Big Bash League

Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades

Melbourne Renegades won by 9 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)

Hi and welcome to this crucial Big Bash derby between the Stars and the Renegades. A lot riding on the outcome, especially for the Stars who need a win to stay in the hunt for the finals.

Toss: The Stars have won the toss and will bat first.

My name is Andrew Fuss and I'll be taking you through all the action as it happens. We're about to get underway

0.1

O'Brien to Wright, no run, well wide of off, reaches for it when it would have been a wide, can't get through the infield

0.2

O'Brien to Wright, 1 run, flicks through square leg

0.3

O'Brien to Hodge, no run, left alone outside off

0.4

O'Brien to Hodge, no run, wide of off, cuts to point

0.5

O'Brien to Hodge, 1 run, pushes to mid wicket

0.6

O'Brien to Wright, 1 run, very late cut off middle down to short third man, high risk, low reward shot!

End of over 1 (3 runs) Melbourne Stars 3/0
LJ Wright    2* (3b)      AW O'Brien    1-0-3-0
BJ Hodge    1* (3b)     

1.1

Sheridan to Wright, 1 run, missed runout! Cut to point, big mix-up, throw goes to the bowler's end and Sheridan just needs to take the bails off and he misses the stumps!

1.2

Sheridan to Hodge, no run, cut to point

1.3

Sheridan to Hodge, 1 run, bit of grip off the pitch and he guides it through third man

1.4

Sheridan to Wright, no run, gets forward to defend

1.5

Sheridan to Wright, SIX, boom! Advances down the wicket and crunches it straight back over the bowler's head, not a bad cricket shot at all

1.6

Sheridan to Wright, no run, good comeback, length on off, cut to point when there really wasn't enough width to cut

End of over 2 (8 runs) Melbourne Stars 11/0
LJ Wright    9* (7b 1x6)      WD Sheridan    1-0-8-0
BJ Hodge    2* (5b)      AW O'Brien    1-0-3-0

2.1

O'Brien to Hodge, FOUR, full on leg, whips it over square leg

2.2

O'Brien to Hodge, 1 run, plays with soft hands to the off side

2.3

O'Brien to Wright, 1 run, advances and chips down the ground to long on

2.4

O'Brien to Hodge, no run, clears the front foot and cuts to cover

2.5

O'Brien to Hodge, FOUR, gets down to the pitch of it and smashes it through cover, great shot

2.6

O'Brien to Hodge, 1 wide, strays down leg

2.6

O'Brien to Hodge, OUT, bit of width outside off, mistimes the drive to cover for an easy catch to Samuels - who almost drops it, clinging on with the ends of his fingers

BJ Hodge c Samuels b O'Brien 11 (11m 10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 110.00

End of over 3 (11 runs) Melbourne Stars 22/1
     AW O'Brien    2-0-14-1
LJ Wright    10* (8b 1x6)      WD Sheridan    1-0-8-0

3.1

Pattinson to Wright, 1 run, driven to cover

3.2

Pattinson to Maxwell, no run, bit of width outside off, cuts to point

3.3

Pattinson to Maxwell, no run, driven to mid off

3.4

Pattinson to Maxwell, no run, dropped, drives to mid off where Rimmington puts down what he should have taken

3.5

Pattinson to Maxwell, 1 run, this one falls just short of mid on where Murali fields low to his right

3.6

Pattinson to Wright, 1 run, pulls to mid wicket

End of over 4 (3 runs) Melbourne Stars 25/1
LJ Wright    12* (10b 1x6)      DJ Pattinson    1-0-3-0
GJ Maxwell    1* (4b)      AW O'Brien    2-0-14-1

4.1

Rimmington to Wright, 2 runs, back of a length, rushes him as he top edges the pull shot wide of short fine leg

4.2

Rimmington to Wright, FOUR, short on leg, easy pickings as he pulls through fine leg

4.3

Rimmington to Wright, no run, back of a length, pulls hard to mid wicket who saves a boundary

4.4

Rimmington to Wright, 2 runs, muscles this over mid wicket where Sheridan fields but can't stop the second

4.5

Rimmington to Wright, no run, pushes to cover

4.6

Rimmington to Wright, FOUR, backs away and smashes it over cover, great shot

End of over 5 (12 runs) Melbourne Stars 37/1
LJ Wright    24* (16b 2x4 1x6)      NJ Rimmington    1-0-12-0
GJ Maxwell    1* (4b)      DJ Pattinson    1-0-3-0

