Bash Brothers, bowlers power Heat to massive 101-run win over Renegades
Brisbane Heat's Bash Brothers put on a show in Geelong, driving the visitors to a thumping 101-run win over Melbourne Renegades.
Sent in to bat first, the Heat piled on 4-192 - the third-highest total of the season - before bowling out the hapless Renegades for 91 off 17.5 overs.
It is the second-highest BBL defeat by runs after Melbourne Stars' 112-run victory over the Renegades in the 2015-16 season.
Brendon McCullum (69) and Chris Lynn (66 not out) were in typically blistering form but it was the Heat's newest big-hitting specialist, 19-year-old opener Max Bryant, who had the visitors firing from the start.
Bryant (44 of 24 balls) reeled off four consecutive boundaries as one-time Test paceman Joe Mennie went for 23 runs off his second over.
Mennie was hastily removed from the Renegades' attack but the damage continued as the Heat raced to 0-65 off five overs.
Bryant eventually holed out in the deep to Dan Christian's bowling but McCullum was in typically destructive form, smashing five sixes.
Lynn didn't take long to get in the act, scoring four sixes including an outrageous sweep shot over deep backward square-leg.
Matthew Renshaw surprisingly opened the bowling for the Heat with his part-time off-spin and almost had Mackenzie Harvey stumped.
Harvey soon fell to Brendon Doggett, while recalled quick Josh Lalor dismissed Test opener Marcus Harris on two.
Leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson and paceman Doggett each snared three wickets.
Max Bryant was declared man of the match for his impressive show with the bat.