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  • 2012/13 KFC Big Bash League

    Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat - 1st Semi Final

    January 15, 2013, 7:00PM AET Etihad Stadium, Melbourne

    Match Status: Completed
    Brisbane Heat won by 15 runs

  • Melbourne Renegades 9/ 168 (20.0)
  • Brisbane Heat 3/ 183 (20.0)
  • Brisbane Heat won the toss and elected to bat
  • Graph
  • Current Run Rate: 8.40
BatsmenRB4s6sS/R
AW O'Brien*14711200.00
M Muralitharan00000.00
This Partnership:7 Runs From 4 Balls (R/R: 10.50)

BowlersOMRWEcon
AC McDermott*4.003127.75
BCJ Cutting4.002436.00

Last 5 overs:
Latest Commentary (View More)

20th Over
They are through to the final, and will play the winner of Wednesday's Second Semi-Final between the Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Stars. Join us for all the coverage of that match. Bye for now.
Ben Rohrer gave the Renegades some hope with a quick fire 42 off 22 deliveries, but his dismissal spelled the end for the Renegades. And despite dropping four simple catches, the Heat were always on target for victory.
And they got the job done with the ball. The Renegades got off to a fast start but continued to lose wickets once Alex Hales was dismissed. The run rate fell and the home side were always behind the eight ball.
They achieved it off the back of a man of the match performance from Luke Pomersbach, an unbeaten 112 to be the main stay of a formidable total of 3/183.
And so the Brisbane Heat, who scraped in to the Semi-Finals with an 8 wicket win in the final preliminary match, have knocked off the heavily favoured Melbourne Renegades by 15 runs to book a spot in the final and the Champions League Twenty20.
Over 19.6: McDermott to O'Brien, one run, another short ball, pulls it up to long on for a single, the match ends, Heat win. MLR 9/168 (O'Brien 14, Muralitharan 0)
Over 19.5: McDermott to O'Brien, no run, length ball, attempts a pull shot, strikes him on the body
Over 19.4: McDermott to O'Brien, FOUR, another pull shot, this one off the outside edge, over short third man and to the rope
Over 19.3: McDermott to O'Brien, two runs, pulls a full length ball out to deep mid wicket for a couple
Over 19.2: McDermott to Pattinson, no run, OUT, pitched up outside off, swings hard, a top edge, Sabburg holds on at short third man, out for 4 (4b). FOW 9/161. Muttiah Muralitharan in.
Over 19.1: McDermott to Pattinson, two runs, APPEAL, pulls a short ball out to deep backward square, back for the second, a dive, the third umpire checks, he's home
19th Over
25 needed off the last over to be bowled by Alister McDermott at the Coventry End.
Over 18.6: Cutting to Pattinson, one run, short ball, follows him as he made room, strikes him in the back off the inside edge, out to backward point. MLR 8/159 (O'Brien 7, Pattinson 2)
Over 18.5: Cutting to O'Brien, one run, length ball now, angled across, pulls it out to deep mid wicket, just the single this time
Over 18.4: Cutting to O'Brien, SIX, in the slot and he pulls it over deep mid wicket, just over the rope
Over 18.3: Cutting to Pattinson, one run, short and wide and cut out to deep point for a single
Over 18.2: Cutting to Rimmington, no run, OUT, short ball outside off, attempts a cut shot, he's inside edged on to his stumps, Cutting with a third dismissal, out for 3 (4b). FOW 8/150. Darren Pattinson in.
Over 18.1: Cutting to Rimmington, two runs, DROPPED, pulls a short ball in the air, down to Pomersbach at long on, he puts it down, the fourth dropped catch, and another dolly, on any other night that costs them a win!
18th Over
36 needed from the last two overs. The Heat are just about home now. Ben Cutting to bowl from the Lockett End.
Over 17.6: Roach to O'Brien, no run, length ball outside off, swings hard and misses. MLR 7/148 (Rimmington 1, O'Brien 0)
Over 17.5: Roach to Rimmington, one run, short of a length, pulls across his body to backward square
Over 17.4: Roach to Rimmington, no run, OUT, fired in at the body, can only defend towards short mid wicket, Nevill charges down, is sent back, Hauritz gathers, runs in and removes the bails, Nevill out for 18 (13b 1x4). FOW 7/147. Aaron O'Brien in.
