Result
30th Match (N), Melbourne, Jan 16 2018, Big Bash League
128/7
(15.1/20 ov, target 129)
129/2
Syd Sixers won by 8 wickets (with 29 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Sydney Sixers
1y
• The Report by Daniel Brettig

Lyon and Maddinson hand Stars a thrashing

The offspinner claimed three wickets while the opener smashed a 23-ball fifty to put the Melbourne Stars out of contention for the semi-finals

Match centre 
Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu
Scorecard summary
Melbourne Stars128/7(20 overs)
Sydney Sixers129/2(15.1 overs)

10.20pm What can you hope for when you've played as many as 60 dots in a T20 innings. Not much, I suppose. The Sixers lost Denly early in the chase but Maddinson and Hughes put them back on track with a flurry of boundaries. The result now means the Stars are out of contention for the knockouts. That is all we have for you from this match. Goodbye and good night for now

15.1
1
Coleman to Hughes, 1 run
back of a length and angling away outside off, skied in the air over the two chasing fielders at midwicket. That is that. The Sixers win by eight wickets
end of over 154 runs
SS: 128/2CRR: 8.53 • RRR: 0.20 • Need 1 from 30b
Daniel Hughes48 (45)
Moises Henriques1 (1)
Evan Gulbis2-0-11-0
Jackson Coleman2-0-13-1
14.6
1
Gulbis to Hughes, 1 run
pitched up and outside off, driven through the line to mid-off hanging back
14.5
Gulbis to Hughes, no run
back of a length, pitches outside leg and skids off the pitch to hit the thigh
14.4
Gulbis to Hughes, no run
Hughes leans back and punches a back of a length ball to the covers
14.3
Gulbis to Hughes, no run
bouncer, angling away, beats the hook
14.2
2
Gulbis to Hughes, 2 runs
overpitched and outside off, cover-driven in the gap. Sixers need two more for the win
14.1
1
Gulbis to Henriques, 1 run
fuller and tailing in to take the inside edge and roll away to square leg
end of over 145 runs • 1 wicket
SS: 124/2CRR: 8.85 • RRR: 0.83 • Need 5 from 36b
Daniel Hughes45 (40)
Moises Henriques0 (0)
Jackson Coleman2-0-13-1
Evan Gulbis1-0-7-0
13.6
Coleman to Hughes, no run
full and angling in, inside edged to midwicket off the front foot
13.6
1w
Coleman to Hughes, 1 wide
leg-side wide, re-set the radar, Coleman
13.5
2
Coleman to Hughes, 2 runs
punched on the up to sweeper cover
13.4
Coleman to Hughes, no run
Coleman slips in a slower ball outside off, the batsman is early into a leg-side slog, appeal for caught behind. Replays suggest the ball lobbed off the thigh to the keeper. Or bat, thigh, and then through to the keeper? Not too sure
13.3
Coleman to Hughes, no run
good length and slanting in on middle, blocked to the leg side
13.2
w
Coleman to Maddinson, OUT
Ben Dunk runs across to his left from mid-on, and completes a cracking catch. He tumbled onto the ground but still hung onto the catch. This was banged in short and outside off, Maddinson can't get on top of the bounce. He flat-bats a pull in the air and holes out
NJ Maddinson c Dunk b Coleman 62 (31b 6x4 5x6) SR: 200.00
13.1
1
Coleman to Hughes, 1 run
full and straight, tapped down the ground for one
13.1
1w
Coleman to Hughes, 1 wide
full and sliding down the leg side for a wide
end of over 137 runs
SS: 119/1CRR: 9.15 • RRR: 1.42 • Need 10 from 42b
Daniel Hughes42 (35)
Nic Maddinson62 (30)
Evan Gulbis1-0-7-0
Daniel Fallins2-0-25-0
12.6
1
Gulbis to Hughes, 1 run
driven through the line to backward point, where Maxwell makes a diving stop to his right
12.5
1
Gulbis to Maddinson, 1 run
full and angling away outside off, stabbed against the angle to mid-on
12.4
Gulbis to Maddinson, no run
slower ball outside off, goes under the swing of the batsman
Best performances - batsmen
NJ Maddinson
62 runs (31)
6 fours
5 sixes
Control66%
Productive shot
off drive
16 runs
2 fours
1 sixes
45102061610
DP Hughes
49 runs (46)
6 fours
0 sixes
Control72%
Productive shot
cover drive
11 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
83876269
Best performances - bowlers
NM Lyon
O
4
M
0
R
18
W
3
Eco
4.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
SA Abbott
O
4
M
0
R
35
W
2
Eco
8.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossSydney Sixers , elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League 2017
Player Of The Match
Nathan Lyon
Season2017/18
Match days16 January 2018 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
John Ward
Shawn Craig
TV Umpire
Donovan Koch
Reserve Umpire
Stephen Brne
Match Referee
Steve Bernard
PointsSydney Sixers 2, Melbourne Stars 0