result
(N), Melbourne (Docklands), Jan 2 2012, Big Bash League
(17.4/20 ov, target 162)164/2
Renegades won by 8 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
60* (37)
andrew-mcdonald
Cricinfo's MVP
brad-hodge

Hodge is the talisman that Renegades needed. He came back in the last game against Thunder and started contributing immediately. If it was his partnership with Finch that did the trick in the last game, then it was the 124 run partnership with his captain McDonald that had them coasting to victory today

Renegades take a slot in the top four with this win and Sixers slide down to the fifth position. At this stage, Hurricanes seem to be far ahead in the race. Its for the positions 2,3 and 4 that there will be competition for

McDonald has been named the man of the match for his well paced innings. Thats it from all of us here. Join us tomorrow for the match between Brisbane Heat and Adelaide Strikers

17.4
4
Lee to Hodge, FOUR runs

fuller ball on the middle stump. Hodge lofts it to deep midwicket for a boundary and finishes the match off in style

17.4
1w
Lee to Hodge, 1 wide

fuller ball outside the off stump. Hodge looks to drive it and is beaten. Surprisingly the umpire calls it a wide

17.3
1
Lee to McDonald, 1 run

pushes it to sweeper cover for a single

17.2
6
Lee to McDonald, SIX runs

what can you do to prevent McDonald from hitting sixes? Sixers don't seem to have an idea. Lee pitches it short. McDonald spots it early and pulls. He saw it so early that he came onto the frontfoot and deposited the ball over deep backward square-leg

17.1
1
Lee to Hodge, 1 run

yorker outside the off stump. Hodge drives it to mid-off and sets off for a non-existent single. IfRohrer had hit the stumps, Hodge would have been a goner

end of over 173 runs
MR: 151/2CRR: 8.88 RRR: 3.66
Brad Hodge67 (49)
Andrew McDonald53 (35)
Dwayne Bravo 2-0-12-0
Steven Smith 4-0-37-0
16.6
1
Bravo to Hodge, 1 run

fuller ball on the middle stump. Hodge moves across and slogs it across the line to deep midwicket for a single. Superb over by Bravo under pressure. If Lee can do the same, we have a close match

16.5
Bravo to Hodge, no run

fuller ball outside the off stump. Hodge drives it to mid-off

16.4
Bravo to Hodge, no run

struck on the pads by the yorker again but it was going down the leg side

16.3
Bravo to Hodge, no run

struck on the pads by a yorker

16.2
1
Bravo to McDonald, 1 run

turns to midwicket for a single

16.1
1
Bravo to Hodge, 1 run

pushes it to the leg side for a single