Big Bash League

Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Renegades

Melbourne Renegades won by 29 runs

Hi and welcome to our live coverage of tonight's Big Bash game between the Sixers and Renegades in Sydney. It's a dead rubber tonight as the Sixers can't make the finals and the Renegades can't be knocked off top spot. My name is Andrew Fuss and I'll be taking you through all the action tonight.

Toss: Melbourne have won the toss and elected to bat first here at the SCG.

A number of changes for the Renegades as they rest players before the finals, including Murali. Rohrer to captain in Finch's absence.

0.1

Lee to Harris, no run, length on off, pushed to cover

0.2

Lee to Harris, 1 wide, strays well wide of off

0.2

Lee to Harris, no run, drives firmly to point

0.3

Lee to Harris, no run, swing and a miss outside off

0.4

Lee to Harris, 1 run, dropped, steps across to the off side and flicks straight to short fine leg, that was a sitter

0.5

Lee to Hales, no run, left alone outside off

0.6

Lee to Hales, no run, good yorker dug out to mid on

End of over 1 (2 runs) Melbourne Renegades 2/0
AD Hales    0* (2b)      B Lee    1-0-2-0
DJ Harris    1* (4b)     

1.1

Senanayake to Harris, no run, pushed to mid off

1.2

Senanayake to Harris, no run, takes the pace right off this and he defends

1.3

Senanayake to Harris, no run, beats him on the drive outside off

1.4

Senanayake to Harris, no run, defends back to the bowler

1.5

Senanayake to Harris, OUT, hasn't been able to pick him at all, he advances down the wicket and gets beaten completely, easy stumping, great bowling

DJ Harris st †Smith b Senanayake 1 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 11.11

1.6

Senanayake to Doolan, no run, steps back and defends to mid wicket

End of over 2 (wicket maiden) Melbourne Renegades 2/1
AJ Doolan    0* (1b)      SMSM Senanayake    1-1-0-1
AD Hales    0* (2b)      B Lee    1-0-2-0

2.1

Lee to Hales, 1 wide, back of a length and well outside off

2.1

Lee to Hales, 2 runs, full and driven through point, misfield to allow the two

2.2

Lee to Hales, no run, full outswinger beats the bat on the drive, brilliantly bowled

2.3

Lee to Hales, no run, slower ball catches the edge but it was so slow it hasn't made it through

2.4

Lee to Hales, no run, that's a gem, length on off, beating the edge as he tries to drive

2.5

Lee to Hales, no run, good zip, on off and getting an inside edge into the pads

Lee bowling that well he's got a 7/2 off side field, very attacking stuff here from the Sixers

2.6

Lee to Hales, no run, big inside edge to square leg

A great over there from Lee, the only runs from a wide and a misfield

End of over 3 (3 runs) Melbourne Renegades 5/1
AD Hales    2* (8b)      B Lee    2-0-5-0
AJ Doolan    0* (1b)      SMSM Senanayake    1-1-0-1

3.1

Senanayake to Doolan, FOUR, short down leg, pulls through fine leg, short fine leg dives but he can't take the screamer

3.2

Senanayake to Doolan, no run, steps right back to defend

3.3

Senanayake to Doolan, 1 run, pushes to square leg for a sharp single

3.4

Senanayake to Hales, no run, rocks back and tries to cut, can't connect

3.5

Senanayake to Hales, no run, steps to the off side and defends to piont

3.6

Senanayake to Hales, 1 run, advances and punches to mid off

End of over 4 (6 runs) Melbourne Renegades 11/1
AD Hales    3* (11b)      SMSM Senanayake    2-1-6-1
AJ Doolan    5* (4b 1x4)      B Lee    2-0-5-0

4.1

Hazlewood to Hales, FOUR, back of a length outside off, rocks back and pulls through mid wicket

4.2

Hazlewood to Hales, 2 runs, punches through gully

4.3

Hazlewood to Hales, FOUR, short on off, swings hard at it and getting a big top edge over the keeper's head

4.4

Hazlewood to Hales, SIX, short again and he is all over this, smashing it over mid wicket, what a hit

4.5

Hazlewood to Hales, SIX, advances down and goes big again over mid wicket, great shot

4.6

Hazlewood to Hales, no run, dropped, just holds up off the pitch and he punches back to the bowler, it very nearly sticks in the bowler's hand, but it drops down on the second grab

That over has completely changed the momentum of this match. It had been a great start by the Sixers, but it's now an even money game again.

