In a world first for cricket, two JumboTrons were suspended from the Etihad Stadium roof at tonights KFC Big Bash match. Photo: Getty Images
The Melbourne Stars have defeated the Melbourne Renegades by 46 runs in front of 44,189 fans at Etihad Stadium.
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1st Innings: Melbourne Stars 7/200 after 20 overs.
The Melbourne Renegades require 201 runs for victory as they look to secure their third win of the season. The Stars came out swinging and put on an exceptional batting performance. Opener Rob Quiney (51) setting the tone early but it was KP who stole the show smashing 73 runs off 46 balls which included three 6's and seven 4's. Pattinson the pick of the bowlers for the Renegades finishing with figures of 3/44.
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The Melbourne Renegades have won the toss and elected to bowl.
The KFC Big Bash is back at Etihad Stadium tonight with the Melbourne Renegades playing host to the Melbourne Stars. The Renegades come into tonight's match sitting at 2-1 with cross-town rivals the Stars at 1-2. It's a crucial match for both sides coming into the halfway point of the season and wins on the board will go a long way to securing a finals birth, especially for the Stars who are coming off successive losses. The last time the two teams met was on New Year's Day at the MCG with the Renegades victorious by 7 runs putting an end to a six-game losing streak to the Stars.
The Renegades lineup will be bolstered by the return of James Pattinson and all-rounder Thisara Perera who replaces the injured Dwayne Bravo. The Stars will welcome the return of Rob Quiney and will need Pietersen and Maxwell firing with the bat when facing the Renegades dynamic bowling lineup, arguably the tournament's most flexible and potent attack. With more than just bragging-rights up for grabs, tonight's Melbourne Derby will be sure to leave one side seeing Stars.
Melbourne Renegades Squad
Finch (c), Harris, White, Ferguson, Cooper, Lawford, Nevill, Narine, Pattinson, Tremain, Hogg
Melbourne Stars Squad
Hussey (c), Quiney, Wright, Maxwell, Pietersen, Faulkner, Harper, Zampa, Hilfenhaus, Boland, Beer