Redbacks cruise to crushing Big Bash win
The West End Redbacks cruised to a crushing 91 run victory over the Victorian Bushrangers to make it three wins out of three in this years KFC Big Bash.
Facing a mammoth run chase of 203 the Bushranger collapsed losing there first 5 wickets for just 25 runs to leave the Redbacks poised to register a quick victory.
Brad Hodge (0), Matthew Wade (4), Cameron White (0), Andrew McDonald (5) and Dwayne Bravo (7) were blown away by the Redbacks with only David Hussey offering any sort of resistant hitting 2 fours and a six before he departed for 14.
By the time Aaron Finch and Glen Maxwell met at the crease the Bushrangers were 56-6 and in total disarray. The pair started to fight back sharing a partnership of 24 before Maxwell was bowled by Daniel Christian.
The damage had already been down earlier in the Bushrangers innings and with Maxwell gone the tail soon folded to hand the victory to the Redbacks.
Ealier, Graham Manour won the toss for the Redbacks and he decided to bat first. Harris and Manour enjoyed an opening partnership of 56 before Harris was caught by Glen Maxwell of the bowling of Andrew McDonald.
Manou soon followed as the Redbacks started to wobble. Tom Cooper (11), Mark Cosgrove (15), Shahid Afridi and Cameron Christian (21) were all unable to build on their positive starts.
With the middle order failing to fire it was left to Kieron Pollard to smash his way to a 22 ball 52 to give the Redbacks a defendable total.