Big Bash League

Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades

Melbourne Stars won by 76 runs

Wright and White to open the batting for the Stars. Rimmington with the new ball.

Toss: Melbourne Renegades won the toss and elected to field first.

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0.1

Rimmington to White, no run, back of a length delivery on off, White leans forward and blocks it to on side

0.2

Rimmington to White, 1 run, back of a length, moves away after pitching outside off and White steers it to third man and gets off the mark and also the first run for the Stars.

0.3

Rimmington to Wright, 2 runs, on a good length pitching on off, Wright shuffle across and turns it around behind of square for a couple

0.4

Rimmington to Wright, no run, touch short outside off, Wright misses a cut and through to the keeper

0.5

Rimmington to Wright, no run, length delivery on middle and off, driven handsomely but can't beat mid-on

0.6

Rimmington to Wright, FOUR, first boundary of the match, length delivery outside off, Wright leans forward and drives it uppishly above extra cover and it races away to the fence

End of over 1 (7 runs) Melbourne Stars 7/0
LJ Wright    6* (4b 1x4)      NJ Rimmington    1-0-7-0
CL White    1* (2b)     

1.1

Herrick to White, 1 run, fuller length delivery on leg, wrist work to square leg

1.1

Herrick to White, 1 run, length delivery outside off, leans forward and pushes it to off

1.2

Herrick to Wright, FOUR, back of a length delivery, shapes in with good bounce after pitching outside off, Wright stays on his crease and steers it to the right of first slip

1.3

Herrick to Wright, 1 wide, length delivery down leg and called wide

1.3

Herrick to Wright, no run, and Wright misses a chance there, full toss on middle and leg, manages only to get it straight to mid-on

1.4

Herrick to Wright, 1 run, fuller length delivery on middle and leg, pushes it to the left of mid-on and runs a quick single

1.5

Herrick to White, no run, good length delivery, nips in a bit from off, defended off the front foot

1.6

Herrick to White, 1 run, back of a length delivery, outside off, guides it to third man and will keep the strike

End of over 2 (8 runs) Melbourne Stars 15/0
CL White    3* (5b)      JM Herrick    1-0-8-0
LJ Wright    11* (7b 2x4)      NJ Rimmington    1-0-7-0

2.1

O'Brien to White, 1 run, tossed up delivery on the toes, gets it through the vacant midwicket region

2.2

O'Brien to Wright, no run, short of a length, spins in from off, goes back and gets it to cover

2.3

O'Brien to Wright, 1 run, flatter and full on off, driven along the ground to long-off

2.4

O'Brien to White, FOUR, flatter delivery down leg, White gets down on one knee and sweeps it to the left of short fine leg and to the fence

2.5

O'Brien to White, FOUR, length delivery outside off, White once again bends down and this time sweeps it to the square leg boundary

2.6

O'Brien to White, no run, on a length and pitches on middle and off, defended back to the bowler

End of over 3 (10 runs) Melbourne Stars 25/0
CL White    12* (9b 2x4)      AW O'Brien    1-0-10-0
LJ Wright    12* (9b 2x4)      JM Herrick    1-0-8-0

3.1

Sheridan to Wright, SIX, and that's the first maximum, that was on a length on off stump. Wright comes out and launches it over deep midwicket

3.2

Sheridan to Wright, FOUR, back of a length delivery slanting away from him, gets on the top of the bounce and slices it over backward point

3.3

Sheridan to Wright, SIX, good length delivery on middle stump, Wright powered it over cow corner, he is looking dangerous.

3.4

Sheridan to Wright, no run, low full toss outside off, driven it to mid-off

3.5

Sheridan to Wright, FOUR, another full toss on leg, Wright moves away and make some room and gets it between extra cover and mid-off

3.6

Sheridan to Wright, 1 run, fuller in length down leg, gets it to to deep square leg region and will keep the strike, 21 came from the first over of Sheridan

End of over 4 (21 runs) Melbourne Stars 46/0
LJ Wright    33* (15b 4x4 2x6)      WD Sheridan    1-0-21-0
CL White    12* (9b 2x4)      AW O'Brien    1-0-10-0

4.1

Rimmington to Wright, no run, back of a length delivery on middle, Wright punches it to mid-off

4.2

Rimmington to Wright, SIX, back of a length delivery outside off, Wright leans forward and slices it over the cover region and it goes over the ropes.

