Connect with us


Recent Match Report – Renegades vs Hurricanes 55th Match 2020/21



Recent Match Report - Renegades vs Hurricanes 55th Match 2020/21


Beau Webster led the recovery with the bat before the Hurricanes’ big-name batting order failed to fire

Melbourne Renegades 5 for 150 (Webster 54*, Harvey 40, Meredith 3-22) beat Hobart Hurricanes 9 for 139 (Malan 34, Evans 5-33) by 11 runs

It was far too late to impact their season, but the Melbourne Renegades’ impressive victory, led by Zak Evans’ five-wicket haul, dumped the Hobart Hurricanes out of the tournament and kept the Melbourne Stars and the Adelaide Strikers alive for a little bit longer.

Amid a range of scenarios, the Hurricanes could have ended all debate with a victory that would have secured them the last spot in the finals but they produced a poor chase to end a tournament which had promised much with such strong batting resources.

The Renegades came from nowhere to take this game having limped to 4 for 49 before Mackenzie Harvey and Beau Webster staged a recovery in the second half of the innings. In the field they were highlighted by 20-year-old Evans’ haul, including the key scalps of Matthew Wade and D’Arcy Short, and completed his five-for in the last over as another disappointing Renegades tournament ended in smiles.

A final top-order struggle
The first ten overs of the Renegades certainly looked like a team whose tournament had long-since ended. Aaron Finch’s competition-to-forget ended when he picked out mid-on and Shaun Marsh, who passed 300 runs for the season but faded in the latter stages, got an inside edge into the stumps against Riley Meredith who put a couple of expensive displays behind him with fine figures. When Jake Fraser-McGurk found mid-on and Sam Harper was defeated by D’Arcy Short’s left-arm wristspin the Renegades were 4 for 49 in the ninth over.

The recovery
From 4 for 58 after 10 overs, the Renegades were able to score 92 in the last 10 overs and 55 off the last five. Harvey was given a life on 20 when Peter Handscomb dropped a simple chance at mid-off – admitting on the TV coverage it was one of the easier catches he had ever put down – but the Renegades could only manage 18 off the two Power Surge overs and with five left still had less than 100 on the board. Harvey sent Sandeep Lamichhane over long-off for six twice in the 17th over and though he then fell to Meredith, Webster and Imad Wasim ran hard between the wickets and the last over was taken for 16 with Webster reaching a 33-ball fifty.

Big names underwhelm
Still, a chase of 151 should have been well within the Hurricanes’ reach. Wade was quickly out of the blocks but then found short fine leg and from there life became tougher on a slow pitch. Peter Hatzoglou went straight through Ben McDermott, whose impressive tournament ended with three single-figure scores, but at 2 for 69 after 10 overs things were still under control. The Hurricanes took the Surge as soon as it was available at the start of the 11th over and second ball Short was yorked by Evans as he gave himself room. Dawid Malan was key, but having ticked over at a run-a-ball was caught at deep square two balls after being dropped by Hatzoglou off his own bowling. When Marsh took a superb catch in the deep to remove Will Jacks it was falling apart.

Prestwidge’s save, David denied
The Hurricanes had made the call to bring Tim David in as their X-Factor after Nick Winter had bowled one over and not found any swing. David then shaped as among their last hopes and the target was still within striking distance with 38 needed off the last three overs. Facing Will Sutherland, David launched the ball towards long-off where Jack Prestwidge leapt into the air, held the catch then was able to flick it back before crashing over the boundary. A six became two and then next ball David lapped to short fine leg. On such things do tournaments rest.

Andrew McGlashan is a deputy editor at ESPNcricinfo

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Cricket Galiyara accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability, and data of the text. DigitalGaliyara (OPC) Private Limited management reserves the sole right to alter, delete, or remove (without notice). If you have any concerns with the Content, then please write to us at

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


EngVsPak- England defeated Pakistan by three wickets

Pakistan has struggled with their batting, putting up scores of 141 and 195 as they were outplayed in the first two ODIs.





James Vince scored a hundred and Lewis Gregory contributed 77 as England defeated Pakistan by three wickets to complete a clean sweep of the three-match ODI series.

Vince raced to 102 off 95 deliveries and Gregory struck his 77 of 69 balls as hosts England, chasing Pakistan’s challenging score of 331 for seven wickets, reached 332 for seven with two overs to spare.

Opener Phil Salt scored 37 while skipper Ben Stokes added 32 as England held their nerves to register a comfortable win in third and final ODI.

Earlier, skipper Babar Azam struck a career-best 158 (139-ball) and helped Pakistan’s batting finally came good in this series.

Opener Imam-ul-Haq scored 56 and Mohammad Rizwan 74 as Pakistan posted 331 for nine wickets in their allotted 50 overs.

Playing against a makeshift England squad, after the originally selected player went into isolation after three players tested positive for COVID-19, Pakistan has struggled with their batting, putting up scores of 141 and 195 as they were outplayed in the first two ODIs.

Babar came in after Fakhar Zaman was out early for 6, caught by Zak Crawley off Saqib Mahmood. He raised 92 runs for the third wicket with opener Imam-ul-Haq and then put together a partnership of 179 with Rizwan.
However, they suffered a collapse soon after Rizwan was out, caught by wicketkeeper Simpson off seamer Brydon Carse, with the score 292/3. Only one of the remaining seven batsman managed to reach double digits.

