Big Bash League

Melbourne Renegades v Adelaide Strikers

Melbourne Renegades won by 48 runs

Hi and welcome to our live coverage of this all important clash between the Renegades and the Strikers at Docklands. It's 2nd v 4th on the ladder, with the winner set to go top.

Toss news: Johan Botha has won the toss and the Strikers will bowl first under the roof of Etihad.

So something different for the Renegades, batting first for the first time in the tournament. The Strikers will be hoping spin can do the trick for them again tonight, with Young and Botha named as the spinners - just two tonight.

0.1

Putland to Hill, no run, full and swinging away from the lefty, nice start

0.2

Putland to Hill, no run, driven to point

0.3

Putland to Hill, no run, stays very low outside off, there looks to be some gremlins in this pitch

0.4

Putland to Hill, no run, driven very uppishly to mid off, lands just short

0.5

Putland to Hill, no run, length outside off, winds up for the big shot, inside edge into the pads

0.6

Putland to Hill, 1 leg bye, stifled shout for lbw, the ball squirts out to gully

End of over 1 (1 run, maiden) Melbourne Renegades 1/0
MW Hill    0* (6b)      GD Putland    1-1-0-0
AJ Finch    0* (0b)     

1.1

Young to Hill, 1 run, slog sweep along the ground out to deep mid wicket

1.2

Young to Finch, 1 run, full toss, driven to mid on, missed out there

1.3

Young to Hill, 2 runs, flighted and chipped straight back over the bowler's head, nice control

1.4

Young to Hill, OUT, this one skids through and catches him in front trying to play the slog sweep, nice variation with the quicker ball

MW Hill lbw b Young 3 (6m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

1.5

Young to Samuels, 2 runs, driven through point

1.6

Young to Samuels, no run, driven straight back to the bowler, who fields well low to his right

End of over 2 (6 runs) Melbourne Renegades 7/1
MN Samuels    2* (2b)      BE Young    1-0-6-1
AJ Finch    1* (1b)      GD Putland    1-1-0-0

2.1

Putland to Finch, FOUR, full toss outside off, easy, easy pickings as he smashes it through cover

2.2

Putland to Finch, no run, length outside off, left alone through to the keeeper

2.3

Putland to Finch, 1 run, slower ball driven to mid off

2.4

Putland to Samuels, no run, full and wide of off, very lucky not to be called

2.5

Putland to Samuels, 1 wide, bouncer, left alone but it goes too high

2.5

Putland to Samuels, 1 leg bye, off the pads out to square leg

2.6

Putland to Finch, no run, pushed to point

End of over 3 (7 runs) Melbourne Renegades 14/1
AJ Finch    6* (5b 1x4)      GD Putland    2-1-6-0
MN Samuels    2* (4b)      BE Young    1-0-6-1

3.1

Young to Samuels, FOUR, bit of width outside off, winds up and drives gloriously through cover

3.2

Young to Samuels, SIX, advances down the wicket and goes high over long off, didn't get all of it, but enough to beat the man on the rope

3.3

Young to Samuels, FOUR, advances again and easy as you like he chips it over mid on

This is the first time Young has really been taken to in this compeition. Always the danger bowling the spinner in the Powerplay.

3.4

Young to Samuels, no run, quicker this time and perhaps gets a little nick, Ludeman can't take a very hot chance

3.5

Young to Samuels, OUT, tosses it up wide of off, swings hard but gets a thick outside edge and it pops up to gully, easy catch

MN Samuels c Klinger b Young 16 (9m 9b 2x4 1x6) SR: 177.77

3.6

Young to Rohrer, no run, flicked to square leg

End of over 4 (14 runs) Melbourne Renegades 28/2
BJ Rohrer    0* (1b)      BE Young    2-0-20-2
AJ Finch    6* (5b 1x4)      GD Putland    2-1-6-0

4.1

Richardson to Finch, no run, length outside off, tries to cut but can't connect

4.2

Richardson to Finch, 1 run, length on off, plays with soft hands down to the off side for an easy single, well played

4.3

Richardson to Rohrer, no run, defended to the off side

4.4

Richardson to Rohrer, FOUR, length on middle, flicks just over short fine leg, nice shot

4.5

Richardson to Rohrer, no run, length on off, huge shout for LBW, was going on to hit, but it pitched outside leg

