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Matt Renshaw played a heroic knock to take his side over the line on the last ball of the innings with a boundary.

Rohit Kumar
Jan 16, 2023 15:13 IST
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Melbourne Stars and Brisbane Heat clashed against each other in the 44th match of Big Bash League 2022-23 on Monday in the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne. Matt Renshaw played a heroic knock to take his side over the line on the last ball of the innings with a boundary and helped the team to win the match by wickets, it's not easy as there are a lot of nerves involved but Renshaw rose to the occasion.

Beau Webster bowled a slower ball on a fullish length in middle, Renshaw shuffled, kneeled, and scooped it calmly over short fine leg. The fielder ran hard from short fine, and put in a dive near the fence but comes second best. Renshaw got a hug from his partner and he had a big smile on his face.

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Talking about the Big Bash League match, Heat won the toss and opted to bowl first. They dismissed the first two Stars’ batters on the score of just 29 runs. At the halfway stage, they were reeling at 67 for 3, but Beau Webster rallied them with a 34-ball 36, but both he and Nathan Coulter-Nile were sent packing during the batting surge, needing Larkin to hold one end up and boost the score towards the final couple of overs. 47 runs off the final 4 overs and the Stars had a total of 160 runs to defend.

Matt Renshaw's played a match-winning knock

Michael Neser was brilliant with the ball as he took 4 wickets while conceding only 25 runs in his 4 overs quota. Chasing the target, Heat lost two wickets in the Powerplay as the hosts were bowling well. But, Renshaw came in and kept the scoreboard ticking, playing according to the field and taking calculated risks. Brisbane kept losing wickets but Renshaw was cool as a cucumber in the tense situations. He ensured that his side doesn't fall behind and was at par with the asking rate.

Some unnecessary shots resulted in wickets. Meanwhile, Renshaw was dropped once and a run-out chance against him was missed, that perhaps cost the hosts the game. With this thrilling win, the Brisbane side keep their hopes alive for qualifying for the Playoffs.

Here's how the fans reacted: