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
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Hodge, McDonald power Renegades to win

Brad Hodge and Andrew McDonald buried Sydney Sixers in an avalanche of big hits to set up Melbourne Renegades' second successive win, moving them into the top half of the Big Bash League table for the first time

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Scorecard summary
Sydney Sixers161/6(20 overs)
Melbourne Renegades164/2(17.4 overs)

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

end of over 1621 runs
MR: 148/2CRR: 9.25 RRR: 3.50
Andrew McDonald52 (34)
Brad Hodge65 (44)
Steven Smith 4-0-37-0
Dominic Thornely 3-0-29-1
15.6
6
Smith to McDonald, SIX runs

the tenth six in the partnership, fifty for McDonald, 21 of this Smith over. How quickly have the tables turned? McDonald lofts it straight over the bowlers head. The surprising fact here is, McDonald has got no fours. All his boundary hits have been sixes

15.5
6
Smith to McDonald, SIX runs

fuller on the middle stump. McDonald brings up the hundred patrnership by slog sweeping this over midwicket for his fifth six

15.4
1
Smith to Hodge, 1 run

cuts it to sweeper cover for another single

15.3
1
Smith to McDonald, 1 run

drives it to long-off for a single

15.2
6
Smith to McDonald, SIX runs

tossed up ball outside the off stump. McDonald comes down the track and lofts it over long-off for what is the seventh six between these two batsmen

15.1
1
Smith to Hodge, 1 run

pushes it to cover for a single

end of over 1516 runs
MR: 127/2CRR: 8.46 RRR: 7.00
Brad Hodge63 (42)
Andrew McDonald33 (30)
Dominic Thornely 3-0-29-1
Brett Lee 3-0-29-0
14.6
1
Thornely to Hodge, 1 run

drives it to long-off for a single

14.5
6
Thornely to Hodge, SIX runs

he is turning this over into a high scoring one as he skips down the track and lofts it over long-on for 14 runs off the last three balls. Superb batting by Hodge

14.4
6
Thornely to Hodge, SIX runs

full-toss on the leg stump. Hodge lofts it over square-leg to get himself a six

Best performances - batters
Brad Hodge
BJ Hodge MR
72 runs (51)
5 fours
3 sixes
Control67%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
21 runs
0 four
1 six
64802021715
Andrew McDonald
AB McDonald MR
60 runs (37)
0 four
7 sixes
Control78%
Productive shot
leg glance
20 runs
0 four
2 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Dirk Nannes
DP Nannes MR
O
4
M
0
R
36
W
2
ECO
9
Shane Harwood
SM Harwood MR
O
3
M
0
R
28
W
2
ECO
9.33
Match details
Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
TossSydney Sixers, elected to bat first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2011/12
Player Of The Match
Andrew McDonald
Andrew McDonald
Hours of play (local time)19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.15, Interval 20.15-20.30, Second Session 20.30-21.50
Match days2 January 2012 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
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Mick Martell
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Paul Reiffel
TV Umpire
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Bob Parry
Match Referee
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Peter Marshall
PointsMelbourne Renegades 2, Sydney Sixers 0