BBL 2021-22 : Zahir Khan stars as Melbourne Renegades wins a thriller

Zahir Khan finished with figures of 3/24.

Zahir Khan finished with figures of 3/24.

Mackenzie Harvey’s fifty and Zahir Khan’s 3 for 24 aided Melbourne Renegades to an amazingly exhilarating two-run triumph over Adelaide Strikers with James Pattinson effectively safeguarding eight off the last finished, on Tuesday (December 7) in Melbourne.

Having picked to bat first, Renegades were headed toward strong beginning with the openers putting on a 65-run remain inside nine overs before Matthew Short got Sam Harper off his own bowling on 33. Harvey proceeded to make his 50 years, soon after losing Fraser-McGurk, with James Seymour agreeing with his position past the 100-run mark with a first-ball six.

Nonetheless, Renegades’ innings neglected to recover force after Harvey’s takeoff in the fifteenth over, losing six wickets for nine runs at death to wrap up with an unassuming 153 for 9. While Peter Siddle got 3 for 42, Rashid Khan and Danniel Worrall sacked two each.

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Strikers excessively battled to keep up after their openers were sent back with hardly a pause in between by Zahir following a 45-run organization in a lively beginning to the run pursue. Zahir got his third casualty before long, leaving Strikers on 84 for 3 inside 11 overs.

Harry Nielsen top scored with a run-a-ball 30 yet wickets at normal stretches wrecked their pursuit until Rashid and Worrall hit two or three limits each in the two-over Power Surge to support the Strikers by and by. Sadly however, Pattinson effectively protected four off the last conveyance to help Renegades to a triumphant beginning this season.

Brief scores: Melbourne Renegades 153/9 in 20 overs (Mackenzie Harvey 56, Sam Harper 33; Peter Siddle 3-42) beat Adelaide Strikers 151/8 in 20 overs (Harry Nielsen 30; Zahir Khan 3-24) by 2 runs

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