The Strikers win by 41 runs. That was too easy for the Strikers in the end. After the early onslaught from Ben Dunk and Evan Gulbis in the Powerplay they could not maintain the rage. The Strikers strangled the Stars, led by Rashid Khan who conceded just 18 runs from four overs. Colin Ingram is named Player of the Match for his 57 off 41 balls in the Strikers innings. Travis Head and Jon Wells also played excellent hands to get the Strikers up to 178 after a slow start. The Strikers move to second on the table with a fourth win. The Stars slip to fifth with a fourth loss. The Strikers play the Thunder in the first game of a BBL triple-header on Sunday. The BBL pauses for a day tomorrow with Australia facing India in the first ODI from the SCG. Hope you can join us then. Goodnight from Adelaide.

19.2
W
Laughlin to Bird, OUT, Bowled him! Laughlin finishes the job. Another full inswinger, he set himself to swing this over the leg side, missed and it lit up off stump!

JM Bird b Laughlin 10 (11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 90.90

19.2
1w
Laughlin to Bird, 1 wide, 130kph, bouncer, too high this time and called wide

Jimmy: "Pretty stupid how the BBL tries to sell itself as a top T20 comp in the world, when we get games like this where literally 8 of the best T20 players in the country are unable to play due to ODIs being played at the time."

19.1
1
Laughlin to Bowe, 1 run, 109kph slower ball on middle, he clears the front leg and heaves this to deep square leg

END OF OVER:
19 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | MS: 135/9 (44 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.10, RRR: 44.00)

  • JM Bird10 (10b)
  • L Bowe1 (1b)
  • MG Neser4-0-32-2
  • B Laughlin3-0-17-2
18.6
0
Neser to Bird, no run, slower ball bouncer, he tries to pull but misses, and it's deemed to be below head height
18.5
1
Neser to Bowe, 1 run, 133kph, full toss, swiped across the line to wide mid on
18.4
W
Neser to Boland, OUT, Bowled him! Another yorker does the job. He backed away outside leg to open up the off side, Neser fired it full and straight and it was too good, crashing into the base of middle stump!

SM Boland b Neser 6 (6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

18.3
4
Neser to Boland, FOUR runs, slower ball and he slaps this hard straight down the ground and beats the man at long on running across!
18.2
1
Neser to Bird, 1 run, driven in the air towards long off but short of Laughlin
18.1
2
Neser to Bird, 2 runs, Run out appeal! Not out! This was driven hard back at Neser who deflected it to long off, they pushed for two, Laughlin threw to the striker's end and hit but Bird just got home

END OF OVER:
18 | 7 Runs | MS: 127/8 (52 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.05, RRR: 26.00)

  • JM Bird7 (7b)
  • SM Boland2 (4b)
  • B Laughlin3-0-17-2
  • Rashid Khan4-0-18-1
17.6
1
Laughlin to Bird, 1 run, full into off stump, he swings this away towards deep midwicket
17.5
2
Laughlin to Bird, 2 runs, dropped by Short running in at long on! It was a slower ball, miscued high towards long on, Short runs in a long way, he gets there but just misjudged it on the run and put it down
17.4
0
Laughlin to Bird, no run, 114kph, slower ball outside off, he tries to swing it away over the leg side and misses
17.3
1
Laughlin to Boland, 1 run, slower ball on off, he drives on the up down to long on
17.2
1
Laughlin to Bird, 1 run, 133kph, length ball angled into off, he swings this away behind square to the man in the deep
17.1
1lb
Laughlin to Boland, 1 leg bye, 135kph, full yorker, swinging in late, hits Boland on the foot and rolls away for a leg bye, Laughlin appeals but it was going down leg
17.1
1w
Laughlin to Boland, 1 wide, 135kph bouncer, short down the leg side and rightly called wide

Laughlin is back

END OF OVER:
17 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | MS: 120/8 (59 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.05, RRR: 19.66)

  • SM Boland1 (2b)
  • JM Bird3 (3b)
  • Rashid Khan4-0-18-1
  • MG Neser3-0-24-1
16.6
1
Rashid Khan to Boland, 1 run, 93kph, leg break on off, he defends off a thick outside edge to backward point
16.5
0
Rashid Khan to Boland, no run, 94kph, leg break outside off, he plays for the wrong un and is beaten
16.5
1w
Rashid Khan to Boland, 1 wide, wrong un, spins way down the leg side
16.4
1
Rashid Khan to Bird, 1 run, 93kph, leg break on off, he pushes a drive through cover-point to the man in the deep

Melb Stars 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st50EP GulbisBR Dunk
2nd2EP GulbisNCR Larkin
3rd5NJ MaddinsonEP Gulbis
4th8NJ MaddinsonSE Gotch
5th34DJ BravoSE Gotch
6th6DJ BravoJ Merlo
7th6DJ BravoLE Plunkett
8th6DJ BravoJM Bird
9th17JM BirdSM Boland
10th3JM BirdL Bowe

Big Bash League

TEAMMWLPTNRR
HH981160.833
MR116512-0.2
SS1055100.101
ST104590.187
AS9458-0.229
MS9458-0.331
BH9357-0.051
PS9366-0.299