Melbourne Renegades win battling encounter with Sydney Thunder in BBL
Melbourne Renegades won the toss and decided to bat against Sydney Thunder at the Marvel Stadium, Melbourne today in the BBL.
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
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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