Big Bash League

Melbourne Renegades v Brisbane Heat

Melbourne Renegades won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)

Opening the innings for the Heat are Luke Pomersbach and James Hopes. Pomersbach has already hit a stroke-filled half-century while Hopes hasn't shown any form. Sheridan to open the bowling.

Unchanged sides for both teams from their previous game.

Renegades: Finch, Harris, Samuels, Rohrer, Cooper, Nevill, Sheridan, Rimmington, O'Brien, Pattinson, Muralitharan

Heat: Hopes, Pomersbach, Burns, Christian, Lynn, Forrest, Perera, Cutting, Hartley, Hauritz, Roach

Toss, 6.30 pm It is the table-toppers in action tonight; Melbourne Renegades play the Brisbane Heat in Big Bash League 2012-13. The news from the Docklands is that the visiting captain James Hopes has won the toss and the Heat will bat first.

The Renegades have won three out of three, while Heat are at the sixth spot in the table with one victory and this will be their fourth match as well. Suneer Chowdhary here to bring you this game live.

0.1

Sheridan to Pomersbach, 1 run, over the stumps and fuller on the middle-stump, flicked to deep square-leg, who is out there instead of a fine-leg and a single results

0.2

Sheridan to Hopes, no run, play and a miss, outside the off, not too much of an angle, beats the outside edge

0.3

Sheridan to Hopes, no run, bit of swing back from outside the off, Hopes was walking across and tries to flick it away, inside edge on to the pads

0.4

Sheridan to Hopes, FOUR, shot! it was full on the off and he has just whipped it over mid-wicket for a four!

0.5

Sheridan to Hopes, no run, full again and this time he defends it to the off side

0.6

Sheridan to Hopes, no run, on a decent length but again outside the off, he drives it on the up to the cover fielder

End of over 1 (5 runs) Brisbane Heat 5/0
JR Hopes    4* (5b 1x4)      WD Sheridan    1-0-5-0
LA Pomersbach    1* (1b)     

Decent start by Sheridan. Spin from the other end, Marlon Samuels to share the new ball.

1.1

Samuels to Pomersbach, 1 run, slower, shorter and on the leg stump, goes back to whip it to deep square-leg for a single

1.2

Samuels to Hopes, no run, short again and a lot of bounce, 97 km/hr, tries to flick it away but does not get a bat on it, hits at waist-height

1.3

Samuels to Hopes, 1 run, slower from Samuels and tapped away to the leg side for single

1.4

Samuels to Pomersbach, no run, middle-stump line and he pats to the off side

1.5

Samuels to Pomersbach, no run, goes down the track, dropped short and he wants to slog it away, gets an inside edge to short fine-leg

1.6

Samuels to Pomersbach, 1 run, shimmies down yet again and drives it to mid-off for a single, the fielder was right back on the circle

End of over 2 (3 runs) Brisbane Heat 8/0
LA Pomersbach    3* (5b)      MN Samuels    1-0-3-0
JR Hopes    5* (7b 1x4)      WD Sheridan    1-0-5-0

2.1

Sheridan to Pomersbach, SIX, goes down the track and deposited! it was short of length and the left-hander was down quickly and swings it over long-on for a 89 metre-long six!

2.2

Sheridan to Pomersbach, FOUR, bludgeoned away! that is another one that is pitched short from Sheridan and he has walked down before slapping it through extra-cover for another four

2.3

Sheridan to Pomersbach, no run, whoa, almost a stunner from Murali! It was short of length for the third time, he tries to go over mid-off but does not get too much elevation, Murali jumps at mid-off, as high as he can and it almost sticks!

2.4

Sheridan to Pomersbach, 1 run, a slower, shorter ball and he is very early into his shot, gets an inside edge to the leg side

2.5

Sheridan to Hopes, no run, another slow ball from Sheridan, Hopes wants to drive it but mistimed because of the lack of pace

2.6

Sheridan to Hopes, OUT, gone this time, holed out! it looked like Hopes had read the change-down of pace this time, he waited for it and then smashes it over the fielder at mid-on, or that was his attempt anyway. Instead, the ball goes high in the air, allowing Murali to run to his right and take the catch...very confidently I must add!

