First real big score with the heat coming up with 180. Debutant Bowler with economy of 16 and a bit set up a big score, dropped catches from Tremain early and Finch late didn't help, great strike rates from Lynn, Reardon, Cutting and Hopes.
Still, if anyone can chase it down, it's the Renegades "Magnificent 7" so they have been dubbed.
White smashed a 6, both took the next 3 balls as lazy singles when they could have pushed for two, lethargy occurs, both gone in balls 5 and 6.
Heat should have this witn 2 new batsmen, albeit 2 very good ones.
EDIT: Me and my big mouth. Nice over from D'Wayne Bravo sees them need 5 off the last, despite throwing his bat over the inner ring on the last ball.
EDIT2: Wade negotiated a nice last 3 balls. Selfishly, I'd like to see one of the test Bowlers back in the red, white and black. Tremain and Rimington are decent bowlers, good 2nd and 3rd options, but I was hoping at least one of the others were there too.
Those two wides in the 19th over didn't help the Heat. The one on the offside was harsh, but the one down the leg side was poor. Could have had Bravo run out with a decent return to the keeper as well.
That's some batting lineup that the Renegades have. Some inexperience from the Heat bowlers/fieldsmen as well.
I reckon CA have made a mistake scheduling the Sixers match at 4.30pm today in Sydney. Bright sunny Sunday with the choice of going to the beach. Suspect the crowd will be down on usual home games - if they wanted this game at 4.30, Hobart would have been a more logical choice.
Pieterson absolutely changed the dynamic of the match. 51 off 4 overs becomes 27 off 3 overs and that's gone from a Thunder should win if they don't fuck up to the Stars should win if they don't fuck it up.