Big Bash League

Melbourne Renegades v Perth Scorchers

Perth Scorchers won by 8 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)

Hi and welcome to our live coverage of the Renegades v the Scorchers from Docklands. My name is Andrew Fuss and I'll be taking you through all the action.

News from the middle is that Melbourne captain Andrew McDonald has won the toss and has elected to bat.

0.1

Beer to Finch, no run, punched to point

0.2

Beer to Finch, no run, rocks back and cuts to point, can't pierce the field

0.3

Beer to Finch, 1 run, worked to short fine leg

0.4

Beer to McDonald, 2 runs, fullish outside off, driven through cover point

0.5

Beer to McDonald, 1 run, worked to square leg

0.6

Beer to Finch, 1 run, flicked through square leg

End of over 1 (5 runs) Melbourne Renegades 5/0
AJ Finch    2* (4b)      MA Beer    1-0-5-0
AB McDonald    3* (2b)     

1.1

Rimmington to Finch, FOUR, full outside off, thick outside edge just wide of first slip, well bowled and unlucky

1.2

Rimmington to Finch, 1 run, pushed through mid wicket

1.3

Rimmington to McDonald, FOUR, full and wide of off, drives on the up over cover

1.4

Rimmington to McDonald, 1 run, full on leg, flicked through mid wicket stylishly

1.5

Rimmington to Finch, no run, flicked to short fine leg

1.6

Rimmington to Finch, no run, cut to point, can't find the gap

End of over 2 (10 runs) Melbourne Renegades 15/0
AJ Finch    7* (8b 1x4)      NJ Rimmington    1-0-10-0
AB McDonald    8* (4b 1x4)      MA Beer    1-0-5-0

2.1

Beer to McDonald, 1 run, flicked through square leg

2.2

Beer to Finch, FOUR, backs away to give himself room and smacks it wide of mid off

2.3

Beer to Finch, 3 wides, darted in down leg side and Ronchi can't take it

2.3

Beer to Finch, no run, on a length, gets forward to defend

2.4

Beer to Finch, no run, worked to square leg

2.5

Beer to Finch, no run, defended to mid wicket

2.6

Beer to Finch, 3 wides, strays down leg again and Ronchi misses what he should have taken

2.6

Beer to Finch, 1 run, worked to mid wicket

End of over 3 (12 runs) Melbourne Renegades 27/0
AJ Finch    12* (13b 2x4)      MA Beer    2-0-17-0
AB McDonald    9* (5b 1x4)      NJ Rimmington    1-0-10-0

3.1

Edmondson to Finch, 1 run, length on leg, worked to square leg

3.2

Edmondson to McDonald, 2 runs, outswinging yorker, driven down to backward point

3.3

Edmondson to McDonald, 1 run, strays onto the pads and flicked just short of short fine leg

3.4

Edmondson to Finch, no run, length on off, nipping back and defended to cover

3.5

Edmondson to Finch, 2 runs, flicked down to fine leg

3.6

Edmondson to Finch, 2 runs, flicked through mid wicket, well run as Shaun Marsh does the fielding to test his hamstring out

End of over 4 (8 runs) Melbourne Renegades 35/0
AJ Finch    17* (17b 2x4)      BM Edmondson    1-0-8-0
AB McDonald    12* (7b 1x4)      MA Beer    2-0-17-0

4.1

MR Marsh to McDonald, no run, just stands this one up on a length and he drives uppishly just short of mid off

4.2

MR Marsh to McDonald, SIX, slower ball, he swings hard through, letting go of the bat with one hand in the process and it finds its way over the long on rope

4.3

MR Marsh to McDonald, 1 run, pushed to cover

4.4

MR Marsh to Finch, no run, pushed to mid wicket, half mix-up between the batsmen but McDonald is home safely

4.5

MR Marsh to Finch, 1 wide, slower ball goes down leg

4.5

MR Marsh to Finch, FOUR, full outside off, drives hard over cover, a couple of bounces and over the rope

4.6

MR Marsh to Finch, 1 run, slower ball worked to square leg

End of over 5 (13 runs) Melbourne Renegades 48/0
AJ Finch    22* (20b 3x4)      MR Marsh    1-0-13-0
AB McDonald    19* (10b 1x4 1x6)      BM Edmondson    1-0-8-0

5.1

Edmondson to Finch, no run, bouncer, tries to hook but it's hit him in the ribs and he is in some trouble

Looks like that was a nasty one, he's bending over and is really struggling, had the wind taken out of him.

