Ben Manenti
Ben Manenti (third from left) was chosen as player of the match (Credit: BBL)

Tom Curran starred in an all-round show that helped Sydney Sixers end the winning run of Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League 2018-19 on Saturday.

In a low-scoring affair, Sixers posted 132/7 and then limited Rengades to 99/9 to win by 33 runs at the Marvel Stadium. Curran was the top performer with the ball returning figures of 3/18 and struck an unbeaten 15-ball 23 with two fours to give the final total some decency.

Sixers were left struggling after being asked to bat first and in the Powerplay overs, losing their top three for just 25 runs. The first wicket fell in the third over as Jack Edwards was bowled by Usman Khan for 5.

Two wickets in as many overs left them struggling before captain Moises Henriques and Jordan Silk attempted to bring the innings on track. They succeeded to an extent, but the pressure of a slow scoring rate got to Henriques who fell for a run-a-ball 20. Jordan Silk scored 30 off 33 to finish as the top-scorer before Curran provided some late push.

Kane Richardson was their top bowler, taking 3/22 while Jack Wildermuth chipped in with 2/22.

Renegades must have been hoping to continue their unbeaten run chasing a gettable target. Their start was decent, if not terrible. For the loss of two wickets, they scored 38 in six overs.

At 50/2 in 7.4 overs, they were slightly ahead before a slump followed that effectively ended their chance. They lost four wickets for the addition of 17 runs including that of debutant Mackenzie Harvey who would finish as their top-run getter of the night with 30 off 25. He fell to another debutant Ben Manenti (2/13). Fellow spinner Steve O’Keefe finished with 2/19 while pacer Sean Abbott also took a couple of wickets.

Brief Scores: Sydney Sixers 132/7 (Jordan Silk 30, Tom Curran 23*; Kane Richardson 3/22) beat Melbourne Renegades (Mackenzie Harvey 30; Tom Curran 3/18, Ben Manenti 2/13) by 33 runs