4.3

Rimmington to Wright, FOUR, back of a length once again on off, Wright gets behind the line and a cross batter shot to the cow corner, no stopping for Wright here!

4.4

Rimmington to Wright, no run, full toss down leg, powered it straight to short midwicket

4.5

Rimmington to Wright, no run, length delivery outside off, driven to cover

4.6

Rimmington to Wright, FOUR, that's a juicy full toss down leg and asking to be hit! Wright just helps it away behind square and enough bat on that to clear the boundary

End of over 5 (14 runs) Melbourne Stars 60/0
LJ Wright    47* (21b 6x4 3x6)      NJ Rimmington    2-0-21-0
CL White    12* (9b 2x4)      WD Sheridan    1-0-21-0

5.1

Herrick to White, no run, lovely delivery, bowls a length delivery around off and shapes back in with good amount of bounce, beats the outside edge of White

5.2

Herrick to White, no run, on a good length, White gets forward and defends it

5.3

Herrick to White, FOUR, back of a length outside off, White stays on his crease and lofts it over mid-on

5.4

Herrick to White, 1 run, keeps the same length outside off, steers it to third man

5.5

Herrick to Wright, 1 run, short of a length delivery down leg, rocks back and pulls it behind square and gets a single

5.6

Herrick to White, no run, back of a length outside off, misses a wild swing and keeper does the rest

End of over 6 (6 runs) Melbourne Stars 66/0
CL White    17* (14b 3x4)      JM Herrick    2-0-14-0
LJ Wright    48* (22b 6x4 3x6)      NJ Rimmington    2-0-21-0

Muralitharan into the attack now.

6.1

Muralitharan to Wright, no run, flatter delivery on off, leans forward and pushes it back to the bowler

6.2

Muralitharan to Wright, 1 run, come down the track and gets a length delivery over midwicket but only for a single

6.3

Muralitharan to White, 2 runs, flatter delivery outside off, White reverse sweeps it and short third man give a chase and couple of runs there

6.4

Muralitharan to White, 1 run, on middle and leg, works it to on side and off the strike

6.5

Muralitharan to Wright, no run, flatter delivery spins in from outside off, Wright goes back and blocks it

6.6

Muralitharan to Wright, no run, ends with a similar delivery, off the thigh pad of Wright to on side

End of over 7 (4 runs) Melbourne Stars 70/0
LJ Wright    49* (26b 6x4 3x6)      M Muralitharan    1-0-4-0
CL White    20* (16b 3x4)      JM Herrick    2-0-14-0

7.1

Sheridan to White, 1 run, full toss on off from round the wicket, works it through the vacant midwicket region

7.2

Sheridan to Wright, FOUR, And that's fifty for Wright, back of a length delivery angling in from off, pulls it square leg boundary

7.3

Sheridan to Wright, SIX, keeps the same length outside off, Wright goes back and hammers it over long-on, lovey hitting!

7.4

Sheridan to Wright, SIX, Another one, poor bowling from Sheridan. That's a full toss on middle and Wright stays on his crease and launches it over deep midwicket

7.5

Sheridan to Wright, (no ball) FOUR, back of a length delivery angling in from off, pulls it and able to bisects the long-on and and deep midwicket

7.5

Sheridan to Wright, 1 run, full toss down leg, driven it along the ground to long-on

7.6

Sheridan to White, 1 run, length delivery, comes in with the angle from round the wicket, gets it to the wide of long-on

End of over 8 (24 runs) Melbourne Stars 94/0
CL White    22* (18b 3x4)      WD Sheridan    2-0-45-0
LJ Wright    70* (31b 8x4 5x6)      M Muralitharan    1-0-4-0

