Big Bash League

Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Sixers

Melbourne Renegades won by 8 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)

Hello all and welcome to the coverage of the match between Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Sixers

Both the teams have a lot to play for, in this match. Renegades need to win to stay in contention for the Semi-final spot. Sixers would want to go up in the table and avoid the battles, later in the tournament

News is that the Sixers have won the toss and are batting first. Renegades go in with an unchanged team from the previous match and for Sixers, Hazlewood replaces Starc

Maxwell to open the bowling. Bravo will be taking the strike

0.1

Maxwell to Bravo, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Bravo comes forward and defends it to the leg side

Lee to open the attack

0.1

Maxwell to Bravo, no run, Wide down the leg side to begin the spell

0.2

Maxwell to Bravo, 2 runs, fuller ball outside the off stump. Bravo gets the width and square-drives it to sweeper cover for a couple

0.3

Maxwell to Bravo, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

0.3

Maxwell to Bravo, no run, fuller ball on the off and middle. Bravo pushes it back to the bowler

0.4

Maxwell to Bravo, 1 run, drives it to long-on for a single

0.5

Maxwell to Lumb, no run, .;good length ball on the off stump. Lumb comes forward and pushes it to the off side

0.6

Maxwell to Lumb, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Lumb rocks back and cuts it to backward point

End of over 1 (4 runs) Sydney Sixers 4/0 (RR: 4.00)
MJ Lumb    0* (2b)      GJ Maxwell    1-0-4-0
DJ Bravo    3* (4b)     

Nannes from the other end

1.1

Nannes to Bravo, no run, Good length ball on the middle stump to begin with. Bravo defends it off the backfoot

1.2

Nannes to Bravo, no run, tucks him up for room by pitching it on the leg stump. Bravo looks to flick it and misses. Struck in the abdomen

1.3

Nannes to Bravo, no run, fuller ball on the off stump. Bravo stands tall and pushes it to the off side

1.4

Nannes to Bravo, 2 leg byes, short down the leg side. Bravo looks to flick it and probably got some glove to it as they run a couple. If not for Tait, it would have been a boundary. It's called leg0-byes by the keeper

1.5

Nannes to Bravo, FOUR, fuller ball on the off stump. Bravo drives it down the track for the first boundary of the day

1.6

Nannes to Bravo, OUT, there's the first wicket! Good length ball on the middle stump and straightening. Bravo is playing for the movement and is beaten. The ball hits the middle stump and Bravo has to go back to the hut

DJ Bravo b Nannes 7 (7m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 70.00

End of over 2 (6 runs) Sydney Sixers 10/1 (RR: 5.00)
     DP Nannes    1-0-4-1
MJ Lumb    0* (2b)      GJ Maxwell    1-0-4-0

2.1

Maxwell to Lumb, 1 run, on the leg stump. Lumb looks to sweep and gets hit on the pad

2.2

Maxwell to Maddinson, no run

2.3

Maxwell to Maddinson, no run, comes forward and defends it to the off side

2.4

Maxwell to Maddinson, FOUR, short ball outside the off stump. Maddinson, prone to sweep usually, rocks back and steers it past short third-man for his first boundary

2.5

Maxwell to Maddinson, no run, turns it to short fine-leg

2.6

Maxwell to Maddinson, no run, comes forward and pushes it to the off side

End of over 3 (5 runs) Sydney Sixers 15/1 (RR: 5.00)
NJ Maddinson    4* (5b 1x4)      GJ Maxwell    2-0-9-0
MJ Lumb    1* (3b)      DP Nannes    1-0-4-1

3.1

Nannes to Lumb, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Lumb stands tall and steers it to deep point for a single

3.2

Nannes to Maddinson, no run, fuller ball on the leg stump and keeping the line as it is drifting down the leg side. Surprising that it's not called a wide

3.3

Nannes to Maddinson, no run, fuller again. This time the radar is on the off stump. Maddinson comes forward and drives it to mid-off

3.4

Nannes to Maddinson, FOUR, now that needs some guts. Maddinson comes down the track and cover-drives a ball outside the off stump for a boundary. To do that off Nannes needs something special

3.5

Nannes to Maddinson, no run, tucks him up with a good length ball on the middle stump

3.6

Nannes to Maddinson, FOUR, fuller ball on the leg stump. Maddinson just needs to get some bat on the ball. He does and beats the short fine-leg to get a boundary for himself

