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The Melbourne Renegades are two wins from two to start the 2018/19 BBL season in perfect fashion.
In very positive signs, the Renegades disposed of BBL|07 semi-finalists and table-toppers Perth Scorchers in the first clash of the season, with nearly five overs remaining as Dan Christian knocked a huge six for the winning runs. Sam Harper top-scored with 36, followed by Mohammad Nabi with 35. Both Kane Richardson and Dan Christian scalped three wickets each, whilst Usman Khan won the man of the match award with two wickets and a very economical 17 runs off 4 overs.
The ‘Gades backed it up a few days later as they then knocked off BBL|07 Champions, the Adelaide Strikers. The winning runs were left much later this time, with Mohammad Nabi claiming a boundary to finish this one off with five balls remaining. Nabi and Christian were the standouts with the bat in this one, finishing on 48 not out and 49 not out respectively. Christian also took home his first man of the match award for this season.
Renegades ‘keeper Tim Ludeman leaves everyone in stitches with his Richie Benaud impersonation mid-match
After knocking off two of the hot favourites in the Scorchers and Strikers to start the season, the Renegades have cemented themselves as serious contenders this campaign.
The Renegades next clash sees them back at Marvel Stadium, as they take on the Sydney Sixers on Saturday night at 7pm (29 December). This one is ‘Superhero Saturday’, so make sure you don your favourite Marvel superhero costume for the chance to win some awesome prizes. There will also be a double header in this one as the Renegades WBBL side battle Melbourne Stars in the derby at 2:50pm.
Don’t forget that the Woolworths Slide will be taking over Bay 32 at Marvel Stadium for the duration of the BBL season, creating everlasting fun for the kids at the ground. You can read all about the Woolworths Slide here, which was unveiled last week.
The Renegades will also be taking two clashes to GMHBA Stadium in Geelong this season, as they face Adelaide Strikers again on 3 January and the Brisbane Heat on 13 January. There’s still four games left at Marvel Stadium this campaign as well!
Can the ‘Gades go all the way this year? There’s only one way to find out, so snap up your tickets to see them in action this season at Ticketmaster.com.au and get down to support the Renegades in BBL|08.