4.6

Richardson to Rohrer, 1 wide, strays down leg

4.6

Richardson to Rohrer, FOUR, length on off, flicks through mid wicket nicely

End of over 5 (10 runs) Melbourne Renegades 38/2
BJ Rohrer    8* (5b 2x4)      KW Richardson    1-0-10-0
AJ Finch    7* (7b 1x4)      BE Young    2-0-20-2

5.1

Neser to Finch, no run, length on off, pushes to cover point

5.2

Neser to Finch, 1 run, slower ball guided through gully

5.3

Neser to Rohrer, FOUR, short on leg, smashes it through square leg

5.4

Neser to Rohrer, 1 run

5.5

Neser to Finch, no run, pushes to mid on

5.6

Neser to Finch, FOUR, short outside off and he takes full advantage, cutting over cover

End of over 6 (10 runs) Melbourne Renegades 48/2
AJ Finch    12* (11b 2x4)      MG Neser    1-0-10-0
BJ Rohrer    13* (7b 3x4)      KW Richardson    1-0-10-0

6.1

Botha to Rohrer, 1 run, worked to deep mid wicket

6.2

Botha to Finch, no run, grips in the pitch and he works it to mid wicket

6.3

Botha to Finch, 1 run, punched to long on

6.4

Botha to Rohrer, 1 run, cut to gully

6.5

Botha to Finch, OUT, huge wicket as Finch slog sweeps straight down Pollard's throat at deep mid wicket

AJ Finch c Pollard b Botha 13 (29m 14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 92.85

6.6

Botha to Cooper, no run, defended to mid wicket

End of over 7 (3 runs) Melbourne Renegades 51/3
TLW Cooper    0* (1b)      J Botha    1-0-3-1
BJ Rohrer    15* (9b 3x4)      MG Neser    1-0-10-0

7.1

Neser to Rohrer, 1 wide, ducks under the bumper but it gets called wide

7.1

Neser to Rohrer, 1 leg bye, off the pads to square leg

7.2

Neser to Cooper, 2 runs, full down leg, feather edge falls just short of the keeper and it goes through his legs

7.3

Neser to Cooper, no run, defended back to the bowler

7.4

Neser to Cooper, 1 run, works through gully

7.5

Neser to Rohrer, 2 runs, drives through cover

7.6

Neser to Rohrer, no run, off the pads and through to the keeper

End of over 8 (7 runs) Melbourne Renegades 58/3
BJ Rohrer    17* (12b 3x4)      MG Neser    2-0-16-0
TLW Cooper    3* (4b)      J Botha    1-0-3-1

8.1

Botha to Cooper, 1 run, driven to long on

8.2

Botha to Rohrer, 1 run, worked to mid wicket

8.3

Botha to Cooper, 1 run, driven to long off

8.4

Botha to Rohrer, 1 run, guided to short third man where Neser makes a poor misfield

8.5

Botha to Cooper, 1 run, driven to long off

8.6

Botha to Rohrer, 1 run

End of over 9 (6 runs) Melbourne Renegades 64/3
BJ Rohrer    20* (15b 3x4)      J Botha    2-0-9-1
TLW Cooper    6* (7b)      MG Neser    2-0-16-0

9.1

Young to Rohrer, no run, worked to mid wicket

9.2

Young to Rohrer, 2 runs, chipped just over mid wicket and Pollard fields on the boundary - with his foot

9.3

Young to Rohrer, 2 runs, chips to mid off

9.4

Young to Rohrer, 2 runs, guided fine of short third man

9.5

Young to Rohrer, 2 runs, clever batting again, chipping it to mid on to take the pace off it and allow them to come back for two

9.6

Young to Rohrer, no run, width outside off, tries to drive but can't connect

End of over 10 (8 runs) Melbourne Renegades 72/3
BJ Rohrer    28* (21b 3x4)      BE Young    3-0-28-2
TLW Cooper    6* (7b)      J Botha    2-0-9-1

10.1

Botha to Cooper, no run, worked to mid wicket

10.2

Botha to Cooper, 1 run, driven to long on

10.3

Botha to Rohrer, 1 run, quicker and worked to mid wicket

10.4

Botha to Cooper, no run, flighted yorker dug out to mid wicket

10.5

Botha to Cooper, no run, quicker on off, pushed to mid wicket

10.6

Botha to Cooper, 1 run, flicked to long on

End of over 11 (3 runs) Melbourne Renegades 75/3
TLW Cooper    8* (12b)      J Botha    3-0-12-1
BJ Rohrer    29* (22b 3x4)      BE Young    3-0-28-2

