Result
42nd Match (N), Big Bash League at Melbourne, Jan 27 2019
20 ov, target 135
129/8
Melb Stars won by 5 runs
Player Of The Match
Melbourne Stars
Match centre 
Scorer: Binoy George
Commentator: Hemant Brar
Scorecard summary
Melbourne Stars134/8(20 overs)
Brisbane Heat129/8(20 overs)
end of over 208 runs • 1 wicket
BH: 129/8CRR: 6.45 
Mitchell Swepson6 (2)
Josh Lalor1 (4)
Dwayne Bravo4-0-25-1
Marcus Stoinis4-0-21-4

That's all from us for tonight. See you soon.

Dan: "Maxwell is proving himself to be the best white ball captain around. Stoinis did well, so did Bravo, but Maxwell's captaincy won that game."

10.30pm What a win for Stars. At one stage, it looked like Heat were cruising towards victory; they needed 35 off 30 with six wickets in hand. But they couldn't find those couple of boundaries when needed and in the end, left it too late. Stoinis starred with 4 for 21, while Bravo was also magnificent at the death. In the end, Heat fell short by five runs.

19.6
2
Bravo to Swepson, 2 runs
length ball, angled across, lofted towards the left of long-off, they come back for the second but that won't do
19.5
4
Bravo to Swepson, FOUR runs
fuller on the stumps, backs away and throws his bat at it, gets it between backward point and short third man for four
19.4
1lb
Bravo to Lalor, 1 leg bye
another slower one on the pads, looks to hoick it away, misses. Will get a leg-bye though
19.3
w
Bravo to Lalor, OUT
another slower one outside leg, Lalor moves outside the line of the ball and looks to hit it towards long-off, misses. Doggett charges down to steal a bye but Lalor is unmoved. An underarm throw to Bravo who breaks the stumps
B Doggett run out (†Handscomb/Bravo) 1 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00
19.2
Bravo to Lalor, no run
slower one down the leg side, Lalor moves across and looks to scoop, cannot get bat on it
19.1
1
Bravo to Doggett, 1 run
a high full toss on the stumps, slashed towards deep point

14 needed from the last over

end of over 194 runs • 2 wicket
BH: 121/7CRR: 6.36 • RRR: 14.00
Josh Lalor1 (1)
Marcus Stoinis4-0-21-4
Dwayne Bravo3-0-18-1
18.6
w
Stoinis to Cutting, OUT
a slower on, fuller around off, looks to go big but ends up skying it towards mid-off, Jackson Bird settles under
BCJ Cutting c Bird b Stoinis 6 (10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00
18.5
Stoinis to Cutting, no run
down the leg side, goes for the pull, the ball brushes the gloves and goes to the keeper on one bounce
18.4
1
Stoinis to Lalor, 1 run
short of length outside off, pulls it towards deep backward square leg
18.3
1
Stoinis to Cutting, 1 run
short of length outside off, dragged towards long-on but only a single
18.3
1w
Stoinis to Cutting, 1 wide
a slower bouncer, goes for the pull but misses, called a wide for height
18.2
w
Stoinis to Peirson, OUT
slower one on the stumps, looks to go over long-on, doesn't get the power behind it and Maxwell takes it easily at long-on
JJ Peirson c Maxwell b Stoinis 26 (23b 2x4 0x6) SR: 113.04
18.1
1
Stoinis to Cutting, 1 run
short of length around off, clubbed towards long-on
end of over 185 runs
BH: 117/5CRR: 6.5 • RRR: 9.00
Ben Cutting4 (6)
Jimmy Peirson26 (22)
Dwayne Bravo3-0-18-1
Marcus Stoinis3-0-17-2
17.6
1
Bravo to Cutting, 1 run
fuller around off, driven towards long-off for one more
17.5
1
Bravo to Peirson, 1 run
length on middle and leg, swats it towards deep square leg, only a single
17.4
1
Bravo to Cutting, 1 run
a low full toss on the stumps, sweeps it towards deep square leg
17.3
Bravo to Cutting, no run
dropped! Short of length outside off, goes for the cut, but ends up hitting it straight to O'Connell who grasses the chance
17.2
1lb
Bravo to Peirson, 1 leg bye
length on the pads from around the wicket, misses the flick but gets a leg bye
Best performances - batsmen
MT Renshaw
45 runs (43)
3 fours
0 sixes
Control61%
Productive shot
flick
9 runs
0 fours
0 sixes
0133310835
MP Stoinis
43 runs (29)
4 fours
1 sixes
Control73%
Productive shot
slog shot
10 runs
1 fours
1 sixes
144027322
Best performances - bowlers
MP Stoinis
O
4
M
0
R
21
W
4
Eco
5.25
  • Full Toss
  • Yorker
  • Full Length
  • Good Length
  • Short of good length
  • Short Length
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
BCJ Cutting
O
2
M
0
R
10
W
2
Eco
5.00
  • Full Toss
  • Yorker
  • Full Length
  • Good Length
  • Short of good length
  • Short Length
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossBrisbane Heat , elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League
Player Of The Match
Marcus Stoinis
Season2018/19
Match days27 January 2019 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Geoff Joshua
Simon Fry
TV Umpire
Phillip Gillespie
Reserve Umpire
Mattis van Eck
Match Referee
Bob Stratford
PointsMelbourne Stars 2, Brisbane Heat 0