Shaun Marsh’s fifty, after a clinical bowling show by Melbourne Renegades, helped the side to a gigantic five-wicket win against Brisbane Heat on Thursday.
Fielding as many as eight debutants, after 12 of their players were precluded because of a COVID-positive test, Brisbane Heat could gather just a humble 128 for 6 from their assigned overs notwithstanding half-century from Jake Lehmann.
The opener played a solitary hand, making 65 off 52 balls after Heat were approached to bat first. Afghanistan couple of Mohammad Nabi and Zahir Khan unleashed ruin as Heat lost wickets at customary stretches that denied them consistent force to assemble a helpful organization.
While Lehmann made 65, studded with eight boundaries, different batsmen were not generally ready to cross 15. The opener tumbled off the penultimate bundle of the nineteenth over as Heat posted an unassuming objective.
On debut, David Grant struck off the third bundle of the pursuit to send back Renegades opener Sam Harper for a duck, yet Aaron Finch joined with Marsh for a game dominating stand of 96 to return them on target.
Shaun Marsh captured everyone’s attention with his 35-ball 57 that included three sixes and about six limits while Finch posted 28-ball 37, including two sixes and two fours, in that organization under 10 overs. Mujeeb Ur Rahman broke the remain with the principal chunk of the eleventh over when he shut down Marsh’s firecrackers however it came excessively late in the day for Heat. Award picked two more in his later spell, including Finch. Nic Maddinson’s short appearance of 22, which included two sixes, guaranteed Renegades were home with five overs and as numerous wickets to extra to give their NRR a huge lift.
Brief scores : Brisbane Heat 128/6 in 20 overs (Jake Lehmann 65; Mohammad Nabi 2-19, Zahir Khan 2-21, Kane Richardson 2-22) lost to Melbourne Renegades 129/5 in 15 overs (Shaun Marsh 57, Aaron Finch 37; David Grant 3-20) by 5 wickets