End of over 4 (9 runs) Sydney Sixers 24/1 (RR: 6.00)
NJ Maddinson    12* (10b 3x4)      DP Nannes    2-0-13-1
MJ Lumb    2* (4b)      GJ Maxwell    2-0-9-0

Tait replaces Maxwell

4.1

Tait to Lumb, no run, short ball on the off stump. Lumb stays rooted to the crease and punches it to midwicket

4.2

Tait to Lumb, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Lumb doesn't move his feet and looks to drive. He gets a bottom edge back to the keeper

4.3

Tait to Lumb, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Lumb gets onto the backfoot and pushes it to point. It is good running as Lumb was on the backfoot to begin with

4.4

Tait to Maddinson, no run, good length ball on the middle stump. Maddinson stands tall and defends it to the off side

4.5

Tait to Maddinson, FOUR, fuller ball on the off stump. Maddinson opens the face of the bat at the last moment and the ball flew to point boundary. Superb timing that

4.6

Tait to Maddinson, 2 runs, fuller ball outside the off stump. Maddinson drives it past the point fielder for a couple. Doesn't quite have the timing that he had on the previous ball

End of over 5 (7 runs) Sydney Sixers 31/1 (RR: 6.20)
NJ Maddinson    18* (13b 4x4)      SW Tait    1-0-7-0
MJ Lumb    3* (7b)      DP Nannes    2-0-13-1

5.1

Nannes to Lumb, FOUR, Lumb is doing what Maddinson has been doing well this tournament. He skips down the track and lofts a fuller ball from Nannes over mid-off for a one bounce four

5.2

Nannes to Lumb, 1 leg bye, off the thigh pad to point for a leg-bye

5.3

Nannes to Maddinson, FOUR, short ball outside the off stump. Maddinson is looking to get onto the frontfoot and seeing that it was pitched short, he has to get back. The ball takes the outside edge and flies past the area where first slip would have been. It is a boundary. The old adage' It doesn't matter how the runs come as long as they are coming' holds

5.4

Nannes to Maddinson, no run, comes forward and pushes it to midwicket

5.5

Nannes to Maddinson, 3 runs, short ball on the off stump. Maddinson pulls it to deep midwicket for three runs

5.6

Nannes to Lumb, 1 run, short ball on the off stump. Lumb, with his feet stuck to the crease pulls and gets a top edge that falls between midwicket, running back, and deep square-leg, running in

End of over 6 (13 runs) Sydney Sixers 44/1 (RR: 7.33)
MJ Lumb    8* (10b 1x4)      DP Nannes    3-0-25-1
NJ Maddinson    25* (16b 5x4)      SW Tait    1-0-7-0

6.1

Maxwell to Lumb, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Driven to sweeper cover for a single

6.2

Maxwell to Maddinson, 1 run, drives it to long-on to get off the strike

6.3

Maxwell to Lumb, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Lumb steers to short third-man for a single

6.4

Maxwell to Maddinson, 1 run, fuller ball on the off stump. Maddinson drives it to long-on for a single

6.5

Maxwell to Lumb, 1 leg bye

6.6

Maxwell to Maddinson, 1 run, fuller ball on the leg stump. Maddinson makes room and forces it to wide mid-on for a single

End of over 7 (6 runs) Sydney Sixers 50/1 (RR: 7.14)
NJ Maddinson    28* (19b 5x4)      GJ Maxwell    3-0-14-0
MJ Lumb    10* (13b 1x4)      DP Nannes    3-0-25-1

Afridi comes into the attack

7.1

Shahid Afridi to Maddinson, 1 run, starts with a shorter ball. Maddinson pulls it to deep square-leg for a single

7.2

Shahid Afridi to Lumb, FOUR, fuller ball on the off stump. Lumb slog sweeps it over square-leg for a boundary. Razzaq looked like taking the catch but he was blinded by something as he let it go

7.3

Shahid Afridi to Lumb, no run, comes forward and drives it back to the bowler

7.4

Shahid Afridi to Lumb, 1 run, short ball on the off stump. Lumb pulls it to deep midwicket for a single

7.5

Shahid Afridi to Maddinson, OUT, wicket! Afridi sees Maddinson advancing down the track and bowls a fuller ball. Maddinson misses the intended cover drive with his backfoot in the air. Manou is quick to whip the bails off after collecting the ball. Maddinson fails to convert the start, yet again