5.2

Edmondson to Finch, 1 run, short on leg, nudged to mid wicket

5.3

Edmondson to McDonald, 1 run, length on leg, inside edge onto the pads and down to third man

5.4

Edmondson to Finch, 1 run, back of a length, defended to mid off

5.5

Edmondson to McDonald, 2 runs, full on off, backs away and drives hard through cover, this outfield is very slow and it doesn't quite make it to the rope

5.6

Edmondson to McDonald, no run, defended to mid on

End of over 6 (5 runs) Melbourne Renegades 53/0
AB McDonald    22* (13b 1x4 1x6)      BM Edmondson    2-0-13-0
AJ Finch    24* (23b 3x4)      MR Marsh    1-0-13-0

6.1

Hogg to Finch, 1 run, driven through cover

6.2

Hogg to McDonald, 1 run, pulled through mid wicket

6.3

Hogg to Finch, no run, short on middle, tries to pull but bottom edges into his pads

6.4

Hogg to Finch, 1 run, worked to square leg

6.5

Hogg to McDonald, no run, arm ball skids through and beats the outside edge

6.6

Hogg to McDonald, 1 run

End of over 7 (4 runs) Melbourne Renegades 57/0
AB McDonald    24* (16b 1x4 1x6)      GB Hogg    1-0-4-0
AJ Finch    26* (26b 3x4)      BM Edmondson    2-0-13-0

7.1

MR Marsh to McDonald, SIX, short on leg, pulls down to fine leg, short boundary down there

7.2

MR Marsh to McDonald, 1 run

7.3

MR Marsh to Finch, 2 runs

7.4

MR Marsh to Finch, FOUR, pulled through mid wicket

7.5

MR Marsh to Finch, no run, defended to mid wicket

7.6

MR Marsh to Finch, no run, advances down the wicket and flicks to mid wicket

End of over 8 (13 runs) Melbourne Renegades 70/0
AJ Finch    32* (30b 4x4)      MR Marsh    2-0-26-0
AB McDonald    31* (18b 1x4 2x6)      GB Hogg    1-0-4-0

8.1

Hogg to McDonald, 1 run, cut to backward point where North fields well

8.2

Hogg to Finch, 2 runs, big turning wrong'un completely deceives him, catches the outside edge down to third man

8.3

Hogg to Finch, 1 run, driven to long on

8.4

Hogg to McDonald, 1 run, driven to mid off

8.5

Hogg to Finch, 1 run, driven to long on

8.6

Hogg to McDonald, no run, oh again he's beaten by a wrong'un, brilliantly bowled as it goes past the outside edge

End of over 9 (6 runs) Melbourne Renegades 76/0
AB McDonald    33* (21b 1x4 2x6)      GB Hogg    2-0-10-0
AJ Finch    36* (33b 4x4)      MR Marsh    2-0-26-0

9.1

Collingwood to Finch, SIX, backs away and goes deep, deep, deep over cover, almost into the second tier, pure timing

9.2

Collingwood to Finch, FOUR, length outside off, crafty as he guides this fine of short third man, great shot

9.3

Collingwood to Finch, 1 run, full outside off, swings hard across the line down to long on

9.4

Collingwood to McDonald, 1 run, slower ball cut out to deep cover

9.5

Collingwood to Finch, 1 run, driven to long on

9.6

Collingwood to McDonald, no run, full outside off, swings back a along way and he mistimes the drive back to the bowler

The Renegades in a very strong position here, 10 wickets in hand, going at 9 an over and two set batsmen out there. Would be aiming for 200

End of over 10 (13 runs) Melbourne Renegades 89/0
AB McDonald    34* (23b 1x4 2x6)      PD Collingwood    1-0-13-0
AJ Finch    48* (37b 5x4 1x6)      GB Hogg    2-0-10-0

10.1

Hogg to Finch, no run, cut to backward point

10.2

Hogg to Finch, 1 run, bunted to mid wicket

10.3

Hogg to McDonald, 1 run, gets down on one knee and sweeps to fine leg

10.4

Hogg to Finch, OUT, advances down the wicket and ends up yorking himself. Great pressure from Hogg forcing Finch to try something different

