Big Bash League, Melbourne Stars v Sydney Thunder at Melbourne, Jan 8, 2013
Melbourne Stars won by 13 runs
8 January 2013 - night match (20-over match)

Nannes to Wright, OUT, back of a length, pushes it down to cover and they take a very risky single, Gayle charges in and hits from short range but with just one stump to hit, great run out

LJ Wright run out 6 (13m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Melbourne Stars 17/1   RJ Quiney 9* (7b 1x4)   DP Nannes 0.4-0-4-0

Abbott to Quiney, OUT, slower ball beats him in flight and it goes straight up in the air, there is almost a mix-up between Khawaja and Cosgrove, but the catch is taken

RJ Quiney c Khawaja b Abbott 22 (27m 19b 3x4 0x6) SR: 115.78

Melbourne Stars 36/2   BJ Hodge 5* (6b)   SA Abbott 0.4-0-8-1

Nannes to Hodge, OUT, bang, back with a wicket straight away, beating him with a length ball on leg stump

BJ Hodge b Nannes 39 (41m 26b 4x4 1x6) SR: 150.00

Melbourne Stars 94/3   DJ Hussey 22* (20b)   DP Nannes 2.1-0-8-1

Sandhu to Hussey, OUT, big wicket here, he cuts a short ball outside off to point where Cosgrove takes a great catch low to his right

DJ Hussey c Cosgrove b Sandhu 32 (36m 28b 1x4 0x6) SR: 114.28

Melbourne Stars 108/4   GJ Maxwell 2* (3b)   GS Sandhu 3-0-24-1

Sandhu to Maxwell, OUT, wide outside off, he drives hard and high over point and gets caught two thirds of the way to the boundary

GJ Maxwell c Abbott b Sandhu 17 (19m 12b 3x4 0x6) SR: 141.66

Melbourne Stars 127/5   CL White 3* (3b)   GS Sandhu 4-0-33-2

Keen to White, OUT, off cutter does enough to beat White, clipping the top of middle

CL White b Keen 5 (16m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

Melbourne Stars 133/6   JP Faulkner 4* (5b)   SJC Keen 2.2-0-26-1

Gayle to Hastings, OUT, quicker ball goes straight through him as he tries to send it back over long on

JW Hastings b Gayle 4 (7m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Melbourne Stars 141/7   JP Faulkner 8* (9b)   CH Gayle 0.2-0-1-1

Gayle to Mascarenhas, OUT, gets under this one but doesn't get quite enough as he puts it down long on's throat, who almost dropped it!

AD Mascarenhas c Khawaja b Gayle 1 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Melbourne Stars 143/8   JP Faulkner 9* (10b)   CH Gayle 0.5-0-3-2





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Hours of play (local time) 19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.15, Interval 20.15-20.30, Second Session 20.30-21.50

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