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BBL 2021-22: Melbourne Renegades thump Brisbane Heat, courtesy all-round show

Melbourne Renegades produced a dominating performance against Brisbane Heat in Geelong on Thursday to win the match by 5 wickets. 

Chasing a target of 129 runs, the Renegades lost opener Sam Harper without troubling the scorers but Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh got into the act and stitched a partnership of 96 runs for the second wicket. While Marsh went on to notch up a fifty, Finch scored 37 off 28 during the course. 

After Marsh’s departure, the Melbourne Renegades lost some wickets at quick intervals but captain Nic Maddinson held the fort at the one end to anchor the side to a win. 

He scored an unbeaten 22 off 14. David Grant scalped three wickets for 20 runs in 4 overs. Apart from him Mujeeb also returned with impressive figures as he picked up one wicket for 16 runs in 4 overs. 

Earlier, Brisbane Heat started off well as openers Jake Lehmann and Jack Clayton put up 36 runs for the first wicket on the board but Clayton’s dismissal certainly broke the shackles and the side lost wickets at regular succession and were reduced to 98/5 to eventually get restricted to 128/6 in 20 overs. 

Lehmann scored 65 off 52. For the Renegades, Kane Richardson, Zahir Khan and Nabi picked up two wickets apiece. 

“Great to get a few wins under the belt. Always a pleasure to contribute to the team's win,” Marsh said after the match.  

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