24th Match (N), Melbourne (Docklands), Jan 9 2016, Big Bash League
(18/20 ov, target 156)
Melb Stars won by 8 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Melbourne Stars
MS Innings
Full commentary
end of over 1811 runs
MS: 156/2CRR: 8.66 
Peter Handscomb39 (30)
Kevin Pietersen67 (43)
Cameron Stevenson3-0-28-1
Cameron Gannon3-0-29-0

10.27 pm Renegades have had a poor day. They didn't score enough and when they created chances in the field they did not taken them. A comprehensive victory for their Melbourne rivals. The Stars bowling was excellent, snuffing out the Renegades big guns before they could fire, and then KP and Handscomb steered the chase to completion. Bravo was the only notable performer for Renegades tonight.

This match also had one of the strangest dismissals you'll ever see. Read all about it here.

Marcus Stoinis is the Man of the Match for his two overs in which he dismissed Gayle, White and Beaton.

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Stevenson to Handscomb, 2 runs
Handscomb ends the game by squeezing the full ball through point, he rushes back for the second and beats the throw too, Stars have won both derbies against the Renegades this season, and comfortably too
Stevenson to Handscomb, no run
not short enough to pull, mis-timed to midwicket
Stevenson to Pietersen, 1 run
tries to turn the ball on the leg side from outside off and gets an edge that lobs safely over cover
Stevenson to Pietersen, FOUR runs
a full ball, KP lofts that so straight and hard, hitting it back over the bowler's head to the boundary
Stevenson to Pietersen, FOUR runs
short on the pads, KP moves across in his crease and simply pulls the ball to the deep square leg boundary, that was dismissive from the batsman
Stevenson to Pietersen, no run
good length on middle and off, defended back to the bowler
end of over 1713 runs
MS: 145/2CRR: 8.52 • RRR: 3.66 • Need 11 runs from 18b
Peter Handscomb37 (28)
Kevin Pietersen58 (39)
Cameron Gannon3-0-29-0
Dwayne Bravo4-0-38-1
Gannon to Handscomb, FOUR runs
now he smashes the ball through extra cover, hitting it very hard from the crease
Gannon to Handscomb, no run
the slower ball on a good length, defended close into the off side, KP sends Handscomb back because there was no single there, the fielder from cover got to the ball quickly but missed the stumps at the batsman's end, Handscomb was a long long way out