Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades, 23rd Match - Live Cricket Score, Commentary

Series: Big Bash League 2023-24 Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne Date & Time: Jan 02, 07:15 PM LOCAL
MLR 97/7 (14)
MLS 101/2 (12.1)
Melbourne Stars won by 8 wkts - 14 overs game - due to rain
Glenn Maxwell

22:35 Local Time, 11:35 GMT, 17:05 IST: After three successive loses, the Stars have bounced back in emphatic fashion, and have registered their 4th win on the bounce. Chasing 98 in a 14-over contest was always going to be a coast and the Stars had Rogers leading from the front, with a 34-ball 46, with Glenn Maxwell helping himself to a 15-ball unbeaten 32. But it was the bowlers who set this game up with a sparkling show - Almost everyone bar Stoinis (who bowled one over) got into the wickets column and they never let the Gades make a move. Four batters got past double digits, but but they were choked by Glenn Maxwell, the Player of the Match, who bowled 3 cheap overs for just 8 runs. The Stars have now moved up a slot in the table and are placed 3rd with 8 points, although they've played a game more than Heat and Sixers, who will be up against each other tomorrow. It's a double-header day tomorrow and we'll have a lot of fun as the BBL moves on. Do join us for all the action. For now, cheers and bye..


K Richardson to Thomas Rogers, FOUR, a high full-toss and it's thrashed over mid-on, is it a no-ball for height? It's not given though, so Thomas Rogers will get the four runs and the Stars have their 4th win on the trot

Kane Richardson [2.0-0-15-0] is back into the attack


Tom Rogers to Maxwell, 2 runs, back of a length and well wide of off - Maxwell backs away, plays with an open face and guides it over backward point and comes back for the second, scores are level now


Tom Rogers to Maxwell, no run, back of a length and at the stumps - Maxwell makes room on the swipe and missed


Tom Rogers to Maxwell, FOUR, clubbed, back of a length and at the stumps - Maxwell backs away and then launches into the pull, places it wide of mid-wicket and runs away to the boundary


Tom Rogers to Maxwell, no run, short of a good length and holding its line outside off - Maxwell shapes for the reverse pull and missed


Tom Rogers to Maxwell, no run, banged in short by Rogers - Maxwell sways away from the line and ducks under it


Tom Rogers to Maxwell, 2 runs, short and angling down leg, Maxwell swings and gets a thick under-edge, past the diving keeper and runs away towards the ropes, needed a sliding save from Zampa to prevent the boundary

Tom Rogers [2.0-0-13-1] is back into the attack

They've taken the power surge


Zampa to Maxwell, 1 run, flatter and at the stumps, pulled down to long-on for a single


Zampa to Maxwell, SIX, make that three in the over - was nicely tossed up on middle, Maxwell gets forward and then hammers it back over the bowler's head, sent it sailing into the stands


Zampa to Maxwell, SIX, massive, he's killing the contest in this over - takes on a well flighted delivery and then swipes it high and wide of long-ion, went sailing into the stands for a maximum


Zampa to Maxwell, SIX, crunched, was nicely tossed up on middle - Maxwell clears his front-leg and then hoists it back over the bowler's head, sails over the ropes


Zampa to Thomas Rogers, 1 run, slower and sliding down leg, swept behind square on the on-side for a single


Zampa to Thomas Rogers, no run, tossed up on off, defended to the off-side

Adam Zampa [2.0-0-7-0] is back into the attack


Siddle to Thomas Rogers, 1 run, another fat top-edge, went miles up in the air and it drops wide of de Kock, who ran across from square leg - short and angling across the left-hander, Rogers swung hard and got lucky


Siddle to Thomas Rogers, no run, fuller length delivery on the pads, Rogers was looking to flick and missed, off the pad and rolled back at the bowler

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