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The Melbourne Renegades have snapped a seven-game losing streak with a six wicket win with one ball in hand but it’s come after some brilliant sportsmanship from Adelaide Strikers skipper Alex Carey. The sides had a spiteful match just three days ago but Australian teammates and respective captains Aaron Finch and Carey have ensured a…

The Melbourne Renegades have snapped a seven-game losing streak with a six wicket win with one ball in hand but it’s come after some brilliant sportsmanship from Adelaide Strikers skipper Alex Carey.

The sides had a spiteful match just three days ago but Australian teammates and respective captains Aaron Finch and Carey have ensured a fair match after an error with the first innings Power Surge.

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It was the start of the 14th over when Alex Carey told the umpires that he was taking the Power Surge and the Renegades skipper Aaron Finch brought his fielders in for the power play having seen Carey making the call.

However he hadn’t seen the umpire hadn’t seen Carey’s call and the Power Surge wasn’t signalled.

Carey even confirmed with a thumbs up, while Finch yelled out in confirmation “Power Surge?” to the Strikers captain.

But despite this, the umpires didn’t call the surge.

With two fielders out, Alex Carey slammed two sixes and a two.

After the first six, Shane Warne in commentary was ready to step in as he realised the umpires hadn’t called the Power Surge.

The fielders were still all up as Carey took full toll but after the third ball of confusion for the commentators, Finch and Carey tried to work it out with the umpires.

“They called the Surge,” Finch said.

“Nothing’s been communicated to us,” one of the umpires said.

“Yes he did, he stood there in the middle of the wicket, they just showed it on the big screen,” Finch added.

The umpire replied: “Just from us, we’ve had no communication whatsoever.”

Finch was fuming and Carey stopped the game and corrected the leger that it was a Surge.

He offered Finch a fist bump and said “play it as a Surge?”

Finch: “But you called it.”

Carey: “Yep, 100 per cent. They just showed it on the replay so you’re fine.”

The umpire was then given a message over his headset and they corrected it, calling the Power Surge after three balls.

Carey could have just said that the umpires hadn’t called it, tough luck, but took the high road.

The commentators spoke to Finch after it had been all worked out.

“Clearly, we’ve got two blokes out on the boundary, not sure it’d be tactically the smartest play in the 14th over,” he said. “But King (Warne), you’re all about aggression aren’t you? Get ’em up and see what happens.

“To Alex’s credit there, he said ‘yeah we called it, if you haven’t called it, can we just play this as the Surge’?”

Not sure how it is possible umpires can not notice power surge has been called #BBL10

— Daniel Brettig (@danbrettig) January 8, 2021

Shane Warne said it was the right call.

“It could have been very easy there for them to say ‘it’s not our fault the umpire didn’t signal it, we told him’,” Warne said. “Great sportsmanship from Carey and it’s good that common sense and the right thing happened.”

Andrew Symonds added: “Common sense isn’t very common but Alex Carey, he’s got a ton of it.”

Carey was out for 42 off 25 balls at the end of the Power Surge, which the Strikers took for 32 runs.

The Strikers were 2/136 after 15 overs.

But the Strikers then lost 5/41 off the final 30 balls with Andrew Symonds claiming the Strikers “left 25 runs out there” after Phil Salt’s 59 off 41 balls got the Strikers off to a great start.

It proved to be the case with Mohammad Nabi slamming 71 not out off 41 balls as he and Jake Fraser-McGuirk’s 23-ball 29 not out guided the Renegades home with a ball to spare.

While the Renegades lost Finch for 14, Melbourne were ahead at the halfway point, hitting 3/86 to claim the first extra point.

Rashid Khan got a lucky one when Jack Prestwidge was deceived by three straight wrong’uns which hit the pads, with the third being given out despite ball tracker showing it would have likely needed a fourth stump to clip the wicket.

But Nabi and Fraser-McGuirk got the Renegades home.

There will be some concern for Peter Siddle after a Fraser-McGuirk drive left the star nursing his left hand and likely needing scans as he was in plenty of pain.

Ouch! 😫

Peter Siddle looks in some serious pain after copping this on the follow-through #BBL10 pic.twitter.com/AZqhTxK7U0

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Andrew McMurtry

If the Renegades with, it will be off Mohammad Nabi’s bat.

The star pummelled a massive six to bring up the milestone.

It took just 28 balls and he’s kept the Renegades ahead of the match.

28 needed off 18 balls.


Andrew McMurtry

The Renegades are taking it to the Strikers here but Rashid Khan has got very lucky.

The Strikers spinner had Jack Prestwidge baffled and unable to pick the star’s wrong’un.

But after two appeals, the third straight LBW appeal has been given out.

Only it was going well down leg side.

Three strikes… Rashid Khan might be giving Jack Prestwidge nightmares tonight!#BBL10 | @BKTtires pic.twitter.com/BT8O3aDzA8

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It’s another bad umpiring call after a bad umpiring season.

That was Super International Cricket areas.

Just keep appealing and you’ll get one #bbl10

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Andrew McMurtry

The Melbourne Renegades have claimed an all-important Bash Boost point by reaching 3/86.

If the side claims the win, it moves to nine points for the season, still seven points out of fifth but with some hope of turning it around.