AJ Finch b Hogg 49 (40m 40b 5x4 1x6) SR: 122.50

10.5

Hogg to Maxwell, 1 run, half tracker, rocks back and pulls to deep mid wicket, Rimmington drops a tough chance diving forward. He hesitated and that cost him

10.6

Hogg to McDonald, 1 run

End of over 11 (4 runs) Melbourne Renegades 93/1
AB McDonald    36* (25b 1x4 2x6)      GB Hogg    3-0-14-1
GJ Maxwell    1* (1b)      PD Collingwood    1-0-13-0

11.1

Rimmington to McDonald, 1 run, full on leg, worked to deep square leg

11.2

Rimmington to Maxwell, 1 run, full and driven to deep cover

11.3

Rimmington to McDonald, 1 run, full toss driven to long on

11.4

Rimmington to Maxwell, 1 run, full inswinger driven nicely straight back down the ground

11.5

Rimmington to McDonald, 2 runs, low full toss outside off, driven through cover

11.6

Rimmington to McDonald, FOUR, full slower ball, waits on it and whacks it through cover

End of over 12 (10 runs) Melbourne Renegades 103/1
AB McDonald    44* (29b 2x4 2x6)      NJ Rimmington    2-0-20-0
GJ Maxwell    3* (3b)      GB Hogg    3-0-14-1

12.1

Hogg to Maxwell, 1 run

12.2

Hogg to McDonald, 1 run, full and driven through cover

12.3

Hogg to Maxwell, 1 run

12.4

Hogg to McDonald, 1 run, worked to short fine leg

12.5

Hogg to Maxwell, no run

12.6

Hogg to Maxwell, FOUR, short on off, rocks back and smashes it through mid wicket, easy picking really

End of over 13 (8 runs) Melbourne Renegades 111/1
GJ Maxwell    9* (7b 1x4)      GB Hogg    4-0-22-1
AB McDonald    46* (31b 2x4 2x6)      NJ Rimmington    2-0-20-0

13.1

Beer to McDonald, FOUR, full and driven straight back over the bowler's head

13.2

Beer to McDonald, OUT, tries to go again but doesn't quite get it all and he's caught out at deep mid wicket

AB McDonald c MR Marsh b Beer 50 (50m 33b 3x4 2x6) SR: 151.51

13.3

Beer to Maxwell, no run, advances down the wicket and gets an inside edge onto the pads

13.4

Beer to Maxwell, 1 run

13.5

Beer to Reardon, no run, full and driven straight back to the bowler

13.6

Beer to Reardon, 2 runs, nicely bowled, draws him forward and catchs the outside edge, unlucky for Beer

End of over 14 (7 runs) Melbourne Renegades 118/2
NJ Reardon    2* (2b)      MA Beer    3-0-24-1
GJ Maxwell    10* (9b 1x4)      GB Hogg    4-0-22-1

14.1

North to Maxwell, SIX, well that's a big hot pie, full toss on leg, launches into it and sends it over deep mid wicket, into the second tier

14.2

North to Maxwell, SIX, and he goes again, this time he goes straight down the ground, clean strike

14.3

North to Maxwell, SIX, that is HUGE!! Slower this time, gets down on one knee and laucnhes the slog sweep over square leg

14.4

North to Maxwell, 1 run, can't get the six sixes in one over, darts in the yorker and drives it to long off

14.5

North to Reardon, 1 run, worked to the off side to get Maxwell back on strike

14.6

North to Maxwell, 2 runs, good yorker, dug out well down to third man, what an over

End of over 15 (22 runs) Melbourne Renegades 140/2
GJ Maxwell    31* (14b 1x4 3x6)      MJ North    1-0-22-0
NJ Reardon    3* (3b)      MA Beer    3-0-24-1

15.1

Beer to Reardon, 1 run, low full toss driven to long on

15.2

Beer to Maxwell, OUT, really flights it up, takes all the pace off it and his head is in the sky as he tries the slog sweep, hits the top of middle

GJ Maxwell b Beer 31 (17m 15b 1x4 3x6) SR: 206.66

A few words exchanged after that wicket too, Beer tells Maxwell where he can go and Maxwell fires back

15.3

Beer to Abdul Razzaq, no run, defends back to the bowler

15.4

Beer to Abdul Razzaq, no run, full outside off, driven to cover

15.5

Beer to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, arm ball pushed to cover

