Big Bash League

Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades

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

Hello all and welcome to the coverage of the first of the two derby's in the Big Bash League. Melbourne Stars play Melbourne Renegades today

News from the middle is that the Melbourne Stars have won the toss and are batting

0.1

Maxwell to Quiney, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Quiney comes forward and pushes it to mid-on

0.2

Maxwell to Quiney, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump. Quiney pushes it to the right of mid-on fielder for a single

Luke Wright is his opening partner

0.3

Maxwell to Wright, FOUR, tossed up ball outside the off stump. Wright waits for the ball to arrive and smashes it past cover for a boundary

0.4

Maxwell to Wright, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Wrigth attempts a similar shot that got him the boundary and misses

0.5

Maxwell to Wright, 2 runs, fuller ball outside the off stump. Wright opens the face of the tha bat at the last moment and runs it down to third-man for a couple

0.6

Maxwell to Wright, FOUR, width outside the off stump. Wright is severe on the bowlers who give him the width to free his arms. He does the same and smashes another boundary to sweeper cover

End of over 1 (11 runs) Melbourne Stars 11/0
LJ Wright    10* (4b 2x4)      GJ Maxwell    1-0-11-0
RJ Quiney    1* (2b)     

1.1

Nannes to Quiney, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to mid-on for a single

1.2

Nannes to Wright, FOUR, how good a touch is Luke Wright in, today? Shorter ball on the middle stump. He opens his stance and gets the cut shot going. It's his third boundary in five balls

1.3

Nannes to Wright, no run, now that's what happens if an unorthodox batsman tries to appease the purists. Nannes bowled pretty much similar to what he did of the second ball. Wright wants to drive by getting his frontfoot to the pitch of the ball and is beaten

1.4

Nannes to Wright, no run, cuts a short ball to point

1.5

Nannes to Wright, 1 wide, wide as it sails over the head of the batsman

1.5

Nannes to Wright, 3 runs, fuller ball on the middle stump. Wright makes room and mops that to deep square-leg for three runs

1.6

Nannes to Quiney, 3 runs, fuller ball on the middle stump. Quiney leans across and flicks it. The misfield at square-leg gifts them three runs

End of over 2 (12 runs) Melbourne Stars 23/0
RJ Quiney    5* (4b)      DP Nannes    1-0-12-0
LJ Wright    17* (8b 3x4)      GJ Maxwell    1-0-11-0

2.1

Tait to Quiney, 1 leg bye, Tait begins his spell with a wide ball down the leg side. Quiney attempts to flick it and gets some pad on it as they run for a leg-bye

2.2

Tait to Wright, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. He succeeds in dragging Wright into the drive. He gets an outside edge over the slip cordon for a boundary

2.3

Tait to Wright, no run, now beats him all ends up with a delivery that comes in. Wright is looking to make room and Tait chases him. Wright doesn't have any idea of the ball. He is beaten and lets out a wry smile

2.4

Tait to Wright, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

2.4

Tait to Wright, FOUR, short ball outside the off stump. Wright deliberately plays it in the air and gets his fifth boundary

2.5

Tait to Wright, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Wright makes room and looks to go inside out. He misses

2.6

Tait to Wright, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Wright looks to defend it and the last minute movement beats the outside edge

End of over 3 (10 runs) Melbourne Stars 33/0
LJ Wright    25* (13b 5x4)      SW Tait    1-0-9-0
RJ Quiney    5* (5b)      DP Nannes    1-0-12-0

3.1

Harwood to Quiney, SIX, short ball outside the off stump. The pace of Harwood is a welcome change from that of Nannes as Quiney lofts it high and handsome over long-on for a boundary

3.2

Harwood to Quiney, 1 run, turns it to short fine-leg for a single

3.3

Harwood to Wright, no run

3.4

Harwood to Wright, no run

3.5

Harwood to Wright, OUT, Afridi makes up for the misfield in the Nannes over. Harwood bowls it short outside the off stump. Wright comes forward and drives it to cover. Afridi dives forward and takes the catch. As usual, the arms are aloft after taking the catch

