Melbourne Renegades win Semi-final thriller against Sydney Sixers in BBL
Melbourne Renegades won the toss and decided to bowl against Sydney Sixers at the Marvel Stadium, Melbourne in the second BBL Final today.
Sydney Sixers 180-3 (Josh Philippe 52, Daniel Hughes 52, James Vince 28, Moises Henriques 28*; Cameron Boyce 2-33)
Melbourne Renegades 184-7 (Aaron Finch 44, Dan Christian 31* , Sam Harper 36 , Cameron White 29 ; Steve O'Keefe 2-22)
Result – Melbourne Renegades won by 3 wickets
Batting first, a top all round batting performance by Sydney Sixers took them to a competitive 180-3 in their 20 overs - Josh Philippe 52, Daniel Hughes 52, James Vince 28 and skipper Moises Henriques 28* doing the damage with the bat and Cameron Boyce 2-33 was the pick of the bowlers for Melbourne Renegades.
In reply, Melbourne Renegades squeezed home in the final over in what turned out to an absolutely thrilling encounter between these two sides. Dan Christian was the hero, picking up from the dismissal of skipper Aaron Finch at 133-6, he battered the Renegades to an all-Melbourne Final against the Stars at the weekend.
Aaron Finch 44, Dan Christian 31*, Sam Harper 36 and Cameron White 29 were the top run getters for the Renegades and Steve O'Keefe 2-22 the pick of the bowlers for Sydney Sixers.
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
Sydney Sixers - Josh Philippe(wk), Daniel Hughes, James Vince, Moises Henriques(c), Jordan Silk, Jack Edwards, Sean Abbott, Steve O'Keefe, Nathan Lyon, Ben Dwarshuis, Mickey Edwards
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