Big Bash League

Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars

Melbourne Renegades won by 8 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)

Hello all and welcome to the coverage of the first match of this season's Big Bash League. It's a derby game, played between the Stars and the Renegades

News from the ground is that Shane Warne, captain of Stars, has won the toss and elected to bat

It's a touch surprising that Stars have left out Maxwell from the playing XI. Considering the form he has shown in the season, he should have been in XI.

Most of the people would be waiting for the renewed rivalry between the spinners- Shane Warne and Muralitharan

0.1

Pattinson to Quiney, 1 wide, the first delivery of this season is a wide down the leg side.

0.1

Pattinson to Quiney, 1 wide, follows it up with another wide down the leg side. This time they appeal for a caught behind. Umpire isn't interested

0.1

Pattinson to Quiney, no run, good length ball moving away from him. Quiney looks to work it on the leg side and is beaten by the away movement

0.2

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

0.3

Pattinson to Quiney, 1 run, off the mark with an inside edge to deep square-leg for a single

0.4

Pattinson to Wright, 1 run, good length ball outside the off stump. Wright gets on top of the bounce and cuts it to third-man for a single. We have the first sighter of Murali for the day

0.5

Pattinson to Quiney, no run, slower ball on the leg stump line. Surprising that the umpire din't call it a wide

0.6

Pattinson to Quiney, FOUR, fuller ball on the leg stump. Quiney has had enough, he comes down the track and lofts it over mid-on for a boundary- the first of the innings

Rimmington to share the new ball

End of over 1 (8 runs) Melbourne Stars 8/0
RJ Quiney    5* (5b 1x4)      DJ Pattinson    1-0-8-0
LJ Wright    1* (1b)     

1.1

Rimmington to Wright, 1 wide, and like PAttinson, he too begins with a wide. An outswinger swinging away from the batsman

1.1

Rimmington to Wright, no run, comes forward and defends it to the leg side

1.2

Rimmington to Wright, 2 runs, short ball outside the off stump. Wright stays rooted to the crease, stands tall and pulls. HE gets a top edge that just eludes the mid-on fielder for a couple

1.3

Rimmington to Wright, FOUR, fuller ball on the off stump. Wright comes down the track and lofts it over mid-on for a boundary

1.4

Rimmington to Wright, 2 runs, fuller ball outside the off stump. Wright crashes it past cover. The fielder at cover takes the pace off the ball and saves a couple for his team

1.5

Rimmington to Wright, 2 runs, on the leg stump. Wright turns it to fine-leg for a couple

1.6

Rimmington to Wright, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. Wright goes inside out as he lofts it over cover for another boundary. An expensive over this, fifteen coming of the over

O'Brien replaces Pattinson

End of over 2 (15 runs) Melbourne Stars 23/0
LJ Wright    15* (7b 2x4)      NJ Rimmington    1-0-15-0
RJ Quiney    5* (5b 1x4)      DJ Pattinson    1-0-8-0

2.1

O'Brien to Quiney, no run, outside off and left alone

2.2

O'Brien to Quiney, OUT, fuller ball outside the off stump. Quiney comes down the track and lofts it to Rimmington at mid-off

RJ Quiney c Rimmington b O'Brien 5 (12m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

2.3

O'Brien to Hodge, 1 run

2.4

O'Brien to Wright, no run

2.5

O'Brien to Wright, 1 run

2.6

O'Brien to Hodge, FOUR, short ball outside the off stump. Hodge rocks back and cuts it past point for a boundary

End of over 3 (6 runs) Melbourne Stars 29/1
BJ Hodge    5* (2b 1x4)      AW O'Brien    1-0-6-1
LJ Wright    16* (9b 2x4)      NJ Rimmington    1-0-15-0

3.1

Finch to Wright, 2 runs, full-toss on the leg stump. Wright forces it to deep square-leg for a couple

3.2

Finch to Wright, FOUR, full-toss outside the off stump. Wright comes down the track and smashes it wide of the mid-off fielder for a boundary

