The Renegades ended up cruising to victory in front of 46,581 fans at the MCG having restricted the Stars to 9-146 and then making 1-147 with seven balls and nine wickets in hand.
The victory means the Renegades are guaranteed a home semi-final while the Stars now need to beat the Sydney Thunder at the MCG on Tuesday to guarantee a finals berth. However, without question the talking point from the contest was the Warne-Samuels confrontation.
Warne was initially angered by Samuels grabbing David Hussey's shirt while the West Indies all-rounder was bowling in the Stars' innings.
The legendary leg-spinner then was bowling to Samuels in the Renegades' run chase and while having his Fox Sports microphone attached, let Samuels know exactly what he thought of the West Indian's antics with some language that wasn’t exactly kid-friendly.
Both players were certainly getting fired up and then the next over with Warne in the field, he gathered a ball played by Samuels and threw it into Samuels' arm.
While it wasn’t with much force, with tempers already flared the West Indian didn’t take too kindly to it and threw his bat in frustration in the general direction of Warne.
Renegades skipper Aaron Finch tried to calm Samuels down while the Stars' fielders led by Warne continued to get stuck into him.
Things eventually returned to some form of normalcy and then in the next over Warne bowled, he tempted Samuels by giving a delivery some air and the West Indian had little trouble despatching it to the boundary.
Warne then brought on Lasith Malinga to try to get some much-needed wickets for the Stars and he bowled a bouncer to Samuels, which he edged into his helmet and it made it through to his nose and top of his eye, causing a lot of blood and for the West Indian to retire hurt on 17.
From there, things calmed down and Finch once again took the Stars apart for the second time this BBL campaign. He finished 67 not out from 47 balls and with help from Peter Nevill with an unbeaten 24, the Renegades cruised to victory.
The Stars struggled with the bat to open the match making 9-146 with Luke Wright the top-scorer with just 29. Will Sheridan took 3-36 for the Renegades and Darren Pattinson 2-12.
The Renegades were then never in danger of not chasing down the total with the only wicket to fall being that of Alex Doolan for 30 when he was bowled by Warne.
After the match, Warne wanted to play down the whole incident with Samuels and was more disappointed with the loss.
"I tried to just run in there and throw the ball to Robby Quiney, and the next minute I was trying to get the way out of a bat but it was all sort of stuff in the heat of the moment. That's just the way it goes and I hope he's OK," Warne said.
"I'm more disappointed with the loss rather than that to be fair. That was just a heat of the moment thing. When you are playing on an absolute belter like that and get 50,000 people here supporting us and to put in a performance like that with the bat was pretty poor.
"We can't continue to bat like that. Even though we won four games in-a-row our bowlers have done a great job the whole tournament except for the first game, and our batters just aren’t firing at the moment.
"They are good enough, but for some reason they aren’t firing and we are going to have to take a serious look at our team. It's pretty simple for us now. We have one game against the Thunder here on Tuesday and if we win, we're in the finals and if we lose we are out."
Renegades skipper Finch will now join the Australian one-day international side after an outstanding BBL season. He had a bird's eye view of all the Warne-Samuels action, but was just happy to come away with a crucial win.
"I actually couldn’t hear them because I was at the other end, but Marlon was getting pretty fired up and so was Warney. I think Marlon is pretty severely hurt at the moment and that's unfortunate for him," Finch said.
"I just tried to take Marlon to the side and calm him down. He seemed pretty relaxed towards the end of it and I don’t really know what to think about it. I haven’t seen anything like that before though.
"Coming here it was always going to be a tough ask and they have been playing some good cricket, but for us to win and secure a home final is crucial for us. We play really well at home and it couldn't have been a better day in the end."