8.1

Muralitharan to White, 1 run, fuller and flatter on the stumps, defends and gets a single

8.2

Muralitharan to Wright, OUT, And the magician gives the first wicket. Tossed up delivery on middle and off, Wright gets down and tries to loft it over mid-on. He was early onto it and a leading edge ended up in the hands of Sheridan at long-on

LJ Wright c Sheridan b Muralitharan 70 (36m 32b 8x4 5x6) SR: 218.75

8.3

Muralitharan to White, 1 run, length delivery on middle, drills it to long-on

8.4

Muralitharan to Maxwell, 1 run, touch short down leg, turns it around towards short fine leg and gets off the mark

8.5

Muralitharan to White, 1 run, length delivery on middle and leg, clips it square leg

8.6

Muralitharan to Maxwell, 1 run, short and wide outside off, cuts it away off the back foot to third man

End of over 9 (5 runs) Melbourne Stars 99/1
GJ Maxwell    2* (2b)      M Muralitharan    2-0-9-1
CL White    25* (21b 3x4)      WD Sheridan    2-0-45-0

9.1

O'Brien to Maxwell, 1 run, length delivery on leg, works it to midwicket and brings the hundred for the team

9.2

O'Brien to White, no run, flatter and fuller outside off, driven straight back to the bowler

9.3

O'Brien to White, 1 run, on a length which kept low, punches it down to long-on

9.4

O'Brien to Maxwell, 1 leg bye

9.5

O'Brien to White, SIX, tossed up delivery on off, White gets down on one knee and lofts it over wide of long-on

9.6

O'Brien to White, 1 run, length delivery down leg, drills it down to long-on

End of over 10 (10 runs) Melbourne Stars 109/1
CL White    33* (25b 3x4 1x6)      AW O'Brien    2-0-19-0
GJ Maxwell    3* (4b)      M Muralitharan    2-0-9-1

10.1

Finch to White, 1 run, flatter and quicker on off, pushes it to off and gets a quick single

10.2

Finch to Maxwell, 2 runs, touch short outside off, Maxwell reverse sweeps it over short third man and gets a couple

10.3

Finch to Maxwell, SIX, short of a length down leg, rocks back and pulls it over square leg for a biggie

10.4

Finch to Maxwell, OUT, flighted delivery from round the stumps on leg, Maxwell gets down on knee and tries to gets it over the deep fine leg region but not able to clear it and into the hands of Herrick. Two quick wickets for the Renegades.

GJ Maxwell c Herrick b Finch 11 (8m 7b 0x4 1x6) SR: 157.14

10.5

Finch to White, no run, on length outside off, defends it to off

10.6

Finch to White, no run, flatter and quikcer outside off, puhses it to off

End of over 11 (9 runs) Melbourne Stars 118/2
CL White    34* (28b 3x4 1x6)      AJ Finch    1-0-9-1
BJ Hodge    0* (0b)      AW O'Brien    2-0-19-0

11.1

Muralitharan to Hodge, 2 runs, short and wide outside off, cuts it away off the back foot to the left of short third man for a couple

11.2

Muralitharan to Hodge, no run, touch short outside off, cuts but can't beat short third man

11.3

Muralitharan to Hodge, no run

11.4

Muralitharan to Hodge, 1 run, length delivery on middle and leg, drills it down to long-on

11.5

Muralitharan to White, 1 run, flatter and quicker on the stumps, turns it around to on side

11.6

Muralitharan to Hodge, no run, length delivery on middle and off, defends it back to the bowler

End of over 12 (4 runs) Melbourne Stars 122/2
BJ Hodge    3* (5b)      M Muralitharan    3-0-13-1
CL White    35* (29b 3x4 1x6)      AJ Finch    1-0-9-1

12.1

Finch to White, 1 run, low full toss down leg, gets it through the vacant midwicket region

12.2

Finch to Hodge, 1 run, touch short down leg, drills it down to long-on

12.3

Finch to White, SIX, tossed up delivery on middle and leg, launches it over midwicket

12.4

Finch to White, 1 run, length delivery down leg, nudges through the midwicket region

