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Big Bash League, Final: Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades at Melbourne (Docklands), Feb 17, 2019

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Melbourne Renegades 145/5

Melbourne Stars 132/7 (20 ov)

Melbourne Renegades won by 13 runs

Batsman R B S.R
Ben Dunk (lhb) 57 45 126.66
Marcus Stoinis (rhb) 39 38 102.63
Bowller O M R W Econ
Chris Tremain (rmf) 4.0 0 21 2 5.25
Cameron Boyce (rmf) 4.0 0 30 2 7.50
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End of Over No.20 132/7 This Over (14 runs)

6.15pm Thanks Varun. Blimey, what just happened? Will bring you the presentations shortly

Silva: “I had been complaining on Cricinfo that this BBL has been disappointing with no tight finishes…the finals was turning out to be the same story but WOW…that finish made up for all of my disappointment!”

Man of the Match is Dan Christian. He’s done it again, another tournament in the bag. “I wasn’t expecting that to be honest, an awesome game from everyone. The bowlers stuck to it all the way. I was lucky to parachute in at the end. This is right up there, let’s say it’s the best one! We spend a lot of time together, a great bunch of blokes.”

Glenn Maxwell “Extremely proud, we played some great cricket thus tournament. To fall short at the end is disappointing. Hopefully win it next year. Great support, they’ve been brilliant for us. Congratulations to Renegades, we’ve had some great tussles. To my boys, I’ve asked a lot of you and you’ve delivered in spades.”

Aaron Finch “It’s exciting, very special. Our boys were fantastic. I didn’t do a hell of a lot to be fair, it was the guys who executed with bat and ball. We knew batting first it was going to be so hard to chase any total, you can defend anything. We stuck to our strengths and you just need one little opening, especially in a final with the pressure on.”

Sooryanarayanan: “Renegades had just three half-centuries to boast of all season. Yet another proof that a solid bowling attack will win you T20 tournaments. Congratulations to Aaron Finch and Co. Savour the moment.”

As Aaron Finch collects the BBL trophy we will wrap our live coverage up there. We’ll have much more on the site over the next few hours. Thanks for joining us throughout the tournament – it was a long one, but it ended in extraordinary fashion. From all of us it’s goodbye and thanks for joining us.

6:09pm A maiden title for Renegades! Boy have they snatched the most unlikely result here. Superb, simply superb. Comebacks and fighting till the end in the second half of both innings. They’ve conceded only 60 in the last ten overs and taken seven wickets. Unreal. Helped along by some woeful shot selection, but there was still some work to be done, and they did it. Ben Dunk and Stoinis put on a well-paced 93 for the opening wicket, but the rest of the line-up was reckless. And it has costed them a title. Tremain, Boyce, and Gurney with the squeezing, and Christian playing a superb supporting role too. What an evening it’s been. Here is Gnasher to close it off for us.

19.6 0 Christian to Zampa inside edge onto toe and that is it for the Stars. Another loss in a final. Slower ball from Christian, swings across the line and can’t do more than get this pitch side no run
19.5 4 Christian to Zampa length at the stumps, backs away and swipes to deep midwicket’s right FOUR
19.4 6 Christian to Zampa slower ball at a length outside off, shuffles to get behind the line and spanks it flat over the boundary SIX
19.3 1 Christian to Bird full outside off, shuffles and slugs along the floor to long-on’s right. Crowd erupts. Mathematically, this is the title for Renegades 1 run

Sai: “There is no boundary after the first wicket… Wow… That got them into the pressure “

19.2 2 Christian to Bird offcutter, a low full toss outside off. Walks into it and chucks the bat at it. Thick inside edge to deep midwicket’s right 2 runs
19.1 1 Christian to Zampa slower ball, overpitched outside off. Stays leg side of it and slices it over extra cover 1 run

Mayurdan Gadhav: “Superb captaincy from Finch! A great change of bowling. He could not contribute by bat due to bad luck but definitely he has delivered by great change of bowling.”

End of Over No.19 118/7 This Over (5 runs)

What a spell from Gurney. Stars now need 28 off 6, having just lost 7 for 25.

18.6 1 Gurney to Zampa yorker at middle stump, gets behind the line and jams it into the leg side 1 run
18.5 0 Gurney to Zampa yorker in the corridor, swings across the line, beaten on the inside edge no run

Jack: “Horrible from the Stars. If I had to pick one guy out, it would be Dunk. After Stoinis got out, he needed to be there till the end and let others take risk.”

18.4 2 Gurney to Zampa full and wide outside off, mistimed drive to mid-off’s right 2 runs
18.3 1 Gurney to Bird close call on the run out here. And a bizzare one if it is out. A slower ball is dragged to deep midwicket’s right and his throw is wide. As the keeper looks to retrieve it and take the stumps out, Zampa slides his bat into the keeper’s leg. As a result, it doesn’t slide into the crease. But his back leg just makes it in as the stumps light up 1 run

Abhijato: “@Varun Shetty – remember my comment to Mr McGlashan? I predicted plenty of wickets in hand for the team batting second but conservative batting leading to their downfall like in the IPL 2017 Finals during the death overs. If it does come true…” — I was the commentator during that final too, this could be a pattern…

18.2 0 Gurney to Bird full and wide outside off, can’t get bat on that no run
18.1 1 Gurney to Zampa slower ball wide outside off, reaches out and jabs to point 1 run

End of Over No.18 113/7 This Over (5 runs)

TJ: “I bet Bravo is really regretting leaving the Renegades right now. “

17.6 1 Christian to Zampa full on leg stump, flicked to deep midwicket 1 run
17.5 W Christian to Bravo White takes it at point! And he has no idea what sort of a celebration to pull out. Awkwardly lobs it up. Not sure anyone can comprehend this collapse right now. Bravo has managed to get a leading edge on a leg side full toss. That’s what pressure does. Could have tickled it fine, could have clubbed it over midwicket, but it’s a swish with the top hand coming off OUT
DJ Bravo c White b Christian 3 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00
17.4 1 Christian to Zampa slower ball at a length on middle stump, shuffles and mistimes slog to deep midwicket’s right 1 run

Rakesh Misra: “Renegades say Gotch-a! Can Stars say Bravo?” — This is why teams shouldn’t collapse. This is why.