NJ Maddinson st †Manou b Shahid Afridi 29 (21m 21b 5x4 0x6) SR: 138.09

7.6

Shahid Afridi to Smith, 1 run, drives it to cover for a single

End of over 8 (7 runs) Sydney Sixers 57/2 (RR: 7.12)
SPD Smith    1* (1b)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-7-1
MJ Lumb    15* (16b 2x4)      GJ Maxwell    3-0-14-0

McDonald comes on

8.1

McDonald to Smith, no run, comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler

8.2

McDonald to Smith, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump. Smith moves across and flicks it to midwicket for a single

8.3

McDonald to Lumb, FOUR, short ball outside the off stump. Lumb is falling over as he goes for the pull shot. The ball beats the deep midwicket fielder and Lumb gets a boundary

8.4

McDonald to Lumb, 1 run, drives it to cover for a single

8.5

McDonald to Smith, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Smith moves across and flicks it again. He gets a single but off an inside edge. He needs to be careful

8.6

McDonald to Lumb, 1 run, turns it behind square for a single

End of over 9 (8 runs) Sydney Sixers 65/2 (RR: 7.22)
MJ Lumb    21* (19b 3x4)      AB McDonald    1-0-8-0
SPD Smith    3* (4b)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-7-1

9.1

Maxwell to Lumb, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump. Lumb rocks back and cuts it past the point fielder for a boundary

9.2

Maxwell to Lumb, no run, wider this time, outside the off stump. Lumb looks to go for the lofted drive and is beaten

9.3

Maxwell to Lumb, OUT, how well has Maxwell bowled. He notices that Lumb has moved across before the ball is bowled. He slips a faster, fuller delivery on the middle stump. Lumb tries to compensate by looking to sweep. He misses and Maxwell strikes

MJ Lumb b Maxwell 25 (36m 22b 4x4 0x6) SR: 113.63

9.4

Maxwell to Henriques, 1 run, turns it to midwicket for a single

9.5

Maxwell to Smith, 1 run, pushes it to long-on for a single

9.6

Maxwell to Henriques, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. HEnriques drives it to long-off for a single to keep the strike. A very good spell by Maxwell comes to an end

End of over 10 (7 runs) Sydney Sixers 72/3 (RR: 7.20)
MC Henriques    2* (2b)      GJ Maxwell    4-0-21-1
SPD Smith    4* (5b)      AB McDonald    1-0-8-0

Afridi replaces McDonald

10.1

Shahid Afridi to Henriques, 1 run, on the off and middle stump. Henriques makes room and cuts it to short third-man for a single

10.2

Shahid Afridi to Smith, no run, comes forward and pushes it to the leg side

10.3

Shahid Afridi to Smith, 1 leg bye, Smith is not learning his lessons. He moves across and doesn't get bat on the ball. The ball hits the top of the pad and would have gone down leg

10.4

Shahid Afridi to Henriques, 2 runs

10.5

Shahid Afridi to Henriques, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to long-on for a single

10.6

Shahid Afridi to Smith, 1 run

End of over 11 (6 runs) Sydney Sixers 78/3 (RR: 7.09)
SPD Smith    5* (8b)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-12-1
MC Henriques    6* (5b)      GJ Maxwell    4-0-21-1

Harwood comes into the attack now

11.1

Harwood to Smith, 1 run, on the leg stump. Smith flicks it to square-leg for a single

11.2

Harwood to Henriques, 2 runs, fuller ball on the off stump. Henriques leans across and flicks it to deep midwicket for a couple

11.3

Harwood to Henriques, 1 run, good length ball outside the off stump. Henriques pushes it to point. Hodge does the fielding and throws the stumps down at the bowlers end. It ends up being an overthrow as they take a single

11.4

Harwood to Smith, 1 run, Smith is looking edgy here as he moves across and looks to flick it. He gets a leading edge over mid-off for a single. Smith needs to get his act together if Sixers want a good total

11.5

Harwood to Henriques, FOUR, short ball on the off stump. Henriques swivel pulls it to deep midwicket for a boundary. Henriques batting is in stark contrast to his captain

11.6

Harwood to Henriques, 1 run, steers it to third-man for a single

End of over 12 (10 runs) Sydney Sixers 88/3 (RR: 7.33)
MC Henriques    14* (9b 1x4)      SM Harwood    1-0-10-0
SPD Smith    7* (10b)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-12-1

12.1

McDonald to Henriques, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. HEnriques slices it past the point fielder for a boundary

12.2

McDonald to Henriques, 2 runs, good length ball on the off stump. Henriques plays it down with soft hands and gets a couple. The only thing that Smith has been doing well, is his running between the wickets

