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Monday, 7 January 2019

Finch shines in BBL return as Renegades upset Hurricanes


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Test discard Aaron Finch has relished his change of scenery, leading the Melbourne Renegades to an upset BBL win over the Hobart Hurricanes.

The six-wicket win with four balls left on Monday night at Marvel Stadium is the Hurricanes' first loss this season.

It was a must-win match for the Renegades, who improved to 3-3. Hobart are 5-1.

Finch was playing his first game since being dropped from the Test team a week ago and the Renegades captain top-scored with 42 from 39 balls, with three fours and a six.

It took a direct hit from Johan Botha to end Finch's knock.

Aaron Finch

This was Finch's first BBL game this season and only a cameo - he now leaves again to captain the national one-day team.

Finch opened and in-form Sam Harper, who moved to No.3, was named man of the match for his classy 32 from 18 balls.

Batting has been the Renegades' big worry this season and after a solid start to their innings, they faltered at 4-117 after 16 overs.

But Mohammad Nabi (26no) and Dan Christian (25no) brought them home.

Christian's two sixes in Riley Meredith's second-last over were crucial and Nabi then closed out the match with a six off James Faulkner, taking them to 4-150 in reply to the Hurricanes' 5-145.

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Harper looked set for a big score before a contentious lbw decision off the bowling of Clive Rose, who was the pick of the Hurricanes attack with 1-15 from four overs..

The ball looked like it was going down the leg side.

After being sent in to bat, the Hurricanes slumped to 3-11 before George Bailey and Ben McDermott rescued their innings.

Bailey hit a four off the last ball of the innings to finish on 70 not out and McDermott made 50.

Their 112-run stand paced Hobart to the highest score in three games this season at Marvel Stadium, where the pitches have come under plenty of criticism.

Hobart lost 3-0, with Kane Richardson on a hat-trick in the second over when he had Test hopeful Matthew Wade, and Alex Doolan, caught behind.

The following over, there was some confusion when D'Arcy Short fended off a short ball from Usman Shinwari, who raced down the pitch to take the catch.

The umpire initially shook his head before raising his finger, with Short later confirming he walked.

Test discard Aaron Finch has relished his change of scenery, leading the Melbourne Renegades to an upset BBL win over the Hobart Hurricanes.

The six-wicket win with four balls left on Monday night at Marvel Stadium is the Hurricanes' first loss this season.

It was a must-win match for the Renegades, who improved to 3-3. Hobart are 5-1.

Finch was playing his first game since being dropped from the Test team a week ago and the Renegades captain top-scored with 42 from 39 balls, with three fours and a six.

It took a direct hit from Johan Botha to end Finch's knock.

Aaron Finch

This was Finch's first BBL game this season and only a cameo - he now leaves again to captain the national one-day team.

Finch opened and in-form Sam Harper, who moved to No.3, was named man of the match for his classy 32 from 18 balls.

Batting has been the Renegades' big worry this season and after a solid start to their innings, they faltered at 4-117 after 16 overs.

But Mohammad Nabi (26no) and Dan Christian (25no) brought them home.

Christian's two sixes in Riley Meredith's second-last over were crucial and Nabi then closed out the match with a six off James Faulkner, taking them to 4-150 in reply to the Hurricanes' 5-145.

https://twitter.com/BBL/status/1082239568974209025?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Harper looked set for a big score before a contentious lbw decision off the bowling of Clive Rose, who was the pick of the Hurricanes attack with 1-15 from four overs..

The ball looked like it was going down the leg side.

After being sent in to bat, the Hurricanes slumped to 3-11 before George Bailey and Ben McDermott rescued their innings.

Bailey hit a four off the last ball of the innings to finish on 70 not out and McDermott made 50.

Their 112-run stand paced Hobart to the highest score in three games this season at Marvel Stadium, where the pitches have come under plenty of criticism.

Hobart lost 3-0, with Kane Richardson on a hat-trick in the second over when he had Test hopeful Matthew Wade, and Alex Doolan, caught behind.

The following over, there was some confusion when D'Arcy Short fended off a short ball from Usman Shinwari, who raced down the pitch to take the catch.

The umpire initially shook his head before raising his finger, with Short later confirming he walked.

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