BBL 10 SYT vs MLR Highlights: Another heartbreak for Melbourne Renegades even in BBL 2020-21 as they came close yet again but the rain turned out to be a double-edged blade for them. Sydney Thunders needed more than 10 RPO at the beginning. Alex Hales set the tone upfront by playing a blistering cameo. A blinder from Mackenzie Harvey cut short Hales' stay at the crease but Khawaja continued to dominate in the chase and eventually, the Thunder grabs a crucial win by 7 runs by DLS method.
When the rain hits once again, Sydney Thunder ahead by seven runs with the DLS score at the end of 12 overs. Meanwhile, the revised target for the SYT earlier was 173. A contrasting journey for these two sides as Aaron Finch led Melbourne Renegades slipping to their fifth consecutive loss while Sydney Thunder picks up their fifth victory on a trot to start the New Year on a positive note.
Alex Hales of Sydney Thunder has been adjudged as Player of the Match for his blitz knock of 45 off just 19 deliveries. For Renegades, Imad Wasim and Mitchell Perry picked one wicket each.
Earlier, Sydney Thunder have won the toss and opted to field. A lovely fightback from the Renegades as they are 58/3 at one stage but finished on a high, thanks to Shaun Marsh's blistering knock of 87 off 48 studded with five fours as many sixes. Mohammad Nabi is equally supported from the other end. The rain break shifted the momentum in favour of Melbourne as they added 67 runs in the last five overs to put a massive 166/6 in 17 overs.
Sydney Thunder's bowlers found it tough to grip the ball and they leaked plenty towards the end. Nathan McAndrew was the pick of the bowlers, he finished with three for 4i in his full quota of four overs.