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Stars claim NYD Derby win

01 January 2019

The Stars have claimed a seven wicket win over cross town rivals, the Melbourne Renegades in their New Year's Day Derby at the MCG tonight.

The Game at a Glance

After winning the toss, the Stars sent the Renegades into bat, and the men in red wasted no time finding the boundary. After scoring a quick-fire 50 runs the Stars fought back, snatching the wickets of the two openers in quick succession to see the Renegades suddenly 2-53. Our two international players quickly joined the party, with Sandeep Lamichhane dismissing Tom Cooper for 10 runs, and DJ Bravo scalping the wicket of his former captain, Cameron White. Superstars Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis combined twice to send Renegades batters back to the dug-out.

With the Ball

The Renegades got off to a flyer, with openers Sam Harvey and Mackenzie Harvey finding the boundary early. Marcus Stoinis found the breakthrough after the Renegades hit 50 runs, combining with Maxwell who took a great catch to dismiss Harvey for 21. Harper followed shortly after; bowled by Adam Zampa. The wicket fell steadily after that, and Sandeep Lamichhane claimed the wicket of Tom Cooper, much to the delight of the Nepalese supporters who filled an entire bay in the Southern Stand! DJ Bravo also joined the party, taking the wicket of his former captain, Cameron White.

With the bat

Openers Ben Dunk (32) and Marcus Stoinis combined to pile on 67 runs for their opening partnership. Stoinis reached his 50 off 35 balls including four fours and two sixes. The opener finished unbeaten 78 off 49 while Maxwell also compiled 33 runs to help the Stars to a seven wicket win. 

Next up...

We're going to the Gold Coast! We'll be taking on the Sydney Thunder at Metricon Stadium on Saturday, January 5.