Big Bash League

Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades

Melbourne Stars won by 11 runs (D/L method)

0.1

Bird to Finch, no run, good length ball on the middle stump. Finch comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler

0.2

Bird to Finch, 1 run, fuller ball on the leg stump. Finch comes forward and forces it to the leg side for a single

0.3

Bird to Hodge, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to mid-on. He sets off the quick single and Bailey hits the stumps at the bowlers end. Hodge is just in

0.4

Bird to Finch, OUT, good length ball on the middle stump. Finch looks to work it away and is struck in line with the middle stump. Finch has to go and the Stars have the start they want

AJ Finch lbw b Bird 1 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

0.5

Bird to Maxwell, 1 run, pushes it to midwicket for a single

0.6

Bird to Hodge, no run, comes forward and digs out the yorker

End of over 1 (3 runs) Melbourne Renegades 3/1 (165 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 8.68)
BJ Hodge    1* (2b)      JM Bird    1-0-3-1
GJ Maxwell    1* (1b)     

1.1

Hussey to Maxwell, 1 wide, wide down the leg side to begin his spell

1.1

Hussey to Maxwell, 1 leg bye, off the pads to short fine-leg for a single

1.2

Hussey to Hodge, no run, fuller ball on the leg stump. Hodge comes forward and defends it to the leg side

1.3

Hussey to Hodge, no run, Hodge repeats the defense to the off side now as he dabs a fuller ball to mid-off

1.4

Hussey to Hodge, 1 run

1.5

Hussey to Maxwell, 2 runs, fuller ball on the leg stump. Maxwell turns it to deep midwicket for a couple

1.6

Hussey to Maxwell, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Maxwell looks to loft it to deep midwicket and misses

It has started to rain a little more heavily now and the umpires decide to walk-off. The covers have started to come off and the players are back on the field

End of over 2 (5 runs) Melbourne Renegades 8/1 (160 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 8.88)
GJ Maxwell    3* (4b)      DJ Hussey    1-0-4-0
BJ Hodge    2* (5b)      JM Bird    1-0-3-1

2.1

Bird to Hodge, 2 runs, comes forward and turns it to deep midwicket for a couple

2.2

Bird to Hodge, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Hodge came down the track in an attempt to slog it away and is beaten

2.3

Bird to Hodge, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to the leg side for a single

2.4

Bird to Maxwell, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to mid-on for a single

2.5

Bird to Hodge, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. Hodge clears the front leg and smashes the ball past the mid-off fielder for a boundary

2.6

Bird to Hodge, 1 run, good length ball outside the off stump. Hodge plays it down with soft hands to cover for a single

End of over 3 (9 runs) Melbourne Renegades 17/1 (151 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 5.66, RRR: 8.88)
BJ Hodge    10* (10b 1x4)      JM Bird    2-0-12-1
GJ Maxwell    4* (5b)      DJ Hussey    1-0-4-0

3.1

Hussey to Hodge, OUT, Hussey gets the big wicket. Hodge comes down the track in an attempt to loft it to long-on and is beaten by the turn. Wade does the rest as he whips the bails off in a flash

BJ Hodge st †Wade b Hussey 10 (13m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 90.90

3.2

Hussey to McDonald, 1 run, outside the off stump. McDonald moves across and turns it to leg side for a single

3.3

Hussey to Maxwell, FOUR, fuller ball on the off stumo. Maxwell swings and connects. He lofts it to wide long-on for a boundary

3.4

Hussey to Maxwell, FOUR, short ball on the leg stump. Maxwell pulls it to fine-leg for a boundary

3.5

Hussey to Maxwell, 2 runs

3.6

Hussey to Maxwell, (no ball) 3 runs, fuller ball on the leg stump. Maxwell sweeps it to square-leg for three runs

Free hit coming up

3.6

Hussey to McDonald, 1 run, drives it to long-off for a single

The required target now is 162 off 19 overs

End of over 4 (16 runs) Melbourne Renegades 33/2 (135 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 8.25, RRR: 8.43)
AB McDonald    2* (2b)      DJ Hussey    2-0-20-1
GJ Maxwell    17* (9b 2x4)      JM Bird    2-0-12-1