End of over 5 (22 runs) Melbourne Renegades 33/1
AD Hales    25* (17b 2x4 2x6)      JR Hazlewood    1-0-22-0
AJ Doolan    5* (4b 1x4)      SMSM Senanayake    2-1-6-1

5.1

Feldman to Doolan, OUT, length outside off, not quite short enough to pull and he gets a leading edge to cover

AJ Doolan c Lumb b Feldman 5 (5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

5.2

Feldman to Rohrer, no run, length on off, inside edge into the pads and out to cover

5.3

Feldman to Rohrer, FOUR, just back of a length, roks back and pulls through mid wicket

5.4

Feldman to Rohrer, 1 run, flicked to fine leg

5.5

Feldman to Hales, no run, advances down to the slower ball, beats him in flight

5.6

Feldman to Hales, no run, full outside off, drives to gully

End of over 6 (5 runs) Melbourne Renegades 38/2
AD Hales    25* (19b 2x4 2x6)      LW Feldman    1-0-5-1
BJ Rohrer    5* (3b 1x4)      JR Hazlewood    1-0-22-0

6.1

Lee to Rohrer, FOUR, good length on off, tries to work through square leg and gets a thick outside edge between the keeper and first slip

6.2

Lee to Rohrer, no run

6.3

Lee to Rohrer, no run

6.4

Lee to Rohrer, 2 runs, slower ball bouncer, pulled to deep square leg

6.5

Lee to Rohrer, no run, good bumper, ducked under

6.6

Lee to Rohrer, 2 runs, back of a length, top edges the pull shot safely to square leg, very nearly a run out at the bowler's end, they go to the third umpire but he's just home safely

Hales has a second life after he was dropped by Hazlewood earlier.

End of over 7 (8 runs) Melbourne Renegades 46/2
BJ Rohrer    13* (9b 2x4)      B Lee    3-0-13-0
AD Hales    25* (19b 2x4 2x6)      LW Feldman    1-0-5-1

7.1

Feldman to Hales, no run, slower ball beats him on the drive

7.2

Feldman to Hales, 1 run, full on leg, flicked through square leg

7.3

Feldman to Rohrer, 1 run

7.4

Feldman to Hales, FOUR, slower ball short outside off, pulled through square leg

7.5

Feldman to Hales, 1 run, gudied to third man

7.6

Feldman to Rohrer, no run

End of over 8 (7 runs) Melbourne Renegades 53/2
BJ Rohrer    14* (11b 2x4)      LW Feldman    2-0-12-1
AD Hales    31* (23b 3x4 2x6)      B Lee    3-0-13-0

8.1

O'Keefe to Hales, no run, pushed to point

8.2

O'Keefe to Hales, FOUR, gets down to sweep through square leg, great shot

8.3

O'Keefe to Hales, no run, beaten on the sweep shot

8.4

O'Keefe to Hales, 1 run, drives through cover

8.5

O'Keefe to Rohrer, 2 runs, chipped through cover

8.6

O'Keefe to Rohrer, no run, worked to mid wicket

End of over 9 (7 runs) Melbourne Renegades 60/2
BJ Rohrer    16* (13b 2x4)      SNJ O'Keefe    1-0-7-0
AD Hales    36* (27b 4x4 2x6)      LW Feldman    2-0-12-1

9.1

Senanayake to Hales, no run, hwo has that missed off stump? So close as he tries to cut

9.2

Senanayake to Hales, 1 run, sweeps to square leg

9.3

Senanayake to Rohrer, 1 wide, missed stumping, goes for the leg side stumping, beats him in flight, but Smith can't take cleanly

9.3

Senanayake to Rohrer, 1 leg bye, half shout for LBW, off the pads to square leg

9.4

Senanayake to Hales, no run, arm ball beats the edge outside off

9.5

Senanayake to Hales, 2 runs, darted in and flicked through square leg

9.6

Senanayake to Hales, no run, driven to cover

End of over 10 (5 runs) Melbourne Renegades 65/2
AD Hales    39* (32b 4x4 2x6)      SMSM Senanayake    3-1-10-1
BJ Rohrer    16* (14b 2x4)      SNJ O'Keefe    1-0-7-0

