Having won the bat flip and choosing to bat first, the Renegades posted 9-142 from their 20 overs. But it wasn’t enough, as the Thunder completed their chase successfully for the loss of just two wickets in the 19th over.
Big finish from the Chief
Will Sutherland came to the crease with plenty of work to do, with the Renegades 5-85 after 13 overs.
An incredible final over from the young gun gave his side something to bowl at. He took 26 runs off the final over, including three sixes.
Sutherland finished with 42 not out from just 23 deliveries, his highest score to date in the BBL.
The Renegades built plenty of pressure early, despite not taking early wickets.
Kane Richardson achieved a rare feat in the second over of the match, bowling a maiden in the powerplay.
The Renegades’ spearhead has delivered the goods in the powerplay this year and was on song again, conceding just five runs in his opening two overs.
Delivering on debut
What a start from first-gamer Corey Rocchiccioli.
The off-spinner picked up the big wicket of David Warner as his first in the BBL and followed up with another key wicket – that of Ollie Davies – next ball.
Rocchiccioli should have had a third, but finished with exceptional figures of 2-25 from four overs in a great start to his career.
Catches win matches
It was a big moment in the game, and one Fawad Ahmed will wish he had again.
Corey Rocchiccioli had the wickets of Warner and Davies, and should have had Matt Gilkes in the same over.
The catch was spilled with Gilkes on 29 – and he went on to make 74 not out to see his side home.
It might not have been game-deciding, but it changed the momentum, as Gilkes and Alex Ross settled to produce an 87-run stand.