175dThe Report by Alex Malcolm

Wright, Bird power Stars to win in opener

After losing to the Melbourne Renegades twice last season, the Melbourne Stars exacted revenge on their cross-town rivals in dazzling style on the opening night of the Big Bash League 2013-14

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Scorer: Chandan Duorah

A comprehensive win for the Melbourne Stars to start the campaign who post a massive 208 batting first with some blistering knock from the captain and Luke Wright. McKay and Bird shines with ball and nowhere Melbourne Renegades looked near to the target though Finch and Buttler tried their best. Luke Wright named Man of the Match for his knock of 70 and also grabs the important wicket of Finch. That's all we had for you guys tonight, do join us tomorrow for the match between Sixers and Thunder. Cheers!

McKay to Muralitharan, OUT, back of a length delivery from McKay wide outside off. Muralitharan backs away and tries to make some room to slice it over backward point but ended up into the safe hands of Maxwell. He is everywhere and that's the final wicket and a 76 runs victory for the Stars.

M Muralitharan c Maxwell b McKay 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

McKay to Muralitharan, no run, length delivery outside off and Muralitharan misses a wild swing.
McKay to O'Brien, 1 run, length delivery, down leg, flicks it through midwicket

17 | 1 Run 2 Wkts | MR: 131/9 (78 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.70, RRR: 26.00)

  • Aaron O'Brien2 (6b)
  • Muttiah Muralitharan0 (0b)
  • John Hastings3-0-10-1
  • Clint McKay3-0-30-1
Hastings to O'Brien, 1 run, Steers a back of a length delivery to third man
Hastings to O'Brien, no run, goes for a wild to a back of a length delivery which moves away with the angle
Hastings to O'Brien, no run, back of a length angling away from O'Brien, left alone.

Melb Reneg 2nd innings Partnerships

1st25AJ FinchAJ Doolan
2nd5AJ FinchTLW Cooper
3rd0AJ FinchBJ Rohrer
4th14AJ FinchJC Buttler
5th67PM NevillJC Buttler
6th0WD SheridanJC Buttler
7th17NJ RimmingtonWD Sheridan
8th2AW O'BrienWD Sheridan
9th0AW O'BrienJM Herrick
10th2M MuralitharanAW O'Brien