3.3

Finch to Wright, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Wright cuts it to cover

3.4

Finch to Wright, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to the leg side for a single

3.5

Finch to Hodge, 1 run, fuller ball on the leg stump. Hodge pushes it to long-on for a single

3.6

Finch to Wright, 1 run

End of over 4 (9 runs) Melbourne Stars 38/1
LJ Wright    24* (14b 3x4)      AJ Finch    1-0-9-0
BJ Hodge    6* (3b 1x4)      AW O'Brien    1-0-6-1

4.1

Rimmington to Wright, 1 run, on the leg stump. Wright pushes it to leg side for a single

4.2

Rimmington to Hodge, no run, comes forward and pushes it to mid-off

4.3

Rimmington to Hodge, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Hodge looks to cut it and is beaten by the movement in

4.4

Rimmington to Hodge, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Hodge comes forward and pushes it to the off side

4.5

Rimmington to Hodge, FOUR, after bowling three dots in a row. Rimmington gifts Hodge with a ball down the leg side. Hodge glances it past the short fine-leg fielder for a boundary

4.6

Rimmington to Hodge, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Hodge steers it to short third-man

End of over 5 (5 runs) Melbourne Stars 43/1
BJ Hodge    10* (8b 2x4)      NJ Rimmington    2-0-20-0
LJ Wright    25* (15b 3x4)      AJ Finch    1-0-9-0

5.1

Sheridan to Wright, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump. Wright smashes it past covers to begin the over on a good note

5.2

Sheridan to Wright, 3 runs, forces it wide long-on and gets three runs

5.3

Sheridan to Hodge, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. Hodge comes down the track and smashes it past the covers and stands there. Shades of Viv Richards there

5.4

Sheridan to Hodge, no run, looks to cut it and is beaten

5.5

Sheridan to Hodge, SIX, short ball outside the off stump. Hodge goes back a touch and lets it fly over the deep point fielder. The first six of the season

5.6

Sheridan to Hodge, no run, comes forward and defends it to the off side

Murali comes on to have a bowl now

End of over 6 (17 runs) Melbourne Stars 60/1
BJ Hodge    20* (12b 3x4 1x6)      WD Sheridan    1-0-17-0
LJ Wright    32* (17b 4x4)      NJ Rimmington    2-0-20-0

6.1

Muralitharan to Wright, 1 run, on the leg stump. Wright pushes it to the leg side and takes a single

6.2

Muralitharan to Hodge, 1 run, drives it to long-off for a single

6.3

Muralitharan to Wright, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Wright comes forward and drives it to long-off for a single

6.4

Muralitharan to Hodge, 1 run, looks like the batsmen want to play it safe with Murali as Hodge pushes it to long-off for a single

6.5

Muralitharan to Wright, 1 run, that's four singles to mid-off in the over now

6.6

Muralitharan to Hodge, 2 runs, fuller, faster and a wide ball outside the off stump. Hodge slices it to sweeper cover for a couple

O'Brien comes back into the attack

End of over 7 (7 runs) Melbourne Stars 67/1
BJ Hodge    24* (15b 3x4 1x6)      M Muralitharan    1-0-7-0
LJ Wright    35* (20b 4x4)      WD Sheridan    1-0-17-0

7.1

O'Brien to Wright, 1 run, pushes it to long-on for a single

7.2

O'Brien to Hodge, 2 runs, pushes it to deep midwicket for a couple

7.3

O'Brien to Hodge, 1 run, waits for that little second extra as he plays it with a closed face to midwicket for a single

7.4

O'Brien to Wright, no run, fuller ball on the leg stump. Pushes it a little bit faster as Wright pushes it to cover

7.5

O'Brien to Wright, no run, looks to cut it and is beaten. The keeper whips the bails off and we have the first sighter of the zing stumps

7.6

O'Brien to Wright, 1 run, drives it to long-on for a single

End of over 8 (5 runs) Melbourne Stars 72/1
LJ Wright    37* (24b 4x4)      AW O'Brien    2-0-11-1
BJ Hodge    27* (17b 3x4 1x6)      M Muralitharan    1-0-7-0