12.5

Finch to Hodge, 1 run

12.6

Finch to White, 1 run, flatter delivery on a length, punches off the back foot to long-on

End of over 13 (11 runs) Melbourne Stars 133/2
CL White    44* (33b 3x4 2x6)      AJ Finch    2-0-20-1
BJ Hodge    5* (7b)      M Muralitharan    3-0-13-1

13.1

Muralitharan to White, 2 runs

13.2

Muralitharan to White, no run, flatter and quikcer on off, pushes it back to the bowler

13.3

Muralitharan to White, 1 run, length delivery on middle and leg, turns it around behind square leg

13.4

Muralitharan to Hodge, no run, short of a length outside off, cuts it straight to short third man

13.5

Muralitharan to Hodge, SIX, flighted delivery on off, clears the front length and powers it over wide of long-on

13.6

Muralitharan to Hodge, 1 run, short of a length outside off, goes back and gets it to the sweeper cover and will keep the strike

End of over 14 (10 runs) Melbourne Stars 143/2
BJ Hodge    12* (10b 1x6)      M Muralitharan    4-0-23-1
CL White    47* (36b 3x4 2x6)      AJ Finch    2-0-20-1

14.1

O'Brien to Hodge, 1 run, short and wide outside off, rocks back and pulls it to deep midwicket

14.2

O'Brien to White, SIX, flatter delivery outside off, White gets down on one knee and lofts it over midwicket and brings his fifty

14.3

O'Brien to White, OUT, And skipper goes this time! length delivery on middle and leg, White once again bends down and tries hoick it over midwicket. He got the top edge which skies and man runs in forward from deep midwicket and pounces it comfortably

CL White c Doolan b O'Brien 53 (57m 38b 3x4 3x6) SR: 139.47

14.4

O'Brien to Hodge, 1 run, short and wide outside off, cuts it away off the back foot to backward point

14.5

O'Brien to Hussey, 1 run

14.6

O'Brien to Hodge, 1 run, length delivery on leg, awkwardly defends it to on side and gets a quick single

End of over 15 (10 runs) Melbourne Stars 153/3
BJ Hodge    15* (13b 1x6)      AW O'Brien    3-0-29-1
DJ Hussey    1* (1b)      M Muralitharan    4-0-23-1

15.1

Herrick to Hodge, FOUR, back of a length delivery outside off, Hodge clears his front leg and slaps it over extra cover

15.2

Herrick to Hodge, no run, back of a length delivery on off, nips back in with good bounce and beats Hodge

15.3

Herrick to Hodge, FOUR, length delivery angling in from off, thick inside edge past the keeper to the fence

15.4

Herrick to Hodge, 1 run, short of a length, pulls it to deep midwicket

15.5

Herrick to Hussey, SIX, short of a length delivery onto the body, top-edged it over fine leg

15.6

Herrick to Hussey, 2 runs, short and wide outside off, outside edge and man runs in from third man to the left and keeps it to only a couple, good sliding save from the fielder there.

End of over 16 (17 runs) Melbourne Stars 170/3
DJ Hussey    9* (3b 1x6)      JM Herrick    3-0-31-0
BJ Hodge    24* (17b 2x4 1x6)      AW O'Brien    3-0-29-1

16.1

O'Brien to Hodge, SIX, tossed up delivery on off, Hodge leans forward lofts it over wide of long-on

16.2

O'Brien to Hodge, OUT, flatter and quicker delivery from round the stumps. Hodge clears his front leg and tries to gets it over the bowler's head but beaten by the pace and ended up getting it flat into the hands of O'Brien. That's a sharp return catch, well taken!

