Melbourne Renegades beat Thunder by 9 runs

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Thursday, February 1st, 2018 | 0

The match between Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Thunders was highly competitive. In the match, Melbourne Renegades beat Thunder by 9 runs though, Thunder was about to win the match. Both teams are the participants in Australian T20 league competition named Big Bash League which used to stage every calendar year. Ongoing season of BBL is the 7th season where Perth Scorchers have joined as the defending champion. And in the season also, they secured their top place till now.

Melbourne Renegades beat Thunder by 9 runs

However, the match between Thunder and Renegades was the first head to head battle in the ongoing season of BBL where it was the last match of Thunder. They already played ten matches including the last one against Renegades. On the other hand, Renegades has one match still in hand. It was their 9th match in the season. By playing nine match, Renegades has won five times and lost four times so far. On the other hand, by playing ten matches in the season Sydney Thunder managed only four victories and their dream of qualifying for knockout round has completely finished. They are in 6th position on the current point table of BBL.

However, the 7th season of ongoing Big Bash League has come to an end. The match between above two teams was the 37th match and first match of round 10. The match was taken place in 24th January, 2018 and it was hosted at Manuka Oval, Canberra. Earlier, Sydney Thunder won the toss and elected to bowl first in the match. So, came to bat by getting no choice, Melbourne Renegades presented a handsome total in front of the Thunder. Their score was 189 by losing six wickets. Marcus Harris scored 64 runs in 41 balls. Later, came to chase Thunder went close to the victory but it remain untouched. They getting all out in complete 20 overs and scored 180 runs so far. Ben Rohrer scored highest 48 runs for the team Thunder.

Renegades started to bat with Harris and Short and openers added enough runs. Their partnership was broken in 77 runs when Short was gone with 28 runs. Rest players scored at least two figure runs and so in 20 overs they did able to score a good total. Sandhu took highest two wickets for Thunder.

In 13 runs, Thunder lost their two openers Vince and Patterson. Captain Watson scored 22 runs. Top orders scored good runs where Nair scored 45 and Rohrer scored 48 runs for the team. But, lower orders players did not add any significant runs and so, they faced an heartbroken defeat. Richardson took four wickets for Renegades.

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