JR Hopes c Muralitharan b Sheridan 5 (11m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 55.55

End of over 3 (11 runs) Brisbane Heat 19/1
     WD Sheridan    2-0-16-1
LA Pomersbach    14* (9b 1x4 1x6)      MN Samuels    1-0-3-0

Joe Burns at three. Darren Pattinson with the ball.

3.1

Pattinson to Burns, no run, on the length and on middle stump, punched to short mid-wicket

3.2

Pattinson to Burns, 1 run, on a good length outside the off stump, easily guides it away to third-man to get off the mark

3.3

Pattinson to Pomersbach, no run, length outside the off and Luke does not move his feet too much, wants to slash it away but misses

3.4

Pattinson to Pomersbach, 2 runs, very full this time and he manages to eke it out through wide mid-on, not too well timed and they can take only a couple

3.5

Pattinson to Pomersbach, no run, full on his pads, he was moving across to flick it away but misses and its hit his pads, bit of an appeal but the ball was pitching and hitting outside the leg

3.6

Pattinson to Pomersbach, 2 runs, he was bowling on a length but shimmies down and converts it into a half-volley, drives it past the diving mid-off, the long-on fielder comes around to clear it

End of over 4 (5 runs) Brisbane Heat 24/1
LA Pomersbach    18* (13b 1x4 1x6)      DJ Pattinson    1-0-5-0
JA Burns    1* (2b)      WD Sheridan    2-0-16-1

Sheridan with his third over now.

4.1

Sheridan to Burns, OUT, gone, run-out after a misunderstanding! this is good work from the Renegades, get Pomersbach out run-out at the striker's end...Burns drove it to mid-on and wanted the single, almost got to within hand-shaking distance of the non-striker which pushed Luke to go for it as well, the throw comes into the keeper's gloves and he whips the bails away! Gone!

LA Pomersbach run out 18 (17m 13b 1x4 1x6) SR: 138.46

4.2

Sheridan to Christian, 1 run, outside the off and tapped to the off side

4.3

Sheridan to Burns, no run, shortens his length again and he defends on the off side

4.4

Sheridan to Burns, 1 run, short of length on the middle and he is able to walk across and play it to short fine-leg for a single

4.5

Sheridan to Christian, no run, short of length and punched back to the bowler

4.6

Sheridan to Christian, 1 run, length on the pads and he is able to tuck it away to the square-leg for a single

End of over 5 (3 runs) Brisbane Heat 27/2
DT Christian    2* (3b)      WD Sheridan    3-0-19-1
JA Burns    2* (5b)      DJ Pattinson    1-0-5-0

Pomersbach was a big wicket. Sheridan has figures of 1/19 in three.

5.1

O'Brien to Christian, no run, full-toss, goes down the track and drives it but straight to mid-off

5.2

O'Brien to Christian, OUT, gone, caught and bowled! he was trying to go down the track yet again but came out too early, the bowler was able to adjust his line to more into the batsman, quicker and flatter too and DC hits it back to the bowler, simple, simple catch for O'Brien!

DT Christian c & b O'Brien 2 (4m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Seventh wicket for O'Brien this season.

5.3

O'Brien to Perera, 1 run, quicker on the off stump and slaps it down to long-on for a single, that was at more than 100 km/hr

5.4

O'Brien to Burns, no run, fuller on his leg stump, flicks it to mid-wicket for a single

5.5

O'Brien to Burns, 1 run, pitches it right up to the bat and he drives it to long-on for a run

5.6

O'Brien to Perera, 2 runs, outside the off stump and he gives it a hard whack, beats the mid-off but the outfield is not quick enough and the mid-off fielder gives it a good chase to stop the boundary

End of over 6 (4 runs) Brisbane Heat 31/3
NLTC Perera    3* (2b)      AW O'Brien    1-0-4-1
JA Burns    3* (7b)      WD Sheridan    3-0-19-1

