Renegades v Stars, BBL 2014-15, Melbourne January 3, 2015

Stars skittle Renegades for 57 to win derby

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Melbourne Stars 6 for 169 (Wright 39, Pietersen 25, Bravo 3-22) beat Melbourne Renegades 57 (Beer 2-14, Bird 2-12, Boland 2-10) by 112 runs
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Jackson Bird was one of three Stars bowlers to finish with two wickets in the game © Getty Images

The Melbourne Stars registered their first win of the Big Bash League 2014-15 in style, routing the Melbourne Renegades for 57 to win by 112 runs. The win lifted the Stars from the bottom of the points table to sixth place and pushed the Renegades to the last spot.

Michael Beer, Jackson Bird and John Hastings struck within the first five overs to leave the Renegades chase of 170 on shaky ground at 5 for 16 - a position from which they never recovered. Tom Cooper was the only Renegades batsman to push his score up to double figures, scoring 10, the same as the number of the extras conceded by Stars. Each of the six Stars bowlers picked at least one wicket, and Beer was the best among them with returns of 2 for 14 in four overs.

The Stars top order of Cameron White, Luke Wright and Kevin Pietersen pitched in with brisk partnerships after being put in to bat, although none of them went on to make a big score. The Renegades pulled back with quick wickets, as the Stars slumped from 112 for 2 to 123 for 5 within two overs, but Tom Triffitt's big hits helped the side accumulate 50 runs in the last five overs to reach a strong 6 for 169.

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