Over 17.3: Roach to Nevill, one run, follows him as he makes room, drives it out to deep cover
Over 17.2: Roach to Nevill, FOUR, short of a length, rocks back and slaps it over mid wicket, one bounce four
Over 17.1: Roach to Nevill, no run, length ball outside off, tries to pull it square but doesn't make contact
17th Over
42 needed from 18. Looks beyond the Renegades. Kemar Roach at the Coventry End.
Over 16.6: McDermott to Nevill, one run, makes room, follows him with a short pitched delivery, whips it through square leg, wants the second, rightly sent back. MLR 6/142 (Nevill 13, Rimmington 0)
Over 16.5: McDermott to Nevill, no run, shuffles across, follows him, looks for the ramp shot but can't connect
Over 16.4: McDermott to Sheridan, no run, OUT, pitched up, back in his crease and he flicks it off his pads, out to Hauritz running in from deep square, another comfortable catch, out for 6 (4b). FOW 6/141. Nathan Rimmington in.
Over 16.3: McDermott to Nevill, leg bye, sliding down leg, McDermott appeals, he was the only one, off the pad to square leg
Over 16.2: McDermott to Sheridan, three runs, short of a length, works it off his hip past backward square, a slide and a scoop to the fielder but they're back for three, superb running
Over 16.1: McDermott to Sheridan, two runs, full and straight and driven past the bowler, good running and two more
16th Over
49 needed from 24 deliveries. They are still in with an outside chance. Alister McDermott on at the Lockett End.
Over 15.6: Lynn to Sheridan, one run, back in his crease and drives it out to deep cover, a single to end the over. MLR 5/135 (Nevill 12, Sheridan 1)
Over 15.5: Lynn to Nevill, three runs, drifting to leg, turns it past short fine leg, Cutting slips while chasing and they get a third
Over 15.4: Lynn to Rohrer, no run, OUT, tries to repeat the dose but he doesn't hit it well enough, Hauritz moves in off the rope at deep mid wicket, holds on, big, big wicket, out for 42 (22b 1x4 3x6). FOW 5/131. Will Sheridan in.
Over 15.3: Lynn to Rohrer, SIX, tossed up and he pulls this one handsomely over the deep mid wicket fence for another maximum, his third
Over 15.2: Lynn to Nevill, one run, works this one off his pads through square leg, Nevill wants the second but Rohrer sends him back
Over 15.1: Lynn to Rohrer, one run, dipping late, good length, can only dig it out towards cover
15th Over
61 required from 30 now as Chris Lynn comes back at the Coventry End.
Over 14.6: Hauritz to Rohrer, one run, fired in, he inside edges it out towards short cover, single taken. MLR 4/123 (Rohrer 35, Nevill 8)
Over 14.5: Hauritz to Nevill, one run, tossed up, gently works this one to mid wicket, McDermott holds them to a single
Over 14.4: Hauritz to Nevill, two runs, working this one now, through mid wicket, to the right of McDermott for a couple more
Over 14.3: Hauritz to Nevill, two runs, DROPPED, you wouldn't believe it, pulled across his body, flat and McDermott puts it down, he had to move to his left but should have held that!
Over 14.2: Hauritz to Nevill, two runs, flighted outside off, chips it up towards long off, Rohrer charges back, superb running and a dive to go with it!
Over 14.1: Hauritz to Rohrer, three runs, drifting outside off, plays it late, guides it through the gap at backward point, Roach tracks it down inside the rope
14th Over
72 required from 36 deliveries. Nathan Hauritz to bowl his last over from the Lockett End.
Over 13.6: Cutting to Rohrer, one run, pitched on leg, walks across and flicks it behind square, takes the single. MLR 4/112 (Rohrer 31, Nevill 1)
Over 13.5: Cutting to Nevill, one run, short ball wide of off, pulls across his body with a flat batted shot to deep mid wicket
Over 13.4: Cutting to Cooper, no run, OUT, length ball just outside off, swings across the line, inside edges on to his stumps, the lights come on, out for 14 (12b 1x6). FOW 4/110. Peter Nevill in.