5.1

Samuels to Maxwell, 2 runs, short and slow, pulls through backward square leg

5.2

Samuels to Maxwell, no run, pushed to gully

5.3

Samuels to Maxwell, OUT, short and wide of off, cuts in the air straight to point, soft dismissal

GJ Maxwell c Doolan b Samuels 3 (10m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

5.4

Samuels to Hussey, 1 run, worked to short fine leg where Murali decides to kick the ball, leaving his teammate to clean up

Hussey not happy with Samuels who he felt blocked him as he set off for a second run. A bit of niggle and plenty of fire out in the middle

5.5

Samuels to Wright, 2 runs, worked through square leg

5.6

Samuels to Wright, no run, cut to point

End of over 6 (5 runs) Melbourne Stars 42/2
LJ Wright    26* (18b 2x4 1x6)      MN Samuels    1-0-5-1
DJ Hussey    1* (1b)      NJ Rimmington    1-0-12-0

6.1

Muralitharan to Hussey, 1 run, worked with soft hands to mid wicket

6.2

Muralitharan to Wright, 1 run, grips and turns off the deck, worked with the spin to square leg

6.3

Muralitharan to Hussey, 1 run, flicked through mid wicket

6.4

Muralitharan to Wright, 1 run, worked to mid wicket

6.5

Muralitharan to Hussey, 1 run, worked to short fine leg

6.6

Muralitharan to Wright, 1 run, cut to short third man

End of over 7 (6 runs) Melbourne Stars 48/2
LJ Wright    29* (21b 2x4 1x6)      M Muralitharan    1-0-6-0
DJ Hussey    4* (4b)      MN Samuels    1-0-5-1

7.1

Sheridan to Wright, 1 wide, bouncer goes too high

7.1

Sheridan to Wright, OUT, short outside off, top edges the cut shot down to third man where Pattinson takes an easy catch, big wicket!

LJ Wright c Pattinson b Sheridan 29 (31m 22b 2x4 1x6) SR: 131.81

7.2

Sheridan to Hussey, no run, length on off, inside edge into the pads and almost back onto the stumps

7.3

Sheridan to Hussey, 1 run, worked to square leg

7.4

Sheridan to White, no run, pushed to cover

7.5

Sheridan to White, 1 no ball, second bouncer of the over so it gets called a no ball, free hit coming up

7.5

Sheridan to White, no run, great slower ball dips late and White can't get it away as he inside edges into the pads

7.6

Sheridan to White, 1 run, short on off, top edges the pull shot just over mid wicket's head, had it been anyone but Finch, they probably would have been tall enough to catch it!

End of over 8 (4 runs) Melbourne Stars 52/3
CL White    1* (4b)      WD Sheridan    2-0-12-1
DJ Hussey    5* (6b)      M Muralitharan    1-0-6-0

8.1

Muralitharan to White, no run, pushed to short mid wicket

8.2

Muralitharan to White, 1 run, pushed to point

8.3

Muralitharan to Hussey, 1 run, width outside off, cut through point

8.4

Muralitharan to White, 1 run

8.5

Muralitharan to Hussey, 1 run, punched to long on

8.6

Muralitharan to White, 1 run

End of over 9 (5 runs) Melbourne Stars 57/3
CL White    4* (8b)      M Muralitharan    2-0-11-0
DJ Hussey    7* (8b)      WD Sheridan    2-0-12-1

9.1

Rimmington to White, no run, defended to cover

9.2

Rimmington to White, 1 run, works to square leg

9.3

Rimmington to Hussey, SIX, he got all of that, swinging across the line and putting it way over mid wicket, that's what you call a clean strike, all 96 metres of it

9.4

Rimmington to Hussey, no run, pushed to point

9.5

Rimmington to Hussey, no run, whipped to mid wicket

9.6

Rimmington to Hussey, FOUR, full on off and smoked straight back over the bowler's head

End of over 10 (11 runs) Melbourne Stars 68/3
DJ Hussey    17* (12b 1x4 1x6)      NJ Rimmington    2-0-23-0
CL White    5* (10b)      M Muralitharan    2-0-11-0

