Bravo shines with ball in Big Bash
GEELONG, Australia (CMC):
Another outstanding spell from medium pacer Dwayne Bravo helped Melbourne Renegades to their third win of the Australian Big Bash, when they comfortably brushed aside Sydney Sixers by eight wickets yesterday.
Playing at the Simonds Stadium, Renegades restricted Sixers to 111 for eight off their 20 overs, with South African Johan Botha top-scoring with an unbeaten 32 off 23 deliveries.
Nic Maddinson chipped in with 24 from 28 deliveries, and England's Sam Billings, 22 from 26 balls.
Yet again, Bravo was at the forefront of the attack, claiming three for 29 from his four overs to cripple the Sixers innings.
He accounted for opener Jason Roy for five at 11 for two in the fourth over, caught by Aaron Finch at mid-off.
Bravo was also sharp in the field, running out Maddinson with a direct hit from short third man in the 13th over, before returning towards the end of the innings to collect another brace of wickets.
In reply, Renegades sped to their target in the 16th over with captain Finch striking 51, and Cameron White, an unbeaten 49.
Finch faced 38 balls and counted six fours and two sixes, while White struck five fours and a six in a 45-ball innings, the pair adding 91 for the second wicket.
When Finch fell via the run out route in the 14th over, Bravo (six not out) arrived at the crease to see the Renegades home.