Thunder too good for Gades in Canberra | Melbourne Renegades

While it was a tough loss for the Gades, there were a couple of key performances which stood out on a cold night in the nation’s capital.

 

Sutherland continues superb season

 

Will Sutherland is making the BBL|12 season one to remember, with yet another outstanding display in red.

 

Batting at No. 7, the tall right-hander came to the crease are 5-85 before finding himself as the last recognised batter in the final over, with the Renegades sitting at 8-116.

However, Sutherland would inject some momentum into the Gades, taking 26 off the final over with three sixes and a four to se this side to 9-142, the only wicket coming from a runout off the final delivery.

 

While his side wouldn’t be able to get over the line, Sutherland was tidy with ball in hand also, finishing with 0-20 off three overs, continuing his impressive season with both bat and ball.

 

Rocchiccioli shines on debut

 

Flight, guile and superb changes of pace, Corey Rocchiccioli was immense in his debut game for the Renegades.

 

The West Australian off-spinner had come into the side for his first game of the season, and was tight in his first two overs, but it was his third where he spun the game on its head.

 

He started with the massive wicket of David Warner, skying a catch to Will Sutherland to give Rocchiccioli his first wicket in red, before the very next ball snaring Ollie Davies with a fantastic grab by Matt Critchley at short mid-wicket to put himself on a hat-trick.

 

Despite not securing the hat-trick, he nearly had the wicket of Gilkes at the end of his third, and finished with figures of 2-25 off four in a positive debut for the 25-year-old tweaker.

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