Melbourne Renegades win by three wickets with one ball to spare and that means it's Renegades v Stars for a Melbourne Derby BBL final. That was a terrific game of T20 cricket. Finished off the by one of the grand old me of the T20 game, Dan Christan. "The boys set it up really well," says Christian, "didn't leave it too far out of reach. If they miss their yorker hopefully I can get it over the fence. Best wicket we've had here all year."
JImmy: "#vicsdoitbetter. If only the Derby final was at the MCG though."
There's a lot to unpack from that match. The Sixers raced out of the blocks before the Renegades fought back with the ball. The Renegades did well to always be around the rate needed, handy innings from Sam Harper, Cameron White and Tom Cooper before the grandstand finish (we'll skim over Finch's switch hit!). And then there was the umpiring!
John: "Excellent match, excellent coverage. Gnasher, I hope you'll do the finals too!" I'll be back John, no fear!
We'll wrap things up there for now. I'm off for a lie down but will be back for the big one on Sunday (remember, it's an afternoon game). Until then, it's goodbye from Gnasher and thanks for joining us.
Everyone inside the circle? Someone standing by the stumps for the return throw?
2 off 3 balls
Dot ball and Christian hasn't got the strike...Arun VS: "Somebody said that this is a one sided game.I think that this is one of the best semi finals in BBL history" Aged well, didn't it!
Seven needed off the last over. Can Dwarshuis pull off a miracle?
Massive ball this. MASSIVE
Dave: "Seems like Jimit has conveniently forgotten the wide that should have been a wicket and the runs off the extra delivery." 14 off 8
Silk now at long-on
Shane: "Dwarshuis, it's up to him now, isn't it? How has he done at the death generally?" Generally been Curran's role (along with Abbott, who bowls now)...ball slips out of Abbott's hand and is called dead ball
Jimit: "If Sixers win by less than 5 runs, the wicketkeeper movement no ball will turn into a full-fledged controversy!"
38 off three overs is gettable, but only four wickets in hand a problem. Dwarshuis returns