BBL 2014/15 Match 2: Maddinson stars as Sixers trump Renegades

Maddinson hammered four boundaries and six sixes during his match-winning innings of 84

Maddinson hammered four boundaries and six sixes during his match-winning innings of 84

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Sydney Sixers opener Nic Maddinson smashed an unbeaten 84 to help his side take down the Melbourne Renegades by eight wickets at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Sixers captain Moises Henriques would have been pondering over his decision to bowl first after the Renegades got off to a solid start before he took the catch to dismiss Matthew Wade for 35 off the bowling of Ben Dwarshuis.

Renegades skipper Aaron Finch made 20 runs before he was caught by Doug Bollinger at deep midwicket off the bowling of Sean Abbott.

Tom Cooper only made one run before he was caught by Michael Lumb at extra cover off the bowling of Bollinger.

West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo made a rapidĀ 22 before he was caught behind off the bowling of Abbott.

Callum Ferguson managed to make 40 runs, which came off 32 balls and included four boundaries, before he was caught by Bollinger at deep cover off the bowling of Dwarshuis.

Ferguson was the Renegades' top-scorer with 40 runs

Ferguson was the Renegades’ top-scorer with 40 runs

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Ben Rohrer mustered nine runs before he was caught by Lumb at point off the bowling of Brett Lee.

Nathan Rimmington scored two runs before he was caught by Henriques at mid-off off the bowling of Lee.

Thanks to Andre Russell’s quickfire knock of 18, the Renegades finished on 154/7 off their 20 overs.

Lee, Abbott and Dwarshuis picked up two wickets apiece, while Bollinger chipped in with one.

Chasing 155 to win, the Sixers got off to an excellent start as Lumb and Maddinson amassed a 64-run partnership before Lumb was given out lbw off the bowling of Rimmington for 28.

Maddinson and Henriques kept the runs flowing with a 90-run partnership, during which Maddinson brought up his half-century, before Henriques was caught by Bravo at short midwicket off the bowling of Russell for 36.

Thanks to Maddinson’s unbeaten knock of 84, which came off 54 balls and included four boundaries and six sixes, the Sixers ended up winning the match with seven balls to spare.

Rimmington and Russell claimed one wicket each.

Maddinson was named Man of the Match.

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