BBL 2018/19 29th Match: McCullum, Lynn pulverize Renegades

Brendon McCullum 69 Brisbane Heat Melbourne Renegades Big Bash League BBL 29th Match cricket

Brendon McCullum hammered four boundaries and five sixes during his knock of 69

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Brendon McCullum and captain Chris Lynn smashed 69 and 66 not out respectively as the Brisbane Heat annihilated the Melbourne Renegades by 101 runs.

Being put in to bat first, the Heat got off to a fantastic start as McCullum and Max Bryant amassed a 70-run partnership before Bryant was dismissed by Dan Christian for a 24-ball 44, which included eight boundaries.

McCullum and Lynn kept the scoreboard ticking with an 89-run stand, during which McCullum sailed past his fifty, before he was caught by Mohammad Nabi at long-off off the bowling of Harry Gurney for 69, which came off 43 balls and included four boundaries and five sixes.

Ben Cutting and Matt Renshaw fell shortly after, but with Lynn proceeding to score a 44-ball 66, which included three boundaries and four sixes, the Heat finished on 192/4 off their 20 overs.

Christian and Gurney picked up two wickets apiece.

Chasing 193 to win, the Renegades were dealt an early blow as opener Marcus Harris was dismissed by Josh Lalor for two runs.

Mackenzie Harvey, who opened the batting with Harris, only scored 13 before he was sent packing by Brendan Doggett.

With the rest of the top and middle order falling without making any major contributions, the Renegades found themselves in deep trouble.

Cameron Boyce ended up being the top scorer with 25 runs as the Renegades imploded and were bundled out for a dismal 91.

Doggett and Mitchell Swepson took three wickets apiece, while Lalor snapped up two, and Cutting and Mujeeb Ur Rahman claimed one wicket each.

Bryant was named Man of the Match.

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