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Inglis, Bancroft star as Scorchers beat Renegades

image-lcd2ncf4Inglis and Bancroft played crucial innings [Source: Twitter]

On Sunday, Perth Scorchers continue their winning momentum and defeated Melbourne Renegades by 5 wickets in match 24 of the Big Bash League. This was Renegades' fourth successive BBL defeat.

Renegades fail to capitalise

Melbourne Renegades won the all-important toss and failed to capitalise on it. The experienced Nic Maddinson departed without troubling the scorers and Martin Guptill followed him soon. The Kiwi international has failed to lit up the Big Bash League, and was sent packing for just 6.

Two quick wickets brought another one as Peter Handscomb was the next man to be dismissed for just 9. He failed on his attempted pull shot and found the fielder at deep square leg.

Aaron Finch, who is batting at number 4 this season continued his good form and scored a crucial 48-ball 65 but was the lone warrior in the side as wickets continued to tumble from theother end. Finch also became the second player after Chris Lynn to pile up 3000 runs in BBL. 

Late cameos from Will Sutherland (14* off 8), and Akeal Hosein (15* off 6) helped the Renegades post a decent 155 on the board.

Bancroft, Inglis churn out the win

Chasing 156, opener Faf du Plessis laid the foundation with a quick-fire 39. He was ably supported by Cameron Bancroft (46) as the chase went on smoothly. 

At one point in time, Kane Richardson was on a hat-trick when he removed Adam Lyth on the last ball of one over and Faf du Plessis with first ball of another, but he could not complete his hat-trick. 

Bancroft, who was looking in sublime touch was run-out by Sutherland, but Josh Inglis took over and played a calm and composed innings. Sutherland came back to haunt Scorchers with the crucial wicket of Inglis. 

Eventually Scorchers held onto a late fightback from the Renegades bowlers and sealed the deal with 2 balls to spare.

Brief Score

Melbourne Renegades: 155-6 (20)

Aaron Finch 65 (48), Jonathan Wells 22 (24);

Andrew Tye 3-32 (4), Jason Behrendorff 1-17 (4)

Perth Scorchers: 156-5 (19.4)

Cameron Bancroft 46 (32), Josh Inglis 47 (34);

Kane Richardson 2-21 (4), Will Sutherland 1-32 (3.4)

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