good length, angled into the pads, and he chips it through square leg and takes his team home
That's it from our match coverage for this game. It looked like the patterns stuck - both the men's and women's Melbourne Stars registered victory. Do join us tomorrow for Heat v Scorchers. Good night.
The Stars climb up on the points table and have six points now, whereas the Strikers move downwards with four points from six games.
The whole stadium breathes a sigh of relief there. Hilfenhaus did not look like he would be the one to take them to victory, but he has done it. Somehow. Good comeback from the Strikers, particularly the efforts of Sodhi whose two wickets and run-out was the reason for all this drama. But at the end of it, it was the Stars' bowling who won them this game by keeping Strikers down to 152.
Everyone in now, expect deep midwicket
full toss on the pads and he turns it away easily to fine leg. Poor bowling that.
Field comes in again. Mid-off is in. No one deep on the off side. There's a fine and deep square leg. Hodge is stationed next to the non-strikers stumps.
low full toss on off stump and he drives it to mid-off
The crowd is making some noise now! Superb game it has turned into. Who will bowl the last over?
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
Field is coming in now, no one on the off side boundary
full on the pads, flicked away to deep midwicket
full and fired in on middle stump, just about converts it into a full toss and flicks it through square on leg side
yorker on the pads, tries to flick this but it raps him on the boot and runs away past Sodhi at short fine
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
short and wide outside off, uses his wrists and cuts it wide of sweeper cover
Schalk: "@Chris Hilfy's obviously not thinking like you"
WOW! He steps down to a bouncer but it doesn't matter! Get's a fraction of room, and he has tennis smashed this straight over the bowler for six!
good length outside off, steps down the track and slaps it uppishly through covers
good length, wide outside off stump, steps out and misses it this time
slower ball again, back of a length on middle. Steps out and connects his slog perfectly, and it's into the gap on the square leg boundary
good length slower ball outside off, steps out again and hits it wide of long-on
slower ball, good length, outside off. He finally connects! Steps out and smashes it past the bowler's left boot
Chris: "Surely Hilfenhaus' job should be to get the strike to Gulbis not try and hit every ball out the park?"
in the block hole on middle stump, excellent delivery. He hits it straight back to the bowler who slips as he tries to field that and misfields
135 kph, yorker tailed in at leg stump, cramps him for room and he can only slice it to deep cover
slower ball outside off, stays back this time and swats it to sweeper cover
slower ball outside off, steps down and misses the slog
109 kph, slower ball, limbs from a good length outside off. Gets it high on the bat as he opens the face. Short third man and point are happy to give him a single