12.3

McDonald to Henriques, 2 runs, comes forward to fuller ball and pushes it to wide long-on for a couple

12.4

McDonald to Henriques, no run, comes forward and steers it to short third-man

12.5

McDonald to Henriques, 1 run, flicks it to midwicket for a single

12.6

McDonald to Smith, 2 runs, fuller ball on the off stump. Smith moves across and taps it to long-on and steal a couple. They are exploiting the old legs of Hodge

End of over 13 (11 runs) Sydney Sixers 99/3 (RR: 7.61)
SPD Smith    9* (11b)      AB McDonald    2-0-19-0
MC Henriques    23* (14b 2x4)      SM Harwood    1-0-10-0

13.1

Shahid Afridi to Henriques, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Henriques drives it to sweeper cover for a single and brings the hundred up

13.2

Shahid Afridi to Smith, 1 run, pushes it to the leg side for a single

13.3

Shahid Afridi to Henriques, no run, left alone outside the off stump

13.4

Shahid Afridi to Henriques, 1 run, pushes it to midwicket for a single

13.5

Shahid Afridi to Smith, 2 runs, fuller ball on the off stump. Smith flicks it to the right of midwicket to steal a couple

13.6

Shahid Afridi to Smith, 1 run, turns it to midwicket for a single

End of over 14 (6 runs) Sydney Sixers 105/3 (RR: 7.50)
SPD Smith    13* (14b)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-18-1
MC Henriques    25* (17b 2x4)      AB McDonald    2-0-19-0

Razzaq comes into the attack

14.1

Abdul Razzaq to Smith, 1 run, fuller ball on the off stump. Smith comes forward and flicks it to midwicket for a single

14.2

Abdul Razzaq to Henriques, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Henriques lofts it to long-off for a single

14.3

Abdul Razzaq to Smith, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Smith comes down the track and drives it to sweeper cover for a single

14.4

Abdul Razzaq to Henriques, FOUR, fuller and slower outside the off stump. Henriques bowls in a similar manner to Razzaq. He picks the slower ball and slog-sweeps it to cow corner for his third boundary

14.5

Abdul Razzaq to Henriques, no run, fuller ball on the off stump. Henriques pushes it back to the bowler

14.6

Abdul Razzaq to Henriques, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to long-on for a single

End of over 15 (8 runs) Sydney Sixers 113/3 (RR: 7.53)
MC Henriques    31* (21b 3x4)      Abdul Razzaq    1-0-8-0
SPD Smith    15* (16b)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-18-1

Tait comes back into the attack

15.1

Tait to Henriques, 1 run, short ball on the off stump. Henriques is looking to pull it and gets an inside edge. The ball hits the elbow as they take a single

15.2

Tait to Smith, SIX, now what's that? Smith moves across and flicks it over square-leg for a six. He gets the pace that he has been looking, all day and murders it. Good shot that

15.3

Tait to Smith, no run, comes forward and pushes a slower ball back to the bowler

15.4

Tait to Smith, 1 run, yorker on the leg stump. Smith pushes it to deep square-leg for a single

15.5

Tait to Henriques, no run, comes forward and pushes it to point

15.6

Tait to Henriques, SIX, fuller on the middle and leg. Invitation really for Henriques to go for the lofted shot. That's what he does as he goes over long-on for a six. Initially it looked like the long-on fielder was in with a chance but it sailed over him comfortably

End of over 16 (14 runs) Sydney Sixers 127/3 (RR: 7.93)
MC Henriques    38* (24b 3x4 1x6)      SW Tait    2-0-21-0
SPD Smith    22* (19b 1x6)      Abdul Razzaq    1-0-8-0

16.1

Shahid Afridi to Smith, 1 run, pushes it to long-on for a single

16.2

Shahid Afridi to Henriques, no run, left alone outside the off stump

16.3

Shahid Afridi to Henriques, 1 run, forces it to long-on for a single

16.4

Shahid Afridi to Smith, 1 run, good length ball outside the off stump. Smith comes down the track and drives it to long-off for a single

16.5

Shahid Afridi to Henriques, 1 run, sweeps it to fine-leg for a single

16.6

Shahid Afridi to Smith, 1 run, fuller ball on the leg stump. Smith slog sweeps it to deep midwicket for a single

End of over 17 (5 runs) Sydney Sixers 132/3 (RR: 7.76)
SPD Smith    25* (22b 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-23-1
MC Henriques    40* (27b 3x4 1x6)      SW Tait    2-0-21-0

