22nd Match (N), Melbourne, January 10, 2017, Big Bash League
(19.3/20 ov, T:153) 153/8

Stars won by 2 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)

Strikers Innings
Stars Innings
Match Details
Adelaide Strikers  (20 ovs maximum)
Jake Weatherald c Hilfenhaus b Boland119-00122.22
Ben Dunk c Hussey b Bowe3525-50140.00
Tim Ludeman c Quiney b Boland2624-20108.33
Brad Hodge (c) b Boland1722-0077.27
Kieron Pollard c Hussey b Hilfenhaus1613-20123.07
Jono Dean c Stoinis b Boland2316-31143.75
Kelvin Smith c †Handscomb b Hilfenhaus03-000.00
Michael Neser run out (†Handscomb)22-00100.00
Ish Sodhi not out 84-01200.00
Wes Agar not out 22-00100.00
Extras(b 1, lb 6, w 5)12
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 7.60)152/8
Did not bat: Ben Laughlin 
Fall of wickets: 1-33 (Jake Weatherald, 3.2 ov), 2-60 (Ben Dunk, 6.6 ov), 3-95 (Brad Hodge, 13.1 ov), 4-97 (Tim Ludeman, 13.3 ov), 5-132 (Jono Dean, 17.5 ov), 6-138 (Kieron Pollard, 18.3 ov), 7-138 (Kelvin Smith, 18.4 ov), 8-143 (Michael Neser, 19.3 ov)
Michael Beer403007.5083000
Ben Hilfenhaus302127.0072020
18.3 to KA Pollard, and gets him. Well bowled. Banged it in short, angled it across, made him pull against the angle. Can't connect well enough, hits high on the bat and loops up for a simple catch at mid-on. 138/6
18.4 to KR Smith, and again, slants it full and wide. Smith slashes and nicks through to the keeper. He was struggling against this angle of attack, clearing his front leg all the time, forgetting the old-fashioned art of getting his front foot across to get close to the line. 138/7
Scott Boland403047.5093110
3.2 to J Weatherald, back of a length angling across off stump, gets a little higher than the previous ball, and his attempted half-forward slog is only a top edge in the end for mid-on to catch easily in front of his eyes. 33/1
13.1 to BJ Hodge, Strikes first ball of new spell. Full and straight, Hodge slogs across the line and misses and this crashes into the middle of leg stump. 95/3
13.3 to TP Ludeman, gone. Two in four balls. Slower ball, fairly full. Steps out, hits through the line, strikes it fairlt well, but can't get enough power into the shot to clear long-on. 97/4
17.5 to JR Dean, shortish outside off, looks to pull, can't quite middle it. He's slightly late on it, ends up hitting from down to up, and scoops a catch to the man on the square leg boundary. 132/5
Marcus Stoinis402807.0091110
Liam Bowe302117.0031010
6.6 to BR Dunk, Potter's conjured something! Dunk is his first wicket. Tosses it up nicely on off stump, Dunk sees it flighted and his hands get hard. Doesn't get to the pitch as he tries to flay this over covers and it bobs up towards the fielder, who takes a couple of step backwards and times his jump to perfection. 60/2
Evan Gulbis201507.5032000
Melbourne Stars  (T: 153 runs from 20 ovs)
Rob Quiney c Dunk b Laughlin3117-60182.35
Luke Wright c Agar b Dunk912-1075.00
Kevin Pietersen run out (Sodhi/Hodge)3229-30110.34
Peter Handscomb  b Sodhi24-0050.00
Marcus Stoinis c & b Neser14-0025.00
David Hussey (c)c Weatherald b Sodhi158-11187.50
Evan Gulbis  b Laughlin2216-11137.50
Ben Hilfenhaus not out 3224-31133.33
Scott Boland  b Laughlin02-000.00
Michael Beer not out 11-00100.00
Extras(lb 4, w 4)8
TOTAL19.3 Ov (RR: 7.84)153/8
Did not bat: Liam Bowe 
Fall of wickets: 1-44 (Luke Wright, 4.3 ov), 2-52 (Rob Quiney, 5.4 ov), 3-59 (Peter Handscomb, 7.2 ov), 4-62 (Marcus Stoinis, 8.3 ov), 5-84 (David Hussey, 11.2 ov), 6-107 (Kevin Pietersen, 13.5 ov), 7-144 (Evan Gulbis, 18.2 ov), 8-150 (Scott Boland, 18.6 ov)
Wes Agar3036012.0085130
Ben Dunk2020110.0033000
4.3 to LJ Wright, floats it on a good length on middle stump. Wright has gotten impatient after being tied up. He steps out, gets to the pitch and tries to hammer it over long-on, but doesn't get any elevation. Easy catch and Dunk has his first wicket at senior level limited-overs cricket. 44/1
Kelvin Smith10707.0021000
Ben Laughlin401934.75111000
5.4 to RJ Quiney, low full toss on leg stump, he hits it nervously in the air with no power, straight to long-on. That was strange from Quiney, he was either expecting a slower ball or wanted to hit that wider than it went. 52/2
18.2 to EP Gulbis, BEAUTY! 112 kph, full slower ball on off stump and Gulbis has not picked this. He plays for line and tries to turn it down to fine leg but it has gone under his bat and clips off stump. 144/7
18.6 to SM Boland, It has worked! he brings the field in, tempts Boland to make room and swipe it through the off side, but he's just not that good! Perfect yorker on middle stump and it's a beautiful sight as the bails fly off. 150/8
Michael Neser3.302517.1473010
8.3 to MP Stoinis, that is ugly from Stoinis. Back of a length, angled down towards leg stump. Stoinis, has premeditated this. Steps out at it, gets himself tangled and tries a last minute hoick to clear mid-on. It gets the top of his bat and bobs up for the bowler to complete a straightforward catch. 62/4
Ish Sodhi402526.25121200
7.2 to PSP Handscomb, drifted into off stump on a good length, and holds its line to hit it! Handscomb plays a sweep to this, but it has gone straight through him. It didn't angle in enough for the sweep, nor did it give him the safety of turning away and missing the stumps. Good bowling.. 59/3
11.2 to DJ Hussey, fired in short on off stump, gets back and gets this pull shot right in the middle, but straight to short midwicket!. 84/5
Kieron Pollard201708.5011000
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Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossMelbourne Stars, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Ben Hilfenhaus
Hours of play (local time)19.40 start, First Session 19.40-21.00, Interval 21.00-21.20, Second Session 21.20-22.40
Match days10 January 2017 - night (20-over match)
T20 debut
Liam Bowe
Liam Bowe
Wes Agar
Wes Agar
John Ward
Paul Wilson
TV Umpire
Phillip Gillespie
Reserve Umpire
Simon Lightbody
Match Referee
Peter Marshall
PointsMelbourne Stars 2, Adelaide Strikers 0
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