6.1

Sheridan to Burns, 1 run, short of length, not too quick and he is able to swivel away to pull it to deep square-leg for a single

6.2

Sheridan to Perera, 1 run, a very slower ball from Sheridan, back of the hand stuff, he checks the shot and it goes so slowly to mid-on that he is able to cross for a quick single

6.3

Sheridan to Burns, no run, another one that is sent down slow, flicks it to leg-side

6.4

Sheridan to Burns, 1 run, short of length and quicker this time, cut away to third-man for a single

6.5

Sheridan to Perera, 1 run, short of length, outside the off stump and cracks it away to deep cover for a single

6.6

Sheridan to Burns, FOUR, shot sir, that was shorter and he goes back and hits is away over mid-wicket with quite a lot of disdain, goes for a four to end what has otherwise been an excellent spell from Sheridan

End of over 7 (8 runs) Brisbane Heat 39/3
JA Burns    9* (11b 1x4)      WD Sheridan    4-0-27-1
NLTC Perera    5* (4b)      AW O'Brien    1-0-4-1

1/27 in four overs from Sheridan. Rimmington comes in.

7.1

Rimmington to Perera, 2 runs, length ball on middle and he has thwacked it through mid-wicket, the long-on runs around to his left for a couple of runs

7.2

Rimmington to Perera, no run, outside the off this time, bowls it wider of his bat, he still goes to slog it away but misses

7.3

Rimmington to Perera, 1 run, off stump line, angling away and he slaps it to deep square-leg for a single

7.4

Rimmington to Burns, no run, fuller on the off stump, he was looking to drive it through the covers but the inside edge takes it back to the bowler, who does not get any hand to it before it hits the non-striker's stumps

7.5

Rimmington to Burns, 1 run, fuller on the middle, driven down to long-on for a single

7.6

Rimmington to Perera, 1 wide, down the leg-side, probably the first one that has gone off line today and called a wide by the ump

7.6

Rimmington to Perera, FOUR, slammed to the left of long-on, that has been muscled off a length ball, does not go back and is still able to generate so much power, beats the long-on fielder easily

End of over 8 (9 runs) Brisbane Heat 48/3
NLTC Perera    12* (8b 1x4)      NJ Rimmington    1-0-9-0
JA Burns    10* (13b 1x4)      WD Sheridan    4-0-27-1

First look at Murali today.

8.1

Muralitharan to Burns, no run, big shout for an lbw, round the stumps and going straight, he was looking to sweep and misses, hits his pads

8.2

Muralitharan to Burns, 1 run, fuller from round the stump and he pushes it to mid-wicket for a single

8.3

Muralitharan to Perera, 1 run, short from round the stumps, quicker too, turning away and cut away to deep cover for a single

8.4

Muralitharan to Burns, no run, shortens his length this time, goes back and tries to play it off the pitch, defended to the off side

8.5

Muralitharan to Burns, 1 run, goes down the track and hits this fuller one to long-on for a single

8.6

Muralitharan to Perera, 1 run, outside the off stump and while it is not flighted too much, it comes out very slow, so much that Perera gets no timing as he hits it down to long-on, he was looking to slog it away over mid-wicket

End of over 9 (4 runs) Brisbane Heat 52/3
NLTC Perera    14* (10b 1x4)      M Muralitharan    1-0-4-0
JA Burns    12* (17b 1x4)      NJ Rimmington    1-0-9-0

9.1

Rimmington to Perera, 1 run, wide outside the off stump and he still wants to hit it over the leg-side, gets it to bounce over the bowler and gets a single for it

9.2

Rimmington to Burns, 1 run, full outside the off stump, wants to drive it through the covers but gets an inside edge to fine-leg

9.3

Rimmington to Perera, SIX, slower one and that has been powered away by Perera over mid-wicket for a six! Solid stuff from the Sri Lankan, who has looked aggressive from the word go

9.4

Rimmington to Perera, 1 wide, and the bowler replies by pitching very full and very wide, does not get any bat on it, but gets a wide

