BBL 7, Match 6 Review: Melbourne Renegades continue their winning streak
White and Cooper led the Renegades on to a 7-wicket victory.
Published - Dec 23, 2017 5:32 pm | Updated - Dec 23, 2017 5:32 pm
The Melbourne Renegades continued to maintain their winning streak in their second clash of the Big Bash League (BBL) against the Brisbane Heat snapping their winning streak in the process. The main men for the Renegades were West Indian all-rounder Dwayne Bravo who maintained his impressive form after reaching the milestone of 400 T20 wickets in the first clash of the BBL and talented young pace bowler Jack Wildermuth who recorded impressive figures of 16/3 in 4 overs.
Bravo and veteran Australian spinner Brad Hogg brought all their experience into play leaking just 52 runs and swooping 4 wickets combined during their spells. As a result of their impressive bowling performances, Heat were restricted to a paltry score of 132 for the loss of 8 wickets which the Renegades chased down easily losing just 3 wickets in the process.
Cameron White was the man who delivered with the willow yet again in another consecutive clash further enhancing his reputation of being a match-winner.
Renegades captain Aaron Finch won the toss and elected to bowl first on a pitch which was considered tough to negotiate early on by the experts. Spinners Muhammad Nabi and Tom Cooper were handed the onus of bowling the initial overs by Finch in a gamble which paid off to a large extent. Cooper outsmarted aggressive Kiwi batsman Brendon McCullum off the second ball of his solitary over dragging the ball back a bit deceiving him smartly.
Brisbane Heat could never really recover after that early crucial blow and meekly surrendered against the onslaught of the Renegades bowlers who struck at regular intervals snuffing out any chances of a comeback.
White leads from the front
Cameron White has been an extremely aggressive and consistent batsman in Australian domestic cricket for the Renegades. He certainly gave the masses a glimpse of that yet again leading from the front after captain Aaron Finch and fellow opener Marcus Harris surrendered their wickets early on.
White smashed a second consecutive half century off just 43 balls steadying the ship along with fellow impact player Tom Cooper who contributed with a 44 ball 52 leading the Renegades on to a 7-wicket victory after Shadab Khan outwitted the openers early on in an impressive show by the youngster conceding just 17 runs.
Brisbane Heat: 132/8 after 20 overs (Ross 48, JD Bravo 2/27; B Hogg 2/25, J Wildermuth 3/16)
Melbourne Renegades: 137/3 after 18.4 overs (C White 51; T Copper 52; Shadab Khan 2/17)
Man of the Match: Jack Wildermuth