Semi Final 2, KFC T20 Big Bash League 2018/2019, 15 Feb 2019

(20 ov)
(19.5 ov)

Melbourne Renegades won by 3 wickets

Match Report
Christian's onslaught powers Renegades to their first BBL Final
Melbourne Renegades set up a Melbourne derby with a three-wicket win against Sydney Sixers, booking their first-ever BBL Final

Scorecard Summary

Sydney Sixers
Melbourne Renegades
Melbourne Renegades have held their nerve in a thrilling runchase to beat Sydney Sixers by three wickets and reach a BBL final for the first time in their history. They needed 38 off the final three overs and it was looking unlikely until Dan Christian took control of proceedings with a series of brutal strikes. The veteran kept his cool under serious pressure with a sublime 31 from 14 deliveries. The visitors will feel like they let this match slip from their grasp, especially after reaching 100/1 at the halfway point of the first innings. From that point Cameron Boyce shifted the momentum by removing the Sixers openers, and Sam Harper came out all guns blazing in the chase to get the hosts above the required rate. It was a fantastic match at Marvel Stadium tonight, the all Melbourne final on Sunday afternoon will no doubt provide just as much entertainment as well.

19.5 - B Dwarshuis to K Richardson

Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs.

19.4 - B Dwarshuis to D Christian

Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for 1 run, shy attempt by Henriques.

19.3 - B Dwarshuis to K Richardson

Slower ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, shy attempt by Henriques.
That's not quite come off the middle of the blade, Richardson doesn't care about that the result is all that matters. Crucial runs for the hosts, sensational scenes at Marvel Stadium.

19.2 - B Dwarshuis to K Richardson

Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, in the air under control past deep backward point for 4 runs.
Unbelievable scenes, Boyce has gone so deep in the crease that he's stepped on his stumps. He was just looking to nudge a single to get Christian back on strike but ended up in an awkward tangle. This game has had everything.

19.1 - B Dwarshuis to C Boyce

Half volley, to leg moves in front flick, hit pad to mid wicket.
Runs Scored: 18
6 2 2 1 1 6
Raucuous cheers as Christian sends the ball sailing gloriously over deep cover. Incredible hitting by the experienced right-hander to swing the match in the Renegades favour. What drama.

18.6 - S Abbott to D Christian

Length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, well timed in the air under control over deep cover for 6 runs.

Match Detail

VenueDocklands Stadium - Melbourne
Melbourne Renegades won the toss and elected to bowl.
Gerard Abood
Phillip Gillespie
Match Referee
Peter Marshall
TV Umpire
John Ward

Pitch Report

61 %
25 C