10.1

O'Brien to White, 1 run, worked to mid wicket

10.2

O'Brien to Hussey, 1 run, punched to long on

10.3

O'Brien to White, no run, darted in and defended to cover

10.4

O'Brien to White, no run, backs away and cuts to cover

10.5

O'Brien to White, 1 run, drives to long off

10.6

O'Brien to Hussey, 1 run, whipped through square leg

End of over 11 (4 runs) Melbourne Stars 72/3
DJ Hussey    19* (14b 1x4 1x6)      AW O'Brien    3-0-18-1
CL White    7* (14b)      NJ Rimmington    2-0-23-0

11.1

Samuels to Hussey, 1 run, worked to mid wicket

11.2

Samuels to White, SIX, there it is, White finds the middle and finds it in a big way, getting down on one knee and freeing his arms as he smashes it over longo n

11.3

Samuels to White, 1 run, darted in and worked to fine leg

11.4

Samuels to Hussey, 1 run

11.5

Samuels to White, no run, defended back to the bowler

11.6

Samuels to White, 2 runs, sweeps to deep square leg

End of over 12 (11 runs) Melbourne Stars 83/3
CL White    16* (18b 1x6)      MN Samuels    2-0-16-1
DJ Hussey    21* (16b 1x4 1x6)      AW O'Brien    3-0-18-1

12.1

Pattinson to Hussey, no run, backs away and tries to cut, can't connect

12.2

Pattinson to Hussey, 2 runs, cut through point with great timing, O'Brien does brilliantly well to save on the rope

12.3

Pattinson to Hussey, OUT, tries to go over long on but doesn't get it cleanly, Cooper charges in and almost over runs it, but manages to adjust and take the catch

DJ Hussey c Cooper b Pattinson 23 (29m 19b 1x4 1x6) SR: 121.05

12.4

Pattinson to White, no run, short outside off, tries to cut but can't connect

12.5

Pattinson to White, 1 run, guides to third man

12.6

Pattinson to Quiney, no run, back of a length, tries to work through the leg side but it just drops down at his feet

End of over 13 (3 runs) Melbourne Stars 86/4
RJ Quiney    0* (1b)      DJ Pattinson    2-0-6-1
CL White    17* (20b 1x6)      MN Samuels    2-0-16-1

13.1

Muralitharan to White, OUT, full on leg, rushes him on the sweep shot and hits the pads, looked to be pitching outside leg, White perhaps unlucky

CL White lbw b Muralitharan 17 (24m 21b 0x4 1x6) SR: 80.95

13.2

Muralitharan to Faulkner, 1 run, pushes to cover, very sharp single but Quiney just gets back as Doolan's throw wasn't quite accurate enough

13.3

Muralitharan to Quiney, 1 run, pushes through cover

13.4

Muralitharan to Faulkner, 1 run, flicked to short fine leg

13.5

Muralitharan to Quiney, 1 run, worked to square leg

13.6

Muralitharan to Faulkner, 1 run, pushed to point

End of over 14 (5 runs) Melbourne Stars 91/5
JP Faulkner    3* (3b)      M Muralitharan    3-0-16-1
RJ Quiney    2* (3b)      DJ Pattinson    2-0-6-1

14.1

O'Brien to Faulkner, no run, pushed back to the bowler

14.2

O'Brien to Faulkner, 1 run, worked to short fine leg

14.3

O'Brien to Quiney, no run, pushed to mid wicket

14.4

O'Brien to Quiney, 1 run, driven to long on

14.5

O'Brien to Faulkner, 1 run, driven through mid wicket

14.6

O'Brien to Quiney, 1 run, driven to long on

End of over 15 (4 runs) Melbourne Stars 95/5
RJ Quiney    4* (6b)      AW O'Brien    4-0-22-1
JP Faulkner    5* (6b)      M Muralitharan    3-0-16-1

15.1

Samuels to Quiney, 1 run, sweeps to short square leg

15.2

Samuels to Faulkner, 1 run, driven to long off

15.3

Samuels to Quiney, FOUR, flicked through mid wicket

15.4

Samuels to Quiney, FOUR, lap sweep goes very fine, great shot

15.5

Samuels to Quiney, no run

15.6

Samuels to Quiney, no run, cut to point

End of over 16 (10 runs) Melbourne Stars 105/5
RJ Quiney    13* (11b 2x4)      MN Samuels    3-0-26-1
JP Faulkner    6* (7b)      AW O'Brien    4-0-22-1

