“It’s good to finish off on this note,” he said. “I’m heading off to the Caribbean . . . I’ve thoroughly enjoyed BBL cricket and hopefully I’ll be back in the future.
“I’m just sorry it’s only been three games.”
On Saturday night, the Sixers beat the Melbourne Stars in a similar nail-biting fashion by chasing a target of 194 with just a ball and a wicket to spare.
After Saturday night’s gamein which the Renegades were rolled by the Thunder for just 80, the pressure was on for Melbourne’s experienced opening batsmen Shaun Marsh and Aaron Finch to create a solid foundation.
But it became evident towards the end of the match how truly desperate Finch was when he accidentally broadcast the F-bomb twice via his player’s mic.
The pair put on 75 runs in steady fashion without a six until the 11th over.
Finch shook his head as he was dismissed by Dan Christian for 39 before Marsh was sent to sheds for 67. Sam Harper was dismissed for 18 as Ben Manenti showed off his best before the wickets started coming thick and fast.
Sixers fan favourite Dan Christian managed to dismiss Rilee Rossouw for 3 with an lbw before Mohammad Nabi was sent walking for 18.
An early scare came for the Sixers with the Renegades appealing a near LBW for Josh Philippe off the first delivery of the innings.
The lifeline ignited Philippe and Jack Edwards to form a strong partnership, putting a half-century between them before Philippe managed to hit a stellar five fours in a row.
Peter Hatzoglou took the wicket of Edwards after 21 runs before a failed catch from Kane Richardson gave Philippe his second lucky break of the night.
Finally, Imad was able to push the Renegades back into the game by claiming the huge wicket of Philippe to dismissed the youngster for 48 ahead of the drinks break.
The Renegades were eager to capitalise on the opportunity and dismissed Daniel Hughes for 2. It was a far cry from Hughes’ captain’s knock last week when he hit 96 off 50 balls.
But Holder managed to steer the ship to the very end to sign off from his time with the club in fashion.
“The positive thing was I kept my wicket intact…so I could give myself a chance,” he said.
“I tried to stay calm at the very end…it was my day today, it was good to get another win.”
Sarah is a journalist for The Sydney Morning Herald.