BBL 2018/19 2nd Match: Shinwari helps Renegades crush Scorchers

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Usman Khan Shinwari finished with figures of 2-17 off his four overs

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Pakistan left-arm seamer Usman Khan Shinwari took two wickets during a highly economical spell to lead the Melbourne Renegades to a four-wicket win over the Perth Scorchers.

Being put in to bat first, the Scorchers lost opener Sam Whiteman early on as he was clean bowled by Shinwari for eight runs.

Michael Klinger and David Willey managed to add 29 runs to the score before Willey was caught by Jack Wildermuth at deep point off the bowling of Kane Richardson for 12.

Scorchers captain Mitchell Marsh fell shortly after, while Klinger went on to score 28 before he was cleaned up by Dan Christian.

With the Renegades continuing to lose wickets at regular intervals after Klinger’s dismissal, they were eventually skittled out for 103.

Richardson and Christian picked up three wickets apiece, while Shinwari and Wildermuth chipped in with two wickets each.

Chasing 104 to win, the Renegades got off to a dismal start as opener Tim Ludeman was caught behind off the bowling of Jason Behrendorff on the fourth ball of the innings.

Wildermuth failed to trouble the scorers as he was clean bowled by Nathan Coulter-Nile the very next over.

Cameron White and captain Tom Cooper both fell in quick succession as the Renegades found themselves struggling at 17/4 in the fourth over.

Mohammad Nabi and Sam Harper came to the rescue as they forged a 68-run partnership before Nabi was dismissed by Ashton Agar for a 27-ball 35.

Harper was on his way back to the pavilion three balls later as he was run out by Klinger for 36.

Despite losing Nabi and Harper in the same over, the Renegades mopped up the remaining runs and got across the finish line with 28 balls to spare.

Behrendorff and Coulter-Nile snapped up two wickets apiece, while Agar claimed one.

Shinwari was named Man of the Match.

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