Big Bash League

Melbourne Renegades v Brisbane Heat

Melbourne Renegades won by 57 runs

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Toss: Melbourne Renegades won the toss and will bat first.

0.1

McDermott to Doolan, no run, good length delivery pitches outside off and shapes away, Doolan gets his bat away from the line

0.2

McDermott to Doolan, no run, back of a length delivery on off, Doolan early onto it and a leading edge to mid-off

0.3

McDermott to Doolan, 1 run, length delivery around off, Doolan pushes it to mid-off for a quick single

0.4

McDermott to Finch, 2 runs, back of a length delivery angling in from outside off, Finch stays on his crease and slices it between cover adn extra cover

0.5

McDermott to Finch, 1 run, back of a length delivery heading down leg, helps it away to deep fine leg

0.6

McDermott to Doolan, FOUR, touch short on middle and leg, Doolan swivels and pulls it to square leg boundary

End of over 1 (8 runs) Melbourne Renegades 8/0
AJ Doolan    5* (4b 1x4)      AC McDermott    1-0-8-0
AJ Finch    3* (2b)     

1.1

Gannon to Finch, no run, on a good length around off, Finch gets forward and blocks to off

1.2

Gannon to Finch, 1 run, length delivery angling in from outside off, gets it to third man

1.3

Gannon to Doolan, no run, keeps the same length outside off, mistime drive to on side

1.4

Gannon to Doolan, 1 run, length delivery outside off, slices it over backward point and gets a single

1.5

Gannon to Finch, 1 run, back of a length outside off, stays on his crease and plays to cover

1.6

Gannon to Doolan, no run, on a good length outside off which jags back in, gets behind the line and blocks to on side

End of over 2 (3 runs) Melbourne Renegades 11/0
AJ Doolan    6* (7b 1x4)      CJ Gannon    1-0-3-0
AJ Finch    5* (5b)      AC McDermott    1-0-8-0

2.1

McDermott to Finch, no run, back of a length delivery on middle and off, get on the top of the bounce and gets it down to on side

2.2

McDermott to Finch, no run, back of a length delivery down leg, off the pad to on side

2.3

McDermott to Finch, no run, back of a length on middle and leg, pushes it to on side

2.4

McDermott to Finch, 1 run, touch short outside off, waits and opens the face and steers to backward point

2.5

McDermott to Doolan, 1 run, length delivery on middle and leg, turns it around to midwicket

2.6

McDermott to Finch, no run, length delivery on middle and leg, pushes off the front foot back to the bowler

End of over 3 (2 runs) Melbourne Renegades 13/0
AJ Finch    6* (10b)      AC McDermott    2-0-10-0
AJ Doolan    7* (8b 1x4)      CJ Gannon    1-0-3-0

3.1

Gannon to Doolan, 2 runs, back of a length on middle and leg, punches off the back foot to the left of mid-on

3.2

Gannon to Doolan, 1 run, length delivery straying on the pads, flicks it to deep square leg

3.3

Gannon to Finch, FOUR, length delivery on middle and off, Finch backs away and slices it over backward point

3.4

Gannon to Finch, no run, back of a length delivery on middle and off, dabs it to off

3.5

Gannon to Finch, FOUR, fuller in length outside off, Finch stays on his crease and lofts it over the bowler's head

3.6

Gannon to Finch, 2 runs, back of a length delivery angling in from outside off, dabs it to off and goes for a quick single, poor throw from the man at cover allows an extra

End of over 4 (13 runs) Melbourne Renegades 26/0
AJ Finch    16* (14b 2x4)      CJ Gannon    2-0-16-0
AJ Doolan    10* (10b 1x4)      AC McDermott    2-0-10-0

4.1

Christian to Doolan, 1 run, on a length down leg, drills it down to long-on

4.2

Christian to Finch, FOUR, fuller in length drifting on the pads, Finch helps it away to the fine leg fence

4.3

Christian to Finch, 1 leg bye, back of a length on leg, off the pad for a leg bye to on side

4.4

Christian to Doolan, 2 runs, fuller on middle and leg, gets it through the vacant midwicket region, deep square leg runs and cuts it off for a couple

4.5

Christian to Doolan, OUT, that's a poor shot from Doolan, short of a length delivery angling in from off which was quite slower than the expectation. He backs away and goes for the pull over midwicket, top-edges it towards short fine leg where Cutting pounces it

AJ Doolan c Cutting b Christian 13 (17m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

4.6

Christian to Buttler, 2 runs, good length delivery on middle and leg, turns it around behind square leg and off the mark with a couple

End of over 5 (10 runs) Melbourne Renegades 36/1
JC Buttler    2* (1b)      DT Christian    1-0-9-1
AJ Finch    20* (16b 3x4)      CJ Gannon    2-0-16-0

5.1

Vettori to Finch, 1 run, flatter delivery on middle and off, pushes it to off

5.2

Vettori to Buttler, no run, tossed up on leg, pushes it to mid-on, fall short of the man there

5.3

Vettori to Buttler, 2 runs, length delivery outside off, stride forward and drives it to the wide of long-off and gets a couple.

