Renegades fell in clusters, post a stunning batting display by Philippe and Silk.

HOBART, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 13: Shaun Marsh of the Renegades is bowled during the Big Bash League match between the Sydney Sixers and the Melbourne Renegades at Blundstone Arena, on December 13, 2020, in Hobart, Australia. (Photo by Steve Bell/Getty Images)

Earlier on, Melbourne Renegades won the toss and chose to bowl for first, as many successful matches are won here by chasing. Renegades got off to a decent start with the ball, with Philippe and Edwards on the crease.


The first boundary of the match came in with an edge-nicked off by Philippe through slips, towards third man region, before Edwards was trapped leg before wicket by Hatzoglou in his first delivery. Vince, who came new on the crease, played the game in a manner to attack every bowler with at least one boundary in an over.


Vince’s most powerful shot was the one-hit towards the deep point, before getting caught behind by Richardson. Sixers keep going hard at Renegades for every wicket they lost, were the main architect was Philippe. Alongside him was Hughes who was striking boundaries at will that gave Sydney a push forward by a 64 run partnership and a magical partnership with Jordon Silk, who struck Richardson for 5 boundaries in an over, scored a quick-firing, unbeaten 45 of just 19 balls, before Philippe was caught on 95 by Aaron Finch.


Christian added 11 runs off 3 deliveries that propelled Sydney Sixers to a massive total of 4/205. Chasing the daunting target of 206, Renegades had all the batting fireworks in the form of the Captain of Australia and Renegades, Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh who opened the batting for the Renegades hoping that they could set the platform in the first 6 overs, and go at an above par run rate and chase the total comfortably.


Just as Renegades were looking for a good start, with Finch looking at a good touch, he got famously deceived by Sandhu who bowled a slower full-length delivery to induce Aaron Finch to punch it towards cover for the catch, followed by which Sixers found their tear and tore apart Renegades one by one with the wicket of Harper getting caught on forward point off the first delivery of Dwarshiuis and also Rossouw who was caught by Square third man in the very same over.


Troubled at 3/22, Renegades were finding a hard time to get a move on with Shawn Marsh on the other end witnessing a helpless collapse. Matters got bad when Dwarshiuis got rid of Webster for 2 but got agonizing for Renegades when Shaun Marsh inside-edged his wicket off the delivery of Steve O Keefe. The fall of wickets affected their run flow, with a run rate of just above 5 and Renegades had no answer when they were 6 down for 42 in 7 overs.


The wickets were coupled with some tight bowling and brilliant fielding, especially the catch of Jordon Silk who ran from deep square leg and dived towards square leg to help Sixers get their seventh wicket.


With the fall of wickets at almost every ball, Renegades were already staring at a nightmare defeat, with 9/43 and was about to be the team with the lowest score in the BBL history, before Richardson’s six over Deep Midwicket avoided it. The last wicket came from the most effective bowler Dwarshiuis with a stunning Yorker to knock off the off stump, winning by a mammoth difference of 145 runs.