Over 13.3: Cutting to Cooper, two runs, fired in full and he clubs it up to long on, Roach makes a meal of the fielding effort and they get a second run
Over 13.2: Cutting to Cooper, no run, length ball just outside off, nips back in a touch as he swings and misses
Over 13.1: Cutting to Cooper, no run, APPEAL, length ball, he shuffles across, struck on the pad, in front, a loud appeal but a question of height one suggests
13th Over
76 needed from 42. Still in with a chance are the Renegades. Ben Cutting back at the Coventry End.
Over 12.6: Hauritz to Rohrer, two runs, down the track and chips it in the air, bounces just in front of Sabburg running in from long on, more good running. MLR 3/108 (Rohrer 30, Cooper 12)
Over 12.5: Hauritz to Rohrer, FOUR, reverse sweeps this one, past the short fine leg fielder for a boundary, Rohrer starting to warm up!
Over 12.4: Hauritz to Rohrer, two runs, tossed up and lofted over the bowler, fielded inside the rope, a couple more
Over 12.3: Hauritz to Rohrer, two runs, down the track and chips it out towards deep mid wicket, excellent placement and running, 100 up (
Over 12.2: Hauritz to Cooper, one run, short ball, he works it to short fine leg for a single
Over 12.1: Hauritz to Cooper, no run, flighted outside off and he plays and misses
12th Over
87 needed off 48. Some hope for the Renegades.
Over 11.6: Christian to Rohrer, SIX, FREE HIT, full and on leg stump, he flicks it off his toes, up and over the fence at deep square, third maximum of the over, a big one, 24 off. MLR 3/97 (Rohrer 20, Cooper 11)
Over 11.5: Christian to Rohrer, wide, FREE HIT, full and well wide of off, out come the arms of Umpire Ward, free hit to be bowled again
Over 11.5: Christian to Cooper, (no ball) one run, full toss, above waist height, pulls it through square leg to the sweeper, free hit coming up
Over 11.5: Christian to Cooper, SIX, in the slot and he picks it up, smacks it way back over the deep mid wicket fence, another maximum!
Over 11.4: Christian to Rohrer, one run, fired in full and he digs it out towards cover
Over 11.3: Christian to Rohrer, SIX, pitched up in the slot, pulls it across his body, hit with power over the deep mid wicket fence, in to the crowd, that's what they need!
Over 11.2: Christian to Rohrer, two runs, pitched up, he shuffles across and flicks it through square leg, good running this time
Over 11.1: Christian to Rohrer, no run, around the wicket, slaps it straight to backward point
11th Over
Singles aren't enough for the Renegades. Dan Christian back. He's bowling from the Coventry End.
Over 10.6: Hauritz to Rohrer, one run, back and pulls it through mid wicket, firmly struck this time so just the single on offer. MLR 3/73 (Rohrer 5, Cooper 4)
Over 10.5: Hauritz to Cooper, one run, back and pulls it through mid wicket, out to McDermott running in off the rope, no urgency, there was two there
Over 10.4: Hauritz to Rohrer, one run, tossed up, drifting to leg as he inside edges it to the leg side for a quick single
Over 10.3: Hauritz to Cooper, one run, drifting in to leg, pulls it across his body out to deep mid wicket
Over 10.2: Hauritz to Cooper, wide, tossed up well wide of off, another wide from Hauritz
Over 10.2: Hauritz to Rohrer, one run, drifting to leg, clips it through mid wicket, they only settle for one
Over 10.1: Hauritz to Cooper, one run, tossed up, driven back past the bowler, easy single
10th Over
118 needed off 60. Looks beyond the Renegades now.
Over 9.6: Lynn to Rohrer, no run, another one fired in, driven straight to mid wicket. MLR 3/66 (Rohrer 2, Cooper 1)
Over 9.5: Lynn to Rohrer, no run, fired in and defends to the leg side
Over 9.4: Lynn to Cooper, one run, makes room and slaps it out to deep cover
Over 9.3: Lynn to Rohrer, one run, drives it up to long on
Over 9.2: Lynn to Finch, no run, OUT, tossed up and lofts it in the air, Sabburg running around from deep cover holds on comfortably this time, makes amends, huge wicket, out for 23 (23b 2x4 1x6). FOW 3/64. Tom Cooper in.
Over 9.1: Lynn to Rohrer, one run, drifting to leg, whips it through forward square to the sweeper
9th Over
