Melbourne Renegades defeated Adelaide Strikers by two runs in a close affair to kick-start their campaign in the Big Bash League (BBL) 2021-22. It was in fact a exciting diversion with the procedures going right down the wire. The Mavericks didn’t truly appear in a comfortable position, having posted 153/9 whereas batting to begin with. Be that as it may, the Strikers couldn’t cross the line and endured a contract overcome in their to begin with task this season.
Zahir Khan delivered a match-winning spell
Chasing the tricky target, the Strikers got off to a decent start with Jake Weatherald , Matthew Short and Harry Nielsen delivering in the top-order. However, like Renegades, the Strikers’ middle-order also couldn’t come to the party. Left-arm wrist spinner Zahir Khan was the wrecker-in-chief for the Renegades. The Afghanistan international took three wickets in quick succession to put the game in their side’s favour.
Meanwhile, let’s look at how Twitterati reacted to Melbourne Renegades’ thrilling win:
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) December 7, 2021
— Read Scoops (@ReadScoops) December 7, 2021
What a great game. Excellent bowling spell from Pattinson in the last over. Bowled superbly to defend the target. Still don’t understand he was retired from the international games. #BBL #BBL11 #BBL2021 #australia #bigbash #jamespattinson #adelaidestrikers #melbournerenegades
— Sai sreekar (@nyalkalkars27) December 7, 2021
What defence of a meagre total by Melbourne Renegades! Pattinson for Oz president! @BBL
— Tushar Srivastava (@BlueBlood0509) December 7, 2021
Melbourne Renegades 💥💥🔥🔥#BBL11
— Harish Varma 🔔 (@harish_484) December 7, 2021
Melbourne Renegades bowlers held their nerves and win by 2 runs while defending 154#BBL11
— Aashir Vali Vahidy (@aashirvahidy) December 7, 2021
Melbourne Renegades win by two runs over the Adelaide Strikers at Marvel Stadium #BBL11
— Just a Peanut with a Tweeter Account (@crowdiegal) December 7, 2021
@FalconsDub Great shout on Melbourne Renegades. Your theory on backing the the team with the best kit and smart hair cuts * is the way forward.
Cricket was indeed the winner.
* Apart from Pattinson and Sutherland
— Paul Wright (@MISTERPDW) December 7, 2021
Congratulations Melbourne Renegades 🥰
— एक क्रिकेट प्रेमी 🏏 (@CricCrazySujeet) December 7, 2021
— Mortimer Zukerman (@LJewstein) December 7, 2021
Melbourne Renegades in the last 3 overs 14/6
1 1 1 W 0 W 2 0 W 2 W 2 1 W 2 W 0 2
— K I R A N 🇮🇳 (@Kiran_reddy_k) December 7, 2021