Melbourne Renegades win battling encounter with Sydney Thunder in BBL

Mohammad Nabi a vital 36 for Melbourne Renegades today in BBL
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Melbourne Renegades won the toss and decided to bat against Sydney Thunder at the Marvel Stadium, Melbourne today in the BBL.

Match Summary

Melbourne Renegades 140-7 (Mohammad Nabi 36, Cameron Boyce 51*; Chris Jordan 2-44, Jono Cook 2-18, Fawad Ahmed 2-22)

Sydney Thunder  113 (Baxter Holt 37; Kane Richardson 3-27, Dan Christian 1-9; Cameron Boyce 2-17)

Result - Melbourne Renegades won by 27 runs

Scorecard

Tournament Stats and Points Table

Opting to bat first, Melbourne Renegades were in some trouble at 31-3, Chris Jordan having removed danger men Aaron Finch and Sam Harper cheaply. However, a late order flourish from Mohammad Nabi 36 and Cameron Boyce 51* took the Renegades to a reasonable closing total of 140-7.

In reply, Sydney Thunder never really seemed on the money and were bowled out for a disappointing 113 in the 20th over - Kane Richardson 3-27, Dan Christian 1-9 (off 4 overs); and Cameron Boyce 2-17 doing the damage with the ball for victors Melbourne Renegades.

 

Melbourne Renegades - Aaron Finch(c), Mackenzie Harvey, Sam Harper(wk), Tom Cooper, Daniel Christian, Mohammad Nabi, Beau Webster, Cameron Boyce, Kane Richardson, Chris Tremain, Harry Gurney

Sydney Thunder - Shane Watson(c), Anton Devcich, Callum Ferguson, Jason Sangha, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Baxter Holt(wk), Chris Jordan, Jono Cook, Gurinder Sandhu, Fawad Ahmed

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