9.4

Rimmington to Perera, no run, and another one, very, very wide outside the off stump and it is a surprise that the umpire hasn't called it so

9.5

Rimmington to Perera, no run, on the off stump and very full, has to dig it out this time, better ball from Rimmington

9.6

Rimmington to Perera, 1 run, this is not as full, but on the middle-stump alright, he slaps it away to long-on for a single

End of over 10 (10 runs) Brisbane Heat 62/3
NLTC Perera    22* (15b 1x4 1x6)      NJ Rimmington    2-0-19-0
JA Burns    13* (18b 1x4)      M Muralitharan    1-0-4-0

10.1

Muralitharan to Perera, FOUR, fuller on the off stump, no turn for Murali and he spanks it through wide long-off for a four, the diving fielder gets nowhere close

10.2

Muralitharan to Perera, no run, slower and closer to the bat and he defends to the off side

10.3

Muralitharan to Perera, no run, quicker on the middle-stump, no width to free arms and defended back

10.4

Muralitharan to Perera, no run, whoa, he was trying to cut a really quick ball from the middle-stump, gets some bat on it to short third-man

10.5

Muralitharan to Perera, SIX, six with one hand! it was on the middle and very slow from Murali, Perera went for his favourite slog and gets it off the middle of the bat despite losing his bottom hand from the bat, goes all the way!

10.6

Muralitharan to Perera, 1 run, tucks it away to fine-leg for a single to end another good over for the Heat

End of over 11 (11 runs) Brisbane Heat 73/3
NLTC Perera    33* (21b 2x4 2x6)      M Muralitharan    2-0-15-0
JA Burns    13* (18b 1x4)      NJ Rimmington    2-0-19-0

11.1

Pattinson to Perera, FOUR, he is taking them on now, it was a length ball on the off stump and he just stood still without any foot movement, spanks it over the bowler for a four

11.2

Pattinson to Perera, 1 run, bouncer and he wants to pull it away, does not get too much of a bat and goes to deep square-leg for a single, Perera wanted the second but sent back

11.3

Pattinson to Burns, no run, fuller on the off stump and he slices it to the point fielder

11.4

Pattinson to Burns, OUT, caught off a top-edge! it was a shorter one and Burns wanted to pull it away, somehow does not get the timing right and the top-edge goes up in the air for the bowler to steady himself and take a very simple catch

JA Burns c & b Pattinson 13 (35m 20b 1x4 0x6) SR: 65.00

Chris Lynn at six

11.5

Pattinson to Perera, OUT, gone, two in two! it was a full-toss outside the off and Perera does not stop trying to smack it away, hits it straight to the captain at point and they are five down now! it was a very low full-toss and Perera lost his bottom hand yet again

NLTC Perera c Finch b Pattinson 38 (26m 24b 3x4 2x6) SR: 158.33

11.6

Pattinson to Forrest, 1 run, short of length outside the off and punched through the covers for a single, no hat-trick for Pattinson

End of over 12 (6 runs) Brisbane Heat 79/5
PJ Forrest    1* (1b)      DJ Pattinson    2-0-11-2
CA Lynn    0* (0b)      M Muralitharan    2-0-15-0

12.1

Muralitharan to Forrest, 1 run, slower from round the stumps, driven off the front foot to long-on for a single

12.2

Muralitharan to Lynn, OUT, gone, lbw to a full-toss! it was flighted up to the bat and he was trying to flick it away to the leg-side but misses it, there was a lot of loop there and it suddenly dropped on the batsman, causing him to miss the shot, hits boot on the foot and given out after a bit of a thought

CA Lynn lbw b Muralitharan 0 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Three wickets in five balls.

12.3

Muralitharan to Cutting, 1 run, fuller on the off stump and driven down the ground for a single

12.4

Muralitharan to Forrest, no run, outside the off and does not turn back into the batsman, he shoulders arms!

