END OF OVER:
14 | 5 Runs 2 Wkts | MS: 125/5 (22 runs required, RR: 8.92)

  • Jonathan Merlo2 (1b)
  • Seb Gotch3 (3b)
  • Tom Curran3-0-23-2
  • Ben Dwarshuis3-1-20-2

The Sixers knock off the ladder leaders by 21 runs under DLS. Moises Henriques was Player of the Match for a phenomenal innings, some excellent catching and captaincy as well. The partnership between Vince and Henriques was the difference. The Stars dearly missed Coulter-Nile, Rauf and Zampa. These two sides may well meet again in the finals. The Sixers have officially qualified for the finals with that win.

The second game of the double header today has started in Perth between Perth Scorchers and the Sydney Thunder.

Thanks for your company in Sydney.

13.6
2
Curran to Merlo, 2 runs, slower ball on leg, he whips his deep midwicket and they get two
13.5
1
Curran to Gotch, 1 run, 134kph, full on middle, he backs away and hammers this to cover but picks out the man

Matthew: "Who was it that said Curran wasn't looking flash earlier? Good way to respond!"

Arto: "9 dot balls (half his deliveries)for Dwarshuis!! That's some comeback from him vs the team that smashed him a few games ago!!!"

13.4
2
Curran to Gotch, 2 runs, length ball, 127kph, he swings hard to the gap at deep midwicket for two

Fizz: "You can't have the Big Show everytime... the bowling let them down "

13.3
0
Curran to Gotch, no run, short slower ball, he backs away and mistimes it back to the bowler

Curran on a hat-trick

13.2
W
Curran to Maxwell, OUT, caught at long on! That's the game! 113kph, short slower ball, he stood up to try and pull it over wide long on but didn't get any of it, Henriques runs in and takes the catch easily

GJ Maxwell c Henriques b Curran 12 (13b 2x4 0x6) SR: 92.30

Maxwell needs to go nuts

13.1
W
Curran to Larkin, OUT, caught at cover! It was a slower ball outside off, he cleared the front leg and slices this off the top edge to cover and Hughes takes a simple catch. They crossed at least

NCR Larkin c Hughes b Curran 3 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Curran has 26 to play with

END OF OVER:
13 | 10 Runs | MS: 120/3 (27 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 9.23, RRR: 27.00)

  • Glenn Maxwell12 (12b)
  • Nick Larkin3 (2b)
  • Ben Dwarshuis3-1-20-2
  • Nathan Lyon3-0-28-1
12.6
0
Dwarshuis to Maxwell, no run, full wide yorker, Maxwell can't make contact and it's not a wide! Could have been called. Tight one
12.5
4
Dwarshuis to Maxwell, FOUR runs, full and wide, he opens the face and slices this magically over backward point! The skill level in that shot defies belief! He was front on and still got it over point
12.4
2
Dwarshuis to Maxwell, 2 runs, Vince saves six at deep cover! A ridiculous shot from Maxwell to slice this off the back foot over deep cover, Vince on the rope jumped up and knocked it back in to save four runs! He couldn't catch it and he just had to paddle it down but he did so well

Maxwell gets a new weapon

12.3
1
Dwarshuis to Larkin, 1 run, wide slower ball, he craves this flat but straight to deep cover

The Phantom: "That catch by Henriques was even better when you consider the horrific injury he endured a few years back in a similar situation that ended in a nasty collision"

12.2
2
Dwarshuis to Larkin, 2 runs, full wide slower ball, he lofts this up and over cover but there is protection prevent four

Maxwell wants a new bat

12.1
1
Dwarshuis to Maxwell, 1 run, full yorker outside off, he squeezes this away to midwicket

Dwarshuis around the wicket. Curran will bowl the last

END OF OVER:
12 | 17 Runs 1 Wkt | MS: 110/3 (37 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 9.16, RRR: 18.50)

  • Glenn Maxwell5 (8b)
  • Nick Larkin0 (0b)
  • Nathan Lyon3-0-28-1
  • Tom Curran2-0-18-0

Alex: "Test Match bowling by Lyon, gets hit for a couple of sixes, then gets the wicket as the batsman has his eyes get big."

11.6
1lb
Lyon to Maxwell, 1 leg bye, another attempted switch hit, he's hit on the back thigh and it rolls away for a leg bye

Melb Stars 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st35MP StoinisHWR Cartwright
2nd49MP StoinisNJ Maddinson
3rd25MP StoinisGJ Maxwell
4th11GJ MaxwellNCR Larkin
5th0GJ MaxwellSE Gotch
6th5SE GotchJ Merlo

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