15.6

Beer to Reardon, 2 runs, guided down to third man, well played

End of over 16 (4 runs) Melbourne Renegades 144/3
NJ Reardon    6* (5b)      MA Beer    4-0-28-2
Abdul Razzaq    1* (3b)      MJ North    1-0-22-0

16.1

Rimmington to Abdul Razzaq, FOUR, bouncer, goes for the pull shot and top edges it over the keeper

16.2

Rimmington to Abdul Razzaq, 1 wide, backs away but this is far too wide of off

16.2

Rimmington to Abdul Razzaq, 1 leg bye, slower ball hits the pads and squirts out to mid wicket

16.3

Rimmington to Reardon, 1 run, full outside off, driven to cover

16.4

Rimmington to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, low full toss driven to long off

16.5

Rimmington to Reardon, FOUR, full and wide of off, takes full advantage as he crushes it through cover

16.6

Rimmington to Reardon, no run, beats the outside edge as he tries to drive

End of over 17 (12 runs) Melbourne Renegades 156/3
NJ Reardon    11* (8b 1x4)      NJ Rimmington    3-0-31-0
Abdul Razzaq    6* (6b 1x4)      MA Beer    4-0-28-2

17.1

Edmondson to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs, full outside off, drives through cover, Hogg fields well on the rope

17.2

Edmondson to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, full and driven to long off

17.3

Edmondson to Reardon, 1 run, full outside off, inside edge out to square leg

17.4

Edmondson to Abdul Razzaq, SIX, backs away to give himself room, smokes it over cover

17.5

Edmondson to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, good yorker, digs it out to cover

17.6

Edmondson to Reardon, 1 run, full and driven through cover

End of over 18 (12 runs) Melbourne Renegades 168/3
NJ Reardon    13* (10b 1x4)      BM Edmondson    3-0-25-0
Abdul Razzaq    16* (10b 1x4 1x6)      NJ Rimmington    3-0-31-0

18.1

Rimmington to Reardon, SIX, in the slot on middle, flicks this with perfect timing up onto the second deck into the corporate facilities

18.2

Rimmington to Reardon, no run, cut to point

18.3

Rimmington to Reardon, 1 run, slower ball full on off, drives it straight to Katich at cover who drops what he should have taken

18.4

Rimmington to Abdul Razzaq, no run, full on leg, big air swing as he tries to put it over mid wicket

18.5

Rimmington to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs, full toss chipped over cover

18.6

Rimmington to Abdul Razzaq, no run, slower ball means Razzaq is through the shot too soon, trying to hit it too hard

End of over 19 (9 runs) Melbourne Renegades 177/3
Abdul Razzaq    18* (13b 1x4 1x6)      NJ Rimmington    4-0-40-0
NJ Reardon    20* (13b 1x4 1x6)      BM Edmondson    3-0-25-0

19.1

Edmondson to Reardon, 1 run, yorker dug out to mid wicket

19.2

Edmondson to Abdul Razzaq, no run, yorker dug out back to the bowler

19.3

Edmondson to Abdul Razzaq, 2 runs, full toss on off, slogged to mid wicket where North misfields

19.4

Edmondson to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, low full toss smashed straight back down the ground, hits the stumps at the bowler's end

19.5

Edmondson to Reardon, 1 run, good yorker dug out to cover, great bowling

19.6

Edmondson to Abdul Razzaq, SIX, full toss on off, big swing over the man at long on who jumps desparingly

Well that is a very competitive total, but we know it's a small ground and the Scorchers have plenty of fire power. Join me again shortly for the run chase.
Match State: Innings Break

End of over 20 (11 runs) Melbourne Renegades 188/3
Abdul Razzaq    27* (17b 1x4 2x6)      BM Edmondson    4-0-36-0
NJ Reardon    22* (15b 1x4 1x6)      NJ Rimmington    4-0-40-0
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Photos

Dec 22, 2011

The Marsh brothers, Mitchell (left) and Shaun (right), Melbourne Renegades v Perth, BBL, Melbourne (Docklands), December 22, 2011

The Marsh brothers, Mitchell (left) and Shaun (right)

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Dec 22, 2011

Shaun Marsh and Luke Ronchi celebrate the victory, Melbourne Renegades v Perth, BBL, Melbourne (Docklands), December 22, 2011

Shaun Marsh and Luke Ronchi celebrate the victory

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