curran was the star once again for Sydney.
Kane Richardson picks 3, Sydney middle-order delivers:
Initially, it was Melbourne Renegades, who won the toss and asked the visitors to bat first. Justifying the toss decision, Sydney bowlers rattled three quick wickets to see scorecard read 25/3 at the end of powerplay overs.
However, Sydney got runs from their middle-order compartment. Though none of them was successful in converting those starts, 4 batsmen in the middle combined to give much needed 93 runs to the total.
For Melbourne Renegades, it was Kane Richardson, who picked up 3 wickets while Jack Wildermuth picked a couple of wickets. Mohammad Nabi and Usman Khan Shenwaru picked apiece to name themselves on the wicket-taker-chart.
Tom Curran and Co seal the deal:
In reply, Renegades got a decent start by the openers, who added 32 runs. However, Tim Ludeman yet again disappointed while Cameron White and Tom Cooper failed to replicate their last year performance.
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Apart from the opener, Harvey, none of the batsmen crossed 20-run mark, which tells you the story of Melbourne batting. Tom Curran was the wrecker-in-chief with 3 wickets while Manenti, Steve O’Keefe and Sean Abbott picked a couple.
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In particular, Ben Manenti was splendid for Sydney Sixers, who bowled an impactful spell in the middle overs. He rattled through the defence of Melbourne Renegades to push Sydney Sixers for a much-needed victory.
Sydney Sixers – 132/7 (Jordon Silk 30; Kane Richardson 3/22, Wildermuth 2/22)
Melbourne Renegades – 99/9 (Harvey 30, Tom Curran 3/18, Manenti 2/13)