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Holder pulls off a stunning win over Melbourne Renegades

Jason Holder hogged the limelight in the wake of his batting masterclass against Melbourne Renegades in the 18th match of the Big Bash League in Queensland. At one stage, Sydney Sixers never looked like going for a victory as Renegades kept them in check.

However, they failed to keep Holder silent as the Caribbean took the bowling attack to the cleaners and steered Sydney Sixers to a stunning victory. Sixers were in all sorts of trouble when the required rate climbed high.

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The Sixers required 16 runs off the last over. Holder who retained the strike didn’t hit a run off Will Sutherland’s bowling in the first ball. However, the West Indies skipper tried to mount pressure on the opposition by taking 2 quick runs.

Holder knew the job was still undone with 14 runs required off 4 balls. The powerful man pulled off a sensational display with the bat as he hit 2 fours in the next 2 balls. Sixers breathed a sigh of relief as the equation was reduced to 6 runs off the last 2 balls.

The Caribbean hit a magnificent six to help his team complete a thrilling victory. With this win, they go on top of the table. They secured 16 points from 5 games. They won 4 games and lost just once in the campaign so far.

After the game, cricket fraternity showered praise on Holder for his batting exploits. Not only he scored crucial runs for the team but also took a wicket for his side when it mattered the most.

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Sydney Sixers won the game by 2 wickets. Holder was named the man of the match for his all-round performance. The 29-year-old all-rounder scored an unbeaten 33 off 18 balls including 3 fours and 2 sixes to his name.

Earlier, Melbourne Renegades won the toss and opted to bat first. They posted 168/6 in their allotted quota of 20 overs. Shaun Marsh was the pick of the batsmen for the Renegades as he scored 67 including 5 fours and 2 sixes.

Daniel Christian and Carlos Brathwaite took 2 wickets apiece. Holder and Ben Manenti took a wicket each. In reply, Sixers aced the run-chase in 19.5 overs. Josh Philippe scored 48 off 30 balls (8 fours). Jordan Silk scored 31 off 23 balls

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