The Renegades are the only team really struggling as even the Perth Scorchers in seventh are just one win outside the top five.


Andrew McMurtry

Aaron Finch has been left fuming after he was the first Renegade out for 14.

The Australian white-ball captain appeared to be saying “How?” when he was given out LBW to Wes Agar.

He appeared to believe he’d hit it, but replays didn’t really show an edge.

And the ball would have been flicking the top of the bails.

But Finch thumped his pads as he fumed over the decision.

After the first four overs, the Renegades were 1/35.

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Andrew McMurtry

The Melbourne Renegades will have another big chase on their hands after the Adelaide Strikers smashed 7/177 off the 20 overs.

The side was cruising at 1/136 with two balls left in the Power Surge at the end of the 15th over when Alex Carey got himself out for 42 off 25 balls.

It sparked somewhat of a slow down as the Strikers were unable to get over 200, which they seemed destined for.

The side lost six wickets in the final 5.2 overs and limped to 7/177.

Phil Salt led the way with 59 off 42 but was out on the same score as Carey as the Strikers slumped to 3/136.Jake Weatherald’s 19 and Jono Wells’ 16 not out got the side up there but it could have been so much better.

Can the Renegades claim a second win for the tournament?


Andrew McMurtry

The umpires have been at the middle of another BBL controversy but cooler heads have prevailed as Strikers captain Alex Carey corrected the error.

At the start of the 14th over, Alex Carey told the umpires that he was taking the Power Surge and the Renegades skipper Aaron Finch brought his fielders in for the power play.

Carey even showed the umpire and confirmed with a thumbs up, while Aaron Finch yelled out in confirmation “Power Surge?”

But despite this, the umpires didn’t call the surge.

With two fielders out, Alex Carey slammed two sixes and a two.

After the first six, Shane Warne in commentary was ready to step in as he realised the umpires hadn’t called the Power Surge.

The fielders were still all up as Carey took full toll but after the third ball of confusion for the commentators, Finch and Carey tried to work it out with the umpires.

“They called the Surge,” Finch said.

“Nothing’s been communicated to us,” one of the umpires said.

“Yes he did, he stood there in the middle of the wicket, they just showed it on the big screen,” Finch added.

The umpire replied: “Just from us, we’ve had no communication whatsoever.”

Finch was fuming and Carey stopped the game and corrected the leger that it was a Surge.

He offered Finch a fist bump and said “play it as a Surge?”

Finch: “But you called it.”

Carey: “Yep, 100 per cent. They just showed it on the replay so you’re fine.”

Finch said after Phil Salt entered the fray: “You reckon I’m going just two out?”

The umpire was then given a message over his headset and they corrected it, calling the Power Surge after three balls.

The commentators spoke to Finch after it had been all worked out.

“Clearly, we’ve got two blokes out on the boundary, not sure it’d be tactically the smartest play in the 14th over,” he said. “But King (Warne), you’re all about aggression aren’t you? Get ’em up and see what happens.

“To Alex’s credit there, he said ‘yeah we called it, if you haven’t called it, can we just play this as the Surge’?”

Not sure how it is possible umpires can not notice power surge has been called #BBL10

— Daniel Brettig (@danbrettig) January 8, 2021

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Andrew Symonds added: “Common sense isn’t very common but Alex Carey, he’s got a ton of it.”

Carey was out for 42 off 25 balls at the end of the Power Surge, which the Strikers took for 32 runs.

The Strikers were 2/136 after 15 overs.


Andrew McMurtry

At the halfway mark, the Strikers are motoring along well to 1/82 off 10 overs.

Phil Salt is on 43 off 28 balls with Alex Carey on five off nine balls.

Matthew Renshaw is the only wicket to fall so far having scored 30 off 23 balls.


Andrew McMurtry

Things got heated the last time the Strikers and the Renegades met and Adelaide skipper Alex Carey didn’t like it.

Richardson was chirpy early in the Renegades’ 60-run defeat after removing Strikers opener Phil Salt.
The Strikers appeared ready to return the favour when Richardson holed out late in the Renegades’ innings.
After taking an easy catch at deep cover, Renshaw clearly called “f*** off, Richo”, prompting a spirited reaction from Richardson as he left the field.

Fox Cricket’s Michael Hussey argued it was “not a good look for the game”.

“But they’re professional sportspeople, their emotions get high and sometimes you get hot under the collar,” Hussey said.

But speaking on RSN 927AM, Carey told the Breakfast Club that he didn’t love the send off, despite the theatre of it.

“It [tension] was brewing a little bit … I don’t really love seeing it once someone’s out,” he said.

“I think once the batter is dismissed it’s probably time to move on from that contest and maybe it was a lingering around a little bit too long.”

He also gave fresh insight into how it happened.

“Everyone seems to like to send ‘Salty’ [Strikers batsman Phil Salt] off when he gets out … for some reason he’s normally on the end of a little send-off, that was brewing, and I think ‘Renners’ jumped on the back of that and when we got Kane out there was obviously a few words spoken,” Carey said.

“It’s about showing emotion and then letting it stay on the field and the boys did that, we had dinner in a pretty shared area and there was no food fights after either.”

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