8.1

Muralitharan to Wright, 1 run, fuller ball on the off stump. Wright charges down the track and lofts it to deep midwicket for a single

8.2

Muralitharan to Hodge, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Hodge looks to play it on the leg side and gets an outside edge to point for a single

8.3

Muralitharan to Wright, no run, turns it to short fine-leg

8.4

Muralitharan to Wright, OUT, fuller ball outside the off stump. Wright makes room and looks to go inside out. du Plessis gets his hands on the ball and fumbles with the take. Wright thinks he can steal a single. Hodge can't beat the throw to the keeper

BJ Hodge run out 28 (23m 18b 3x4 1x6) SR: 155.55

8.5

Muralitharan to Hussey, 1 run

8.6

Muralitharan to Wright, 1 run, pushes it to point and sets off for a quick single

Pattinson comes back into the attack

End of over 9 (4 runs) Melbourne Stars 76/2
LJ Wright    39* (28b 4x4)      M Muralitharan    2-0-11-0
DJ Hussey    1* (1b)      AW O'Brien    2-0-11-1

9.1

Pattinson to Wright, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Wright makes room and lofts it to sweeper cover for a single

9.2

Pattinson to Hussey, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Hussey smashes it to du Plessis, who fumbles with the take again but they don't try to take the single this time

9.2

Pattinson to Hussey, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Hussey smashes it to du Plessis, who fumbles with the take again but they don't try to take the single this time

9.3

Pattinson to Hussey, no run, looks to cut it and is beaten

9.4

Pattinson to Hussey, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Hussey looks to defend it and is beaten by the inward movement

9.5

Pattinson to Hussey, 1 run, good length ball on the off stump. Hussey plays it down with soft hands and sets off for a quick single. Mid way, for some reason, he doesn't want it but runs across anyway. If the throw was accurate, he would have been run-out

9.6

Pattinson to Wright, no run, looks to cut it and is beaten

End of over 10 (2 runs) Melbourne Stars 78/2
LJ Wright    40* (30b 4x4)      DJ Pattinson    2-0-10-0
DJ Hussey    2* (5b)      M Muralitharan    2-0-11-0

10.1

Muralitharan to Hussey, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Hussey leans forward and pushes it to long-on for a single

10.2

Muralitharan to Wright, no run, good length ball on the off stump. Wright comes forward and defneds it

10.3

Muralitharan to Wright, 1 run, pushes it to the off side and sets off for a quick single. Hussey is looking a little jaded with his running as if it was a direct hit he would've been a goner

10.4

Muralitharan to Hussey, 1 run, turns it to midwicket for a single

10.5

Muralitharan to Wright, SIX, fuller and flighted on the middle stump. Wright skips down the track and meets it at the point of pitching as he lofts it away to deep midwicket for his first six

10.6

Muralitharan to Wright, no run

End of over 11 (9 runs) Melbourne Stars 87/2
LJ Wright    47* (34b 4x4 1x6)      M Muralitharan    3-0-20-0
DJ Hussey    4* (7b)      DJ Pattinson    2-0-10-0

11.1

Harris to Hussey, no run

11.2

Harris to Hussey, 2 runs, drives it to sweeper cover for a couple

11.3

Harris to Hussey, 1 run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Hussey slices it to sweeper cover for a single

11.4

Harris to Wright, 2 runs, turns it to deep midwicket for a couple

11.5

Harris to Wright, 1 run, full-toss on the leg stump. Wright forces it to long-on for a single to get to his half-century

11.6

Harris to Hussey, FOUR, fuller and wider outside the off stump. Hussey goes inside out over the cover fielder and gets a boundary for a himself

End of over 12 (10 runs) Melbourne Stars 97/2
DJ Hussey    11* (11b 1x4)      DJ Harris    1-0-10-0
LJ Wright    50* (36b 4x4 1x6)      M Muralitharan    3-0-20-0

