Twitter Reactions: Cameron White and Dwayne Bravo star as Renegades start a winning campaign
Jofra Archer's brilliant spell couldn't help the Hobart team win the game as quick 21 from Brad Hodge sealed the game for the Renegades.
Published - Dec 21, 2017 5:44 pm | Updated - Dec 22, 2017 10:51 am
Melbourne Renegades and Hobart Hurricanes, probably the weakest in terms of performances in the last few seasons of the Big Bash League (BBL). They started their campaign in the 7th edition of the BBL in the third game of the tournament. It was Cameron White’s 80 unbeaten run innings which made the chase look easy. While it was Dwayne Bravo with the ball for Finch’s side as he kept deceiving the Hobart batsmen with the ball picking up a five-wicket haul.
After winning the toss, Renegade skipper Aaron Finch opted to chase down the score that the George Bailey led Hobart Hurricanes would set. Hurricanes’ opener started swiftly as they reached their 50 in the 6th over.
Alex Doolan became the victim of West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo on the last ball of the power play. The other opener D’Arcy Short fell to 46-year-old Brad Hogg when he tried to sweep a length ball.
Two quick wickets halted the Renegades as Wildermuth and Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi didn’t give them easy runs. But after settling himself in the middle, Ben McDermott decided to make a move as he deposited Hogg for 2 fours and a six in his second over. It was Bravo who returned to take the wicket of McDermott as he hit the ball little too high only to find Finch pouch it.
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A brilliant bowling show at the later stage of the game from Dwayne Bravo didn’t allow the Hurricanes to get off. He kept bowling the slower deliveries and picking up the wickets. He picked up 5 for 28 in his 4 over. Eventually, the Hurricanes were stopped for 164 runs after a quick-fire start from their opener.
The Renegades run chase was ruptured early when the skipper Aaron Finch got out in the first over of Clive Rose. Marcus Harris along with Cameron White combined for a 100 plus partnership as they completed their respective half-centuries in the process and were threatening to take the game away.
Jofra Archer with some express bowling got rid of Harris and then sent Tom Cooper for a duck in the same over. But Cameron White continued playing his strokes picking two fours off Dan Christian. The experienced Hodge at the other end smacked a huge six on the second ball that he faced.
Eventually, Jofra Archer’s brilliant spell couldn’t help the Hobart team win the game as quick 21 from Brad Hodge sealed the game for the Renegades.
Here are some of the best reactions that surfaced during the clash:
Been keeping a keen eye on Jofra Archer whilst playing for Sussex (tipped by Will Davis)
Playing BBL now, this kid is gana be special! ???
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) December 21, 2017
— Mahak Mohan (@MahakMohan) December 21, 2017
That's a big win to open up our #BBL07 campaign.
— Melbourne Renegades (@RenegadesBBL) December 21, 2017
Renegades must be amongst favourites after that performance. Impressive. #BBL07
— Roy Allen (@Roy_Allen) December 21, 2017
The 'Gades cruise to a 7-wicket win.
— bet365_aus (@bet365_aus) December 21, 2017
— Anne Sengstock (@anne_idril) December 21, 2017
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) December 21, 2017
— Alex Oates (@AlexJOates11) December 21, 2017
— Abhishek Sarkar (@Iam_Abhi45) December 21, 2017
— Only For Cricket (@ofc___official) December 21, 2017
— kristyy❤️? (@x_Kristyy) December 21, 2017
— Swamp (@sirswampthing) December 21, 2017