Melbourne Renegades v Brisbane Heat: Big Bash League live scores, blog

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    Melbourne Renegades v Brisbane Heat

    ETIHAD STADIUM, DECEMBER 30, 2013

    Match 09 - MLR v BRH

     
    Melbourne Renegades 1st Inn 3/210
    Brisbane Heat 1st Inn 153 All Out
    Melbourne Renegades won the toss and elected to bat
    Melbourne Renegades won by 57 runs
    Brisbane Heat Over:19.2  RR:7.91
    Batsmen Runs B 4s 6s SR
    DL Vettori* 15 11 0 1 136.36
    AC McDermott 0 0 0 0 0
    Melbourne Renegades
    Bowlers O M R W Econ
    NJ Rimmington* 3.2 0 24 2 7.20
    JL Pattinson 4.0 0 36 3 9.00
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    Last Wicket: Vettori, 15 (RO Buttler)
    Current Partnership: 2 runs, 2 balls, RR:100.00

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    The third round of this season of the Big Bash League continues on Monday with the Melbourne Renegades hosting the Brisbane Heat at the Etihad Stadium from 7.40pm AEDT.

    This will be a crucial match for the Renegades after they lost two in a row to kick-start the campaign. Another defeat here will dim their chances of making it to the knock-out stage of the competition.

    What will worry the Renegades is that while it was poor bowling in the first game that lost them the game to the Melbourne Stars, the defeat at the hands of the Perth Scorchers came despite needing to chase down only 118 for a win.

    Yes, the Renegades were relegated to the record books, albeit for the wrong reasons, with 118 becoming the lowest score not to be chased down in the Big Bash League.

    The one common theme in both games has been the poor Renegades batting. In the first game, on a flat batting track and with very small boundaries at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Renegades scored only 132. Aaron Finch and Jos Buttler were the only ones to get a start.

    Then against the Scorchers, there were six batsmen who got to scores between 10 and 21 but none of them broke free to propel the side to a win. In fact, at 38 without loss in 4.1 overs chasing 118, they would be thinking of improving their net run-rate.

    Around 15 odd overs later they had failed clinch the win.

    Brisbane Heat will be fuming with their bowling display as well. After winning their opener, they had a chance to make it two wins in a row when they scored the highest score in all Big Bash League innings – getting to 3/209 in their 20 overs.

    And despite that they never had the Hurricanes under control and allowed them to get away with a win with four balls to spare. The pitch at the Gabba was flat, but the likes of Nathan Hauritz, Alister McDermott, Dan Christian and Ben Cutting will be highly disappointed with their showing.

    The Heat will hope for Luke Pomersbach to come good at the top of the innings after successive failures even as they will be satisfied with the way Craig Kieswetter, Joe Burns and Christian went about their batting in their previous game.

    However they will go into the game without captain James Hopes who suffered an injury last game.

    For the Renegades, captain Aaron Finch has scores of 32 and 15 and will hope to convert his start into something bigger. Alex Doolan has been selected to the Australian Test squad, so his selection is in doubt while Jos Buttler will play in this one after Mohammad Hafeez did not make it to Australia because of his national commitments.

    Join us for the Melbourne Renegades v Brisbane Heat match in the Big Bash League 2013-14 on Sunday and you can follow the live score of this game from 7.40 pm AEDT and post your comments below.

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    • Roar Guru

      10:49pm
      Suneer Chowdhary said | 10:49pm | ! Report

      Thanks for following this live coverage, I will be back for the next game tomorrow, between the Adelaide Strikers and the Perth Scorchers. Have a good evening ahead.

    • Roar Guru

      10:48pm
      Suneer Chowdhary said | 10:48pm | ! Report

      The Renegades have registered their first win in the competition this season, which would be bit of a relief. Again, it was Aaron Finch who got them going – they are heavily dependent on him – and along with Jos Buttler, added 108 quick runs for the second wicket.

      Finch made 81 and looked for triple-figures while Buttler made 61. Then, there was a rollicking 11-ball 36 from Ben Rohrer that propelled them to the 200-plus score, which was more than par for this slow pitch.

      Brisbane never got going in their chase, lost wickets regularly and had to endure an escalating required-rate. In the end, they fell 57 short.

      Aaron O’Brien and Nathan Rimmington took a couple of wickets each while James Pattinson, on his return to competitive cricket, grabbed three. He ended with figures of 3/36 in four.

    • Roar Guru

      10:44pm
      Suneer Chowdhary said | 10:44pm | ! Report

      Bowled out, the Heat are dismissed in the 20th over. Vettori is run-out.

      The Renegades win by 58 runs! That’s their first win.

    • Roar Guru

      10:42pm
      Suneer Chowdhary said | 10:42pm | ! Report

      End of Gannon, Pattinson has his third on comeback.

      Moves around on his crease, and he gets bowled because it’s too quick for them.

      9/151 in 19 overs.

    • Roar Guru

      10:39pm
      Suneer Chowdhary said | 10:39pm | ! Report

      Brisbane are 74 short with 12 balls remaining.

      Vettori has been trying out some quite weird walking shot but he’s junked all that for short ball smacked over the mid-wicket for a six, caught, but in the crowds!

      8/145 in 18.3

    • Roar Guru

      10:37pm
      Suneer Chowdhary said | 10:37pm | ! Report

      And another one goes, run-out.

      Vettori was calling Hauritz over for a bye but the ball’s very, very close the keeper, who whips one in and throws down the stumps. Hauritz is miles out.

    • Roar Guru

      10:31pm
      Suneer Chowdhary said | 10:31pm | ! Report

      Blasted and caught!

      There were too many short ones but this was fuller and he seemed to have whipped it off the middle…

      …hit well but straight to long-on and they have lost their seventh. Cutting departs for 40 from 19, Pattinson has struck.

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