Technically, Melbourne Renegades lost both matches against the Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy - and it was Renegades-listed player causing havoc for the opposition each time.
Zimbabwean Solomon Mire won fans with an unbeaten 101 runs in game two.
A lucky Academy boundary gave the Academy a second victory with five balls to spare.
Earlier, Melbourne Renegades fell 28 runs short of the Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy in game one at Eastern Oval.
The DLCA played their shots well first up in the Wipe Off 5 Ballarat Bush Bash.
Sri Lankan superstar Muthian Muralidaran claimed two wickets, both stumpings, to finish with 2-26.
Jayde Herrick (2-33) and Will Sheridan (2-22) also nabbed scalps.
The Renegades were slower to build momentum and the run rate started to build beyond their grasp.
Opener Alex Doolan was solid with 31 runs, while Englishman Jos Buttler started to find good touch, making 41 runs off 31 balls, and was caught on the final delivery.
East Ballarat rookie Matt Short, a Renegades' rookie, featured as a fielder in game one and will play in game two with the DLCA.