Will Sutherland’s cameo was in vain as the Hobart Hurricanes defeated the Melbourne Renegades in a low-scoring thriller at Bellerive Oval.
After throwing out the Hurricanes for 122, Renegades also suffered a meltdown, slipping to 77/8, with Riley Meredith and Shadab Khan sharing six wickets to zoom in the middle order. However, Sutherland was able to keep track of Renegades by hitting two sixes and many fours on a 29-ball 40, adding important runs with his two batters in the final.
After a final over bowled by Joel Parris, the equation was reduced to ten. Sutherland was a few balls off the first ball to keep the bat, but his innings ended disappointing when he clipped the next ball long as Renegades were eight runs short.
Previously, the hosts also suffered similar blues at bat after batting.Together, David Moody and Andre Russell took five of their first six wickets and finished just 78 in the Hurricane. It was a meltdown and was lifted slightly late in the inning by Joel Paris and Nathan Ellis. However, Aqeel Hossein bagged them both so that the innings were wrapped up in just 18 overs.
However, the Hurricanes’ 122 ultimately proved enough to send the Renegade to their first loss in the tournament. Short score:
The Hobart Hurricanes 122 (James Nieesham 28, David Moody 3-16, Akeal Hosein 3-29) beat the Melbourne Renegades 114 (Will Sutherland 40, Riley Meredith 3-12, Shadab Khan 3-20) by eight runs.