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Match Report vs. Scorchers

09 January 2018

The Melbourne Renegades have suffered another loss to their rivals from the West on Monday night at the WACA.

Despite chasing an imposing total of 186 runs for victory, the Scorchers were led to victory by the batting heroics of Ashton Turner and David Willey.

Turner and Willey combined for a devastating 87 runs off just 46 balls, with Turner finishing the day with a top score of 70 runs off 32 balls including five sixes and three fours.

It wasn’t all bad signs for the Renegades, with the in-form Cameron White continuing his dominance at the crease.

After losing captain Aaron Finch early in the piece, White showed great composure to bat his way through the dangerous Mitchell Johnson overs, before unleashing to finish the innings with 68* runs off 55 balls.

The Victorian’s total sees him climb to the number one position on the ‘top scorer’ chart for BBL07.

White found great support in fellow teammate, Marcus Harris, whose quick-fire 48 off 28 showcasing the opening batsman’s talent.

However, it was the batting of Tom Cooper who stole the show from the Renegades.

Having not batted since the last time the two teams met back in December, Cooper showed exactly what he was capable of – and further demonstrated the depth of the Renegades’ batting list.

After making just 16 runs from his first 22 balls, Cooper exploded to unleash a flurry of runs and finish with 57 runs from 34 balls – his final 41 runs coming from just 12 balls.

Cooper and White would combine for 10 overs of entertainment, adding 98 runs to the Renegades total.

Mohammad Nabi again led the bowling attack for the Renegades, and struck early to remove the Scorchers’ dangerman Michael Klinger, early in the innings.

The Afghani’s variations of pace, spin and line often left the opposition team confused as they struggled to capitalise off his four over spell.

Fast-bowler Kane Richardson was also handy in attack yielding 1/32 from his four overs.

The Renegades will now turn their attention to Friday’s upcoming Derby against the rival Melbourne Stars.

You can secure your tickets for Friday's game here.

In what’s expected to be a sell-out game, the Renegades will look to repeat their heroics from last week when they celebrated a comprehensive victory at the MCG.