10.1

O'Keefe to Rohrer, 3 runs, lap sweep to fine leg, nice shot

10.2

O'Keefe to Hales, SIX, bang, gets down for the slog sweep and very nearly puts it onto the second level, huge hit

10.3

O'Keefe to Hales, 1 run

10.4

O'Keefe to Rohrer, 1 run, flicked through mid wicket

10.5

O'Keefe to Hales, SIX, and again, gets down for the slog sweep and he punishes this, another clean shot over mid wicket

10.6

O'Keefe to Hales, no run, inside edge to fine leg

End of over 11 (17 runs) Melbourne Renegades 82/2
AD Hales    52* (36b 4x4 4x6)      SNJ O'Keefe    2-0-24-0
BJ Rohrer    20* (16b 2x4)      SMSM Senanayake    3-1-10-1

11.1

Hazlewood to Rohrer, FOUR, short and pulled to deep mid wicket and Lumb misjudges it and then drops it, another chance missed

11.2

Hazlewood to Rohrer, 1 run, flicked to fine leg

11.3

Hazlewood to Hales, 1 run

11.4

Hazlewood to Rohrer, 2 runs, top edges the pull shot over the keeper's head, very lucky

11.5

Hazlewood to Rohrer, no run

11.6

Hazlewood to Rohrer, 1 run, flicked to fine leg where Lee fields brilliantly

End of over 12 (9 runs) Melbourne Renegades 91/2
BJ Rohrer    28* (21b 3x4)      JR Hazlewood    2-0-31-0
AD Hales    53* (37b 4x4 4x6)      SNJ O'Keefe    2-0-24-0

12.1

Feldman to Rohrer, 1 run, fulla nd wide, drives through cover

12.2

Feldman to Hales, 1 run, full and flicked through mid wicket

12.3

Feldman to Rohrer, FOUR, slower ball outside off, guides through gully, nice shot

12.4

Feldman to Rohrer, 1 wide, bouncer goes too high

12.4

Feldman to Rohrer, 1 run, driven to mid off where Lee saves a boundary at full stretch

12.5

Feldman to Hales, 1 run

12.6

Feldman to Rohrer, 2 runs, full and driven through mid off

End of over 13 (11 runs) Melbourne Renegades 102/2
BJ Rohrer    36* (25b 4x4)      LW Feldman    3-0-23-1
AD Hales    55* (39b 4x4 4x6)      JR Hazlewood    2-0-31-0

13.1

Senanayake to Hales, no run, flicks to mid wicket, almost a mix-up but they get back

13.2

Senanayake to Hales, no run, defended to the bowler

13.3

Senanayake to Hales, 2 runs, flicked through mid wicket with nice placement

13.4

Senanayake to Hales, 2 runs, flicked through mid wicket

13.5

Senanayake to Hales, FOUR, full and swept through square leg

13.6

Senanayake to Hales, 1 run, driven to long off

End of over 14 (9 runs) Melbourne Renegades 111/2
AD Hales    64* (45b 5x4 4x6)      SMSM Senanayake    4-1-19-1
BJ Rohrer    36* (25b 4x4)      LW Feldman    3-0-23-1

14.1

O'Keefe to Hales, SIX, full and wide of off, he gets down and smashes another slog sweep over mid wicket, great shot

14.2

O'Keefe to Hales, 1 run

14.3

O'Keefe to Rohrer, 1 run

14.4

O'Keefe to Hales, SIX, that is massive, he's hit that onto the roof here at the SCG, a huge 111 metres over long on, that's the biggest six I've ever seen

14.5

O'Keefe to Hales, SIX, and he goes again, this one hasn't come back, going out of the stadium, this time 109m, incredible hitting

14.6

O'Keefe to Hales, SIX, flighted again and he sends this over mid wicket, stunning hitting

End of over 15 (26 runs) Melbourne Renegades 137/2
AD Hales    89* (50b 5x4 8x6)      SNJ O'Keefe    3-0-50-0
BJ Rohrer    37* (26b 4x4)      SMSM Senanayake    4-1-19-1

15.1

Henriques to Rohrer, SIX, and now Rohrer is in on the action, pulling it over mid wicket, this is brilliant to watch

15.2

Henriques to Rohrer, 1 run, pushed through cover

15.3

Henriques to Hales, 1 wide, the bouncer goes too high

15.3

Henriques to Hales, no run, slower ball full and wide of off, reachs for the drive but can't beat point

15.4

Henriques to Hales, OUT, full outside off and he smokes this out to deep cover, hit it well but found the man

AD Hales c Lumb b Henriques 89 (52b 5x4 8x6) SR: 171.15

That ends a stunning innings from Alex Hales. The England international only got off the plane this morning and he's straight into the action with a whirlwind 89 off just 52 balls.

