Nic Maddinson the unlikely bowling star as Perth Scorchers fold
Hilton Cartwright held the Stars together before Glenn Maxwell marshalled his team brilliantly
Melbourne Stars win by 10 wins in a brilliant defensive effort on a slow pitch. Nic Maddinson the story of the day with the ball, some brilliant captaincy from Glenn Maxwell, but the Perth Scorchers will need a long, hard look at themselves. They have had an awful travel schedule, but have produced two awful batting displays in the last few days. They need to pull it together to avoid slipping out of the finals. The Stars, meanwhile, are flying high.
James: "Every single over after the powerplay was spin. The Stars knew their strategy, and got it right."
Waseem: "This is brave captaincy. I mean how many times you have seen spinners and part-timers bowling during complete last 10 overs of T20 innings."
I'll wrap things up there for this match. You can head over and follow all the action from the second game of the day: the Sydney derby. I'll be back tomorrow, thanks for joining us. see you soon
Fawad Ahmed has hit a few sixes this season...needs two to force a Super Over!
13 off 3
So it's down to 19 needed off the last over. It's been a poor chase from the Scorchers, but superb stuff from the Stars. Who'd have thought Maddinson would be in this position?
Luke : "Willing to admit when I'm wrong, Cartwright's knock was perfect for this pitch "
26 off 12 needed, just three wickets in hand. Hinchliffe for the penultimate over
30 off 18. This could be a thriller. Maddinson for another