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42nd Match (N), Melbourne, January 17, 2021, Big Bash League
(19.1/20 ov, T:151) 153/4

Stars won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
Cricinfo's MVP
69.04 ptsImpact List
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10.35pm The Stars moved up to third on the BBL table. The Renegades lose their 9th of the season and their finals hopes appear long gone.

The two teams meet again on Wednesday at Marvel Stadium. Sydney Thunder and Hobart Hurricanes meet tomorrow night at Manuka Oval in Canberra. Hope you can join us then.

The Stars win two in a row at the MCG. This was a nervy win in the end. It was a little closer than they would have liked but Maddinson and Cartwright closed it out. The Renegades will rue their batting in the second half of their innings.

Liam Hatcher is Player of the Match for his 3 for 29: "I just tried to go into the wicket and back myself with the long square boundaries. It's interesting in the Power Surge. I'm really loving my time with the Stars."

Kapil Baldawa: "Again shows how Renegades poor finish with the bat is hurting them time and again. 15 more and they are more than in the game but they just don't pay with a plan. Virtually no reliable batting after No.5. Finch should have bowled Wasim the 19th as he is more experienced and last over stranger things have happened"

Imad Wasim to Maddinson, SIX runs

One blow wins it! Lofted over straight long on! Full in the slot outside off, he sets himself and swings straight through the line and flushed it out of the middle of the bat

Imad Wasim to finish. Stars need just 4. Around the wicket

end of over 1911 runs
MS: 147/4CRR: 7.73 RRR: 4.00
Hilton Cartwright12 (6b 1x4)
Nic Maddinson14 (14b 1x6)
Noor Ahmad 4-0-29-0
Peter Hatzoglou 4-0-34-1
Noor Ahmad to Cartwright, FOUR runs

a brave reverse sweeps comes off the top edge and runs away! Tossed up on off, he premeditated the reverse, he got enough bat on it to get it wide of short third man and it ran away for four!

Noor Ahmad to Cartwright, 1 wide

fired down the leg side! A clear wide

Noor Ahmad to Cartwright, 2 runs

drag down, hammered flat back past the bowler, Sutherland runs to his right and makes an exceptional diving save! Saved two runs. Brilliant from the big man

Noor Ahmad to Cartwright, no run

wrong un shoots low outside off and he misses trying to cut

Around the wicket

Noor Ahmad to Maddinson, 1 leg bye

missed stumping! Tough chance. Wrong un, just brushed Maddinson's pad as it went down leg and he walked out of his crease, it hit Harper's right glove but didn't stick and they get a bye

Noor Ahmad to Maddinson, no run

full outside off, he tries to slog sweep but gets a thick inside edge onto his back thigh

shaun: "@cricket simplet, pretty handy with the ball too, often breaking up crucial parternships."

Noor Ahmad to Cartwright, 3 runs

short and wide, he reaches out and slaps it straight of cover, Sutherland runs a long way to his left at long off and makes the diving save

Noor Ahmad on to bowl the 19th

end of over 1810 runs
MS: 136/4CRR: 7.55 RRR: 7.50
Nic Maddinson14 (12b 1x6)
Hilton Cartwright3 (2b)
Peter Hatzoglou 4-0-34-1
Kane Richardson 4-0-24-2

Cricket simplet: "Maddinson is a wonderful talent when he is on song.. which appallingly is comes only once in a season.. his trials in the test was so hurtful to watch and he still has a lot of potential to acheive in the highest level.. given his patience sticks with him.. "

Hatzoglou to Maddinson, no run

short on off, he's back and mistiming a cut to cover

Hatzoglou to Maddinson, 2 runs

slog sweeps off a top edge and it goes high and lands safe over backward square for a couple

Hatzoglou to Cartwright, 1 run

full outside off, he mistimes a drive to mid off

Sarath: "Viewers might be feeling pressure but N.Maadinson doesnt look like so. Cool as cucumber"

Hatzoglou to Maddinson, 1 run

shorter on leg, he's back and forcing this to long on

Steve: "It wasn't hindsight! I put a comment on here when they had Maxwell at the crease to take the surge. It's bad captaincy from the Stars. Pure and simple."

Hatzoglou to Maddinson, no run

shorter down leg, he tries to sweep but it comes off glove into the off side

Hatzoglou to Maddinson, SIX runs

launched over long on! Full in the slot outside off, Maddinson teed off straight through the line with a lovely swing of the bat. That relieves some pressure

Finch is gambling. Hatzoglou to bowl the second Surge over

end of over 179 runs • 1 wicket
MS: 126/4CRR: 7.41 RRR: 8.33
Hilton Cartwright2 (1b)
Nic Maddinson5 (7b)
Kane Richardson 4-0-24-2
Beau Webster 2-0-8-0
Kane Richardson to Cartwright, 2 runs

fuller into leg stump, he clips this off the pads to the gap forward of square for two

Kane Richardson to Maddinson, 1 run

short slower ball outside off, he rolls a pull shot forward of square

Steve: "Had the Stars taken the surge with Maxwell at the crease they had this in the bag with no pressure. Now they have pressure to score in the power surge with no's such poor captaincy" Hindsight is a wonderful thing

Kane Richardson to Larkin, OUT

leading edge caught at point! Look out! Full on leg, he tried to whip over midwicket as he was moving leg side, he closed the face too soon and sliced a leading edge hight to point and Harvey took the catch easily

Nick Larkin c Harvey b Richardson 43 (32b 5x4 0x6) SR: 134.37
Kane Richardson to Larkin, 1 wide

full down leg, he tries to paddle sweep but misses. It's called a wide

Kane Richardson to Larkin, FOUR runs

cut up and over point! Short and fractionally wide with the off side fielders up, he backs away and upper cuts high over point

Kane Richardson to Maddinson, 1 run

good length, top of middle, he's back and working this to midwicket

shaun: "honestly, is this a rerun of the 2019 final? "

Kane Richardson to Maddinson, no run

slower ball bouncer, he tries to pull but is beaten by the lack of pace

Power Surge taken. Richardson to bowl his last.

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Stars won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
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