5.4

Vettori to Buttler, no run, on middle and leg, pushes it to off side

5.5

Vettori to Buttler, no run, on a length outside off, leans forward and blocks it

5.6

Vettori to Buttler, no run, flatter and touch short outside off, gets it from the crease to point

End of over 6 (3 runs) Melbourne Renegades 39/1
JC Buttler    4* (6b)      DL Vettori    1-0-3-0
AJ Finch    21* (17b 3x4)      DT Christian    1-0-9-1

6.1

Christian to Finch, FOUR, that's a beauty! fuller in length outside off, Finch drives it off the front foot and past the diving cover to the fence

6.2

Christian to Finch, no run, Finch dabs a food length delivery infront of the wicket

6.3

Christian to Finch, 1 run, good length delivery on middle and leg, pushes it off the backfoot towards mid-on, man runs in and throws it to the non-striker's end, Finch just home at time.

6.4

Christian to Buttler, 1 run, Buttler whips a length delivery off the pads to backward square leg

6.5

Christian to Finch, 1 run, back of a length delivery angling in from outside off, turns it around to deep fine leg

6.6

Christian to Buttler, 1 run, length delivery on off, pushes it off the front foot back past the bowler

End of over 7 (8 runs) Melbourne Renegades 47/1
JC Buttler    6* (8b)      DT Christian    2-0-17-1
AJ Finch    27* (21b 4x4)      DL Vettori    1-0-3-0

7.1

Vettori to Buttler, 1 run, length delivery on middle and leg, reverse sweeps it to point

7.2

Vettori to Finch, 1 run, that's the arm ball, goes back and gets it to backward point

7.3

Vettori to Buttler, no run, Buttler comes out and pushes a length delivery back to Vettori

7.4

Vettori to Buttler, 2 runs, this time he gets it between the bowler and non-striker along the ground towards sight screen

7.5

Vettori to Buttler, 1 run, touch short outside off, backs away and gets it down to long-on

7.6

Vettori to Finch, 1 run, on middle and leg, works it behind the keeper

End of over 8 (6 runs) Melbourne Renegades 53/1
AJ Finch    29* (23b 4x4)      DL Vettori    2-0-9-0
JC Buttler    10* (12b)      DT Christian    2-0-17-1

8.1

Hauritz to Finch, 2 runs, touch short outside off, goes back and cuts it away through backward point

8.2

Hauritz to Finch, 2 runs, short once again outside off, cuts away off the back foot past diving point

8.3

Hauritz to Finch, 1 run, keeps the same length outside off, gets it to backward point

8.4

Hauritz to Buttler, 1 run, length delivery on middle and leg, drills it down to long-on

8.5

Hauritz to Finch, SIX, Finch gets down on one knee and sweeps a length delivery over midwicket

8.6

Hauritz to Finch, SIX, it's bigger, picks a length delivery from off and lofts it to the cow corner, extreme power and timing!

End of over 9 (18 runs) Melbourne Renegades 71/1
AJ Finch    46* (28b 4x4 2x6)      NM Hauritz    1-0-18-0
JC Buttler    11* (13b)      DL Vettori    2-0-9-0

9.1

Cutting to Buttler, 1 run, length delivery on middle and leg, drives it down to long-on

9.2

Cutting to Finch, no run, lovely! good length delivery which straightens after pitching outside off and Finch misses it completely

9.3

Cutting to Finch, 1 run, Finch pushes a length delivery to cover

9.4

Cutting to Buttler, 2 runs, Buttler pulls a short of length delivery to backward square leg for a couple

9.5

Cutting to Buttler, 2 runs, length delivery outside off, pushes it to sweeper cover and gets another couple

9.6

Cutting to Buttler, no run, Buttler pushes a length delivery down to mid-on

End of over 10 (6 runs) Melbourne Renegades 77/1
JC Buttler    16* (17b)      BCJ Cutting    1-0-6-0
AJ Finch    47* (30b 4x4 2x6)      NM Hauritz    1-0-18-0

10.1

Gannon to Finch, no run, good length around off stump channel, Finch gets forward and pushes it to off

10.2

Gannon to Finch, 1 run, back of a length delivery on off, goes back and gets on the top of the bounce and pushes it to off

10.3

Gannon to Buttler, FOUR, Buttler backs away and smashes a back of a length delivery over extra cover

10.4

Gannon to Buttler, SIX, short of a length on middle and leg, rocks back and pulls it over midwicket, nice catch by the spectator at stands!