LJ Wright c Shahid Afridi b Harwood 25 (20m 16b 5x4 0x6) SR: 156.25

3.6

Harwood to White, no run, comes forward and pushes it to the off side

Johny is certainly a Brit, as he says "Nice to see Luke Wright firing at the top of the order, gonna give the Aussies a lesson in how's it's done I hope"

End of over 4 (7 runs) Melbourne Stars 40/1
CL White    0* (1b)      SM Harwood    1-0-7-1
RJ Quiney    12* (7b 1x6)      SW Tait    1-0-9-0

4.1

Tait to Quiney, 1 run, comes forward and turns it to square-leg for a single

4.2

Tait to White, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. White comes forward and pushes it to the cover fielder

4.3

Tait to White, no run, fuller ball on the off stump. White comes forward and pushes it to mid-off

4.4

Tait to White, (no ball) 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. White comes forward and pushes it to cover. He sets off for the single. The kind of luck that he has been having, he could have been run out of a no-ball

Free Hit coming up

4.4

Tait to Quiney, 1 run

4.5

Tait to White, OUT, The bad luck combined with poor batting continues for White. Tait pitches it short on the leg stump and White looks to glance it away. He got a glove on it and the umpire doesn't give it. However on consultation with the third umpire, he changes the decision and sends White on his way. Poor tournament for him

CL White c †Manou b Tait 1 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

4.6

Tait to Hussey, no run

End of over 5 (4 runs) Melbourne Stars 44/2
DJ Hussey    0* (1b)      SW Tait    2-0-13-1
RJ Quiney    14* (9b 1x6)      SM Harwood    1-0-7-1

5.1

Nannes to Quiney, no run

5.2

Nannes to Quiney, no run

5.3

Nannes to Quiney, no run

5.4

Nannes to Quiney, OUT, short ball on the leg stump. Nannes cut some pace off it as he bowled it. Quiney doesn't pick it and goes for the pull. He top edges it to deep square-leg where Finch takes the catch easily. Not a shot to play when your team is two down for forty four

RJ Quiney c Finch b Nannes 14 (31m 13b 0x4 1x6) SR: 107.69

5.4

Nannes to Quiney, OUT, short ball on the leg stump. Nannes cut some pace off it as he bowled it. Quiney doesn't pick it and goes for the pull. He top edges it to deep square-leg where Finch takes the catch easily. Not a shot to play when your team is two down for forty four

RJ Quiney c Finch b Nannes 14 (31m 13b 0x4 1x6) SR: 107.69

5.4

Nannes to Quiney, OUT, short ball on the leg stump. Nannes cut some pace off it as he bowled it. Quiney doesn't pick it and goes for the pull. He top edges it to deep square-leg where Finch takes the catch easily. Not a shot to play when your team is two down for forty four

RJ Quiney c Finch b Nannes 14 (31m 13b 0x4 1x6) SR: 107.69

5.5

Nannes to Hussey, no run

5.6

Nannes to Hussey, no run

End of over 6 (wicket maiden) Melbourne Stars 44/3
DJ Hussey    0* (3b)      DP Nannes    2-1-12-1
GJ Bailey    0* (0b)      SW Tait    2-0-13-1

6.1

Tait to Bailey, 1 wide

6.1

Tait to Bailey, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to the point fielder. Bailey was thinking suicide as he ran the single. He was lucky that it didn't hit the stumps

6.2

Tait to Hussey, 2 runs, cuts it to deep point for a couple

6.3

Tait to Hussey, no run, comes forward and pushes it to the off side

6.4

Tait to Hussey, SIX, short ball outside the off stump. Finally, Hussey gets going as he upper cuts it over third-man fence for the second six of the evening

6.5

Tait to Hussey, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Tait nearly has the Meth moment as he turns his back at the last moment and gets hit on the back of his shoulder

6.6

Tait to Hussey, 1 no ball, oversteps and bowls a fuller ball. Hussey defends it back to the bowler

6.6

Tait to Hussey, (no ball) 3 runs, waist high full-toss as Hussey pulls it to deep midwicket for three runs

6.6

Tait to Bailey, 1 wide, what exactly is Tait trying to do? He bowls one ten feet outside the off stump. Credit to Manou that he gets to the ball

6.6

Tait to Bailey, 2 runs, fuller ball on the middle stump. Bailry chips it to long-on where McDonald takes the catch but Bailey can't be out since the free hit was still applicable

