MLR 144/9 (20.0ov)
MLS 167/4 (20.0ov)

Melbourne Stars beat Melbourne Renegades by 23 runs

MOM: Kevin Pietersen

  • Kevin Pietersen has been named the Man Of The Match. That is all we have for you from this game. Do join us for the double header on Saturday. Adios! Take Care!
  • At one stage, the Stars were looking good for perhaps 180, even 190, but Pietersen's wicket changed the tide and the visitors were restricted to 167. Mohammad Nabi was the pick of the bowlers with 2/15. In reply though, the home side barely got itself into the chase. They were three down even before the Powerplay ended and there was hardly any fight shown. Coleman picked up 3 wickets while Worrall took 2 along with Hastings who helped himself with 2 as well.
  • On a pitch which was supposed to be the same throughout the game, the Renegades opted to bowl but were not at their best. Nabi got Ben Dunk early but then Handscomb and Pietersen got together and stitched a 110-run stand for the second wicket. There were plenty of dropped catches which did not aid the home side either.
  • Finally a win for the Stars. They have been winless for 5 matches on the trot and eventually find a way to cross the line. The win was set up by Kevin Pietersen's blistering 46-ball 74 with the bat and then some decent bowling by Daniel Worrall and Jackson Coleman with the new ball sealed it.
  • 19.6DWorrall to KRichardson

    That ends the game. A tame push to long on for a single. STARS WIN BY 23 RUNS!
  • 19.5DWorrall to BHogg

    A direct hit would have had Hogg. He pushes this towards mid off and sets off for a quick single. The fielder takes his time, takes an aim and then has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Hogg was not even in the frame.
  • 19.4DWorrall to BHogg

    Plays inside the line of the ball and looks to steer it to third man but misses.
  • Brad Hogg is the last man in.
  • 19.3DWorrall to JonHolland

    OUT! Another wicket for Worrall. He keeps it full and straight, Holland swings early and misses. The ball hits the stumps.
  • 19.2DWorrall to JonHolland

    A yorker on middle, dug out back past the bowler towards the stumps at the other end.
  • 19.1DWorrall to KRichardson

    Full toss outside off, driven towards long off for a single.
  • 18.6JHastings to KRichardson

    Full and outside off, driven through long off for a run.
  • 18.5JHastings to JonHolland

    The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. They pick up a single.
  • 18.4JHastings to KRichardson

    Outside off, another yorker, squeezed through the covers for one more.
  • Jon Holland is the next man in.
  • 18.3JHastings to JWildermuth

    OUT! Maxi with another catch! A full toss on middle, Wildermuth hits this really high but does not have enough power behind it. Maxwell runs in from long on and takes a dolly.
  • 18.2JHastings to KRichardson

    A yorker outside off, dug away for a quick single.
  • 18.1JHastings to KRichardson

    Full and outside off, Richardson chips this over the bowler for a couple.
  • 17.7DWorrall to JWildermuth

    SIX! Massive! A full toss on the middle stump, Wildermouth lofts it over long on and sents the ball siling over the fence. Maxwell leaps but this cannot catch the ball.
  • 17.6DWorrall to JWildermuth

    Yorker! Worrall goes straight for the stumps but Wildermuth realizes it quickly and drives it straight down the turf.
  • 17.5DWorrall to KRichardson

    The batsman plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. One run added to the total.
  • 17.4DWorrall to JWildermuth

    That ball has taken the inside edge onto the pads. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 17.3DWorrall to JWildermuth

    WIDE! The ball is too wide on the off side for the batsman to make any contact. Wide signalled by the umpire.
  • 17.2DWorrall to KRichardson

    The batsman drives this through the covers. One run added to the total.
  • Kane Richardson is the new man in.
  • 17.1DWorrall to BWebster

    OUT! You miss, I hit! Webster gets across the paddle but does it too early. Worrall spots that and keeps full and straight. Webster misses and gets bowled.
  • Daniel Worrall to bowl the 18th over.
  • 16.6JHastings to JWildermuth

    Down the leg side, flicked through square leg for a couple.
  • 16.5JHastings to JWildermuth

    The batsman has attempted to put bat on ball - but fails.
  • 16.4JHastings to JWildermuth

    SIX! Great hit! On middle, Wildermuth swings it miles over mid-wicket!
  • 16.3JHastings to BWebster

    Full on middle, pushed through mid on for a run.
  • 16.2JHastings to JWildermuth

    Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. One run added to the total.
  • 16.1JHastings to BWebster

    A short ball, on middle, pulled through mid-wicket for a single.
  • John Hastings is back on.
  • 15.6EGulbis to BWebster

    Played to the point region by the batsman. One run added to the total.
  • 15.5EGulbis to JWildermuth

    The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. They pick up a single.
  • 15.4EGulbis to JWildermuth

    Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. They manage to come back for the second.
  • 15.3EGulbis to JWildermuth

    FOUR! A length ball away from the off stump line, ball is cut towards the covers and is banished to the fence.
  • 15.2EGulbis to BWebster

    A full length ball on the off stump line, Webster takes a defensive shot and places the ball short of point region for a single.
  • 15.1EGulbis to BWebster

    The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They manage to come back for the second.
  • 14.6JFaulkner to BWebster

    The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. They pick up a single.
  • 14.5JFaulkner to BWebster

    Down the leg side, flicked straight to short fine leg.
  • Jack Wildermuth comes in.
  • 14.4JFaulkner to MNabi

    OUT! Taken in the deep! The ball is finding Maxwell. On middle, Nabi swings this over mid on but finds Maxwell at long on!
  • 14.3JFaulkner to MNabi

    Full and on middle, driven towards long on for a couple.