Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Best performances - Batsmen

NCR Larkin
65(45) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %67%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 14 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
6 2 3 3 2 10 8 31
MP Stoinis
MP Stoinis
58(51) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • straight drive
  • 14 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 6 0 6 20 12 14

Best performances - Bowlers

Haris Rauf
O4
M0
R24
W3
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DR Sams
O4
M1
R25
W3
Eco6.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W

Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: @saurabh_42

That's all we have for you from this game, but the BBL is stil going on, so hop on over to our Renegades v Sixers live coverage. Not just a double header today, but a Melbourne v Sydney double header.

7.09 pm: Nick Larkin has been named Man of the Match for his superb knock of 65 off 45. Ensured Stars didn't allow the required rate to balloon upwards while Stoinis was struggling to get a move on, and then brought them to the doorstep of victory. They stumbled through it, true, but it was a fine hand by Larkin.

7.02 pm: Close run thing in the end, but the Stars held their nerve, just about. They were 123 for 1 in 16.1 overs, strolling easily to the target with 20 needed off 23. They contrived to bring that to 1 needed off 3 while losing six wickets in three overs. But eventually, they had enough to get over the line. Fine innings by Larkin and a steady hand by Stoinis. Before that, Haris Rauf led the way with the ball, bowling with fire and accuracy, to keep Thunder down to what proved to be a gettable total - just. With that Stars also go to the top of the table.

19.4
1
McAndrew to Zampa, 1 run, Zampa's done it for Stars. Finally. Full ball tailing into him, he nudges it past square leg and they scamper the winning run comfortably.

1 needed off 3. Adam Zampa to face hat-trick ball. midwicket, square leg, straight mid-on, regular mid-on. Ring on the offside. Fine leg back

19.3
W
McAndrew to Hinchliffe, OUT, trapped him lbw Oh my word, this is a thriller like no other. Length ball, jagged in and hit him on the knee roll of the back leg. Terrible choice of shot, trying to swipe across the line. The umpire takes an age to raise his finger, but he does it eventually. Stars fleetingly would have thought they won it by running a leg-bye. Not quite yet.

CD Hinchliffe lbw b McAndrew 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Hinchliffe is the new batsman. Just one to win. But tension's rising.

19.2
W
McAndrew to Coulter-Nile, OUT, caught at mid-on. Ho ho ho, this match is not over yet folks. Full and straight delivery, NCN, moved across and flicked it off his toes, timed it well actually. but there is a wide mid-on in place - in addition to the shorter, straighter mid-on, and he picks him out perfectly.

NM Coulter-Nile c Morris b McAndrew 5 (6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

Scores tied.

19.1
1
McAndrew to Handscomb, 1 run, yorker on the fifth stump, he shuffles across and taps it towards square leg. They sneak a quick single

We're down to the final over. McAndrew to bowl. Only two needed. But can Stars get those two runs without implosions? 8 fielders in the circle.

END OF OVER:
19 | 3 Runs | MS: 141/5 (2 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.42, RRR: 2.00)

  • Nathan Coulter-Nile5 (5b)
  • Peter Handscomb3 (4b)
  • Chris Morris4-0-24-2
  • Daniel Sams4-1-25-3
18.6
0
Morris to Coulter-Nile, no run, full ball tailing in, inside edges the flick onto pad. No run.
18.5
0
Morris to Coulter-Nile, no run, nails the yorker on middle stump, the batsman digs it back out to the bowler's right. A very straight and short mid-on fields

packed ring on the offside.

Melb Stars 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
0MP StoinisNJ Maddinson
123MP StoinisNCR Larkin
8MP StoinisGJ Maxwell
2GJ MaxwellPSP Handscomb
0PSP HandscombBR Dunk
9NM Coulter-NilePSP Handscomb
0PSP HandscombCD Hinchliffe
1PSP HandscombA Zampa

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