End of over 7 (18 runs) Melbourne Stars 62/3
GJ Bailey    3* (2b)      SW Tait    3-0-31-1
DJ Hussey    11* (9b 1x6)      DP Nannes    2-1-12-1

7.1

Shahid Afridi to Hussey, no run, short outside the off stump. Hussey cuts it to point

7.2

Shahid Afridi to Hussey, no run

7.3

Shahid Afridi to Hussey, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Hussey drives it to sweeper cover for a single

7.4

Shahid Afridi to Bailey, FOUR, good length ball outside the off stump. Bailey rocks back and guides this cut shot in the gap between backward point and short third-man for a boundary. Very good shot

7.5

Shahid Afridi to Bailey, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Bailey cuts it and doesn't find the gap this time

7.6

Shahid Afridi to Bailey, no run, quicker one on the leg stump line. Bailey pushes it to short fine-leg

End of over 8 (5 runs) Melbourne Stars 67/3
GJ Bailey    7* (5b 1x4)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-5-0
DJ Hussey    12* (12b 1x6)      SW Tait    3-0-31-1

8.1

Harwood to Hussey, 2 runs, fuller ball on the leg stump. Hussey pushes it to mid-on and sets off for the single. An overthrow allows them a couple

8.2

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

8.3

Harwood to Bailey, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Bailey cuts it to deep backward point for a single

8.4

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

8.5

Harwood to Bailey, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Bailey rocks back and steers it to third-man for a single

8.6

Harwood to Hussey, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Hussey makes room and looks to cut it away. He gets an outside edge that falls short of the keeper

End of over 9 (6 runs) Melbourne Stars 73/3
DJ Hussey    16* (16b 1x6)      SM Harwood    2-0-13-1
GJ Bailey    9* (7b 1x4)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-5-0

9.1

Shahid Afridi to Bailey, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Bailey drives it to long-off for a single

9.2

Shahid Afridi to Hussey, no run, good length outside off. Hussey gives it the respect it deserves as he comes forward and defends it

9.3

Shahid Afridi to Hussey, no run, on the leg stump. Hussey looks to force it away on the leg side and gets struck on the pads

9.4

Shahid Afridi to Hussey, 1 run

9.5

Shahid Afridi to Bailey, no run, googly from outside the off stump. Bailey is looking to force a drive off the backfoot and is beaten. He is hit on the backpad outside the off stump. Lucky Bailey

9.6

Shahid Afridi to Bailey, 2 runs, fuller ball on the leg stump. Bailey turns it to fine-leg for a couple

End of over 10 (4 runs) Melbourne Stars 77/3
GJ Bailey    12* (10b 1x4)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-9-0
DJ Hussey    17* (19b 1x6)      SM Harwood    2-0-13-1

10.1

McDonald to Hussey, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. Hussey looks to have a slog and gets an outside edge to third-man for a boundary

10.2

McDonald to Hussey, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Hussey comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler

10.3

McDonald to Hussey, 1 run, pushes to long-on for a single

10.4

McDonald to Bailey, 1 run, good length ball on the leg stump. Bailey forces it to long-on for a single

10.5

McDonald to Hussey, 1 run

10.6

McDonald to Bailey, no run

End of over 11 (7 runs) Melbourne Stars 84/3
GJ Bailey    13* (12b 1x4)      AB McDonald    1-0-7-0
DJ Hussey    23* (23b 1x4 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-9-0

11.1

Shahid Afridi to Hussey, 1 run

11.2

Shahid Afridi to Bailey, 1 run

11.3

Shahid Afridi to Hussey, 1 run, good length ball on the leg stump. Hussey forces it to the leg side and sets off for a single

11.4

Shahid Afridi to Bailey, FOUR, short ball on the middle and leg. Bailey pulls it to fine-leg for a boundary. They need a few more of those to get a respectable total

11.5

Shahid Afridi to Bailey, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Bailey steers it to short third-man for a single

11.6

Shahid Afridi to Hussey, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump. Hussey lofts it to long-on for another single. Probably they are waiting for the pace bowlers to come on to hit out

End of over 12 (9 runs) Melbourne Stars 93/3
DJ Hussey    26* (26b 1x4 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-18-0
GJ Bailey    19* (15b 2x4)      AB McDonald    1-0-7-0

