result
(N), Melbourne, Jan 7 2012, Big Bash League
(8.1/8.1 ov, target 70)58/3
Stars won by 11 runs (D/L method)
Player Of The Match
51 (42) & 1/16
david-hussey

Melbourne Stars won by 11 runs. Duckworth Lewis came into play as the rain didn't stop. Thats it from all of us here and do join us for the Sydney Derby tomorrow

Ok thats it. the rain continue to play truant. The match has been called off by the umpires

Umpire Simon Fry says that the situation doesn't look too promising and he reckons that it will take at least 10 minutes to get the playing area ready after the rain stops. He says the players run the risk of getting injured if they continued to play. Stay glued for more from the ground

The rain has gotten heavier now. We can have a result if the game doesn't resume as five overs have been bowled. At this stage, Stars are the one's with the advantage

8.1
1
McKay to McDonald, 1 run
end of over 84 runs • 1 wicket
MR: 57/3CRR: 7.12 RRR: 9.54
Andrew McDonald10 (11)
Shane Warne 1-0-4-1
Clint McKay 1-0-6-0
7.6
W
Warne to Maxwell, OUT

and he gets his man. He tempts Maxwell into the cut shot that goes straight into the hands of point fielder

Glenn Maxwell c Bailey b Warne 24 (30m 24b 3x4 0x6) SR: 100

Warne wants to go for a similar length around off stump

7.5
2
Warne to Maxwell, 2 runs

fuller ball on the leg stump. Maxwell comes down the track and pushes it to long-on for a couple

7.4
Warne to Maxwell, no run

short ball outside the off stump. Maxwell cuts it to point

7.3
1
Warne to McDonald, 1 run

good length ball on the leg stump. McDonald flicks it to midwicket for a single

7.2
1
Warne to Maxwell, 1 run

Warne drags back the length even more as Maxwell comes down the track and cuts it to deep point for a single

7.1
Warne to Maxwell, no run

short ball outside the off stump. Maxwell cuts it to point

end of over 76 runs
MR: 53/2CRR: 7.57 RRR: 9.08
Andrew McDonald9 (10)
Glenn Maxwell25 (19)
Clint McKay 1-0-6-0
James Faulkner 1-0-8-0

Here comes Shane Warne

6.6
McKay to McDonald, no run
6.5
1
McKay to Maxwell, 1 run

comes forward and drives it to point for a single

6.4
1
McKay to McDonald, 1 run

comes forward and pushes it to sweeper cover for a single

6.3
2
McKay to McDonald, 2 runs

short ball on the middle stump. McDonald pulls it to deep midwicket for a couple

6.2
1
McKay to Maxwell, 1 run
6.1
1
McKay to McDonald, 1 run

good length ball on the middle stump. McDonald pushes it to midwicket for a single