BBL 2016/17 21st Match: Sixers down Renegades courtesy of Haddin’s last-over heroics


Haddin struck three boundaries during his game-winning knock of 31 not out

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Sydney Sixers wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin scored a crucial 31 not out, nine runs of which came in the last three balls of the match, to lead his side to a tense six-wicket win over the Melbourne Renegades.

Choosing to bat first, the Renegades got off to a rocky start as opener Sunil Narine and batsman Cameron White were dismissed in quick succession for four and 19 respectively.

Captain Aaron Finch and Tom Cooper stabilised the innings with a 72-run partnership before Cooper was caught behind off the bowling of Ben Dwarshuis for 39.

Finch went on to make 57 off 44 balls, which included three boundaries and a six, before he was dismissed by Johan Botha.

Finch raises his bat upon bringing up his half-century

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Despite losing Thisara Perera shortly after, a quickfire 39 from Callum Ferguson led to the Renegades finishing on 170/6 off their 20 overs.

Dwarshuis was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, while Botha, Jackson Bird and Sean Abbott chipped in with one wicket apiece.

Chasing 171 to win, the Sixers made an excellent start to their innings as openers Daniel Hughes and Michael Lumb amassed 72-run partnership before Hughes was sent packing by Narine for 41.

Lumb fell shortly after for 31, while Nic Maddinson and captain Moises Henriques made 26 and 30 respectively.

In the end, the Sixers were left needing nine runs to win off the final over, but Haddin made easy work of a difficult situation as he needed just three balls to finish things off and guide his side to victory.

Narine and Perera claimed two wickets each.

Haddin was named Man of the Match.

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