16.1

Muralitharan to Faulkner, 1 run, worked to squre leg

16.2

Muralitharan to Quiney, 1 run, flicked through mid wicket

16.3

Muralitharan to Faulkner, 5 wides, strays down leg and it rips off the deck past Nevill, valuable runs

16.3

Muralitharan to Faulkner, 1 run

16.4

Muralitharan to Quiney, 1 run, worked through square leg

16.5

Muralitharan to Faulkner, 1 run, pushed to mid wicket

16.6

Muralitharan to Quiney, 1 run, pushed through cover

End of over 17 (11 runs) Melbourne Stars 116/5
RJ Quiney    16* (14b 2x4)      M Muralitharan    4-0-27-1
JP Faulkner    9* (10b)      MN Samuels    3-0-26-1

17.1

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

17.2

Sheridan to Quiney, 1 wide, strays down leg

17.2

Sheridan to Quiney, 1 run, guided to third man

17.3

Sheridan to Faulkner, no run, slower ball completely deceives Faulkner as he gets a leading edge down to the leg side

17.4

Sheridan to Faulkner, 1 run, cut to short third man

17.5

Sheridan to Quiney, FOUR, full toss gets whipped through square leg

17.6

Sheridan to Quiney, 3 runs, slower ball worked down to fine leg, great runnning puts pressure on the throw and it's wayward, giving them an overthrow

End of over 18 (10 runs) Melbourne Stars 126/5
RJ Quiney    24* (18b 3x4)      WD Sheridan    3-0-22-1
JP Faulkner    10* (12b)      M Muralitharan    4-0-27-1

18.1

Pattinson to Quiney, OUT, short on leg, hooks down to fine leg where Murali jumps and takes the catch

RJ Quiney c Muralitharan b Pattinson 24 (25m 19b 3x4 0x6) SR: 126.31

18.2

Pattinson to Hastings, no run, driven to mid off

18.3

Pattinson to Hastings, 2 runs, short on leg, pulled through mid wicket

18.4

Pattinson to Hastings, 3 runs, short on off, mistimes the pull shot to deep mid wicket, lands safely

18.5

Pattinson to Faulkner, no run, backs away and then can't reach on the cut shot

18.6

Pattinson to Faulkner, 1 run, thick outside edge high down to third man, lands just short of Murali

End of over 19 (6 runs) Melbourne Stars 132/6
JP Faulkner    11* (14b)      DJ Pattinson    3-0-12-2
JW Hastings    5* (3b)      WD Sheridan    3-0-22-1

19.1

Sheridan to Faulkner, SIX, slower ball full outside off, Faulkner goes all the way over mid wicket, great shot

19.2

Sheridan to Faulkner, SIX, short outside off, and he goes again, this time on the pull shot over mid wicket

19.3

Sheridan to Faulkner, OUT, tries to pull but gets a bottom edge into the pads and down onto the pitch, Sheridan swoops and dives at full length to run Hastings out

JW Hastings run out 5 (8m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

19.4

Sheridan to McKay, OUT, slower ball completely undoes McKay as he hits it straight up in the air

CJ McKay c †Nevill b Sheridan 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

19.5

Sheridan to Faulkner, OUT, goes again and he gets it pretty well, but Rimmington jumps and takes a great catch on the rope, brilliant stuff

JP Faulkner c Rimmington b Sheridan 23 (34m 18b 0x4 2x6) SR: 127.77

Sheridan on a hat-trick after the team hat-trick

19.6

Sheridan to Malinga, 2 runs, flicks it high out to deep mid wicket, lands safely and they get back for two

That score looks a little below par given the pitch is playing very well, but the Stars will back their bowling attack in to defend it. Finch and Samuels are the key wickets for the Stars to nab early. Stay tuned for the chase.

Match State: Innings Break

End of over 20 (14 runs) Melbourne Stars 146/9
SL Malinga    2* (1b)      WD Sheridan    4-0-36-3
SK Warne    0* (0b)      DJ Pattinson    3-0-12-2
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Photos

Jan 6, 2013

Marlon Samuels is hit by a bouncer from Lasith Malinga, Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades, Big Bash League, MCG, January 6, 2013

Marlon Samuels is hit by a bouncer from Lasith Malinga

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Jan 6, 2013

Marlon Samuels throws his bat in the air after getting hit by a throw from Shane Warne, Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades, Big Bash League, MCG, January 6, 2013

Marlon Samuels throws his bat in the air after getting hit by a throw from Shane Warne

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