12.1

O'Brien to Wright, no run, comes down the track and pushes it back to the bowler

12.2

O'Brien to Wright, 1 run, pushes it to long-on for a single

12.3

O'Brien to Hussey, 1 run

12.4

O'Brien to Wright, 1 run, makes room and cuts it to sweeper cover for a single that brings the hundred up

12.5

O'Brien to Hussey, 1 run, forces it to long-on for a single

12.6

O'Brien to Wright, 1 run, comes down the track to a flighted ball on the off stump and pushes it to long-off for a single

End of over 13 (5 runs) Melbourne Stars 102/2
LJ Wright    53* (40b 4x4 1x6)      AW O'Brien    3-0-16-1
DJ Hussey    13* (13b 1x4)      DJ Harris    1-0-10-0

13.1

Finch to Wright, OUT, reverse sweep gets an England player! Fuller ball on the leg stump. Wright looks to reverse sweep and puts it straight into the hands of the fielder at point

LJ Wright c Harris b Finch 53 (55m 41b 4x4 1x6) SR: 129.26

13.2

Finch to White, no run

13.3

Finch to White, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to mid-on for a single

13.4

Finch to Hussey, 2 runs, fuller on the leg stump. Hussey paddles it to fine-leg for a couple

13.5

Finch to Hussey, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to sweeper cover for a single

13.6

Finch to White, 1 run, fuller ball on the leg stump. White pushes it to long-on to retain the strike

End of over 14 (5 runs) Melbourne Stars 107/3
CL White    2* (3b)      AJ Finch    2-0-14-1
DJ Hussey    16* (15b 1x4)      AW O'Brien    3-0-16-1

14.1

Muralitharan to White, 1 run, pushes it to long-on for a single

14.2

Muralitharan to Hussey, 1 wide

14.2

Muralitharan to Hussey, 1 run

14.3

Muralitharan to White, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to sweeper cover for a single

14.4

Muralitharan to Hussey, 1 run, turns it to square-leg for a single

14.5

Muralitharan to White, 2 runs, plays it with soft hands to mid-on and takes a couple. Smart piece of running that

14.6

Muralitharan to White, 1 run, turns it to square-leg for a single

That's the end of the spell for Murali

End of over 15 (8 runs) Melbourne Stars 115/3
CL White    7* (7b)      M Muralitharan    4-0-28-0
DJ Hussey    18* (17b 1x4)      AJ Finch    2-0-14-1

15.1

Rimmington to White, no run, full-toss on the leg shot. White is cramped for room(!) as he pushes it to the leg side

15.2

Rimmington to White, SIX, on the leg stump. How strong are White's wrists? He clips it over deep square-leg for his first six

15.3

Rimmington to White, 1 run, pushes it to leg side for a single

15.4

Rimmington to Hussey, no run, comes forward and defends it to the off side

15.5

Rimmington to Hussey, no run, dropped! Fuller ball outside the off stump. Hussey slices it straight into the hands of Cooper at cover who spills it

15.6

Rimmington to Hussey, 1 run, drives it to long-off. Sheridan puts in a desperate dive to get to the ball but the ball bounces before he can take the catch

End of over 16 (8 runs) Melbourne Stars 123/3
DJ Hussey    19* (20b 1x4)      NJ Rimmington    3-0-28-0
CL White    14* (10b 1x6)      M Muralitharan    4-0-28-0

16.1

O'Brien to Hussey, FOUR, fuller ball outside the off stump. Hussey comes down the track and smashes it to sweeper cover region for a boundary

16.2

O'Brien to Hussey, 1 run, short ball on the leg stump. Hussey pulls it to deep square-leg for a single

16.3

O'Brien to White, no run, looks to slog it and is beaten by the turn

16.4

O'Brien to White, no run, short ball on the off stump. White pulls, but bottom edges it onto his ankle

16.5

O'Brien to White, SIX, short ball on the off stump. White is successful on the third attempt as he pulls and gets a six for himself

16.6

O'Brien to White, OUT, fuller ball on the off stump. White moves across and lofts it to wide long-on. du Plessis runs across and takes a brilliant catch just inside the ropes. He can do nothing wrong in Australia, du Plessis