12.5

Muralitharan to Forrest, no run, quicker on the middle-stump, wants to tuck it away but it was a tad quicker for him

12.6

Muralitharan to Forrest, no run, outside the off and angles away from Murali, beats the outside edge of the bat as he tries to cut it away

End of over 13 (2 runs) Brisbane Heat 81/6
PJ Forrest    2* (5b)      M Muralitharan    3-0-17-1
BCJ Cutting    1* (1b)      DJ Pattinson    2-0-11-2

13.1

Pattinson to Cutting, 1 run, wide, and a half volley, drives it to the cover fielder, who is right on the edge of the circle and is able to take a single

13.2

Pattinson to Forrest, 1 run, fullish ball on the off stump and tapped to long-off for a single

13.3

Pattinson to Cutting, 1 wide, very outside the off, bit of swing away as well and lets it go for the umpire to call it a wide

13.3

Pattinson to Cutting, 2 runs, he is trying to bowl them as full as possible and this one is a full-toss, driven to the right of the deep cover fielder for a couple

13.4

Pattinson to Cutting, 1 run, another full-toss outside the off and he can only drive it to long-off for a single

13.5

Pattinson to Forrest, 1 run, up to the bat on the off stump and punched to long-off for another one

13.6

Pattinson to Cutting, no run, length ball on the off stump and he defends it to the short cover fielder, looking to bat 20 overs now

End of over 14 (7 runs) Brisbane Heat 88/6
BCJ Cutting    5* (5b)      DJ Pattinson    3-0-18-2
PJ Forrest    4* (7b)      M Muralitharan    3-0-17-1

Marlon Samuels comes on now

14.1

Samuels to Forrest, 1 run, outside the off and he paddle sweeps to the fine-leg

14.2

Samuels to Cutting, no run, yorker length outside the off, that is really quick, 114.5 km/hr, beats the outside edge

14.3

Samuels to Cutting, 1 run, fullish on the middle and he digs it out to long-on for a single

14.4

Samuels to Forrest, 1 run, shorter this time, and slower too, the check shot almost loops up to a fielder on the off side

14.5

Samuels to Cutting, no run, slower and defended back to the bowler

14.6

Samuels to Cutting, 1 run, quicker from Samuels, comes up as a full-toss and he is only able to tap it down to long-on for a single

End of over 15 (4 runs) Brisbane Heat 92/6
BCJ Cutting    7* (9b)      MN Samuels    2-0-7-0
PJ Forrest    6* (9b)      DJ Pattinson    3-0-18-2

O'Brien is back.

15.1

O'Brien to Cutting, 1 run, on the off stump from round the stumps, defends to the off side and away for a quick one

15.2

O'Brien to Forrest, 1 run, slower and angles it into the batsman, he gets his bat and pad out and defends to the off side for a single

15.3

O'Brien to Cutting, FOUR, full-toss and smokes it over the bowler's head for a four! this was coming, far too many were getting pitched right up to him and he takes advantage of that one

15.4

O'Brien to Cutting, 1 run, wants to slog it away, it is fuller too and almost sneaks through, inside edge to short fine-leg

15.5

O'Brien to Forrest, 1 run, shorter in length and wants to cut it, gets it off to the covers for a single

15.6

O'Brien to Cutting, 2 runs, fullish outside the off stump, quicker too and that is driven to wide long-off for a couple of runs

End of over 16 (10 runs) Brisbane Heat 102/6
BCJ Cutting    15* (13b 1x4)      AW O'Brien    2-0-14-1
PJ Forrest    8* (11b)      MN Samuels    2-0-7-0

16.1

Muralitharan to Forrest, 1 run, fullish on the off stump and he goes down the pitch, drives it to long-off for a single

16.2

Muralitharan to Cutting, 1 run, and again, they are not averse to using their feet, drives it to long-off for another single

16.3

Muralitharan to Forrest, OUT, swept away to the deep square-leg fielder! it was a fuller ball and he was always going for it, it went high up in the air and the fielder had enough to sit under it, wait for it before taking a good catch

PJ Forrest c Cooper b Muralitharan 9 (16m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 69.23

16.4

Muralitharan to Cutting, 1 run, taps it to the off side and goes off for a quick single, the keeper runs across to field that

