Big Bash League

Melbourne Stars v Adelaide Strikers

Melbourne Stars won by 8 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)

Hi and Welcome to ESPN Cricinfo's coverage of the match between Melbourne Stars and Srikers here at Melbourne.

Toss - News coming in is that Adelaide Strikers won the toss and elected to bat first.

Couple of changes for Strikers today as JM Holland and GD Putland comes into replace Adam Zampa and CJ Ferguson. Stars with a single change as JM Muirhead comes in and McKay has been left out.

0.1

Bird to Klinger, 2 runs, fuller outside off and slashed hard towards third man, mis-field yields an extra run

0.2

Bird to Klinger, no run, shaped away after pitching, left alone

0.3

Bird to Klinger, FOUR, clean hit! Short and wide on off stump and slapped in front of point

0.4

Bird to Klinger, no run, back of a length delivery on off stump channel and left alone

0.5

Bird to Klinger, no run, jags back in and thuds on the front pad

0.6

Bird to Klinger, 1 run, length delivery on off stump, fends to on side and scamper for a quick run

End of over 1 (7 runs) Adelaide Strikers 7/0
M Klinger    7* (6b 1x4)      JM Bird    1-0-7-0
AD Hales    0* (0b)     

Slinga-Malinga to share the new ball!

1.1

Malinga to Klinger, no run, ripper outside off, pitched on off and seamed away to fox his defence

1.2

Malinga to Klinger, no run, oh prodding at the away going delivery, play and a miss

1.3

Malinga to Klinger, no run, again and again, back of a length out-swinger, play and a miss

1.4

Malinga to Klinger, 1 run, length ball on the stump, dabs to on side and off for a quick single

1.5

Malinga to Hales, 1 run, squares him up with a leading edge, slower delivery on off stump and gets a leading to covers

1.6

Malinga to Klinger, 1 run, fuller on the pads and nudged to mid wicket for a single. Good over

End of over 2 (3 runs) Adelaide Strikers 10/0
M Klinger    9* (11b 1x4)      SL Malinga    1-0-3-0
AD Hales    1* (1b)      JM Bird    1-0-7-0

2.1

Bird to Klinger, FOUR, fuller outside off stump and lofts over mid-off. Lovely hit!

2.2

Bird to Klinger, no run, shaped back in and struck high on his pad. Ambitious appeal for lbw and turned down

2.3

Bird to Klinger, 3 runs, down the track and sliced a fuller delivery over covers for three more runs

2.4

Bird to Hales, FOUR, banged it short outside off and pulled away in style

2.5

Bird to Hales, OUT, Danger man back in the hut! Touch fuller delivery outside off, induces the drive and a regulation edge to first slip

AD Hales c Maxwell b Bird 5 (12m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

2.6

Bird to Ludeman, no run, perfect delivery outside off and left alone

End of over 3 (11 runs) Adelaide Strikers 21/1
TP Ludeman    0* (1b)      JM Bird    2-0-18-1
M Klinger    16* (14b 2x4)      SL Malinga    1-0-3-0

3.1

Faulkner to Klinger, no run, too full outside off and swung away from Klinger

3.2

Faulkner to Klinger, 1 wide, back of a length delivery but way outside off and called wide

3.2

Faulkner to Klinger, 1 run, length ball on the stumps and nudged to off to steal a single

3.3

Faulkner to Ludeman, no run, over cooked on off stump and a text book drive to mid off

3.4

Faulkner to Ludeman, no run, snorter! Back of a length delivery on off and seamed away

3.5

Faulkner to Ludeman, no run, probing line again! Length ball on off and beats the edge

3.6

Faulkner to Ludeman, 1 run, length delivery on the pads and an awkward chip to on side for a single

End of over 4 (3 runs) Adelaide Strikers 24/1
TP Ludeman    1* (5b)      JP Faulkner    1-0-3-0
M Klinger    17* (16b 2x4)      JM Bird    2-0-18-1

4.1

Bird to Ludeman, no run, down the track for an almighty heave and struck around his midriff

4.2

Bird to Ludeman, 1 leg bye, takes the pad on its way to third man

4.3

Bird to Klinger, 1 run, good delivery on off and pushed to covers

4.4

Bird to Ludeman, 2 runs, pitched up on off stump and slogged to mid wicket

4.5

Bird to Ludeman, 1 run, fuller on off and drives on the rise towards mid-on. Not in control though!

4.6

Bird to Klinger, SIX, take that! Advanced down the track and bludgeoned a fuller delivery over long off fence. Crisp.

