287dThe Report by Alex Malcolm at the WACA

Malinga helps Stars thrash Scorchers

Perth Scorchers were thrashed by Melbourne Stars in one of the most bizarre games of cricket ever witnessed in Australia

Match Centre

END OF OVER:
2 | 18 Runs | MS: 29/0 | RR: 14.50

  • Luke Wright23 (11b)
  • Rob Quiney1 (1b)
  • Joe Mennie1-0-18-0
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile1-0-11-0

The rain has stopped and we've got a game! Its a five over game, so just three to go. The Stars will be confident about getting the win now

And it is pouring at the WACA! All of a sudden and the players run for shelter. This would be a tragedy for the Stars if it's washed out. Remember we need five overs for a game. We'll keep you up to date with the weather.

Update 7.15pm local time :The rain is still coming down here. We need five overs to constitute a match and we've got about 45 minutes to get them in. Stay tuned for more updates

So a strange finish to this game, after the rain delay, the target was revised to 6! and the game was over!

Despite the finish, the Stars absolutely deserved to win the game after a dominant display from Man of the Match Lasith Malinga - 6 for 7 off 4 overs. A stunning bowling spell from one of the most dangerous quicks in the world.

Thanks for your company tonight, good night.

1.6
0
Mennie to Wright, no run, can't connect on the drive
1.5
0
Mennie to Wright, no run, great drive, but the fielder gets a foot on it!
1.4
4
Mennie to Wright, FOUR runs, swinging like a rusty gate, gets a big inside edge through square leg
1.3
6
Mennie to Wright, SIX runs, BANG! Full on off, smashed high over long off, great shot

The Stars clearly want this match over quickly

1.2
4
Mennie to Wright, FOUR runs, half volley and he smashes it straight down the ground, great shot
1.1
4
Mennie to Wright, FOUR runs, money for jam there, full outside off and smashed through cover

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