Melbourne Renegades become BBL 08 Champions at the Marvel Stadium

Dan Christian 38* and 2-33 - Man of the Match for Melbourne Renegades
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Melbourne Stars won the toss and decided to bowl against Melbourne Renegades at the Marvel Stadium, Melbourne today, in the final of the BBL 2018/19.

Match Summary

Melbourne Renegades 145 – 5 (Tom Cooper 43*, Daniel Christian 38*; Adam Zampa 2-21, Jackson Bird 2-25, Sandeep Lamichhane 0-16 - off 4 overs)

Melbourne Stars 132 - 7 (Marcus Stoinis 57, Ben Dunk 39; Daniel Christian 2-33 , Cameron Boyce 2-30, Chris Tremain 2-21, Harry Gurney 1-20 - off 4 overs)

Result - Melbourne Renegades won by 13 runs

Scorecard

Tournament Stats and Points Table

Put in to bat the Melbourne Renegades made a  below par 145 – 5 with Tom Cooper 43*, Daniel Christian 38* the main run scorers and Adam Zampa 2-21, Jackson Bird 2-25, Sandeep Lamichhane 0-16 - off 4 overs, the wizards with the ball.

In reply, Melbourne Stars at 93-0 off 12 overs were seemingly cruising to an emphatic  win over their neighbours (and rivals) Melbourne Renegades. However, as is so often the case in cricket, the wheels came off the run chase, under the pressure, and with some great bowling from Daniel Christian 2-33 , Cameron Boyce 2-30, Chris Tremain 2-21 and Harry Gurney 1-20 (off 4 overs) , Melbourne Stars were restricted to 132 – 7 off their 20 overs.

Melbourne Renegades won by 13 runs to become the BBL 08 champions.

 

Melbourne Renegades - Marcus Harris, Aaron Finch(c), Sam Harper(wk), Cameron White, Mackenzie Harvey, Tom Cooper, Daniel Christian, Cameron Boyce, Kane Richardson, Chris Tremain, Harry Gurney

Melbourne Stars - Marcus Stoinis, Ben Dunk, Peter Handscomb(wk), Glenn Maxwell(c), Nic Maddinson, Dwayne Bravo, Seb Gotch, Jackson Bird, Adam Zampa, Daniel Worrall, Sandeep Lamichhane

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