Big Bash League

Melbourne Stars v Adelaide Strikers

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

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

Adelaide Strikers 21/1   M Klinger 16* (14b 2x4)   JM Bird 1.5-0-18-1

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

Adelaide Strikers 37/2   M Klinger 24* (18b 2x4 1x6)   JP Faulkner 1.2-0-5-1

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

Adelaide Strikers 37/3   M Klinger 24* (18b 2x4 1x6)   JP Faulkner 1.3-0-5-2

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

Adelaide Strikers 41/4   M Klinger 27* (23b 2x4 1x6)   SL Malinga 1.2-0-4-1

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

Adelaide Strikers 45/5   M Klinger 28* (25b 2x4 1x6)   LJ Wright 1-0-4-1

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

Adelaide Strikers 57/6   M Klinger 36* (36b 3x4 1x6)   JM Muirhead 0.4-0-1-1

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

Adelaide Strikers 81/7   KW Richardson 16* (18b 1x4 1x6)   JP Faulkner 3.5-1-9-3

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

Adelaide Strikers 81/8   KW Richardson 16* (19b 1x4 1x6)   SL Malinga 3.3-0-7-2

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

Adelaide Strikers 89/9   GD Putland 1* (3b)   JW Hastings 3.5-0-17-0
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Jan 9, 2014

Luke Wright struck eight fours and two sixes in 20 balls, Melbourne Stars v Adelaide Strikers, Big Bash League, Melbourne, January 9, 2014

Luke Wright struck eight fours and two sixes in 20 balls

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Jan 9, 2014

Nathan Reardon is bowled by Lasith Malinga, Melbourne Stars v Adelaide Strikers, Big Bash League, Melbourne, January 9, 2014

Nathan Reardon is bowled by Lasith Malinga

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