The Stars win by 44 runs. That was a clinical display of defensive bowling. The Strikers were building at 3 for 97 but the Stars used the conditions very well, bowling loads of slower ball cutters into the slow surface and it led to a collapse. The Strikers lost 7 for 26 to be all out for 123. Stoinis, Plunkett and Bravo bagged three wickets each. The Stars are on a roll. They move up into 4th on the BBL table. The Strikers have lost three in a row and slump to 6th on the table. Ben Dunk is named Player of the Match for his 72 not out. Thanks for your company this afternoon. Up next, the Sixers host the Hurricanes at the SCG. Goodbye for now.

19.4
W
Bravo to Laughlin, OUT, chopped on! Bravo ends it. Good length outside off, Laughlin tries to launch it down the ground, gets a thick inside edge and it cannons into off stump!

B Laughlin b Bravo 14 (10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 140.00

19.3
4
Bravo to Laughlin, FOUR runs, full toss outside off, he slices a nice square drive past backward point! Nice shot from Laughlin picking the gap
19.2
1
Bravo to Stanlake, 1 run, slower ball, he drags this around the corner to wide fine leg
19.1
1
Bravo to Laughlin, 1 run, full and tailing into leg, he thumps this to deep midwicket, he wants two but it's not on

END OF OVER:
19 | 7 Runs | AS: 117/9 (51 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.15, RRR: 51.00)

  • Ben Laughlin9 (7b)
  • Billy Stanlake2 (4b)
  • Marcus Stoinis4-0-20-3
  • Dwayne Bravo3-0-16-2
18.6
1
Stoinis to Laughlin, 1 run, slower ball, back of a length, he pulls this firmly to deep midwicket
18.5
4
Stoinis to Laughlin, FOUR runs, lofted high over mid on! It only just pitched short of the rope! Mid on was up, slower ball in the slot and he swings through the line and crunched it.
18.4
1
Stoinis to Stanlake, 1 run, fuller on leg, he pushes on the front foot to mid on for a single
18.3
0
Stoinis to Stanlake, no run, shorter slower ball, he swings hard, almost swings himself off his feet, but misses
18.2
0
Stoinis to Stanlake, no run, slower ball, 106kph on off, he defends this to point
18.1
1
Stoinis to Laughlin, 1 run, good length outside off, he stands up and carves this out to deep cover-point

END OF OVER:
18 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | AS: 110/9 (58 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.11, RRR: 29.00)

  • Ben Laughlin3 (4b)
  • Billy Stanlake1 (1b)
  • Dwayne Bravo3-0-16-2
  • Liam Plunkett4-0-21-3

Sharun : "England have got lot of options to look at for WC. Archer, Gurney, Plunkett, Willey. " dez: "@rohit - seeing as he's been their 2nd highest wicket taker in ODI's for the last 2 years I'm pretty sure they are :)"

17.6
1
Bravo to Laughlin, 1 run, 97kph, good length outside off, he bunts this behind point for a tight one
17.5
0
Bravo to Laughlin, no run, yorker on off, he jams this out to point
17.4
1
Bravo to Stanlake, 1 run, 106kph. slower ball, the dipping curve ball, it nearly sneaks under the bat, he just jams down and squeezes it out

Around the wicket

17.3
W
Bravo to O'Connor, OUT, caught and bowled! Brilliant from Bravo! 104kph slower ball, O'Connor gives room and hammers a drive flat straight back at the bowler, Bravo with quick reflexes pouches the catch easily!

LN O'Connor c & b Bravo 2 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

17.2
1
Bravo to Laughlin, 1 run, slower ball, 103kph, he swings hard and gets under this skying this high to the circle at mid on, Maxwell runs in from the long off rope but it drops just short of him
17.1
1
Bravo to O'Connor, 1 run, inswinging yorker tailing into leg, he gets his feet out of the way and squeezes this out

END OF OVER:
17 | 2 Runs 2 Wkts | AS: 106/8 (62 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.23, RRR: 20.66)

  • Liam O'Connor1 (3b)
  • Ben Laughlin1 (1b)
  • Liam Plunkett4-0-21-3
  • Marcus Stoinis3-0-13-3
16.6
1
Plunkett to O'Connor, 1 run, shorter length wide of off, he gives room and slaps this to mid off and takes a tight one
16.5
0
Plunkett to O'Connor, no run, good length outside off, he pushes on the up to point

rohit: "Are England looking at Plunkett for the WC?He sure looks an absolute revelation" I believe they are. He played in the last series in Sri Lanka

16.4
0
Plunkett to O'Connor, no run, slower ball, 113kph, drifting away, he misses prodding outside off
16.3
W
Plunkett to Short, OUT, Bowled him! He advances down the track to another slower ball off cutter, again it grips in the slow surface, spins and stays low and flattens middle stump!

MW Short b Plunkett 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sajid: "What a BBL Stoinis is having. Wickets and runs a like. Probably the player of the tournament this season. Should Aussies open with Stoinis? " The problem is he is nowhere near as good an opener as Finch, Warner and Short.

16.2
1
Plunkett to Laughlin, 1 run, 123kph, shorter outside off, he's back and running this down to third man

Strikers 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st20AT CareyJ Weatherald
2nd34AT CareyJS Lehmann
3rd25CA IngramJS Lehmann
4th18JW WellsJS Lehmann
5th4JW WellsRashid Khan
6th2MW ShortRashid Khan
7th1MG NeserMW Short
8th1B LaughlinMW Short
9th3B LaughlinLN O'Connor
10th15B LaughlinB Stanlake

Big Bash League

TeamMWLPTNRR
HH14104200.603
MR1486160.173
SS1486160.047
MS147714-0.062
BH1467130.249
ST1467130
AS146812-0.473
PS144108-0.502