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Bravo's five floors 'Canes in Hobart

21 December 2017

West Indian allrounder takes five before White and Harris lead Renegades to comfortable win

The score: Hobart Hurricanes 8-164 (Short 34, McDermott 34; Bravo 5-28) lost to Melbourne Renegades (White 79no, Harris 50; Archer 2-17) by seven wickets with nine balls to spare

The match in a tweet: 'Canes crushed by Bravo's boys as Renegades roll into round two with the win #BBL07

White lights up Hobart with unbeaten 79

The hero: He's the enigmatic West Indian 'DJ' who also happens to be pretty handy at the game of cricket, and Dwayne Bravo wasted no time making his mark on BBL|07. The 34-year-old Trinidadian pulled out his usual tricks – slower ball, quicker yorker, surprise bouncer – to bamboozle the 'Canes to the tune of 5-28 and snuff out what looked like a promising total.

Dwayne puts pain on Canes with high five

The support cast: Marcus Harris (50 off 34) and Cameron White (79no off 59) put on a century stand in quick time to make an eight-an-over run chase look relatively simple and take much of the sting out of the contest. The two came together in the first over after the fall of Aaron Finch, and weren't separated until the score read 2-117 in the 14th over. It was Harris who went, while White hung around to finish the job with his usual class.

Harris helps himself to an even half-century

The consolation effort: No-one in Australia knew much about Barbados product Jofra Archer before this match but a double-wicket maiden – which momentarily rocked the visitors – could earn the fast-bowling allrounder cult status on the Apple Isle, while young Hobart guns D'Arcy Short and Ben McDermott again showcased their hitting ability with 34 apiece.

Archer hits bulls-eye with double-wicket maiden

The victim: Kane Richardson won't enjoy the replays and thank goodness he was OK, because this could have been nasty…

Richardson slips into trouble in Hobart

The moment: It wasn't decisive in the contest but for fans of cricket technology, this was awesome – 'Canes 'keeper Matthew Wade's helmet cam gave us quite the view of this catch.

Helmet cam classic as Wade foils Finch

The stat: Bravo took his 400th T20 wicket, which is well ahead of Lasith Malinga (331) as the most by any bowler in the format overall and the first five-wicket haul by a Renegades player.

The turning point: Ben McDermott had plonked Brad Hogg for 21 from an over and looked in serious nick, threatening even to repeat his ridiculous hundred from last year's corresponding fixture. Enter Bravo (yes, there's a theme tonight) who induced the false stroke, got the wicket, and swung the contest in the Renegades' favour.

Young pup McDermott gets 21 over old dog Hogg

The silly point: Is there anything RT Ponting can't do? Quality gag, this one.

The Cameo: Brad Hodge has still got it. The 42-year-old is back in red and back hammering sixes - two of them tonight in a quick-fire 21no to close out the contest. 

Hodge wastes no time in Renegades return

The Fantasy wrap: Bravo's high five would have left plenty of Fantasy players delighted – it earned him 122 points, which was the top result ahead of White (97) and Archer (84). Harris, Short, Mohammad Nabi and McDermott all earned in excess of 50 points, proving themselves already to be savvy pick-ups.

The next stops: The Renegades host first-up winners Brisbane Heat at Etihad in the second match of Saturday's BBL doubleheader, while the Hurricanes enjoy an extended break before a visit from Sydney Thunder on December 30.   


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