result
(N), Sydney, Dec 30 2011, Big Bash League
(20 ov, target 141)134/7
Renegades won by 6 runs
player of the match
Shahid Afridi
Melbourne Renegades
9y
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Gayle heroics in vain as Renegades prevail

A typically blistering half-century by Chris Gayle went in vain for Sydney Thunder as they fell short by six runs to Melbourne Renegades at Stadium Australia

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Scorecard summary
Melbourne Renegades140/8(20 overs)
Sydney Thunder134/7(20 overs)
end of over 209 runs • 1 wicket
ST: 134/7CRR: 6.70 
Jason Floros6 (7)
Shaun Tait4-0-32-2
Shane Harwood3-0-26-2

Like the Renegades earlier, it was a story in two part for the Thunder too- First six over and the rest of the innings. After the powerplay was over, Renegades managed to bring down the scoring rate of Gayle. Melbourne Renegades get their first points of the tournament. Join us for the Thunders v Hurricanes match on the New Year day. Till then it's a happy new year to all of you from us here

19.6
W
Tait to Abbott, OUT
Sean Abbott b Tait 4 (4m 2b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200
19.5
4
Tait to Abbott, FOUR runs
19.4
1lb
Tait to Floros, 1 leg bye
19.3
Tait to Floros, no run
19.2
Tait to Floros, no run
19.1
4
Tait to Floros, FOUR runs
end of over 193 runs • 2 wickets
ST: 125/6CRR: 6.57 RRR: 16.00 • Need 16 from 6b
Jason Floros2 (3)
Shane Harwood3-0-26-2
Shaun Tait3-0-24-1
18.6
W
Harwood to LR Butterworth, OUT
Luke Butterworth b Harwood 1 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
18.5
1lb
Harwood to Floros, 1 leg bye
18.4
1
Harwood to LR Butterworth, 1 run
18.3
1
Harwood to Floros, 1 run
18.2
W
Harwood to Gayle, OUT
Chris Gayle c Reardon b Harwood 75 (81m 54b 3x4 5x6) SR: 138.88
18.1
Harwood to Gayle, no run
end of over 184 runs • 1 wicket
ST: 122/4CRR: 6.77 RRR: 9.50 • Need 19 from 12b
Chris Gayle75 (52)
Jason Floros1 (1)
Shaun Tait3-0-24-1
Shahid Afridi4-0-21-3
17.6
1
Tait to Gayle, 1 run
17.5
1
Tait to Floros, 1 run
17.4
1
Tait to Gayle, 1 run
17.3
W
Tait to Dunk, OUT
Ben Dunk c sub (WD Sheridan) b Tait 3 (6m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
17.2
Tait to Dunk, no run
17.1
1
Tait to Gayle, 1 run
end of over 175 runs • 1 wicket
ST: 118/3CRR: 6.94 RRR: 7.67 • Need 23 from 18b
Ben Dunk3 (5)
Chris Gayle72 (49)
Shahid Afridi4-0-21-3
Shaun Tait2-0-20-0
16.6
Afridi to Dunk, no run
16.5
1
Afridi to Gayle, 1 run
Match details
Stadium Australia, Sydney
TossMelbourne Renegades, elected to bat first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2011/12
Player Of The Match
Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi
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 days30 December 2011 - night(20-over match)
T20 debut
Tim Cruickshank
Tim Cruickshank
Umpires
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Ian Lock
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Tony Ward
TV Umpire
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Bob Parry
Match Referee
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Peter Marshall
PointsMelbourne Renegades 2, Sydney Thunder 0