17.3 1 Christian to Bravo slower yorker at off stump, picks it and pokes it to point’s right 1 run
17.2 2 Christian to Bravo full on leg stump, flicked to deep square’s left 2 runs
17.1 W Christian to Gotch he’s picked out deep midwicket! Oh dear, oh dear! That makes it 6 for 15 in 26 balls! Offcutte,r full on leg stump. Leans into it and makes good connection on what is an intentional chip. But the boundary is big there and you need to get the angles absolutely right. He doesn’t OUT
SE Gotch c Harvey b Christian 2 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

End of Over No.17 108/5 This Over (7 runs)

Harvey: “This game can really punish you if you take it easy. I’m sure Stars’ top order is hurting bad right now.”

16.6 W Gurney to Maddinson and they get the wicket! Gurney goes around the wicket and bowls a slower ball that slants across from a length on middle and leg. He’s down early for the paddle/ramp, probably a good option, but he doesn’t account for the slower ball. Has to check the shot and he gets a top edge that lobs up harmlessly for finch at short fine OUT
NJ Maddinson c Finch b Gurney 6 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

Desperately need a boundary now. Wicket opportunity for the Renegades

16.5 1 Gurney to Gotch yorker at leg stump, jammed down to long-on 1 run

Stays over the wicket

16.4 1 Gurney to Maddinson slower ball at a length on leg stump, dropped into the square leg region with soft hands 1 run
16.3 2 Gurney to Maddinson yorker length at middle stump, expertly nudged into the circle at midwicket and Gotch is rapid again on the second 2 runs

tom: “stars being punished for nurdling it around in the powerplay. put themselves in a position where they had to attack which always has the chance to not come off. should really have aimed to go +1 on the RRR”

16.2 2 Gurney to Maddinson full on middle stump, driven firmly to long-on’s right and Gotch calls yes and puts in a slide to double this 2 runs

Mert : “@Steve- or don’t throw it away like Stoinis, Dunk, Handscomb and Maxwell. “

16.1 1 Gurney to Gotch slower ball, short of a length outside off. Shuffles and looks to flick, cops it on the thigh guard 1 leg bye

Here is Gurney, around the wicket.

End of Over No.16 101/4 This Over (2 runs)

11.25!

15.6 0 Tremain to Maddinson beaten! Length and slanted across off stump, looks to swipe into the leg side and this skids through between inside edge and off stump no run
15.5 0 Tremain to Maddinson length on off stump, tapped towards mid-off but extra cover hares across to stop it no run

Steve: “Irrespective of the result, let this collapse be a message to all finalists in the future anywhere in the world – win the toss, bat first!”

15.4 1 Tremain to Gotch length outside off, shuffles and flicks to midwicket’s left 1 run

10.22

15.3 0 Tremain to Gotch length outside off, shuffles and pokes it back down the pitch no run
15.2 1 Tremain to Maddinson length on off stump, tapped to mid-off on the up 1 run

Robert Brown: “Choke”

15.1 W Tremain to Maxwell oh boy! In less than three overs, Stars have completely handed the momentum to Renegades! Another ordinary shot. Short of a length ball coming in at his pads. He wants to use the pace and the angle to ramp this towards the long leg boundary. But he picks out deep square, a few yards inside. 4 for 6 this collapse! OUT
GJ Maxwell c Harvey b Tremain 1 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

Score Cards

  • Batting R B 4 6
    BR Dunk caught 57 45 4 1
    MP Stoinis bowled 39 38 2 1
    PSP Handscomb caught 0 2 0 0
    GJ Maxwell caught 1 6 0 0
    NJ Maddinson caught 6 7 0 0
    SE Gotch caught 2 5 0 0
    DJ Bravo caught 3 3 0 0
    A Zampa not out 17 10 1 1
    JM Bird not out 4 4 0 0
    DJ Worrall
    S Lamichhane
    Extras (lb 1, w 2) 3
    Total (7 wkts; 20 ovs) 132
  • Bowling O M R W Econ
    KW Richardson 4 0 27 0 6.75
    CP Tremain 4 0 21 2 5.25 (1w)
    HF Gurney 4 0 20 1 5.00
    CJ Boyce 4 0 30 2 7.50
    DT Christian 4 0 33 2 8.25 (1w)
  • Partnerships
    Wkt Runs Players
    1st 93 MP Stoinis 39 BR Dunk 52
    2nd 1 PSP Handscomb 0 BR Dunk 1
    3rd 5 BR Dunk 4 GJ Maxwell 1
    4th 0 GJ Maxwell 0 NJ Maddinson 0
    5th 9 NJ Maddinson 6 SE Gotch 2
    6th 0 SE Gotch 0 DJ Bravo 0
    7th 4 DJ Bravo 3 A Zampa 1
    8th 20* JM Bird 4 A Zampa 16
  • Summary

    Sports Event
    Final Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades

    Location

    Docklands Stadium, Melbourne,
    Melbourne,Melbourne (Docklands),AUS
    Starting on
    Feb 17, 2019
    Ending on
    Feb 17, 2019
    Description
    Big Bash League, Final: Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades at Melbourne (Docklands), Feb 17, 2019.

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