Harwood comes back into the attack

17.1

Harwood to Smith, OUT, and he does what he did so well against Sydney Thunder. Bowling at the death. Smith looks to go after the off cutter and manages only an inside edge that crashes into the leg stump. A good beginning to the new spell for Harwood

SPD Smith b Harwood 25 (34m 23b 0x4 1x6) SR: 108.69

17.2

Harwood to Rohrer, 2 runs, fuller ball on the leg stump. Rohrer flicks it to deep square-leg for a couple

17.3

Harwood to Rohrer, OUT, Harwood is among the wickets again! He digs it in short on the off stump. Rohrer stays rooted to the crease and pulls it to deep midwicket. Nannes doesn't move an inch from his fielding position at deep midwicket and takes the catch easily

BJ Rohrer c Nannes b Harwood 2 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

17.4

Harwood to Henriques, 1 run, fuller ball on the off stump. Henriques comes forward and drives it to long-off for a single

17.5

Harwood to Nevill, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Nevill steers it to third-man for a single

17.6

Harwood to Henriques, no run, short ball on the middle stump. Henriques ducks under it

End of over 18 (4 runs) Sydney Sixers 136/5 (RR: 7.55)
MC Henriques    41* (29b 3x4 1x6)      SM Harwood    2-0-14-2
PM Nevill    1* (1b)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-23-1

Nannes comes on to bowl his final over of the night

18.1

Nannes to Nevill, no run, fuller ball on the off stump. Nevill comes forward and drives it to cover

18.2

Nannes to Nevill, 1 run, short ball on the off stump. Nevill pulls it to square-leg for a single

18.3

Nannes to Henriques, 1 wide, Nannes is a seasoned pro in T20 cricket. He foxes Henriques with a slower bouncer and is shocked to find Reiffel signalling it as a wide

18.3

Nannes to Henriques, OUT, the variety that Nannes has, is amazing. This time he gets the ball to skid from the surface and forces Henriques to go for the shot early. As he is into the stroke early, Henriques gets an outside edge back to the keeper. Clever variation in pace by Nannes in this over

MC Henriques c †Manou b Nannes 41 (35m 30b 3x4 1x6) SR: 136.66

18.4

Nannes to Thornely, 2 runs, steers it to third-man for a couple

18.5

Nannes to Thornely, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Thornely drives and gets an outside edge to the right of the keeper. MAnou does well to lath onto the ball. He saved three runs for his team

18.6

Nannes to Nevill, SIX, fuller ball on the off stump. Nevill moves across and scoops it to fine-leg for a six. Nannes is shocked as he wasn't expecting this shot to be played

End of over 19 (11 runs) Sydney Sixers 147/6 (RR: 7.73)
PM Nevill    8* (4b 1x6)      DP Nannes    4-0-36-2
DJ Thornely    3* (2b)      SM Harwood    2-0-14-2

19.1

Harwood to Thornely, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. Thornely slices it over the point fielder for a boundary

19.2

Harwood to Thornely, 1 run, comes forward and plays the slower delivery outside the off stump with soft hands for a single

19.3

Harwood to Nevill, 1 run, gets a bottom edge on the cut and takes a single

19.4

Harwood to Thornely, 1 run, fuller ball on the middle stump as Thornely is making room. He digs it out to cover for a single

19.5

Harwood to Nevill, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Nevill looks to pull it and gets a bottom edge to square-leg for a single

Final ball of the innings

19.6

Harwood to Thornely, SIX, slower ball on the off stump. Thornely moves across and flicks it with the nonchalance of Mark Waugh. The ball evades the outstretched hands of the fielder at wide long-on and gets a six to his name

Every batsman, bar Bravo and Rohrer managed to get a start in this innings. they couldn't quite kick on as they end up with a par score of 161. Join us in about fifteen minutes for the chase

End of over 20 (14 runs) Sydney Sixers 161/6
DJ Thornely    15* (6b 1x4 1x6)      SM Harwood    3-0-28-2
PM Nevill    10* (6b 1x6)      DP Nannes    4-0-36-2
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Jan 2, 2012

Young fans enjoy the game, Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Sixers, BBL, Docklands, January 2, 2012

Young fans enjoy the game

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Jan 2, 2012

Andrew McDonald hit seven sixes and no fours in his 60, Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Sixers, BBL, Docklands, January 2, 2012

Andrew McDonald hit seven sixes and no fours in his 60

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