12th Match (N), Melbourne, Jan 1 2017, Big Bash League
(18/18 ov, target 159)151/9
Renegades won by 7 runs (D/L method)
Player Of The Match
Cricinfo's MVP
end of over 1812 runs
MS: 151/9CRR: 8.38 
Michael Beer7 (3)
Marcus Stoinis18 (12)
Trent Lawford 4-0-47-0
Sunil Narine 4-0-26-0

The Renegades win! What a bizarre game of cricket. But the Renegades deserve the win. Cameron White's innings was superb to drag the total up to 171. Then it was the spin duo of Sunil Narine and Brad Hogg in the middle overs that prevented the Stars from finding the rope. They conceded just one boundary between them in eight overs and Hogg picked up three wickets. Three run outs in Narine's last over was a bizarre occurrence.

The Renegades get their second win of the tournament while the Stars have started their campaign 1-1.

Lawford to Beer, 1 run

pushed away to point for one

Lawford to Beer, 2 runs

slower ball bouncer, pulled off the top edge toward deep fine leg but it falls well short of the man and the rope

Lawford to Beer, FOUR runs

he has now! This is a top edge that flies over the keeper's head!

Beer has never hit a boundary in T20 cricket

Lawford to Stoinis, 1 run

full and wide and run off the open blade straight to third man, they can't get two this time

Lawford to Stoinis, 2 runs

Missed run out! Full toss cracked to long on, White gathers and throws to the non-strikers, Beer is well short trying to get back for two but Lawford can't collect the ball! He knocks the stumps over without the ball in hand

Lawford to Stoinis, 2 runs

full toss whacked to long off and Stevenson misfields! They get two. Stoinis stays on strike

end of over 177 runs • 3 wickets
MS: 139/9CRR: 8.17 RRR: 20.00
Marcus Stoinis13 (9)
Sunil Narine 4-0-26-0
Trent Lawford 3-0-35-0
Narine to Boland, 1 run, OUT

A third run out! This was cracked back over the bowler's head to long off, Stevenson comes in off the rope as they try and pinch, the throw is a missile to the the keeper at the striker's end and it beats Boland by inches. That is a superb bit of work from Stevenson.

Scott Boland run out (Stevenson/†Nevill) 1 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100
Narine to Stoinis, 1 run

cut away thru point to the sweeper

Narine to Stoinis, 1 run, OUT

Another run out! They ended up at the same end! This was swept from outside off to deep backward square, Harris misfielded it, Stoinis initially called no, but saw the misfield and changed his mind and ran. Hilfenhaus had already turned back. They ended up at the same end. Hilfenhaus walked off.

Ben Hilfenhaus run out (Harris/†Nevill/Narine) 1 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100
Narine to Stoinis, 2 runs

shorter ball, pulled thru square leg and they take two this time

Narine to Hilfenhaus, 1 run

chopped off the inside past leg stump to short fine leg

Narine to Stoinis, 1 run, OUT

Run out! This was tucked off the hip from Stoinis towards the square leg umpire, they took one and Zampa wanted two, Stoinis sent him back, he slipped the throw came in and Nevill got the bails off before Zampa could get back.

Adam Zampa run out (Lawford/†Nevill) 7 (4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 175