Melbourne Stars host Renegades in a crucial clash at the MCG.
The fourth-placed Stars are enjoying a huge win over the Adelaide Strikers, but are proudly playing after their last hope of a final defeat against last-placed Renegades Heat
The Stars look for Glenn Maxwell to turn a careless form with the bat, but Adam Zampa will sprout into a dangerous man with the ball.
Renegades pro Australian captain Aaron Finch is at the top of the order, while fast bowler Kane Richardson will be crucial to his promise to rise from the bottom of the ladder.
This sets the scene for a curious clash in the MCG, with both sides playing a lot.
Renegades won the bat flip and batted first.
It started horribly when Aaron Finch was dismissed from the second ball of the match for Aussies player Glenn Maxwell Duck.
Young gun Sam Harper and veteran Shaun Marsh had to rebuild for the Renegades, the pair joining the 70s.
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Marsh’s departure came as a 10-over score, his departure being labeled “The Coach Killer” by Andrew Symonds.
Mackenzie Harvey’s stance on the crease was promising and the Renegades seemed to be getting closer to taking power surge, and his dismissal caused a collapse around Harper.
A big spray from Melbourne Stars captain Glenn Maxwell, who inspired his team, dropped the Renegades All 150 by 3-120.
The Stars responded well despite injury concerns around West Indies opener Andre Fletcher.
Stars 0-13 after three overs.
Melbourne Stars: Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell (C), Nick Madinson, Hilton Cartwright, Seb Gach (WK), Adam Jampa, Liam Hatcher, Billy Stanlake, Zaheer Khan X-Factors: Sam Ray , Ed Newman
Melbourne Renegades: Aaron Finch (C), Shawn Marsh, Sam Harper (WK), Jake Fraser-McGurk, McKenzie Harvey, Beau Webster, Will Sutherland, Imad Wasim, Kane Richardson, Peter Hatzoglow, Noor Ahmad X-factors, Josh Bryden Steepian