End of over 5 (11 runs) Adelaide Strikers 35/1
M Klinger    24* (18b 2x4 1x6)      JM Bird    3-0-28-1
TP Ludeman    4* (9b)      JP Faulkner    1-0-3-0

5.1

Faulkner to Ludeman, 2 runs, back of a length delivery and a miscued pull to fine leg region.

5.2

Faulkner to Ludeman, OUT, touch fuller on off stump, makes room for the extravagant drive as he sliced straight to the point fielder

TP Ludeman c Muirhead b Faulkner 6 (10m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 54.54

5.3

Faulkner to Hughes, OUT, extras bounce has done the trick here!! Back of a length delivery on off and Hughes nicks one back to the keeper. Wickets tumbling down.

PJ Hughes c †Wade b Faulkner 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

5.4

Faulkner to Reardon, 1 run, fuller and punched back to the bowler as he lets it go through his hand

5.5

Faulkner to Klinger, 1 run, length delivery on off stump, on the back foot Klinger edges one to third man

5.6

Faulkner to Reardon, no run, short ball aimed at his body and Reardon lets it go through to the keeper

End of over 6 (4 runs) Adelaide Strikers 39/3
NJ Reardon    1* (2b)      JP Faulkner    2-0-7-2
M Klinger    25* (19b 2x4 1x6)      JM Bird    3-0-28-1

6.1

Bird to Klinger, no run, beats him again! Fulelr on off and shaped away to beat his defence

6.2

Bird to Klinger, no run, back of a length delivery outside off and shoulders' arm

6.3

Bird to Klinger, 1 run, over pitched on off stump and played along the carpet for a single

6.4

Bird to Reardon, no run, length ball and played back to the bowler

6.5

Bird to Reardon, no run, good line again on off and pushed to off side

6.6

Bird to Reardon, no run, closes' with a length delivery on off stump and punched back to Bird

End of over 7 (1 run) Adelaide Strikers 40/3
NJ Reardon    1* (5b)      JM Bird    4-0-29-1
M Klinger    26* (22b 2x4 1x6)      JP Faulkner    2-0-7-2

7.1

Malinga to Klinger, 1 run, slower ball and tapped to on side for a single

7.2

Malinga to Reardon, OUT, You beauty! Unplayable. Full in-swinging yorker and bang! Reardon on the front foot had no clue what was coming and Malinga greets him with a toe crushing yorker

NJ Reardon b Malinga 1 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

7.3

Malinga to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, played back to the bowler

7.4

Malinga to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, fuller outside off and driven to mid on

7.5

Malinga to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short at his ribs and rolled to off side. Pacy!

7.6

Malinga to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, dropped! Fuller on off stump and Shakib lofts to mid on region. Big unit Hastings dives and drops it.

End of over 8 (1 run) Adelaide Strikers 41/4
Shakib Al Hasan    0* (4b)      SL Malinga    2-0-4-1
M Klinger    27* (23b 2x4 1x6)      JM Bird    4-0-29-1

8.1

Wright to Klinger, no run, fuller outside off and driven to sweeper at covers

8.2

Wright to Klinger, 1 wide, erred in his line and bowled down the leg

8.2

Wright to Klinger, 1 run, touch wide outside off and steered to backward point region for a single

8.3

Wright to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, rash shot! Back of a length delivery and makes room for the cut, play and a miss

8.4

Wright to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, makes room for a length delivery and cuts to third man for a couple

8.5

Wright to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, too close to cut and feels at the away going delivery, play and a miss yet another time

8.6

Wright to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, this is disaster. Advances down the track and sliced a fuller delivery straight to Faulkner at backward point region. Whats happening to Star!

Shakib Al Hasan c Faulkner b Wright 2 (7m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

End of over 9 (4 runs) Adelaide Strikers 45/5
     LJ Wright    1-0-4-1
M Klinger    28* (25b 2x4 1x6)      SL Malinga    2-0-4-1

9.1

Hastings to Klinger, no run, length delivery on off and nips back in a long way

9.2

Hastings to Klinger, no run, touch fuller outside off and missed his dab shot

9.3

Hastings to Klinger, no run, length delivery on off and tried to cut as he was foxed with some extra bounce

9.4

Hastings to Klinger, 2 runs, length delivery on of and cuts to third man

9.5

Hastings to Klinger, no run, back of a length delivery and fedns to off side

9.6

Hastings to Klinger, no run, back of a length delivery on off and another play and a miss

End of over 10 (2 runs) Adelaide Strikers 47/5
M Klinger    30* (31b 2x4 1x6)      JW Hastings    1-0-2-0
MG Neser    0* (0b)      LJ Wright    1-0-4-1

10.1

Wright to Neser, 1 run, fuller on off and edged to third man for a single

10.2

Wright to Klinger, no run, over pitched on off and driven back to the bowler

Singles are hard to come by

10.3

Wright to Klinger, FOUR, fuller on the pads and nicely driven off his toes. Futile dive by Faulkner in the deep.

