Aaron Finch's undefeated 67 runs guide Melbourne Renegades to a nine wicket victory over the Melbourne Stars in a match that will be remember for an ugly spat between Shane Warne and Marlon Samuels.
The Melbourne Stars reached 9 for 146 runs in their 1st innings in which six of their top seven batsmen were removed between 10 and 30. The Melbourne Renegades comfortably reached the total with seven balls to left with Warne taking the only wicket to fall, Alex Doolan made 30. Then Marlon Samuels came to the crease and almost immediately there was a argument with Warne.
Warne, who declined Samuels' offer, is likely to be censured for his actions as may Samuels, who later top-edged a bouncer from Lasith Malinga into his face, leading to him departure the field retired hurt for 17 runs. Peter Nevill made unbeaten 24 gave Aaron Finch solid support as the Melbourne Renegades romped to victory.
The Melbourne Renegades have extensive their lead at the top of the Big Bash League and are now sure a place in the top four. To reach the top four, the Melbourne Stars must beat the winless Sydney Thunder, albeit without internationals Lasith Malinga, David Hussey, Clint Mckay and Glenn Maxwell .