12.1

McDonald to Hussey, FOUR, short ball outside the off stump. Hussey cuts it over the point fielder for a boundary

12.2

McDonald to Hussey, 1 run

12.3

McDonald to Bailey, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump. Bailry lofts it to sweeper cover for a single

12.4

McDonald to Hussey, FOUR, Short ball outside the off stump. Stars are getting to know that the Partnerships can work wonders as it allows the batsmen to go for their shots. Hussey late-cuts this to third-man for a boundary

12.5

McDonald to Hussey, 2 runs, short outside the off stump. Hussey steers it to third-man for a couple

12.6

McDonald to Hussey, 1 run, pushes it to the leg side and retains the strike

End of over 13 (13 runs) Melbourne Stars 106/3
DJ Hussey    38* (31b 3x4 1x6)      AB McDonald    2-0-20-0
GJ Bailey    20* (16b 2x4)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-18-0

13.1

Harwood to Hussey, 1 run, fuller ball on the middle stump. Hussey closes the face of the bat on that one and turns it to midwicket for a single

13.2

Harwood to Bailey, no run, fuller ball on the leg stump. Bailey pushes it to midwicket

13.3

Harwood to Bailey, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Bailey rocks back and steers it to third-man for a single

13.4

Harwood to Hussey, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Hussey moves across and looks to cut it and is beaten

13.5

Harwood to Hussey, 2 runs, short ball outside the off stump. Hussey moves back and lofts it to sweeper cover for a couple

13.6

Harwood to Hussey, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. Hussey makes room and smashes it to sweeper cover for a boundary

End of over 14 (8 runs) Melbourne Stars 114/3
DJ Hussey    45* (35b 4x4 1x6)      SM Harwood    3-0-21-1
GJ Bailey    21* (18b 2x4)      AB McDonald    2-0-20-0

14.1

Nannes to Bailey, 2 runs, fuller ball on the off stump. Bailey drills it down the ground to long-off for a couple

14.2

Nannes to Bailey, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Bailey moves across and pushes it to the point fielder for a single

14.3

Nannes to Hussey, 1 wide, wide is the call from the umpire as it sails over the batsman's head

14.3

Nannes to Hussey, 2 runs, fuller on the leg stump. Hussey comes down the track and lofts it to sweeper cover for a couple

14.4

Nannes to Hussey, no run, fuller ball on the leg stump. Hussey looks to flick it away and the ball hits the pad

14.5

Nannes to Hussey, 2 runs, short ball on the leg stump. Hussey comes down the track and pulls it to deep midwicket for a couple

14.6

Nannes to Hussey, 1 run, fuller ball on the off stump. David Hussey's golden run at the MCG in T20 matches continues as he pushes it to long-on for a single and gets to his half-century

End of over 15 (9 runs) Melbourne Stars 123/3
DJ Hussey    50* (39b 4x4 1x6)      DP Nannes    3-1-21-1
GJ Bailey    24* (20b 2x4)      SM Harwood    3-0-21-1

15.1

Shahid Afridi to Hussey, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to the leg side for a single

15.2

Shahid Afridi to Bailey, OUT, and the partnership is broken. Afridi bowls a quicker one on the middle stump. Bailey looks to cut and is beaten. The ball hits the flap of the front pad and Manou fumbles with his take. Bailey's momentum carries him forward and Manou is quick to whip the bails off. He is out either way and is adjudged LBW

GJ Bailey lbw b Shahid Afridi 24 (38m 21b 2x4 0x6) SR: 114.28

15.3

Shahid Afridi to Wade, 1 run, pushes it to the leg side and gets off the mark

15.4

Shahid Afridi to Hussey, no run

15.5

Shahid Afridi to Hussey, OUT, Hussey goes! Afridi pitches it short and Hussey goes for the cut shot. McDonald dives to his left and takes the catch. Stars are slipping at a crucial moment

DJ Hussey c McDonald b Shahid Afridi 51 (45m 42b 4x4 1x6) SR: 121.42

15.5

Shahid Afridi to Hussey, OUT, Hussey goes! Afridi pitches it short and Hussey goes for the cut shot. McDonald dives to his left and takes the catch. Stars are slipping at a crucial moment