4.1

Bird to McDonald, 1 run

4.2

Bird to Maxwell, 1 leg bye

4.3

Bird to McDonald, 1 run

4.4

Bird to Maxwell, no run

4.5

Bird to Maxwell, 2 runs

4.6

Bird to Maxwell, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to point for a single

End of over 5 (6 runs) Melbourne Renegades 39/2 (123 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 7.80, RRR: 8.78)
GJ Maxwell    16* (13b 2x4)      JM Bird    3-0-17-1
AB McDonald    4* (4b)      DJ Hussey    2-0-20-1

5.1

Faulkner to Maxwell, 2 runs, Maxwell is getting the two's easily. The line of the bowlers is also helping him. This one was pitched short on the off stump and Maxwell pulls it to deep midwicket for a couple

5.2

Faulkner to Maxwell, FOUR, on the leg stump. Maxwell looks to flick it and just about gets some bat on it as it runs away for a boundary

5.3

Faulkner to Maxwell, no run, comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler

5.4

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

5.5

Faulkner to McDonald, no run, good length ball on the off stump and moving away. McDonald looks to defend and is beaten by the away movement

5.6

Faulkner to McDonald, 1 run, drives it to sweeper cover for a single

End of over 6 (8 runs) Melbourne Renegades 47/2 (115 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 7.83, RRR: 8.84)
AB McDonald    5* (6b)      JP Faulkner    1-0-8-0
GJ Maxwell    23* (17b 3x4)      JM Bird    3-0-17-1

6.1

McKay to McDonald, 1 run, good length ball on the middle stump. McDonald pushes it to midwicket for a single

6.2

McKay to Maxwell, 1 run

6.3

McKay to McDonald, 2 runs, short ball on the middle stump. McDonald pulls it to deep midwicket for a couple

6.4

McKay to McDonald, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to sweeper cover for a single

6.5

McKay to Maxwell, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to point for a single

6.6

McKay to McDonald, no run

Here comes Shane Warne

End of over 7 (6 runs) Melbourne Renegades 53/2 (109 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 7.57, RRR: 9.08)
AB McDonald    9* (10b)      CJ McKay    1-0-6-0
GJ Maxwell    25* (19b 3x4)      JP Faulkner    1-0-8-0

7.1

Warne to Maxwell, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Maxwell cuts it to point

7.2

Warne to Maxwell, 1 run, Warne drags back the length even more as Maxwell comes down the track and cuts it to deep point for a single

7.3

Warne to McDonald, 1 run, good length ball on the leg stump. McDonald flicks it to midwicket for a single

7.4

Warne to Maxwell, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Maxwell cuts it to point

7.5

Warne to Maxwell, 2 runs, fuller ball on the leg stump. Maxwell comes down the track and pushes it to long-on for a couple

Warne wants to go for a similar length around off stump

7.6

Warne to Maxwell, OUT, and he gets his man. He tempts Maxwell into the cut shot that goes straight into the hands of point fielder

GJ Maxwell c Bailey b Warne 28 (30m 24b 3x4 0x6) SR: 116.66

End of over 8 (4 runs) Melbourne Renegades 57/3 (105 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 7.12, RRR: 9.54)
     SK Warne    1-0-4-1
AB McDonald    10* (11b)      CJ McKay    1-0-6-0

8.1

McKay to McDonald, 1 run

Melbourne Stars won by 11 runs. Duckworth Lewis came into play as the rain didn't stop. Thats it from all of us here and do join us for the Sydney Derby tomorrow

Ok thats it. the rain continue to play truant. The match has been called off by the umpires

Umpire Simon Fry says that the situation doesn't look too promising and he reckons that it will take at least 10 minutes to get the playing area ready after the rain stops. He says the players run the risk of getting injured if they continued to play. Stay glued for more from the ground

The rain has gotten heavier now. We can have a result if the game doesn't resume as five overs have been bowled. At this stage, Stars are the one's with the advantage

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Photos

Jan 7, 2012

David Hussey celebrates the dismissal of Brad Hodge, Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars, BBL 2011-12, Melbourne, January 7, 2012

David Hussey celebrates the dismissal of Brad Hodge

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Jan 7, 2012

David Hussey works one behind square on the leg side, Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars, BBL 2011-12, Melbourne, January 7, 2012

David Hussey works one behind square on the leg side

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