But Babar kept blasting runs from the other end and was the eighth batsman out with the score 328 in the 50th over.

He struck 14 boundaries and four sixes during his innings.
Carse was the best England bowler on display as he claimed five wickets for 61 in his 10 overs.

Brief scores: Pakistan 331/9 in 50 overs (Imam-ul-Haq 56, Babar Azam 158, M Rizwan 74; Brydon Carse 5/61).

England 332/7 in 48 overs (Phil Salt 37, James Vince 102, Ben Stokes 32, Lewis Gregory 77; Haris Rauf 4/65).

Continue Reading


Corona hit – India-Lanka ODI matches were postponed for four days




Corona hit - India-Lanka ODI matches were postponed for four days

India’s tour of Sri Lanka has hit a roadblock after two Covid-19 positive cases in the home team’s camp delayed the start of the ODI series by at least four days, and canceled due to more cases. The possibility has been left open. Sri Lankan batting coach Grant Flower and the team’s performance analyst Shirantha Niroshna have both tested positive and the entire team that arrived from England this week has been put in isolation.

Though both the boards have not made any official statement yet, it seems that all the six matches will be played within a period of 10-11 days if there is no scope for any more positive cases. There are also concerns that the series could be called off if more positive cases emerge in the Sri Lankan camp. This means that the Indian team, which has already spent 12 days in Sri Lanka, will have to return home without playing a single match.

The tentative dates for the ODIs have been set as July 17, 19 and 21. The report states that the T20 Internationals will be played on July 24, 25 and 27. However, neither Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) nor the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has given any confirmation regarding the dates.

Continue Reading


Indonesia lacks oxygen, seeks help as virus cases rise




Indonesia lacks oxygen, seeks help as virus cases rise

Just two months ago, Indonesia came forward to India’s aid with thousands of tanks of oxygen. Today, the Southeast Asian country is running out of oxygen as it grapples with a devastating wave of coronavirus cases and the government is seeking emergency supplies from other countries, including Singapore and China.

Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, the government minister in charge of Indonesia’s pandemic response, said a shipment of more than 1,000 oxygen cylinders, concentrators, ventilators and other health equipment arrived from Singapore on Friday, followed by another 1,000 ventilators from Australia.

In addition, Pandjaitan said, Indonesia plans to purchase 36,000 tons of oxygen and 10,000 concentrators — equipment that generates oxygen — from neighboring Singapore. He said he was in contact with China and other possible oxygen sources. The US and the United Arab Emirates have also offered help.

Overall, Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country, has reported more than 2.4 million infections and 63,760 deaths from COVID-19. Those figures are widely believed to be a huge undercount due to low testing and poor tracing measures. On Thursday, Indonesia reported nearly 39,000 confirmed cases, its biggest single-day jump.

Indonesia’s hospitals have been flooded, with increasing numbers of sick people in isolation at home or waiting to receive emergency care. In Indonesia’s most populous island, Java, hospitals began setting up temporary intensive care units in mid-June. Many patients are waiting for several days to get admitted. Oxygen tanks rolled on the sidewalks for the lucky few, while others were told they’d have to find their own.

The city’s deputy mayor Yaya Mulyana said emergency rooms at a public hospital in Bandung city were closed earlier this week amid panic buying over rising infections in the West Java provincial capital.

“The panicked people bought oxygen tanks, though they didn’t need them yet,” said Muliana. “This has exhausted the supply of oxygen.”

At a hospital in Yogyakarta in central Java, 63 COVID-19 patients died in one day – 33 of them during its central liquid oxygen supply, although the hospital switched to using oxygen cylinders was, spokesman Banu Harmawan said.

When a brutal outbreak ravaged the country, Indonesia donated 3,400 oxygen cylinders and concentrators to India. As its own cases rose, Jakarta scrapped plans to send another 2,000 oxygen concentrators to India in late June. The daily requirement of oxygen has reached 1,928 tonnes per day. According to government data, the total available production capacity of the country is 2,262 tonnes per day.

“I asked for 100% oxygen first for medical purposes, which means all industrial allocation should be shifted to medical,” said Panjaitan, a minister in the government. “We are racing against time, we have to act fast.”

Noting the rapid spread of the highly contagious delta variant, he warned that Indonesia could face a worst-case scenario with 50,000 cases a day. The next two weeks will be crucial, he said.

The industry ministry responded by issuing a decree that all oxygen supplies be sent to hospitals packed with coronavirus patients and asked industry players to cooperate.

Oxygen is used to make many products including textiles, plastics and vehicles. Oil refineries, chemical makers and steel makers also use it. But industry leaders are clamoring to support government efforts to maximize supplies for hospitals.

The government has redirected oxygen supplies from industrial plants at Morowali in Central Sulawesi, Balikpapan on the island of Borneo, and Belawan and Batam on the island of Sumatra, Pandjaitan said. Small oxygen industries have also been directed to produce pharmaceutical oxygen.

Continue Reading


Copyright © 2021 DigitalGaliyara (OPC) Private Limited