Chris Lynn on at the Coventry End.
Over 8.6: Hauritz to Doolan, no run, OUT, finally they hold onto one, tossed up, down on one knee to sweep, a top edge, Forrest holds on at mid wicket, out for 13 (17b 1x4). Ben Rohrer in. MLR 2/63 (Finch 23, Doolan 13)
Over 8.5: Hauritz to Doolan, no run, tossed up and it drifts away outside off, left alone, a legal delivery
Over 8.4: Hauritz to Finch, one run, short and he rocks back to pull it to deep mid wicket
Over 8.3: Hauritz to Finch, wide, tossed up outside leg now, another wide signalled
Over 8.3: Hauritz to Finch, wide, APPEAL, sliding down leg side, misses, it strikes Hartley's pad and crashes in to the stumps, they go upstairs, not sure why, had both feet down
Over 8.3: Hauritz to Doolan, one run, DROPPED, tossed up and throws his bat at it, a thick outside edge straight to Lynn at deep point, he puts down a sitter as well! dear oh dear!
Over 8.2: Hauritz to Finch, one run, flighted, backs away and clubs it straight to long off
Over 8.1: Hauritz to Doolan, one run, drops short and he pulls it out to deep mid wicket
8th Over
Nathan Hauritz on at the Lockett End. 127 needed from 72 deliveries.
Over 7.6: Roach to Doolan, one run, full and wide and blasts it straight to Sabburg at deep cover, hears it from the crowd with a clean piece of fielding this time. MLR 1/57 (Finch 21, Doolan 11)
Over 7.5: Roach to Doolan, no run, length ball at the stumps, opens up and drives it straight to extra cover
Over 7.4: Roach to Finch, leg bye, straying to leg now, off the pad backward of square for a leg bye
Over 7.3: Roach to Doolan, one run, pitched up outside off, stands there and pulls it up to long on
Over 7.2: Roach to Doolan, no run, length ball, defends it to the off side
Over 7.1: Roach to Finch, one run, DROPPED, costly? full length ball, skies it off the outside edge to Sabburg running in from deep cover, puts down a soda!
7th Over
Kemar Roach back, this spell from the Coventry End.
Over 6.6: Christian to Finch, one run, again bowls a slower ball, outside off, shuffles across and drives up to long on. MLR 1/53 (Finch 20, Doolan 9)
Over 6.5: Christian to Finch, no run, length ball, another slower one, strikes him on the pad as he swings and misses
Over 6.4: Christian to Doolan, one run, another slower ball, whips it off his pads to long leg
Over 6.3: Christian to Finch, leg bye, half an appeal now, full and sliding down leg, off the pad square for a leg bye
Over 6.2: Christian to Finch, wide, another slower ball, this one down leg side and Umpire Wilson signals the wide, 50 up (38b)
Over 6.2: Christian to Doolan, one run, back to a shortish length ball, whips it from outside off through square leg
Over 6.1: Christian to Doolan, no run, slower ball down leg side, brushes the pad as he fails to connect
6th Over
Renegades needed that boundary with the run rate slowing. Power play ends - 1/48. Dan Christian from the Lockett End.
Over 5.6: Cutting to Finch, FOUR, short and wide and cracked over backward point, one bounce four, a gift delivery there. MLR 1/48 (Finch 19, Doolan 7)
Over 5.5: Cutting to Finch, no run, pitched up just outside off, looking to open the face but not connecting
Over 5.4: Cutting to Doolan, one run, straying on leg as he flicks it to backward square, Roach dives, just the single
Over 5.3: Cutting to Doolan, no run, pitched up outside off, swings through the line but doesn't connect, past the outside edge
Over 5.2: Cutting to Doolan, FOUR, length ball, just strays in line, flicks it around the corner, past the diving Roach at backward square, boundary time
Over 5.1: Cutting to Doolan, no run, length ball at the stumps, gets back and punches up towards mid on for no run
5th Over
Over 4.6: McDermott to Finch, no run, short ball outside off, doesn't quite make enough room for himself as he cuts it straight towards point. MLR 1/39 (Finch 15, Doolan 2)
Over 4.5: McDermott to Doolan, one run, pitched up outside off, on the march and gets a thick outside edge to third man
Over 4.4: McDermott to Finch, one run, length ball on off, in behind it and pushes it to mid off, quick single, good running