CL White c du Plessis b O'Brien 20 (13m 14b 0x4 2x6) SR: 142.85

End of over 17 (11 runs) Melbourne Stars 134/4
     AW O'Brien    4-0-27-2
DJ Hussey    24* (22b 2x4)      NJ Rimmington    3-0-28-0

17.1

Pattinson to Wade, no run

17.2

Pattinson to Wade, 1 run, square-drives it to deep point for a single

17.3

Pattinson to Hussey, 2 runs, off the outside edge to third-man for a couple

17.4

Pattinson to Hussey, SIX, fuller ball on the off stump. Hussey makes room and slog sweeps it to long-leg for a six

17.5

Pattinson to Hussey, 1 run, pushes it to the leg side for a single

17.6

Pattinson to Wade, FOUR, full-toss on the middle stump.Wade pulls it to deep midwicket. Sheridan puts in a good effort but can't drag the ball back in

End of over 18 (14 runs) Melbourne Stars 148/4
MS Wade    5* (3b 1x4)      DJ Pattinson    3-0-24-0
DJ Hussey    33* (25b 2x4 1x6)      AW O'Brien    4-0-27-2

18.1

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

18.2

Rimmington to Wade, 1 run, drives it to long-off for a single

18.3

Rimmington to Hussey, 1 run, fuller ball on the off stump. Hussey drills it back to the bowler who deflects it to mid-on

18.4

Rimmington to Wade, 1 run, drives it to long-off for a single

18.5

Rimmington to Hussey, FOUR, full-toss on the off stump. Hussey comes down the track and slogs it to deep midwicket for a boundary

18.6

Rimmington to Hussey, 1 run, fuller ball on the leg stump. Hussey forces it to long-on for a single

End of over 19 (9 runs) Melbourne Stars 157/4
DJ Hussey    40* (29b 3x4 1x6)      NJ Rimmington    4-0-37-0
MS Wade    7* (5b 1x4)      DJ Pattinson    3-0-24-0

19.1

Pattinson to Hussey, 2 runs, full-toss outside the off stump. Hussey plays it with soft hands to long-on and gets a couple

19.2

Pattinson to Hussey, OUT, fuller ball outside the off stump. Hussey looks to slog it and manages to loft it to mid-off, where Finch runs back and takes an easy catch

DJ Hussey c Finch b Pattinson 42 (45m 31b 3x4 1x6) SR: 135.48

19.3

Pattinson to Wade, 4 runs, fuller ball on the leg stump. Wade scoops it to fine-leg and the balls stops a couple of inches in front of the rope. They run four though

19.4

Pattinson to Wade, 1 run, pushes it to long-off for a single

19.5

Pattinson to Faulkner, 1 run, turns it to short fine-leg for a single

19.6

Pattinson to Wade, 2 runs, cuts it to over point to deep point for a couple

This looks like a par total for the pitch but Stars would be disappointed that they couldn't kick on after the start they got. Join us in ten minutes to see Shane Warne unveiling the 'Disco' ball

19.6

Pattinson to Wade, 2 runs, cuts it to over point to deep point for a couple

This looks like a par total for the pitch but Stars would be disappointed that they couldn't kick on after the start they got. Join us in ten minutes to see Shane Warne unveiling the 'Disco' ball

19.6

Pattinson to Wade, 2 runs, cuts it to over point to deep point for a couple

This looks like a par total for the pitch but Stars would be disappointed that they couldn't kick on after the start they got. Join us in ten minutes to see Shane Warne unveiling the 'Disco' ball

End of over 20 (10 runs) Melbourne Stars 167/5
MS Wade    14* (8b 1x4)      DJ Pattinson    4-0-34-1
JP Faulkner    1* (1b)      NJ Rimmington    4-0-37-0
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Dec 7, 2012

Aaron Finch smacked an unbeaten 111, Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars, BBL, Docklands Stadium, Melbourne, December 7, 2012

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