The ninth edition of Australia’s premier T20 tournament – Big Bash League is going on currently. The defending champions, Melbourne Renegades certainly did not have the best of the start this season as they lost all of their first 9 games. Post that, the Renegades have finally found their rhythm.
They recently played against the Hobart Hurricanes which ended up in a high-scoring thriller. It was raining of sixes in the BBL match as Hobart Hurricanes put up a huge total of 190 runs in the first innings. Melbourne Renegades fell a little short of the target where both the teams scored eight sixes each in this match.
Meanwhile, during the raining of sixes, one of the sixes hit directly on the knee of the security guard. The guard stood there to guide the audience. He did not give proper attention to the ball and met with the accident.
While talking about the game, Hobart Hurricanes batted first at the Docklands Stadium. They got off to flying start in the powerplay overs as they put up 78 runs off the first 6 overs. Captain Matthew Wade scored 66 runs off 29 balls. He got good support from his opening partner, Macalister Wright who remained unbeaten at 70 with 6 fours and 2 sixes.
Ben McDermott also played a handy cameo of quickfire 38 runs in the middle which came off 19 balls, including one four and 3 sixes.
While chasing, Renegades lost their opener, Marcus Harris, for mere 2. However, Shaun Marsh scored 56 off 30 balls, including 4 fours and as many sixes. Beau Webster also smashed a fifty whereas Mohammad Nabi amassed a quickfire 30-ball 63 which included 4 fours and as many sixes. But their knocks did not help the Renegades chase down the huge target. They put up 186 runs and lost the game by mere 4 runs.
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