Test discard Peter Handscomb powers Stars to victory
Peter Handscomb was immediately in the runs in the BBL while Sandeep Lamichhane produced another fine display to help set up the Melbourne Stars' first victory
The Stars win by five wickets with 31 balls to spare. That was a clinic from Peter Handscomb. Magnificent batting on a surface where a lot of players had trouble timing the ball. He used his feet beautifully and timed the ball sweetly. He is the Player of the Match. Handscomb tells Channel Seven "I said before the game it's only two games into a 14-game season. Hopefully this can kick start us and get us on a roll now." The Stars get their first win of the season. The Sixers have lost two in a row. The Sixers need to regroup against the Renegades in two days time. Thanks for your company tonight. Join us again tomorrow night as the Hurricanes host the Thunder in Hobart, Until then, goodbye.
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Michael: "I had a century and a five-for against my nephews in a game of backyard yesterday! Expecting a call-up to play for NSW tomorrow. Different formats, sure, but you can only perform in the format you're playing! (Handscomb is not an international test batsman at this stage)" He looked a cut above this level tonight. And has looked good at Shield level. Which might say more about Australian domestic cricket at the moment than Handscomb