This was the first game of the Big Bash League which runs until January 19th. In a bid to promote cross-town rivalries this and Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers were two of the games in the first round. In front of a crowd of approx 22,000 the Renegades easily beat my team, the Stars, captained by Shane Warne. Aaron Finch (Renegades captain) hit a magnificent century to guide his team home. Unfortunately Warne had terrible bowling figures of 42 runs off two overs. It was great to see international players playing for both teams. Lasith Malinga plays for the Stars and Muttiah Muralidharan (Murali) for the Renegades. Murali currently holds the record for the highest number of wickets taken. That record may not be broken for a long time. To see three of the world’s greatest (retired) bowlers from two different countries in the one game was an opportunity not to be missed.