Over 4.3: McDermott to Finch, no run, decent length ball outside off, keeps a touch low as he swings over the top of it
Over 4.2: McDermott to Doolan, one run, length ball, stands in the crease and guides it to third man
Over 4.1: McDermott to Finch, one run, advances and pushes it wide of cover for a single
4th Over
Alister McDermott switches to the Lockett End.
Over 3.6: Cutting to Hales, no run, OUT, length ball on off, attempts to pull across his body, it keeps a touch low and sneaks through to knock the off stump bail, out for 20 (15b 3x4 1x6) Alex Doolan in. MLR 1/35 (Finch 13, Hales 20)
Over 3.5: Cutting to Hales, no run, advances, sees him coming so drops it in short, well bowled as he ducks underneath it
Over 3.4: Cutting to Hales, no run, length ball outside off, he swings and misses this one
Over 3.3: Cutting to Finch, one run, length ball, back and dabs it towards short cover, quickly run single
Over 3.2: Cutting to Finch, no run, short outside off, cramped for room as he cuts it straight to backward point
Over 3.1: Cutting to Finch, no run, good length ball on off, forces him back, defends to the off side
3rd Over
Ben Cutting on at the Coventry End.
Over 2.6: Roach to Hales, SIX, pitched up on leg, backs away, helps it up and way back over the deep square fence, on to the second deck, big blow, a mere 90 metres. MLR 0/34 (Finch 12, Hales 20)
Over 2.5: Roach to Hales, no run, short ball at the stumps, backs away, swings and misses
Over 2.4: Roach to Hales, no run, short of a length, attempts to whip it leg side, straight to mid on
Over 2.3: Roach to Hales, FOUR, pitched up in the slot, gives himself room and clubs it over mid wicket, another boundary
Over 2.2: Roach to Hales, no run, fired in full, makes room to play the shot, just misses the leg stump as he fails to connect
Over 2.1: Roach to Hales, no run, length ball just outside off, rocks back, swings and misses
2nd Over
Over 1.6: McDermott to Finch, SIX, pitched up and clobbered over the bowlers head, over the rope at the Coventry End straight boundary, fast start for the Renegades. MLR 0/24 (Finch 12, Hales 10)
Over 1.5: McDermott to Finch, no run, short of a length ball, on the back foot and defends to mid wicket
Over 1.4: McDermott to Finch, FOUR, pitched up in the slot, pulls it across his body, wide of mid on to the rope
Over 1.3: McDermott to Finch, no run, full length yorker, digs it out to mid wicket
Over 1.2: McDermott to Finch, two runs, eases a length ball through the gap at cover for a couple, Sabburg makes a huge divot sliding to field it
Over 1.1: McDermott to Finch, no run, full toss, attempts a pull shot, in to the pad and lands on the leg side
1st Over
Over 0.6: Roach to Hales, FOUR, drops short and he rocks back, hammers it through mid wicket, consecutive boundaries. MLR 0/12 (Finch 0, Hales 10)
Over 0.5: Roach to Hales, FOUR, in the slot and lofted over mid on, one bounce four
Over 0.4: Roach to Hales, no run, slaps a full ball straight to mid on
Over 0.3: Roach to Hales, two runs, pulls across his body, out to deep mid wicket for a couple
Over 0.2: Roach to Hales, no run
Over 0.1: Roach to Hales, no run, length ball cut out to point for no run
Over 0.1: Roach to Finch, two wides, full and well wide of off, a dive from Hartley knocks it on, gives away an additional wide
Other
20:37 184 to win. Aaron Finch on strike. Alex Hales is the non-striker. Kemar Roach to start from the Lockett End.

Melbourne Renegades: Aaron Finch (c), Alexander Hales, Alex Doolan, Ben Rohrer, Tom Cooper, Peter Nevill (wk), William Sheridan, Nathan Rimmington, Aaron O'Brien, Darren Pattinson, Muttiah Muralitharan, Michael William Hill (12th)

Brisbane Heat: Luke Pomersbach, Peter Forrest, Joe Burns, Daniel Christian, Chris Lynn, Chris Sabburg, Ben Cutting, Chris Hartley (c/wk), Nathan Hauritz, Kemar Roach, Alister McDermott, Cameron Gannon (12th)


Umpires: Ward, JD (AUS), Wilson, P (AUS)
Third Umpire: Abood, GA (AUS)
Match Refree: Stratford, RW (AUS)

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