Twitter Reacts To Melbourne Renegades Win Against Perth Scorchers

BBL 2018-19: Twitter Reacts To Melbourne Renegades Win Against Perth Scorchers

Melbourne Renegades, Perth Scorchers, BBL 2018-19
Daniel Christian Picks Three wickets. (Credits - Twitter)

Melbourne Renegades have successfully broken the jinx by winning the game in their tournament opener against Perth Scorchers. They have outsmarted Perth Scorchers pretty comfortably in both sections of the game to bag a 4-wicket victory. Daniel Christian was the star of the match, who displayed his all-rounder skills.

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Kane Richardson, Christian picks 3 wickets each:

After winning the toss, Melbourne asked Perth Scorchers to bat first. Bowlers justified the decision by rattling their wickets at regular intervals of time. Apart from Michael Klinger, none of their batsmen got the starts to knock runs.

Klinger, who scored a  run-a-ball knock failed to score runs at a quick pace, which made things look bleak for Perth Scorchers. Hilton Cartwright tried to make it happen at the end, but, unfortunately, he couldn’t find a right partner.

Melbourne Renegades, Perth Scorchers, BBL 2018-19
Usman Khan was the man of the match. (Credits – Twitter)

All the top-order batsmen followed by Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner and Agar failed to knock runs, which saw Melbourne Renegades bundling out them for only 103 runs on the board.

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In bowling, Daniel Christian was sublime, who picked up three wickets while Kane Richardson wrapped up the innings with 3 wickets. Jack Wildermuth and Usman Khan Shenwari also chipped in with a couple of wickets.

Nabi-Harper steadies the ship:

Chasing 104, Melbourne got one of the bad starts, as they brand-new opening pair failed to trouble the scorers. Apart from Sam Harper, none of their top 5 batsmen was successful in knocking runs.

Just when Perth was cruising in with confidence, Mohammad Nabi and Harper changed their gears to control things. In a quick period, they brought back game into the hands of Melbourne.

Then came the twist at the end of the chase. With 18 runs required, both the set batsmen walked back in quick succession to make things interesting again. However, Christian was once again their saviour, who guided them to a fine victory.

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