10.4

Wright to Klinger, no run, fullish on off stump and driven to sweeper at covers

10.5

Wright to Klinger, 1 run, width offered outside off and guides to third man

10.6

Wright to Neser, 1 run, length ball on off stump channel and pushed past covers for a single

End of over 11 (7 runs) Adelaide Strikers 54/5
MG Neser    2* (2b)      LJ Wright    2-0-11-1
M Klinger    35* (35b 3x4 1x6)      JW Hastings    1-0-2-0

11.1

Hastings to Neser, no run, length ball and tapped to off side

11.2

Hastings to Neser, no run, swing and a miss by Neser outside off

11.3

Hastings to Neser, 2 runs, fends to mid off and sacmper for a sucidal run, some over-throws

11.4

Hastings to Neser, no run, back of a length delivery on off stump and pushed to covers

11.5

Hastings to Neser, no run, nips back in a long way and dabs to point

11.6

Hastings to Neser, no run, another wonderfull over! Length ball on middle and off, turned to on side

End of over 12 (2 runs) Adelaide Strikers 56/5
MG Neser    4* (8b)      JW Hastings    2-0-4-0
M Klinger    35* (35b 3x4 1x6)      LJ Wright    2-0-11-1

Leggie Muirhead comes into bowl!

12.1

Muirhead to Klinger, 1 run, tossed up and cuts to deep for a single

12.2

Muirhead to Neser, no run, loopy delivery on leg and fends to on side

12.3

Muirhead to Neser, no run, teaser on off stump and an awkward defence to covers

12.4

Muirhead to Neser, OUT, Gone for all money. Saw him coming and bowled touch wide, Neser on the charge failed to get to the pitch of the ball as it spun past him and Wade whips the zing bails off the grove.

MG Neser st †Wade b Muirhead 4 (12m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 36.36

12.5

Muirhead to Richardson, 1 run, dragged down and turned to on side

12.6

Muirhead to Klinger, no run, floated outside off and driven to covers

End of over 13 (2 runs) Adelaide Strikers 58/6
M Klinger    36* (37b 3x4 1x6)      JM Muirhead    1-0-2-1
KW Richardson    1* (1b)      JW Hastings    2-0-4-0

13.1

Faulkner to Richardson, no run, back of a length delivery, bowled at his body and tapped to on side

13.2

Faulkner to Richardson, no run, solid in defence! Full on off stump and a front foot defence to off side

13.3

Faulkner to Richardson, no run, short delivery on off stump, got on top of the bounce and negotiates to off side

13.4

Faulkner to Richardson, no run, touch short and pushed to off side

13.5

Faulkner to Richardson, no run, that's caught him right on the helmet! Back of a length delivery, tired to duck under but was too slow as the ball thuds on his helmet. Bang!

13.6

Faulkner to Richardson, no run, tapped down. Maiden over! Back of a length delivery on off and fends to covers

End of over 14 (maiden) Adelaide Strikers 58/6
KW Richardson    1* (7b)      JP Faulkner    3-1-7-2
M Klinger    36* (37b 3x4 1x6)      JM Muirhead    1-0-2-1

14.1

Muirhead to Klinger, 1 run, short and cuts to deep for a mere single

14.2

Muirhead to Richardson, 1 run, low full toss and a miscued slog to backward square

14.3

Muirhead to Klinger, no run, down the track and swatted back to the bowler

14.4

Muirhead to Klinger, no run, cuts and misses it. Great bowling

14.5

Muirhead to Klinger, 1 run, walks down the track and whacked to long on

14.6

Muirhead to Richardson, SIX, long and straight!! Tossed up on middle and off, down the track to the pitch of the ball and clobbered back over the bowlers head. Much needed boundary!

