BBL 2019 Final: Fans React As Melbourne Renegades Stun Melbourne Stars to Lift Big Bash League 2018–19 Title
Melbourne Renegades pose with BBL 2018-19 trophy. (Photo Credits: @RenegadesBBL/Twitter)

Melbourne Renegades stunned Melbourne Stars to clinch their maiden Big Bash League (BBL) title. Stars while chasing a target of 146 at one stage were 93/0. However, the Stars lost seven wickets for just 19 runs and that saw them required 28 off the last over to win the contest. It was by then late for Stars to cross the line and Renegades were handed their first BBL title.

With Stars’ openers putting on a 93-run stand, the first breakthrough for Renegades came in 13th over when Cameron Boyce bowled Marcus Stoinis. In next four overs, Stars lost a wicket each and were left tottering at 108/5 after 17 overs. BBL 2019 Final: Aaron Finch Smashes Chair After His Dismissal During Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars T20 Match, Watch Video

In the 18th over, Stars were further dented when Daniel Christian picked two wickets. He first removed Set Gotch and then had Dwayne Bravo caught. All of a sudden, Stars seven down with just 112 runs on board.

From the last two overs, Stars needed 33 runs with just three wickets in hand and all they could manage was 19 runs. And Renegades emerged victorious by 13 runs. It was truly a sensational performance by Renegades bowlers, who never gave up despite openers putting up a mammoth opening stand in chase of such a low target.

Once Renegades scripted the win, fans on Twitter expressed their disbelief.

Indeed a great group!

Chokers?

Confirmed chokers!

Winning moment

Melbourne Stars Renegades win BBL 08

This sums it up!

Put to bat first, Renegades managed to score 145 for five in their allotted 20 overs. Thanks to unbeaten 80-run stand for the sixth between Tom Cooper and Christian, Renegades managed to post a competitive total. Cooper and Christian scored 43 and 38 respectively. BBL 2018-19: Dwayne Bravo Takes a Stunning Catch During Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars T20 Match, Watch Video.

Apart from Christian’s two wickets, Chris Tremain and Boyce picked two wickets apiece as well. Harry Gurney chipped in with a wicket as well. Christian was named Man of the Match for his all-round performance.