16.5

Muralitharan to Hartley, 1 run, on the pads and he tucks it to the leg side, goes for a quick one, the keeper has to rush across to field that one

16.6

Muralitharan to Cutting, 1 run, round the stumps on the middle and taps it to square-leg for a single

End of over 17 (5 runs) Brisbane Heat 107/7
BCJ Cutting    18* (16b 1x4)      M Muralitharan    4-0-22-2
CD Hartley    1* (1b)      AW O'Brien    2-0-14-1

17.1

Samuels to Cutting, 1 run, fuller and flatter, taps it down the ground for a single

17.2

Samuels to Hartley, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump, slower too and he is able to drive it down to long-off for a single

17.3

Samuels to Cutting, 1 run, hits it really hard down the ground and goes just over Samuels, who was trying to get his hand up to it, but is lucky it does not take his finger away, the long-on is very straight

17.4

Samuels to Hartley, no run, tucks it to the short mid-wicket but straight to the fielder

17.5

Samuels to Hartley, 1 run, driven through the covers for a single

17.6

Samuels to Cutting, 1 bye, full-toss, very quick, 115 km/hr, he was looking to paddle it away and beaten by the pace down the leg side, beats the keeper too and they cross over for a single, it was wide enough down the leg-side to be called a wide but not given

End of over 18 (5 runs) Brisbane Heat 112/7
BCJ Cutting    20* (19b 1x4)      MN Samuels    3-0-11-0
CD Hartley    3* (4b)      M Muralitharan    4-0-22-2

18.1

Pattinson to Cutting, 2 runs, edged and dropped by the keeper! he was going after it, outside the off stump, and gets only an edge that carries quickly to Nevill's right, but goes through to third-man

18.2

Pattinson to Cutting, SIX, trying to push it up to the bat, but this is a full-toss and Cutting jabs it over mid-wicket for a six!

18.3

Pattinson to Cutting, 2 runs, wide outside the off and drives it to wide long-off for a couple of runs

18.4

Pattinson to Cutting, 1 run, fullish outside the off and he wants to smash it through the covers, instead gets an outside edge through to third-man

18.5

Pattinson to Hartley, 1 run, full ball on the off stump, converts it into a full-toss and drives it to long-off for a single

18.6

Pattinson to Cutting, 2 runs, up to the bat and on the middle, he moves towards the off stump and then stamps it back over the bowler's head, the slow outfield prevents it from racing away and the scoring it restricted to two by Rimmington at the fence

End of over 19 (14 runs) Brisbane Heat 126/7
BCJ Cutting    33* (24b 1x4 1x6)      DJ Pattinson    4-0-32-2
CD Hartley    4* (5b)      MN Samuels    3-0-11-0

19.1

Samuels to Hartley, 2 runs, slower from Samuels, he wanted to use the pace and paddle it over but has to wait for it and forces it over the leg-side for a couple of runs

19.2

Samuels to Hartley, no run, full on the pads, beaten for pace which is 115.6 km/hr, in the block-hole and is only able to keep it away

19.3

Samuels to Hartley, no run, slower this time, he wants to get it away on the leg side but hits his pads

19.4

Samuels to Hartley, FOUR, outside edge and goes for four, it was full, fast but wide and he almost has to dig it away, races away to the fence

19.5

Samuels to Hartley, no run, slower outside the off, he was trying to slog it away, misses the outside edge through to the keeper

19.6

Samuels to Hartley, 2 runs, was trying to go down the track, the slowness of the ball makes him check his stroke and is able to only slash it to deep cover for a couple of runs

134/7 is a below-par score and the Renegades will fancy a fourth win here. It was a poor start before it looked like they were pulling back through Perera. Two wickets off successive balls pushed them back, and only Ben Cutting's 24-ball 33 was able to pull them through to this score.

End of over 20 (8 runs) Brisbane Heat 134/7
CD Hartley    12* (11b 1x4)      MN Samuels    4-0-19-0
BCJ Cutting    33* (24b 1x4 1x6)      DJ Pattinson    4-0-32-2
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