BBL 10 SYT vs MLR Highlights: Sydney Thunders (SYT) humbled Melbourne Renegades (MLR) by a massive 129-run victory, the second-largest win (in terms of runs) in the BBL history on Boxing Day at Manuka Oval. With this clinical win over the Renegades, Callum Ferguson led side becomes the table-toppers in the BBL 2020-21 team standings. They were hammered by the Sydney Sixers earlier in the tournament. Sydney Thunder wreaked havoc on Melbourne Stars once again today in a double-header Saturday.
This is the third win for Sydney Thunder and they are in a rhythm now. While Melbourne's free fall continues. Melbourne Renegades have been sent packed for 80/10 by the Thunders' ruthless bowling attack while chasing a mammoth total of 210. Olivier Davies has been adjudged as 'Player of the Match' for his exquisite knock, included 'Five-Straight Sixes'.
Tanveer Sangha-led pace attack devastated Melbourne Renegades batters. Skipper Aaron Finch and Rilee Rossouw are the only Renegades batsmen who reached into the double-figure mark that tells you a story if you are a Renegades fan. Tanveer Sangha Josh came out with magical figures of 4/14 in his 3.2 overs while Chris Green also chipped in with a couple of wickets and so did Adam Milne.
Earlier, Aaron Finch led Melbourne Renegades won the toss and opted to field. Sydney Thunders' openers Usman Khawaja and Alex Hales got off with a flying start and adds 70 runs inside the powerplay. But After losing both openers, it's all up to Olivier Davies played a dazzling knock of 48 off just 23 deliveries studded with 5 huge sixes in a row and became the third batsman to do so in BBL history.
Khawaja, Hales, and skipper Callum Ferguson chipped in with some crucial thirties to propel the Thunder 209/8 in 20 overs. Peter Hatzoglou and Kane Richardson grabbed two wickets each for Renegades.