The 38th Match between Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Renegades saw a twisted turn and at the end, it was a comfortable victory by Aaron Finch’s man beating Thunder by 12 runs. BBL match Predictions are below.
Shane Watson won the toss and decided to bowl first, so Melbourne Renegades posted a total of 152/9 from 20 overs with Skipper Finch’s fighting fifty as he scored 54 off 38 balls before getting out to Gurinder Sandhu’s bowling where Chris Green took reverse cupped catch at deep mid-wicket to end Finch’s marvellous innings.
Thunder came to chase and lost Anton Devcich on the third ball of the second innings followed by Captain Shane Watson’s departure on the first ball of Harry Gurney’s Spell. Although Callum Ferguson and Jason Sangha continued to score with hitting few boundaries and stretched their partnership for 64 runs.
Cameron Boyce came into the attack and got a breakthrough for his side by sending Ferguson back to Pavilion with 52 runs, and it became a turning point of the match as Harry Gurney and Daniel Christian did not allow the lower order batsman to open their hands, and at the end of 20 overs Sydney fell short of 12 runs to the target.
Melbourne Renegades 152/9 in 20 overs (Finch 54, White 40) (Gurinder Sandhu 3/23) Sydney Thunder 140/5 in 20 overs (Sangha 54*, Ferguson 52) (Harry Gurney 2/27)
1) Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers 2) Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes
So the 5th placed Adelaide will face 6th place Melbourne Stars as both are tallying with 8 points from nine matches they have played in the tournament so far. A win for one will mean they go ahead of Sydney Thunder who are sitting on the 4th position with just 1 point lead with both the teams.
Hobart Hurricanes, the table toppers with 16 points, will clash with the Sixers at their home and a win here would make them qualify for the Semi-finals. Sydney Sixers will also strive to win to keep their hope alive as later they will face tough competitions from bottom teams on table t0 enter the Semis.
Our BBL match predictions go with Melbourne Stars in the 1st match and in the 2nd match we predict that Sydney Sixers will win to stable their position in the top four.