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    1.3 ... and Beer brings mid-off into play right away. Beer hits these hard lengths in the Powerplay - back of a length and holds its line outside off. Pierson aims a leg-side flick, but this one stops on him. He ends up spooning a catch to Hastings off a leading edge 8/1
    6.3 Stoinis fools Baz with an offcutter! Baz feigns to make swinging room, Stoinis digs it short on off stump. The batsman is cramps for room and he is neither pulling nor fending. He does a bit of this, a bit of that, and skies to midwicket 61/3
    5.6 Hastings back-tracks from mid-on and settles underneath this skier. This was another faster one, 100ks, on a length on off. Heazlett, having backed away outside leg, slogs at it and looks to clear mid-on. No dice 57/2
    14.2 Stoinis fools Burns, too, with the slower offcutter. 110ks, short and sticks in the surface. Burns eyes up a big pull but only shoots a top edge into the night sky. Dunk follows the ball and does well to snaffle this skier 143/4
    18.5 Ross moves a long way across the leg stump. Boland bangs it short and really wide outside off - wider than a set of stumps outside off. Ross stretches his hands and flat-bats it straight to KP at cover 194/5
    19.4 short on middle, flat-bats a pull to deep midwicket. Cutting dares to go for the second. The throw from Maxwell is flat and accurate to the keeper. Cutting is caught well short 200/7
    19.3 Gulbis dives forward from long-on and completes a fine catch. Pretty full on middle, clears his front leg and swings it flat and hard. Gulbis dives forward but has he wrapped his fingers under the ball? The ball squeezes out of his hands as he throws himself onto the ground but he manages to cling onto the catch 199/6
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    300.00
    Extras
    9 (lb 3, nb 4, w 2)
    TOTAL
    206/7 (20 Overs, RR: 10.30)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (JJ Peirson, 1.3 ov), 2-57 (SD Heazlett, 5.6 ov), 3-61 (BB McCullum, 6.3 ov), 4-143 (JA Burns, 14.2 ov), 5-194 (AI Ross, 18.5 ov), 6-199 (MT Steketee, 19.3 ov), 7-200 (BCJ Cutting, 19.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JP Faulkner10707.0041001
    MA Beer402125.2570000
    SM Boland3048116.0035310
    JW Hastings3048016.0065311
    MP Stoinis403839.5092201
    A Zampa302408.0021001
    EP Gulbis10909.0030100
    GJ Maxwell10808.0000000
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    0.2 Swepson catches it on the rebound and sends back Dunk for a duck. Full and wide outside off, hint of awayswing, he reaches out for a big drive and slices it behind in the air. Swepson at short third man leaps and the ball bursts out. He falls behind, scoops it up, and snatches it on the second attempt. Great recovery from Swepson 0/1
    6.5 Shadab has two in two overs on BBL debut! Looks like a googly, breaks back in, breaches through the weak defences of Wright and makes a mess of the stumps. The force is with legspin 53/4
    2.4 Doggett nabs KP on T20 debut. This was speared full and wide outside off, KP stays leg-side of the ball and flat-bats it hard. The ball dies on mid-off, but Baz judges it well to bend low and snap it up smartly. KP walks off to a round of boos from the Gabba crowd 16/2
    4.3 Shadab hits back to have Maxwell hole out to long-on. This was a short legbreak, half-tracker outside off, but he had the protection in the deep. Maxwell did not get all of it and found Doggett. The two BBL debutants Shadab and Doggett combine for the wicket. Maxwell's troubles v legspin continue 38/3
    19.4 Stoinis has been dropped on 98 but has been run out on 99. Stunning innings from Stoinis but it can't get his side past the line. He slugs this back-of-a-length ball straight to deep midwicket but Labuschange now drops the catch. He recovers a fires a throw at the keeper's end. Stonis is caught short despite a full-length dive 190/5
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    19.5 back of a length on off, he clears his front leg and hacks it away to the right of long-on. Good running catch from Doggett 190/6
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    Extras
    8 (lb 2, nb 1, w 5)
    TOTAL
    191/6 (20 Overs, RR: 9.55)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (BR Dunk, 0.2 ov), 2-16 (KP Pietersen, 2.4 ov), 3-38 (GJ Maxwell, 4.3 ov), 4-53 (LJ Wright, 6.5 ov), 5-190 (MP Stoinis, 19.4 ov), 6-190 (EP Gulbis, 19.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JK Lalor403418.5073100
    MT Steketee403919.7572140
    B Doggett302719.0061100
    Shadab Khan4041210.2581400
    MJ Swepson402606.5070111
    BCJ Cutting1022022.0012200

Match Notes

Melb Stars 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0LJ WrightBR Dunk
2nd16KP PietersenLJ Wright
3rd22LJ WrightGJ Maxwell
4th15LJ WrightMP Stoinis
5th137JP FaulknerMP Stoinis
6th0JP FaulknerEP Gulbis
7th1JW HastingsJP Faulkner