Renegades cop biggest loss in BBL history after second-worst batting performance ever
The Sydney Sixers have handed the Melbourne Renegades the biggest defeat in BBL history, setting a huge target before bowling Aaron Finch’s side out for the second lowest total the competition has ever seen.
The Renegades were bowled out for 60 in reply to the Sixers’ total of 205, with Steve O’Keefe taking 3-16 and Ben Dwarshuis 4-13.
The 145-run margin eclipsed the 112-run loss the Renegades suffered against the Melbourne Stars in 2015 which was the previous benchmark for the biggest defeat.
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Jake Fraser-McGurk, Shaun Marsh and Kane Richardson top scored for the Renegades, each making 13 runs, while Finch scored 12. They were the only batsmen from the side to reach double digits, with just as many knocked over for ducks.
It took Richardson’ 13 to drag the Renegades past the lowest BBL total in history — the 57 they scored against the Stars in 2015 in the aforementioned 112-run defeat.
Earlier, a brilliant 95 from Josh Philippe and unbeaten 45 off 19 from Jordan Silk proved the backbone of the Sixers’ innings.
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Jack Edwards (1) was the first man out for the Sixers, trapped in front in the second over off spinner Peter Hatzoglou’s first ball, before James Vince (17) fell caught behind off the bowling of Kane Richardson. Hatzoglou returned to remove Daniel Hughes for 32.
Philippe fell agonisingly short of a ton in the final over, belting Josh Lalor straight into the hands of cover.
He looked bitterly disappointed on his way off the field but he still single-handedly outscored the Renegades.
MELR v PER: Match Highlights3:59
Sixers XI: Josh Philippe (wk), Jack Edwards, James Vince, Daniel Hughes (c), Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Carlos Brathwaite, Ben Dwarshuis, Steve O’Keefe, Ben Manenti, Gurinder Sandhu
X-Factor subs: Justin Avendano, Lloyd Pope
Renegades XI: Aaron Finch (c), Shaun Marsh, Sam Harper (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Beau Webster, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Benny Howell, Kane Richardson, Joshua Lalor, Peter Hatzoglou, Jon Holland
X-Factor subs: Mackenzie Harvey, Jack Prestwidge
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