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WATCH: Melbourne Renegades skipper Nick Maddinson’s 101-meter monstrous six in Big Bash League

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WATCH: Melbourne Renegades skipper Nick Maddinson’s 101-meter monstrous six in Big Bash League

Melbourne Renegades skipper Nick Maddinson laid a solid foundation that helped his side to defeat the Sydney Thunder by 4 wickets in the seventh match of the ongoing 12th season of the Big Bash League.

Thunder speedster Gurinder Sandhu made an early blow by dismissing the Renegades wicketkeeper batter Sam Harper (0) cheaply in the first over itself. At the Docklands Stadium yesterday, Maddinson was the apex of their batting in the first half before Aaron Finch grabbed center stage.

Maddinson slammed the longest six of the BBL 12 in the eight over off-spinner Cameron Green while chasing a target of 174 runs. Having barely survived on the previous delivery, Maddinson hit Thunder spinner Chris Green for a 101-meter six. The left-handed hitter performed an archetypal slog, getting down on one knee before slamming the off-spinner through midwicket for a magnificent strike. 

Watch it here:

Aaron Finch’s vital innings against Sydney Thunder

On a Sunday night, the 30-year-old cricketer, who had a strike rate of 139.28, was his team’s second-best batter after hitting 39 (28) runs. After facing just one pitch in each of the first two overs, Maddinson blasted Sandhu for a soaring six on the first pitch of the third over, giving him and Jake Fraser-McGurk (24), who also scored 22, a total of 22 runs from Sandhu’s second over.

In a rare occurrence, Melbourne finds itself in second place on the points table after a successful start to their BBL 2022–23 season. Those who have watched Renegades for the past three seasons understand how important a strong start is for them.

Finch struck a match-winning 70* (43) with seven fours and two sixes for his 74th T20I and 23rd BBL half-century. Finch struck Sandhu for a six before sprinting a few runs twice to complete a 175-run chase with one ball remaining. His side needed 10 runs in four balls to win the match.

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