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The Melbourne Stars have got revenge on their cross-town rivals, defeating the Renegades at the MCG on Saturday night.
The Renegades crumbled after a strong start, while it was Marcus Stoinis who helped the Stars burst out of the blocks in their run chase.
Here are the best moments from the January 4 clash.
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ANOTHER DERBY, ANOTHER COLLAPSE
It wouldn’t be a Melbourne derby without a dramatic batting collapse, following the Melbourne Stars’ efforts in the BBL|08 final.
Chasing the Renegades’ target, the Stars lost 7-19 in one of the biggest chokes in Big Bash history.
And while the ‘Gades might have a trophy in their hands, the Stars were the team laughing on Saturday night after the red team suffered similar feats.
Shaun Marsh was cruising, before his dismissal brought about a fall of seven wickets for the loss of 23 runs.
It stopped the Renegades in their tracks, with a potential 160-170 score going down to 142.
Inside the Renegades’ circle
FOX CRICKET’S TIMEOUT EXCLUSIVE
Never before have cameras and microphones been allowed into Big Bash League time outs.
But all that changed on Saturday night in the Melbourne derby, when Fox Cricket was allowed to broadcast the timeout discussions live on television screens around the country.
It started with the Melbourne Renegades coach Michael Klinger providing an insight into the franchise’s approach for the next eight overs, with the club targeting the end likely to be bowled by the spinner into the wind.
Not out batter Beau Webster also put his hand up to attack and allow Shaun Marsh to bat through the innings.
And while the Renegades suffered a major collapse soon after the time out, it was an outstanding insight that cricket fans would love to see more of this season.
“I’m not sure gold is your colour,” Stars coach David Hussey joked to Marcus Stoinis during their own batting timeout.
Stoinis had passed Callum Ferguson as the leading run scorer in the BBL.
Dunk’s magic on the boundary
DUNK’S BRILLIANT BOUNDARY EFFORT
Just as the Renegades were beginning to take control, it was a miraculous catch on the boundary which kickstarted a batting collapse which brought back memories of the BBL|08 final.
Shaun Marsh was looking the good on 43 from 32 balls, launching Nepalese leg spinner Sandeep Lamichhane down the ground.
But enter Ben Dunk – who won’t get the credit on the scorecard – with the veteran catching the ball tight on the rope, before throwing it to teammate Nathan Coulter-Nile as he went off balance.
It started the Renegades’ collapse as they lost 7-23 at the MCG, ending their 20 overs on 140.
Inside the Stars’ circle
MAXI PREDICTS A WICKET ON PLAYER MIC
Glenn Maxwell knows plenty about his Victorian teammate Sam Harper – even watching him first-hand score a century against him in a BBL practice match.
But it was his commentary of the Renegades openers dismissal which showed just how insightful the T20 star can be.
“Over the top of the stumps, real straight. He’s going to walk around, I don’t mind him giving himself some room, it’s not very natural for him,” Maxwell explained on Fox Cricket.
“We might get a catch at mid off or mid on.”
And then just seconds later, Harper spooned a catch to the Daniel Worrell at mid on.
The Renegades host Perth Scorchers in Geelong on Tuesday at 7.10pm, while the Stars are again at the MCG where they will host the Sydney Thunder on Wednesday.