Melbourne Renegades’ explosive hitter Andre Russell smacked a monster six into the spectators at the Simonds Stadium in Geelong against Brisbane Heat in the ongoing BBL On Wednesday, December 21. Fans have already seen quite a few intriguing matches in the top-tier league since it resumed play, and the trend is anticipated to last all the way through the competition.
The Jamaican all-rounder and Renegades batter Russell, also known as “Dre Russ,” attracted notice for hitting a 103-meter six in one of the games. The powerful batter launched a huge shot over the bowler’s head, which ended up travelling a few rows back.
Russell struck out against James Bazley on the third delivery of the tenth over, sending the ball into the stands. The West Indies hitter perfectly timed the ball to hit a huge one after Bazley delivered a half-volley.
Here’s the video of Russell’s monstrous hit:
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Andre Russell entered the field when the Renegades were 9/4 following a hat-trick of scalps by Brisbane Heat bowler Michael Neser, who had ripped through the top order. In the end, Neser claimed four wickets in the match, almost winning it for the Melbourne team.
Russell’s innings of 57 runs off 42 balls, nevertheless, tipped the balance in the Renegades’ favour. Additionally, Russell and Aaron Finch combined for 81 runs for the fifth wicket, with the latter remaining unbeaten on 31 runs off 43 balls, which featured two fours and a maximum.
Akeal Hosein contributed a crucial innings of 30 runs off 19 balls, which helped the Melbourne Renegades win the game. The Nic Maddinson-led Renegades secured their third straight victory in the ongoing campaign with only four balls remaining. With three games played and three victories, the Renegades and Adelaide Strikers are the two teams at the top of the standings.