END OF OVER:
20 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | PS: 131/9 (11 runs required, RR: 6.55)

  • Jhye Richardson9 (7b)
  • Fawad Ahmed1 (1b)
  • Nic Maddinson4-0-24-3
  • Clint Hinchliffe3-0-16-1

Melbourne Stars win by 10 wins in a brilliant defensive effort on a slow pitch. Nic Maddinson the story of the day with the ball, some brilliant captaincy from Glenn Maxwell, but the Perth Scorchers will need a long, hard look at themselves. They have had an awful travel schedule, but have produced two awful batting displays in the last few days. They need to pull it together to avoid slipping out of the finals. The Stars, meanwhile, are flying high.

James: "Every single over after the powerplay was spin. The Stars knew their strategy, and got it right."

Waseem: "This is brave captaincy. I mean how many times you have seen spinners and part-timers bowling during complete last 10 overs of T20 innings."

I'll wrap things up there for this match. You can head over and follow all the action from the second game of the day: the Sydney derby. I'll be back tomorrow, thanks for joining us. see you soon

19.6
1
Maddinson to Richardson, 1 run, a big swing, takes the toe end into the off side
19.5
1
Maddinson to Fawad Ahmed, 1 run, pulled down the ground, straight to long-on. That's the game

Fawad Ahmed has hit a few sixes this season...needs two to force a Super Over!

19.4
W
Maddinson to Kelly, OUT, that's another for Maddinson! Holds his nerve, fires it between the inside edge and the pads as he comes down the pitch. A little juggle from Gotch, but it's all good

M Kelly st †Gotch b Maddinson 5 (3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

13 off 3

19.3
4
Maddinson to Kelly, FOUR runs, finds the boundary! Clubbed from outside off and splits the gap perfectly between long-on and deep midwicket
19.2
1
Maddinson to Richardson, 1 run, short and very slow, almost dips under Richardson's bat, he swipes across the line
19.1
1
Maddinson to Kelly, 1 run, dragged down short, pulled to deep midwicket

So it's down to 19 needed off the last over. It's been a poor chase from the Scorchers, but superb stuff from the Stars. Who'd have thought Maddinson would be in this position?

END OF OVER:
19 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | PS: 123/8 (19 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.47, RRR: 19.00)

  • Jhye Richardson7 (5b)
  • Matthew Kelly0 (0b)
  • Clint Hinchliffe3-0-16-1
  • Nic Maddinson3-0-16-2
18.6
2
Hinchliffe to Richardson, 2 runs, short outside off, carved over the off side wide of the cover sweeper
18.5
W
Hinchliffe to Jordan, OUT, taken at long-on...and it's that man Maxwell! Jordan tried to go long down the ground, almost got enough of it but couldn't quite clear the rope. Maxwell so cool under such a crucial catch

CJ Jordan c Maxwell b Hinchliffe 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Luke : "Willing to admit when I'm wrong, Cartwright's knock was perfect for this pitch "

18.4
1
Hinchliffe to Richardson, 1 run, length ball outside off, steps back and drives to long-off
18.3
2
Hinchliffe to Richardson, 2 runs, dragged down short, pulls wide of long-on but Maxwell does brilliantly to get around and prevent the boundary
18.2
1
Hinchliffe to Jordan, 1 run, edged towards short third man
18.1
1
Hinchliffe to Richardson, 1 run, low full toss wide outside off, driven to long-off

26 off 12 needed, just three wickets in hand. Hinchliffe for the penultimate over

END OF OVER:
18 | 4 Runs 2 Wkts | PS: 116/7 (26 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.44, RRR: 13.00)

  • Jhye Richardson1 (1b)
  • Chris Jordan1 (2b)
  • Nic Maddinson3-0-16-2
  • Sandeep Lamichhane4-0-29-1
17.6
1
Maddinson to Richardson, 1 run, tucked off the back foot into the leg side
17.5
W
Maddinson to Jordan, OUT, another run out! It's all falling about for the Scorchers. Driven to cover on the edge of the circle, it went pretty quickly, and once the throw was decent Green had no chance

C Green run out (Coulter-Nile/†Gotch) 4 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

17.4
1
Maddinson to Green, 1 run, edges fine, forcing off the back foot, finds short third man
17.3
1
Maddinson to Jordan, 1 run, pulls out to deep midwicket
17.2
W
Maddinson to David, OUT, charges and misses! Maddinson's day with the ball. Terrific captaincy from Maxwell. Pretty poor shot selection. Wide outside off, David runs down the pitch and can't get anywhere near it

TH David st †Gotch b Maddinson 11 (9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 122.22

17.1
1
Maddinson to Green, 1 run, length outside off, driven to the cover sweeper

30 off 18. This could be a thriller. Maddinson for another

END OF OVER:
17 | 10 Runs | PS: 112/5 (30 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.58, RRR: 10.00)

  • Tim David11 (8b)
  • Cameron Green2 (2b)
  • Sandeep Lamichhane4-0-29-1
  • Glenn Maxwell3-0-20-1
16.6
4
Lamichhane to David, FOUR runs, sliced in the air, over backward point, and Stoinis can't get there from deep cover...that's a vital boundary
16.5
1
Lamichhane to Green, 1 run, gets well across the crease and sweeps strongly to backward square leg
16.4
1
Lamichhane to David, 1 run, almost a flat skimmer straight to long-off...barely got off the ground and nearly reached Maddinson
16.3
1
Lamichhane to Green, 1 run, full outside off, tapped to the off side from deep in the crease...asking rate over 10 now
16.2
1
Lamichhane to David, 1 run, driven into the pitch and it bobbles to the off side
16.1
2
Lamichhane to David, 2 runs, big top edge on a slog sweep! Lands safely on the leg side, between three fielders

The Stars favourites now

Scorchers 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st16LS LivingstoneJP Inglis
2nd30LS LivingstoneCT Bancroft
3rd16MR MarshCT Bancroft
4th32CT BancroftKR Patterson
5th8KR PattersonTH David
6th11TH DavidC Green
7th2CJ JordanC Green
8th6CJ JordanJA Richardson
9th8M KellyJA Richardson
10th2Fawad AhmedJA Richardson

Big Bash League

TeamMWLPTNRR
MS14104200.526
SS1494190.269
AS1485170.564
HH146713-0.355
ST146713-0.446
PS146812-0.023
BH146812-0.237
MR143116-0.348