A frightening six-shot display of the young Ollie Davies pistol led the Sydney Thunder to a BBL victory over the Melbourne Renegades.
Sent to bat by Renegades skipper Aaron Finch, Davies’ brutal hit of 48 led the Thunder’s efforts as they amassed a first-innings total of 8-209 on their 20 overs.
The Renegades never embarked on their chase, losing the early wickets before finally being sacked for just 80 points, leading to a 129-point victory in Thunder.
After a breathtaking opening partnership between Usman Khawaja (34 of 18) and Alex Hales (35 of 21) set the stage for the Thunder, Davies got the upper hand.
The 20-year-old hit six of five straight deliveries before finally being sacked by Will Sutherland on 48 of 23 deliveries.
The Thunder hit their disheartening tally despite a Renegades team hat-trick, with Kane Richardson picking up two of three wickets
In response, Finch was the only man to reach 20, with nine of the Renegades’ XIs failing to hit double digits.
Young gun Tanveer Sangha led the Thunder with 4-14 on 3.2 overs, while Kiwi paceman Adam Milne finished with 2-21 on three overs.