The Snapshot: Skipper Tom Cooper once again won the bat flip and decided the Renegades would field first. A solid start with the ball saw the first wicket fall with the score at 14, and then things got better when the Renegades took back to back wickets leaving the Sixers 3-25(6). The back end of the innings saw the score move to 132 at the end of the 20 overs. The standout with the ball for the Renegades was Kane Richardson, picking up figures of 3-22(4). Richardson was supported well by Jack Wildermuth as he continued to impress with the ball, 2-22(4). In reply it was debutant Mackenzie Harvey and Tim Ludeman opening the batting. The pair got off to a great start hitting the boundary consistently before Ludeman went for 10(10). Cameron White batted at three but was dismissed for one, whilst Harvey quickly found his feet at this level. Harvey was the next to go for a well-made 30(25), showing he is an exciting prospect for the Renegades. From here the innings came to a halt, with wickets falling at regular intervals. Some exciting late hitting from Cameron Boyce saw the score move to 9-99 at the end of the match.
The Key Moment: The key moment in the match for the Renegades was between the overs of eight and 15. During this period of play, the Renegades lost 4-23 and just couldn’t regain the early innings momentum.
The Key Player: On debut, Makenzie Harvey showed quickly why he has been seen as one of the next big things in Australian Cricket. The left hander opened the batting and showed great intent early striking two boundaries in the opening over. A highlight was his slog sweep for six over mid-wicket off former Australian spinner Steve O’Keefe. Eventually he was dismissed for 30 but the signs are there for Harvey.
Up Next: The Renegades will be looking to jump back on the winners list quickly as the Melbourne Derby is the next stop for the team in red. At the MCG on January 1, the Renegades will have a point to prove and have the wood on the Stars at the MCG as of recent times.