BBL: New Zealand batsman wreaked havoc, robbed fair of half-century, made a comeback in the national team
This player has not played any international match for New Zealand since 2020 and now with this stormy innings, this player must have caught the attention of the selectors.
Colin Munro has three centuries to his name in T20 Internationals.
Perth Scorchers won the Big Bash League on Sunday. They defeated Melbourne Renegades by eight wickets in the 21st match of the league. Batting first, Melbourne Renegades scored 151 runs for the loss of eight wickets. Perth Scorchers achieved this target in 16.5 overs for the loss of two wickets. A New Zealand batsman played an important role in this victory of Scorchers. The name of this batsman is Colin Munro. Munro scored an unbeaten 58 to get the team across the threshold of victory. This batsman faced just 32 balls and played a half-century with the help of six fours and two sixes. During this his strike rate was 181.25 runs.
Although the hero of this victory of Perth, Monroe was not alone. All-rounder Mitchell Marsh also supported him. Together these two batsmen shared a partnership of 99 runs. Marsh scored an unbeaten 42 off 33 balls with the help of two fours and a six. He rotated the strike well with Munro and gave the Kiwi batsman plenty of opportunities to show his hand. Chasing 152 runs, Perth’s team lost their opening pair to a total score of 53. Josh English was dismissed after scoring 23 runs. Cameron Brancroft could also score 23 runs. The first wicket fell on the total score of 49 and the second on the total score of 53, but after these two the team did not lose any other wicket.
Such was the innings of Melbourne
Although the team of Melbourne Renegades came out to bat first, they could not score a big score. He lost Aaron Finch on the last ball of the second over for a total of 12. After this, second opener McKenzie Harvey and wicketkeeper Sam Harper took the team out of the initial shock. Both of them took the team’s score to 68. Here Sam is out. He scored 32 runs. From here the team continued to lose wickets. The wickets of Nick Madison (3), Jack Fraser (6), Mohammad Nabi (7), Harvey (45), Will Sutherland (2) and James Pattinson (16) were quickly lost by the team. The team’s score was 123 runs in 18.3 overs for the loss of eight wickets.
In the end, Jack Prestige again scored an unbeaten 22 off 11 balls. In this innings, he hit two fours and a six. Harvey faced 40 balls and hit a four and a six. Mitchell Marsh was adjudged man of the match. He also showed wonders with the ball before shining with the bat. Marsh bowled three overs and took one wicket for 18 runs.
out of team
Munro played his last international match for New Zealand as T20 against India on 2 February 2020. After that he is not in the team. In the same year, he did not get a place in the team in the ICC T20 World Cup played in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. After this World Cup, he was not selected even in the three-match T20 series played against India. Munro’s T20 record, however, is excellent if seen. He has played 65 T20 matches for his country and scored 1724 runs at an average of 31.34. He has scored three centuries in T20 and apart from this he has also scored 11 half-centuries.
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