10.5

Gannon to Buttler, 1 run, Buttler shuffle across and gets a full toss outside off to deep midwicket

10.6

Gannon to Finch, 1 run, back of a length outside off, cuts away off the back foot to backward point and sneaks quickie.

End of over 11 (13 runs) Melbourne Renegades 90/1
AJ Finch    49* (33b 4x4 2x6)      CJ Gannon    3-0-29-0
JC Buttler    27* (20b 1x4 1x6)      BCJ Cutting    1-0-6-0

11.1

Cutting to Finch, 1 run, fuller down leg and Finch clips it to backward square leg to bring his fifty

11.2

Cutting to Buttler, FOUR, good length delivery on middle and off, Buttler shuffle across and scoops it nicely over the keeper's head

11.3

Cutting to Buttler, SIX, short and wide outside off, Buttler picks it nicely and cuts it over point and it went over the ropes into the stands

11.4

Cutting to Buttler, SIX, Buttler backs away and and launches a length delivery on leg over wide of long-on, that went to the second tier.

11.5

Cutting to Buttler, 2 runs, back of a length delivery on middle and leg, turns it around towards deep fine leg

11.6

Cutting to Buttler, 1 run, on a good length outside off, drives it to sweeper cover

End of over 12 (20 runs) Melbourne Renegades 110/1
JC Buttler    46* (25b 2x4 3x6)      BCJ Cutting    2-0-26-0
AJ Finch    50* (34b 4x4 2x6)      CJ Gannon    3-0-29-0

12.1

Christian to Buttler, 1 run, Buttler swings a length delivery to long-on, fall short of the man there.

12.2

Christian to Finch, 2 runs, short of a length delivery down leg, mistimed pulls down to wide of long-on for a couple

12.3

Christian to Finch, SIX, fuller on middle and leg, Finch stays on his crease and powers it over midwicket

12.4

Christian to Finch, no run, Finch pushes a back of a length delivery back to the bowler

12.5

Christian to Finch, 1 run, fuller outside off, Finch reaches to it and squeezes to get a single

12.6

Christian to Buttler, SIX, fuller outside off and Buttler leans forward and lofts it over mid-off and brings his fifty in style

End of over 13 (16 runs) Melbourne Renegades 126/1
JC Buttler    53* (27b 2x4 4x6)      DT Christian    3-0-33-1
AJ Finch    59* (38b 4x4 3x6)      BCJ Cutting    2-0-26-0

13.1

Vettori to Finch, 1 run, pushes a length delivery to off and sneaks a quick single

13.2

Vettori to Buttler, 1 run, length delivery outside off, drives it to sweeper cover

13.3

Vettori to Finch, 1 wide, fired down the leg, called wide

13.3

Vettori to Finch, 2 runs, flatter delivery on off, Finch gets down on one knee and sweeps it deep square leg

13.4

Vettori to Finch, 1 run, on middle and leg, works it to midwicket

13.5

Vettori to Buttler, 1 run, flicks a length delivery on leg to deep square leg

13.6

Vettori to Finch, 1 run, length delivery on leg, pushes it to mid-off

End of over 14 (8 runs) Melbourne Renegades 134/1
AJ Finch    64* (42b 4x4 3x6)      DL Vettori    3-0-17-0
JC Buttler    55* (29b 2x4 4x6)      DT Christian    3-0-33-1

14.1

McDermott to Finch, 1 run, fuller on the leg, digs it out for a quick single

14.2

McDermott to Buttler, no run, yorker length delivery down leg, went past through his legs

14.3

McDermott to Buttler, no run, fuller and wide outside off, Buttler misses a swing

14.4

McDermott to Buttler, FOUR, fuller and wide outside off, leading edge over the short third man

14.5

McDermott to Buttler, no run, fuller and wide outside off, beaten

14.6

McDermott to Buttler, 1 run

End of over 15 (6 runs) Melbourne Renegades 140/1
JC Buttler    60* (34b 3x4 4x6)      AC McDermott    3-0-16-0
AJ Finch    65* (43b 4x4 3x6)      DL Vettori    3-0-17-0

15.1

Vettori to Buttler, 1 run, full toss outside off, driven to long-off

15.2

Vettori to Finch, 1 run, comes out and drives it to cover

15.3

Vettori to Buttler, OUT, What a catch! Short of a length delivery down leg, Buttler backs away and tries to clear it over cover but it went flat to Forrest near the hopes who holds it with one hand on the jump! Finally a breakthrough for the Heat!

