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Melbourne Renegades win by 1 run

Strikers vs Renegades

Big Bash League: Dwayne Bravo shines for Melbourne Renegades against Adelaide Strikers

Dwane Bravo: Starred with bat and ball to inspire the Renegades to victory

West Indian Dwayne Bravo starred with bat and ball to inspire Melbourne Renegades to a one-run triumph against Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League.

Bravo crushed 47 from 33 balls in the Renegades' 155-6 at Adelaide Oval, then claimed two key wickets as the Strikers mustered 154-7 in reply.

Bravo helped derail Adelaide's run chase, removing dangerous Englishman Alex Hales (32 from 25 balls) and captain Johan Botha for a duck three balls later.

The Windies' stalwart sent down eight dot balls from his initial 10 deliveries, a span which returned two wickets for two runs.

Bravo's first victim with the ball was Adelaide's English import Hales, whose lacklustre BBL campaign ended in disappointing fashion.

Failures

The Englishman's failures mirrored that of his Adelaide outfit, who have never made the finals in three BBL tournaments.

The Renegades will also miss this year's finals despite Bravo's heroics.

Openers Michael Hill (30 from 24 deliveries) and Dan Harris (31 from 32 balls) built a solid platform with a 63-run opening stand.

Bravo and Ben Rohrer (30 from 24 balls) cashed in, reaching a half-century partnership from just 34 deliveries.

Adelaide spinner Jon Holland was the pick of their bowlers with 19-2 from four overs while pacemen Shaun Tait and Kane Richardson took two wickets apiece.

Match Details

Date
22nd Jan 2014
Toss
Melbourne Renegades won the toss and elected to bat.
Venue
Adelaide Oval
Umpires
D B Mealey, A P Ward
TV Umpire
P Wilson
Match Referee
P L Marshall
Reserve Umpire
Uthenwoldt

strikers BATTING CARD

Batsman R
M. Klinger c Bravo b Siddle 1
A.D. Hales c Rimmington b Bravo 32
J.R. Dean lbw Muralitharan 28
N.J. Reardon c Nevill b Siddle 16
T.M. Head lbw Muralitharan 7
T.P. Ludeman c Hill b Siddle 20
J. Botha lbw Bravo 0
M.G. Neser Not out 35
K.W. Richardson Not out 7
Extras 5w, 3lb 8
Total 20.0 Overs 154 - 7
Full Batting Card

renegades BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
A.W. O'Brien 4 0 39 0
P.M. Siddle 4 0 35 3
M.G. Gale 1 0 13 0
M. Muralitharan 4 0 16 2
D.J. Bravo 4 0 23 2
N.J. Rimmington 3 0 25 0
Full Bowling Card