11.1

Pollard to Cooper, 1 wide, wide of off

11.1

Pollard to Cooper, 1 run, slower short ball, pulled to deep mid wicket

11.2

Pollard to Rohrer, 1 run, change of pace, chipped to short mid wicket

11.3

Pollard to Cooper, 1 run, cut to deep point

11.4

Pollard to Rohrer, 3 runs, slower ball worked to gully, odd decision to throw when Cooper was home easily, hits the stumps and deflects off for overthrows

11.5

Pollard to Cooper, no run, slower ball defended to cover

11.6

Pollard to Cooper, 1 run, punched to long on

End of over 12 (8 runs) Melbourne Renegades 83/3
TLW Cooper    11* (16b)      KA Pollard    1-0-8-0
BJ Rohrer    33* (24b 3x4)      J Botha    3-0-12-1

12.1

Richardson to Cooper, no run, that has cut him in half, nipping back off the deck and beating the inside edge

12.2

Richardson to Cooper, 2 runs, short slower ball, pulled to deep mid wicket

12.3

Richardson to Cooper, 1 run, flicked to fine leg

12.4

Richardson to Rohrer, 1 run, flicked to fine leg

12.5

Richardson to Cooper, no run, cut with venom to point where Young fields

12.6

Richardson to Cooper, 2 runs, flicked wide of long on, well run for two

End of over 13 (6 runs) Melbourne Renegades 89/3
TLW Cooper    16* (21b)      KW Richardson    2-0-16-0
BJ Rohrer    34* (25b 3x4)      KA Pollard    1-0-8-0

13.1

Pollard to Rohrer, 1 run, yorker dug out to long on

13.2

Pollard to Cooper, SIX, full on leg stump, flicks over square leg, easy pickings but nicely played

13.3

Pollard to Cooper, 1 run, slower ball guided to gully

13.4

Pollard to Rohrer, OUT, ohhh what a catch!! Rohrer tries to chip Pollard who sprints back and dives running back with the flight to take a one-hander, brilliant

BJ Rohrer c & b Pollard 35 (39m 27b 3x4 0x6) SR: 129.62

13.5

Pollard to Cooper, 1 run, full and flicked to deep mid wicket

13.6

Pollard to Nevill, no run, full and flicked to mid wicket, Richardson fields and throws the stumps down at the non-striker's end with just one stump to aim at and he hits, they go to the third umpire but not out

End of over 14 (9 runs) Melbourne Renegades 98/4
PM Nevill    0* (1b)      KA Pollard    2-0-17-1
TLW Cooper    24* (24b 1x6)      KW Richardson    2-0-16-0

14.1

Young to Cooper, 2 runs, full and driven to long off, Richardson hits the stumps for the second time in two balls, this time from the boundary, unfortunately it allows an overthrow off the deflection

14.2

Young to Cooper, 1 run, flicked to deep mid wicket

14.3

Young to Nevill, 1 run, punched to long on

14.4

Young to Cooper, 2 runs, worked to square leg and very well run

14.5

Young to Cooper, 2 runs, thick outside edge fine of short third man

14.6

Young to Cooper, 1 run, worked to square leg

End of over 15 (9 runs) Melbourne Renegades 107/4
TLW Cooper    32* (29b 1x6)      BE Young    4-0-37-2
PM Nevill    1* (2b)      KA Pollard    2-0-17-1

15.1

Neser to Cooper, 2 runs, slashed through mid wicket

15.2

Neser to Cooper, 1 run, great slower ball worked to fine leg

15.3

Neser to Nevill, 2 runs, short outside off, high cut shot down to third man

15.4

Neser to Nevill, no run, digs out the yorker to mid wicket

15.5

Neser to Nevill, OUT, short outside off, backs away and ends up having to reach for the cut shot, pops it straight up in the air for an easy catch

PM Nevill c & b Neser 3 (9m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

15.6

Neser to Cooper, 1 wide, slower ball drifts down leg

15.6

Neser to Cooper, no run, another slower ball beats the outside edge on the drive

End of over 16 (6 runs) Melbourne Renegades 113/5
TLW Cooper    35* (32b 1x6)      MG Neser    3-0-22-1
WD Sheridan    0* (0b)      BE Young    4-0-37-2

