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Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Stars prevail in rain-hit Melbourne derby

Melbourne Stars 5 for 167 (Hussey 51) beat Melbourne Renegades 3 for 58 (Maxwell 28) by 11 runs (D/L method)
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Melbourne Stars raised themselves to fifth spot with a 11-run victory in a rain-hit derby at the MCG. David Hussey held together their innings with 51, while an array of smaller contributions from the rest lifted the Stars to 167 in front of a 40,000-plus crowd.

The Melbourne Renegades' chase was interrupted by rain as early as the second over but the brief stoppage caused the game to be reduced by only one over. In the ninth over, however, the showers returned and were heavier, ending the match, and the D/L calculations showed the Renegades were 12 short of the target. They had already lost the key wickets of Brad Hodge and Aaron Finch, though their overseas signings, Shahid Afridi and Abdul Razzaq, were still to bat.

For the Stars, runs continued to be elusive for captain Cameron White - his scores so far are 1, 1, 3, 2,1 - but the rest all reached double digits to steer the Stars to a competitive total. Hussey played a measured innings by Twenty20 standards and made his second half-century of the tournament - he is now the third highest run-getter of the BBL - while Luke Wright and Matthew Wade provided the big hits at the start and end of the innings.

Afridi's mix of googlies and faster ones made him the most effective of the Renegades' bowlers with 2 for 20, but the rain denied him a chance to make a similar impact with the bat, leaving his team near the foot of the table.

Melb Reneg 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st2BJ HodgeAJ Finch
2nd15BJ HodgeGJ Maxwell
3rd40AB McDonaldGJ Maxwell
4th1AB McDonaldNJ Reardon

Big Bash League

TeamMWLPTNRR
PS752100.626
HH752100.569
SS752100.262
MS74380.254
BH73460.324
AS7254-0.338
MR7254-0.582
ST7254-1.25