DJ Hussey c McDonald b Shahid Afridi 51 (45m 42b 4x4 1x6) SR: 121.42

15.6

Shahid Afridi to Faulkner, no run

End of over 16 (2 runs) Melbourne Stars 125/5
JP Faulkner    0* (1b)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-20-2
MS Wade    1* (1b)      DP Nannes    3-1-21-1

16.1

Hodge to Wade, 2 runs, turns it to midwicket for a couple

16.2

Hodge to Wade, 1 run, drives it to deep point for a single

16.3

Hodge to Faulkner, no run, comes forward and defends it back to the bowler

16.4

Hodge to Faulkner, no run

16.5

Hodge to Faulkner, 2 runs, fuller ball on the leg stump. Faulkner sweeps it to fine-leg for a couple

16.6

Hodge to Faulkner, 2 runs, short ball on the leg stump. Faulkner pulls it to deep midwicket for a couple

End of over 17 (7 runs) Melbourne Stars 132/5
JP Faulkner    4* (5b)      BJ Hodge    1-0-7-0
MS Wade    4* (3b)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-20-2

17.1

Maxwell to Wade, no run

17.2

Maxwell to Wade, 1 run, full-toss on the off stump. Wade forces it to long-on for a single

17.3

Maxwell to Faulkner, 1 run, fuller ball on the off stump. Faulkner drives it back to the bowler. Maxwell misffields and concedes a single

17.4

Maxwell to Wade, no run

17.5

Maxwell to Wade, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Wade cuts it to point for a single

17.6

Maxwell to Faulkner, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to long-off for a single

End of over 18 (4 runs) Melbourne Stars 136/5
JP Faulkner    6* (7b)      GJ Maxwell    2-0-15-0
MS Wade    6* (7b)      BJ Hodge    1-0-7-0

18.1

Hodge to Faulkner, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Faulkner comes down the track and drives it to long-off for a single

18.2

Hodge to Wade, 2 runs

18.3

Hodge to Wade, SIX, short ball on the middle stump. That is the Wade that people know as he makes room and lofts it to deep midwicket for a six

18.4

Hodge to Wade, SIX, well is he coming into that striking form that bowlers dread him for? He comes down the track and lofts it over the sight screen for another six

18.5

Hodge to Wade, 2 runs

18.6

Hodge to Wade, 2 runs, short ball outside the off stump. Wade makes room and cuts it to deep point for a couple

End of over 19 (19 runs) Melbourne Stars 155/5
MS Wade    24* (12b 2x6)      BJ Hodge    2-0-26-0
JP Faulkner    7* (8b)      GJ Maxwell    2-0-15-0

19.1

Nannes to Faulkner, 2 runs, fuller ball on the off stump. Faulkner pushes it down the track to long-off for a couple

19.2

Nannes to Faulkner, 1 run, fuller ball on the middle stump. Faulkner looks to slog it away and gets a top edge that Nannes can't catch. He couldn't catch it as the he fell across in his follow through

19.3

Nannes to Wade, 1 run

19.4

Nannes to Faulkner, 1 run

19.5

Nannes to Wade, SIX, short ball on the off stump. Wade strikes it cleanly over wide long-on for his third six. 25 runs of the last seven balls for Wade

19.6

Nannes to Wade, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Wade pushes it to the off side and sets off for what seems an impossible single. The diving while keeping is put into good use while batting. He manages to beat Nannes' throw by millimetres

Late charge by Wade takes Melbourne Stars to 167. It looks like a winning total as the surface is slow. Bowlers need to rise to the occasion if Stars want to remain in contention for the semi-final spot

19.6

Nannes to Wade, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Wade pushes it to the off side and sets off for what seems an impossible single. The diving while keeping is put into good use while batting. He manages to beat Nannes' throw by millimetres

Late charge by Wade takes Melbourne Stars to 167. It looks like a winning total as the surface is slow. Bowlers need to rise to the occasion if Stars want to remain in contention for the semi-final spot

End of over 20 (12 runs) Melbourne Stars 167/5
MS Wade    32* (15b 3x6)      DP Nannes    4-1-33-1
JP Faulkner    11* (11b)      BJ Hodge    2-0-26-0
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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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