JC Buttler c Forrest b Vettori 61 (40m 36b 3x4 4x6) SR: 169.44

15.4

Vettori to Finch, 1 run, Finch cuts away a short of a length delivery to backward point

15.5

Vettori to Cooper, no run, short and wide outside off, cuts away off the back foot but finds point

15.6

Vettori to Cooper, no run, keeps the same length outside off, inside edge past the keeper

End of over 16 (3 runs) Melbourne Renegades 143/2
TLW Cooper    0* (2b)      DL Vettori    4-0-20-1
AJ Finch    67* (45b 4x4 3x6)      AC McDermott    3-0-16-0

16.1

Cutting to Finch, FOUR, back of a length outside off, Finch backs away and crashes it though covers

16.2

Cutting to Finch, FOUR, fuller in length outside off, slices it over the backward point and into the fence

16.3

Cutting to Finch, 1 run, back of a length on middle and leg, pulls it away to deep midwicket

16.4

Cutting to Cooper, 1 run, length delivery on middle and leg, pushes it wide of long-on

16.5

Cutting to Finch, FOUR, full toss wide outside off, Finch stays on his crease and gets it over extra cover

16.6

Cutting to Finch, 1 run, Finch slices a length delivery over point and gets a single

End of over 17 (15 runs) Melbourne Renegades 158/2
AJ Finch    81* (50b 7x4 3x6)      BCJ Cutting    3-0-41-0
TLW Cooper    1* (3b)      DL Vettori    4-0-20-1

17.1

Christian to Finch, OUT, length delivery outside off and Finch backs away as he was doing from last few deliveries to get it over point but this time he got it at the toe end of his bat which skies and backward point runs back and grabs it. Finch walks back in anger!

AJ Finch c McDermott b Christian 81 (66m 51b 7x4 3x6) SR: 158.82

17.2

Christian to Cooper, 2 runs, Cooper pushes a length delivery past the bowler and gets a couple

17.3

Christian to Cooper, 1 run, low full toss outside off, digs it out to cover

17.4

Christian to Rohrer, 1 run, yorker length delivery outside off, Rohrer keeps it down and gets a single

17.5

Christian to Cooper, 2 runs, length delivery on middle and off, smacks it back past the bowler, long-on runs and cuts it off

17.6

Christian to Cooper, FOUR, full toss outside off and Cooper able to get it between point and backward point and to the fence

End of over 18 (10 runs) Melbourne Renegades 168/3
TLW Cooper    10* (7b 1x4)      DT Christian    4-0-43-2
BJ Rohrer    1* (1b)      BCJ Cutting    3-0-41-0

18.1

McDermott to Rohrer, 1 run, fuller and wide outside off, off the edge towards the left of keeper

18.2

McDermott to Cooper, 2 runs, yorker length delivery on leg, Cooper lucky enough to gets his bat down in time and to the left of fine leg

18.3

McDermott to Cooper, 1 run, length delivery outside off, drives it to sweeper cover

18.4

McDermott to Rohrer, (no ball) SIX, full toss on middle and leg and over the waist, pulls it over square leg

18.4

McDermott to Rohrer, (no ball) SIX, another no ball over waist high and again been pull over square leg, this time into the second tier and he can't bowled more

Cutting to complete his over.

18.4

Cutting to Rohrer, 2 runs, length delivery on middle and leg, gets it to wide of deep midwicket

18.5

Cutting to Rohrer, 2 runs, low full toss on leg, gets it down to wide of long-on for a couple

18.6

Cutting to Rohrer, SIX, another full toss on leg, backs away and hammers it over midwicket, that's a tight call though, touch and go!

End of over 19 (28 runs) Melbourne Renegades 196/3
BJ Rohrer    24* (7b 3x6)      BCJ Cutting    3.3-0-51-0
TLW Cooper    13* (9b 1x4)      DT Christian    4-0-43-2

19.1

Gannon to Cooper, 1 run, yorker length delivery on leg, digs it out to off

19.2

Gannon to Rohrer, 1 run, length delivery heading down leg, gets it to deep square leg

19.3

Gannon to Cooper, 1 run, fuller on off, gets down to reverse sweep as it kept low but only manages to get infront of point and gets a single

19.4

Gannon to Rohrer, FOUR, length delivery angling in from outside off and Rohrer lofts it over extra cover

19.5

Gannon to Rohrer, SIX, full toss outside off and he backs away to make some room and powers it over extra cover, terrific shot!

19.6

Gannon to Rohrer, 1 run, fuller in length on middle and leg, pushes it back past the bowler

Do join us for the chase.

End of over 20 (14 runs) Melbourne Renegades 210/3
BJ Rohrer    36* (11b 1x4 4x6)      CJ Gannon    4-0-43-0
TLW Cooper    15* (11b 1x4)      BCJ Cutting    3.3-0-51-0
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