Result
41st Match, Melbourne, Jan 18 2020, Big Bash League
141/6
(20 ov, target 142)
131/9
Melb Stars won by 10 runs
Player Of The Match
Melbourne Stars
0:53
6m
• The Report by Andrew McGlashan

Nic Maddinson the unlikely bowling star as Perth Scorchers fold

Hilton Cartwright held the Stars together before Glenn Maxwell marshalled his team brilliantly

Match centre 
Scorer: M Venkat Raghav
Commentator: Andrew McGlashan
Scorecard summary
Melbourne Stars141/6(20 overs)
Perth Scorchers131/9(20 overs)
end of over 208 runs • 1 wicket
PS: 131/9CRR: 6.55 
Jhye Richardson9 (7)
Fawad Ahmed1 (1)
Nic Maddinson4-0-24-3
Clint Hinchliffe3-0-16-1

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

19.6
1
Maddinson to Richardson, 1 run
a big swing, takes the toe end into the off side
19.5
1
Maddinson to Fawad Ahmed, 1 run
pulled down the ground, straight to long-on. That's the game

Fawad Ahmed has hit a few sixes this season...needs two to force a Super Over!

19.4
w
Maddinson to Kelly, OUT
that's another for Maddinson! Holds his nerve, fires it between the inside edge and the pads as he comes down the pitch. A little juggle from Gotch, but it's all good
M Kelly st †Gotch b Maddinson 5 (3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

13 off 3

19.3
4
Maddinson to Kelly, FOUR runs
finds the boundary! Clubbed from outside off and splits the gap perfectly between long-on and deep midwicket
19.2
1
Maddinson to Richardson, 1 run
short and very slow, almost dips under Richardson's bat, he swipes across the line
19.1
1
Maddinson to Kelly, 1 run
dragged down short, pulled to deep midwicket

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?

end of over 197 runs • 1 wicket
PS: 123/8CRR: 6.47 • RRR: 19.00 • Need 19 from 6b
Jhye Richardson7 (5)
Matthew Kelly0 (0)
Clint Hinchliffe3-0-16-1
Nic Maddinson3-0-16-2
18.6
2
Hinchliffe to Richardson, 2 runs
short outside off, carved over the off side wide of the cover sweeper
18.5
w
Hinchliffe to Jordan, OUT
taken at long-on...and it's that man Maxwell! Jordan tried to go long down the ground, almost got enough of it but couldn't quite clear the rope. Maxwell so cool under such a crucial catch
CJ Jordan c Maxwell b Hinchliffe 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Luke : "Willing to admit when I'm wrong, Cartwright's knock was perfect for this pitch "

18.4
1
Hinchliffe to Richardson, 1 run
length ball outside off, steps back and drives to long-off
18.3
2
Hinchliffe to Richardson, 2 runs
dragged down short, pulls wide of long-on but Maxwell does brilliantly to get around and prevent the boundary
18.2
1
Hinchliffe to Jordan, 1 run
edged towards short third man
18.1
1
Hinchliffe to Richardson, 1 run
low full toss wide outside off, driven to long-off

26 off 12 needed, just three wickets in hand. Hinchliffe for the penultimate over

end of over 184 runs • 2 wicket
PS: 116/7CRR: 6.44 • RRR: 13.00 • Need 26 from 12b
Jhye Richardson1 (1)
Chris Jordan1 (2)
Nic Maddinson3-0-16-2
Sandeep Lamichhane4-0-29-1
17.6
1
Maddinson to Richardson, 1 run
tucked off the back foot into the leg side
17.5
w
Maddinson to Jordan, OUT
another run out! It's all falling about for the Scorchers. Driven to cover on the edge of the circle, it went pretty quickly, and once the throw was decent Green had no chance
C Green run out (Coulter-Nile/†Gotch) 4 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00
17.4
1
Maddinson to Green, 1 run
edges fine, forcing off the back foot, finds short third man
17.3
1
Maddinson to Jordan, 1 run
pulls out to deep midwicket
17.2
w
Maddinson to David, OUT
charges and misses! Maddinson's day with the ball. Terrific captaincy from Maxwell. Pretty poor shot selection. Wide outside off, David runs down the pitch and can't get anywhere near it
TH David st †Gotch b Maddinson 11 (9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 122.22
17.1
1
Maddinson to Green, 1 run
length outside off, driven to the cover sweeper

30 off 18. This could be a thriller. Maddinson for another

Best performances - batsmen
HWR Cartwright
58 runs (56)
7 fours
0 sixes
Control76%
Productive shot
pull
15 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
4619631019
CT Bancroft
32 runs (44)
2 fours
0 sixes
Control80%
Productive shot
flick
13 runs
0 fours
0 sixes
413091212
Best performances - bowlers
NJ Maddinson
O
4
M
0
R
24
W
3
Eco
6.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
M Kelly
O
4
M
0
R
27
W
3
Eco
6.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossMelbourne Stars , elected to bat first
SeriesBig Bash League 2019
Player Of The Match
Glenn Maxwell
Season2019/20
Match days18 January 2020 (20-over match)
Umpires
Paul Wilson
Darren Close
TV Umpire
Geoff Joshua
Reserve Umpire
Dale Ireland
Match Referee
Bob Stratford
PointsMelbourne Stars 2, Perth Scorchers 0