202dThe Report by Alex Malcolm in Melbourne

McCullum, Lynn hand Stars third straight loss

The Bash Brothers finished the job but it was Brisbane Heat's spin twins - Mitchell Swepson and Yasir Shah - who laid the platform for Melbourne Stars' nine-wicket defeat

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CA Lynn
63(46) 7x4 - 3x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 17 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
4 0 16 9 16 12 5 1
BB McCullum
61(30) 7x4 - 3x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 16 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
1 1 13 0 5 6 22 13

Best performances - Bowlers

MJ Swepson
O4
M0
R14
W3
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
BCJ Cutting
O2
M0
R14
W1
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentator: Shashank Kishore

Stephen Fleming, the Stars coach, has a chat with McCullum. Who knows, the two could team up later in the year at the IPL.

"It wasn't a pretty fifty but I found a way to be not out at the end, so it feels nice," says Chris Lynn. "We normally lose at home and win away, trying to turn it around this year."

If ever Chennai Super Kings, who have to finalise their player retention this week, were in two minds, tonight should be enough validation regarding Brendon McCullum. The Brisbane Heat captain knocked the stuffing out of Melbourne Stars in a bruising half-century to set up this chase. A target of 140 on a slightly slugging surface ought to have tested them, but the manner of that opening stand resulted in a rout that has left Stars winless after three matches. Lots of hard work lays ahead. As Pietersen summed it up, 'We can't be this poor.'

14.4
4
Beer to Lynn, FOUR runs, short ball angling away, has width needed to slap this over long-off. Brisbane Heat have decimated Melbourne Stars. As convincing as it can get
14.3
1
Beer to Burns, 1 run, punches this wide of mid-on for an easy single
14.2
1
Beer to Lynn, 1 run, eased with the spin to sweeper cover
14.1
0
Beer to Lynn, no run, helps this incoming length ball to short fine leg

END OF OVER:
14 | 8 Runs | BH: 138/1 (4 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 9.85, RRR: 0.66)

  • CA Lynn58 (43b)
  • JA Burns17 (11b)
  • A Zampa4-0-28-0
  • MP Stoinis2-0-30-0
13.6
1
Zampa to Lynn, 1 run, eased with the spin to sweeper cover for an easy single
13.5
1
Zampa to Burns, 1 run, rocks back and cuts to deep point