BJ Hodge c & b O'Brien 30 (20m 19b 2x4 2x6) SR: 157.89

16.3

O'Brien to Wade, no run, length delivery, outside off, pushes it back to the bowler

16.4

O'Brien to Wade, 1 run, tossed up outside off, comes down the track and works it to on side

16.5

O'Brien to Hussey, 1 run, short and wide outside off, cuts it away to backward point for a quick single

16.6

O'Brien to Wade, 2 runs, short and wide outside off, goes back and cuts it away and able to get it to the left of short third man for a couple

End of over 17 (10 runs) Melbourne Stars 180/4
MS Wade    3* (3b)      AW O'Brien    4-0-39-2
DJ Hussey    10* (4b 1x6)      JM Herrick    3-0-31-0

17.1

Rimmington to Hussey, 1 run, fuller in length down leg, digs it to mid-on

17.2

Rimmington to Wade, no run, back of a length delivery angling away from Wade, swing and a miss

17.3

Rimmington to Wade, 2 runs, length delivery down leg, Wade chips it over midwicket for a couple

17.4

Rimmington to Wade, OUT, length delivery pitches outside leg and straightens. Wade tries to flick but was quick enough to beat his bat and it struck on his back pad which ricochet back onto the middle stump. That's real good depth bowling from Rimmington.

MS Wade b Rimmington 5 (5m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

17.5

Rimmington to Stoinis, 2 runs, length delivery angling in from off, works it behind the keeper for a couple

17.6

Rimmington to Stoinis, 1 run, back of a length delivery on middle and leg, goes back and gets it to midwicket

End of over 18 (6 runs) Melbourne Stars 186/5
MP Stoinis    3* (2b)      NJ Rimmington    3-0-27-1
DJ Hussey    11* (5b 1x6)      AW O'Brien    4-0-39-2

18.1

Herrick to Stoinis, no run, back of a length delivery outside off which holds the line, Stoinis misses a punch

18.2

Herrick to Stoinis, SIX, back of a length angling in from off, Stoinis stays on his crease and launches it over midwicket

18.3

Herrick to Stoinis, no run, wide yorker from Herrick. Stoinis watches and lets it go through the keeper

Herrick walks back into the pavilion, looks like an arm injury, Sheridan will complete his over.

18.4

Sheridan to Stoinis, SIX, length delivery outside off and Stoinis clears it over extra cover

18.5

Sheridan to Stoinis, OUT, And finally some smile for Sheridan. This time he bowls a back of a length delivery and Stoinis stays on his crease and tries to hoick it over long-on but not got the distance. Cooper settles underneath it near the ropes and holds it.

MP Stoinis c Cooper b Sheridan 15 (7m 7b 0x4 2x6) SR: 214.28

18.6

Sheridan to Hussey, (no ball) 1 run, misery continues as he oversteps, full toss outside off and Hussey dabs it down past the keeper

18.6

Sheridan to Hastings, 1 bye

End of over 19 (15 runs) Melbourne Stars 201/6
JW Hastings    0* (1b)      WD Sheridan    2.3-0-53-1
DJ Hussey    12* (6b 1x6)      NJ Rimmington    3-0-27-1

19.1

Rimmington to Hastings, OUT, low full toss down leg, Hastings moves away a bit and tries to loft it over long-on but got that on the lower half of his bat and went into the safe hands of Sheridan who grabs it without any trouble.

JW Hastings c Sheridan b Rimmington 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

19.2

Rimmington to Hussey, 1 run, fuller in length outside off, driven to long-on

19.3

Rimmington to Rose, 1 run, back of a length delivery on off, pushes it off the back foot to off

19.4

Rimmington to Hussey, 2 runs, full toss on middle and leg, cross batted shot to the wide of long-on for a couple

19.5

Rimmington to Hussey, 2 runs, fuller in length outside off, slaps it back past the bowler for a couple

19.6

Rimmington to Hussey, 1 run, length delivery outside off, dabs it to point for a single and that's the end of the innings

Do join us for the chase.

End of over 20 (7 runs) Melbourne Stars 208/7
DJ Hussey    18* (10b 1x6)      NJ Rimmington    4-0-34-2
CA Rose    1* (1b)      WD Sheridan    2.3-0-53-1
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Dec 20, 2013

David Hussey took a sharp catch to dismiss Aaron Finch for 32, Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades, Big Bash League 2013-14, Melbourne, December 20, 2013

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