Cricket: Former Blackcap Colin de Grandhomme claims Big Bash bragging rights over Martin Guptill

Former Blackcap Colin de Grandhomme has claimed Big Bash bragging rights over fellow Kiwi Martin Guptill, as the Adelaide Strikers beat the Melbourne Renegades by 20 runs on Tuesday.

De Grandhomme overcame a hamstring injury to blast a quick-fire 32 runs off just 16 balls, including three sixes to set Guptill and the Renegades 203 to win.

De Grandhomme in action.
De Grandhomme in action. Photo credit: Getty Images

The all-rounder put on a 64-run partnership with Chris Lynn (69*), who brought up his third straight half-century in an unbeaten cameo.

Having made just a run-a-ball seven at the end of the 16th over, de Grandhomme turned up the heat with three straight maximums off Australian international Kane Richardson.

He eventually departed in the penultimate over, but the damage was done and the foundation was laid for a mammoth run chase.

With de Grandhomme unable to field, the Strikers were forced to look elsewhere for slower ball deliveries on a flat Adelaide surface.

Former Blackcaps opener Martin Guptill hit two boundaries, before picking out Short at extra cover off the bowling of Wes Agar and departing for just 14 runs.

Renegades wicket-keeper Sam Harper looked to be his team's response to Lynn, hitting four sixes in a 63-run effort with the bat.

Lower-order batters Jonathan Wells (26), Matt Critchley (33*), and Will Sutherland (31) offered good support but it wasn't enough for the Renegades.

Harper fell in the 13th over, before Wells and Sutherland lost their wickets, with Short and Agar claiming two apiece with the ball and sealing the 20-run victory.