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Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades

Match info: T20 Big Bash at Melbourne Cricket Ground

Date: 6th Jan 2013 Umpires: S D Fry and S J Nogajski

20-over match

Home team and score Away team score

Melbourne Stars

146/9 (20.0 Overs)


Melbourne Renegades

147/1 (18.5 Overs)

Melbourne Renegades win by 9 wickets

  • Last Updated: January 6 2013, 13:50 GMT

The Melbourne Renegades have secured a home semi-final in the Big Bash league following a nine-wicket victory over the Stars at the MCG.

  • Aaron Finch: his unbeaten 67 helped the Renegades beat the Stars on Sunday
  • Stars veteran Shane Warne confronts the Renegades' Marlon Samuels 

Man of the match Aaron Finch steered the home side to success with an unbeaten 67 as the Renegades chased down 146-9 with seven balls to spare.

The game was not without incident as Shane Warne took exception to Marlon Samuels' antics while bowling and gave the West Indies all-rounder a piece of his mind when he came to bat.

Things came to a head when Warne struck Samuels with the ball while throwing at the stumps culminating in Samuels' throwing his bat, before the umpires finally settled down the spat.

Samuels contributed 17 before he was forced to retire hurt after a top edge from Lasith Malinga caught him flush in the grill, an injury that saw him depart the field of play.

Opener Finch remained unbeaten from his 47 deliveries, clubbing six fours and six sixes as the Renegades ensured a home clash when the regular season concludes.

Earlier, England's Luke Wright's 29 from 22 helped the Stars reach 146 from their 20 overs. David Hussey (23), Rob Quiney (24) and James Faulkner (23) made notable contributions.