End of over 15 (9 runs) Adelaide Strikers 67/6
KW Richardson    8* (9b 1x6)      JM Muirhead    2-0-11-1
M Klinger    38* (41b 3x4 1x6)      JP Faulkner    3-1-7-2

15.1

Malinga to Klinger, 1 run, touch wide and cuts to third man for a single

15.2

Malinga to Richardson, no run, slower yorker and digs it out

15.3

Malinga to Richardson, no run, again, full and straight at his toes and played to on side

15.4

Malinga to Richardson, 1 run, slower length ball and dabs to third man

15.5

Malinga to Klinger, 1 run, low full toss and turned to fine leg

15.6

Malinga to Richardson, 1 leg bye, fuller down the leg and kissed his pad on its way to on side

End of over 16 (4 runs) Adelaide Strikers 71/6
KW Richardson    9* (13b 1x6)      SL Malinga    3-0-7-1
M Klinger    40* (43b 3x4 1x6)      JM Muirhead    2-0-11-1

16.1

Hastings to Richardson, 1 run, length ball on off stump and punched past covers

16.2

Hastings to Klinger, 1 run, makes room and guides to third man for a single

16.3

Hastings to Richardson, no run, slash and a miss outside off

16.4

Hastings to Richardson, 1 run, shorter in length, at his body and pulled to long on

16.5

Hastings to Klinger, 1 leg bye, fired it in as the ball thuds on his front pad

16.6

Hastings to Richardson, FOUR, short and cuts away! Over the keepers head and third man had no chance

End of over 17 (8 runs) Adelaide Strikers 79/6
KW Richardson    15* (17b 1x4 1x6)      JW Hastings    3-0-11-0
M Klinger    41* (45b 3x4 1x6)      SL Malinga    3-0-7-1

17.1

Faulkner to Klinger, no run, back of a length delivery on off, angled away too, play and a miss

17.2

Faulkner to Klinger, no run, length ball and gets a thick inside edge onto his pad

17.3

Faulkner to Klinger, 1 run, makes room for the fuller delivery and slogged to long on

17.4

Faulkner to Richardson, 1 run, length delivery on off and slapped to coves, skipper picks up the ball and has a crack at the non-striker, misses and some over throws

17.5

Faulkner to Klinger, OUT, length delivery down the leg and pulled straight into the throat of Bird who dives forward and takes a lovely catch.

M Klinger c Bird b Faulkner 42 (77m 49b 3x4 1x6) SR: 85.71

17.6

Faulkner to Richardson, no run, short on off, play and a miss

End of over 18 (2 runs) Adelaide Strikers 81/7
KW Richardson    16* (19b 1x4 1x6)      JP Faulkner    4-1-9-3
JM Holland    0* (0b)      JW Hastings    3-0-11-0

18.1

Malinga to Holland, no run, full and straight outside off, too good for Holland. Play and a miss

18.2

Malinga to Holland, no run, in the block-hole and gets a thick inside onto the pads

18.3

Malinga to Holland, OUT, expected yorker! Fuller on middle and off, Holland makes room and misses it completely as the ball cannon onto the stumps

JM Holland b Malinga 0 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

18.4

Malinga to Putland, no run, full and wide, play and a miss

18.5

Malinga to Putland, 1 run, on the money and digs it out to off side for a single

18.6

Malinga to Richardson, no run, excellent delivery. Fuller on off stump and fends to on side

End of over 19 (1 run) Adelaide Strikers 82/8
KW Richardson    16* (20b 1x4 1x6)      SL Malinga    4-0-8-2
GD Putland    1* (2b)      JP Faulkner    4-1-9-3

19.1

Hastings to Putland, 1 leg bye, steams in and bowls a inswinger as the ball strikes him on the front pad. Definitely missing leg!

19.2

Hastings to Richardson, no run, slapped back to the bowler

19.3

Hastings to Richardson, 1 wide, banged in short and called wide

19.3

Hastings to Richardson, FOUR, low full toss and clobbered straight down the ground

19.4

Hastings to Richardson, no run, saw him backing away and followed him with a fuller delivery. Punched back to the bowler

19.5

Hastings to Richardson, 1 run, OUT, fuller and slogged to long on region. Richardson scampered for the second and Wade whips the bails off. Third umpire has been called for. I reckon he is safe! Is he? No! He's been adjudged out! and Richardson looks baffled.

KW Richardson run out 21 (34m 24b 2x4 1x6) SR: 87.50

19.6

Hastings to Tait, 1 run, in the block hole and a thick inside edge to on side for a single

Do join us for the chase.

End of over 20 (8 runs) Adelaide Strikers 90/9
SW Tait    1* (1b)      JW Hastings    4-0-18-0
GD Putland    1* (3b)      SL Malinga    4-0-8-2
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