STR vs REN Live Score: Adelaide Strikers moved to number three on the table after beating Melbourne Renegades by 20 runs on Tuesday. The Strikers put in a sensational batting performance as they notched a gigantic score of 202 runs in the first innings. Short and Gibson started off wonderfully as the dup forged a 63-run association for the opening wicket.
They were taking the game away but the Renegades managed to claim a wicket in the form of Gibson (24 off 19) right after the powerplay. One ball later, Ruwantha Kellepotha also sent Short (38 off 22) back to the hut to bring his team back into the game.
However, little did they know what was about to follow. Chris Lynn played yet another sensational knock with the bat as he blazed his way to a 69-run knock in just 37 balls, including 5 fours and 3 sixes. Adam Hose (33 off 26) and Colin de Grandhomme (32 off 16) also made handy contributions with the bat.
For the Melbourne Renegades, Ruwantha Kellepotha (2 for 32) was the pick of the bowlers. In pursuit of the target, they didn’t make a great start. Both the openers, Guptill (14 off 12) and Marcus Harris (8 off 10) got out cheaply.
Renegades’ middle order fell short of 20 runs
But Sam Harper kept the team’s hopes alive with a 36-ball 63-run knock, including 3 fours and 4 sixes. Skipper, Aaron Finch failed to hit the straps. Jonathan Wells (26 off 21), Mathew Critchley (33 off 19), and Will Sutherland (31 off 14) fought hard but the Renegades were still 20 runs short of the target.
Skipper, Mathew Short also was brilliant with the bat as he returned with two vital wickets while giving away just 26 runs in 4 overs.