16.1

Botha to Sheridan, no run, driven back to the bowler

16.2

Botha to Sheridan, 1 run, worked to mid wicket

16.3

Botha to Cooper, no run, driven back to the bowler

16.4

Botha to Cooper, 2 runs, driven just wide of cover

16.5

Botha to Cooper, 1 run, cut to gully

16.6

Botha to Sheridan, 1 run, worked to gully

End of over 17 (5 runs) Melbourne Renegades 118/5
WD Sheridan    2* (3b)      J Botha    4-0-17-1
TLW Cooper    38* (35b 1x6)      MG Neser    3-0-22-1

17.1

Neser to Sheridan, 1 run, slower ball inside edge into the pads

17.2

Neser to Cooper, SIX, full toss on middle, smashed over mid wicket

17.3

Neser to Cooper, 2 runs, slower ball outside off, mistimes the drive over cover, Ferguson drops a very tough chance

17.4

Neser to Cooper, 1 run, yorker dug out to long on

17.5

Neser to Sheridan, 1 no ball, full toss above the batsman's head, that clearly slipped

Free hit coming up...

17.5

Neser to Sheridan, 2 runs, full outside off, goes high over cover

17.6

Neser to Sheridan, 1 run, yorker, gets a bottom edge into the ground and through to the keeper

End of over 18 (14 runs) Melbourne Renegades 132/5
WD Sheridan    6* (7b)      MG Neser    4-0-36-1
TLW Cooper    47* (38b 2x6)      J Botha    4-0-17-1

18.1

Putland to Sheridan, FOUR, short slower ball well outside off, smashed over cover, poor delivery

18.2

Putland to Sheridan, 1 run, full outside off, inside edge to the leg side

18.3

Putland to Cooper, 1 run, full outside off, smashes it to cover where Klinger drops a pretty easy catch

18.4

Putland to Sheridan, (no ball) 1 run, full toss outside off, too high and although it's caught, they refer to the third umpire and he says no ball for height

18.4

Putland to Cooper, FOUR, short outside off, slashes it over point, poor delivery on the free hit

18.5

Putland to Cooper, 1 run, yorker dug out to gully

18.6

Putland to Sheridan, 2 runs, full and smashed wide of long on

It's been good hitting by the Renegades off the last two overs for 29 runs, but it certainly hasn't been great bowling by the Strikers, giving away two free hits and a number of half trackers.

End of over 19 (15 runs) Melbourne Renegades 147/5
WD Sheridan    14* (11b 1x4)      GD Putland    3-1-21-0
TLW Cooper    53* (41b 1x4 2x6)      MG Neser    4-0-36-1

19.1

Richardson to Cooper, 2 runs, great yorker dug out to mid on, unlucky to concede two

19.2

Richardson to Cooper, no run, yorker outside off, tries the reverse sweep scoop - I think that's what you'd call it - but can't connect

19.3

Richardson to Cooper, 1 bye, yorker through to the keeper, they scurry through

19.4

Richardson to Sheridan, 1 run, full outside off, driven to cover

19.5

Richardson to Cooper, FOUR, full toss on off, scoops over the slips and just short of the rope

19.6

Richardson to Cooper, OUT, tries the revers sweep scoop again and edges it through to the keeper who takes the catch with his bare right hand after he'd done away with the glove for the final over

TLW Cooper c †Ludeman b Richardson 59 (58m 46b 2x4 2x6) SR: 128.26

The Renegades would be relatively happy with that score, just above the average batting first here at Etihad. Rohrer and particularly Cooper where the mainstays for the hosts while Botha was best with the ball.

Join me again shortly for the run chase

Match State: Innings Break

End of over 20 (8 runs) Melbourne Renegades 155/6
     KW Richardson    3-0-23-1
WD Sheridan    15* (12b 1x4)      GD Putland    3-1-21-0
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Photos

Jan 2, 2013

William Sheridan bowling as captured in a multiple exposure shot  , Melbourne Renegades v Adelaide Strikers, BBL, Melbourne, January 2, 2013

William Sheridan bowling as captured in a multiple exposure shot

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Jan 2, 2013

Muttiah Muralitharan congratulates Marlon Samuels, Melbourne Renegades v Adelaide Strikers, BBL, Melbourne, January 2, 2013

Muttiah Muralitharan congratulates Marlon Samuels

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