15.5

Henriques to Cooper, no run, length on off, defends back to the bowler

15.6

Henriques to Cooper, 1 run, punched back to long on

End of over 16 (9 runs) Melbourne Renegades 146/3
TLW Cooper    1* (2b)      MC Henriques    1-0-9-1
BJ Rohrer    44* (28b 4x4 1x6)      SNJ O'Keefe    3-0-50-0

16.1

Hazlewood to Cooper, 1 run, pulls through mid wicket

16.2

Hazlewood to Rohrer, 2 runs, drives through gully and Feldman makes up brilliant ground to save on the boundary, great effort

16.3

Hazlewood to Rohrer, 2 runs, full and flicked to fine leg

16.4

Hazlewood to Rohrer, 1 leg bye, off te thigh pads out to short fine leg

16.5

Hazlewood to Cooper, no run, full on off, swings hard across the line but can't connect

16.6

Hazlewood to Cooper, 2 runs, full outside off, swings hard and high over point, landing safely

End of over 17 (8 runs) Melbourne Renegades 154/3
TLW Cooper    4* (5b)      JR Hazlewood    3-0-38-0
BJ Rohrer    48* (31b 4x4 1x6)      MC Henriques    1-0-9-1

17.1

Feldman to Rohrer, no run

17.2

Feldman to Rohrer, FOUR, full and drives through the line to long on, good hit

17.3

Feldman to Rohrer, FOUR, full toss outside off, bottom edges it through the slips

17.4

Feldman to Rohrer, no run

17.5

Feldman to Rohrer, 1 run, full outside off, inside edge into the ground and through to the keeper

17.6

Feldman to Cooper, 1 run, inside edge into the pads and down to the leg side

End of over 18 (10 runs) Melbourne Renegades 164/3
TLW Cooper    5* (6b)      LW Feldman    4-0-33-1
BJ Rohrer    57* (36b 6x4 1x6)      JR Hazlewood    3-0-38-0

18.1

Hazlewood to Cooper, 1 run

18.2

Hazlewood to Rohrer, OUT, full and driven to long on, doesn't quite get enough to clear the rope and Hughes slides in to take the catch

BJ Rohrer c Hughes b Hazlewood 57 (37b 6x4 1x6) SR: 154.05

18.3

Hazlewood to Cooper, 2 runs, driven through cover

18.4

Hazlewood to Cooper, 1 run, steps to the off side and drives through cover from well outside off

18.5

Hazlewood to Sheridan, 1 run, full and driven through cover

18.6

Hazlewood to Cooper, 1 run, full and driven to point

End of over 19 (6 runs) Melbourne Renegades 170/4
TLW Cooper    10* (10b)      JR Hazlewood    4-0-44-1
WD Sheridan    1* (1b)      LW Feldman    4-0-33-1

19.1

Lee to Cooper, no run, good bumper, can't connect on the cut shot

19.2

Lee to Cooper, 1 bye, short slower ball, they scurry through for a bye after he can't connect on the cut

19.3

Lee to Sheridan, OUT, another bumper, can't get on to the cut, Sheridan for some reason not ready for the bye, Smith throws to Lee who runs him out at the bowler's end

WD Sheridan run out 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

19.4

Lee to Cooper, 1 bye, can't connect on another short one but they sneak a bye

19.5

Lee to Nevill, 2 runs, guided to third man and they run very well for two

19.6

Lee to Nevill, FOUR, backs away and edges just wide of the keeper, great nut and very unlucky for Lee

That is a big score for the Renegades and it's virtually dashed any hopes of the Sixers keeping their finals dream alive. They need to make the runs in 12 overs so stay tuned for some fireworks early!

Match State: Innings Break

End of over 20 (8 runs) Melbourne Renegades 178/5
PM Nevill    6* (2b 1x4)      B Lee    4-0-19-0
TLW Cooper    10* (13b)      JR Hazlewood    4-0-44-1
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Jan 9, 2013

Fawad Ahmed bowls during his BBL debut, Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Renegades, BBL 2012-13, January 9, 2013

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