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16th Match (D/N), Launceston, Dec 30 2019, Big Bash League
(11/11 ov)69/5
(7.3/7.3 ov, target 52)55/3
Stars won by 4 runs (D/L method)
player of the match
Nathan Coulter-Nile
Melbourne Stars
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• The Report by Tristan Lavalette

Melbourne Stars edge out Hobart Hurricanes in rain-hit encounter

Requiring 80 off 11 overs after two rain stoppages in the Hobart Hurricanes innings, Stoinis and Handscomb rescued the Stars from a precarious 2 for 3 with a 52-run partnership

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Scorer: @Thilak_Rama
Commentator: Varun Shetty
Scorecard summary
Hobart Hurricanes69/5(11 overs)
Melbourne Stars55/3(7.3 overs)
7.3
Meredith to Handscomb, no run

short at off stump, nicely on top of that to defend

7.2
W
Meredith to Stoinis, OUT

he's holed out to long-on! Sort of a length just outside off, looks to club that over midwicket, ends up slicing it and Miller hangs on

Marcus Stoinis c Miller b Meredith 25 (19b 3x4 0x6) SR: 131.58
7.1
4
Meredith to Stoinis, FOUR runs

slapped over mid-off. Short of a length just outside off, stands deep in the crease and wallops that flat-batted

end of over 79 runs
MS: 51/2CRR: 7.28 • RRR: 7.50 • Need 30 from 24b
Marcus Stoinis21 (17)
Peter Handscomb22 (20)
Qais Ahmad2-0-19-0
Nathan Ellis1-0-5-0
6.6
1
Qais to Stoinis, 1 run

short and wide outside off, punched to sweeper cover

6.6
1w
Qais to Stoinis, 1 wide

short and down leg side, taken one-handed by the keeper

6.5
2
Qais to Stoinis, 2 runs

full on leg stump, clipped off the toe-end in front of long-on and they risk a second. Direct hit would have had him, but for now they clear the par score for the 7th over

6.4
1
Qais to Handscomb, 1 run

full on middle, leans in and nudges into the vacant midwicket region

6.3
2
Qais to Handscomb, 2 runs

dropped short outside off, pulled to deep midwicket's right

6.2
1
Qais to Stoinis, 1 run

full outside off, mistimed slog out to long-on's right

6.1
1
Qais to Handscomb, 1 run

short of a length on off, clipped to deep midwicket off the back foot

Peter: "If you knew the rain was coming, what is to stop you continuing to bowl no balls so the 5th over is never finished and there is a no result?" --- A clean conscience, I suppose. Here is Qais.

end of over 65 runs
MS: 42/2CRR: 7.00 • RRR: 7.80 • Need 39 from 30b
Peter Handscomb18 (17)
Marcus Stoinis17 (14)
Nathan Ellis1-0-5-0
Qais Ahmad1-0-10-0

Just about staying in front of the par score at the moment. A couple of boundaries will help them breathe easy.

5.6
1
Ellis to Handscomb, 1 run

bouncer at leg stump, hooked uppishly down to fine leg

Par score if they're three down at the end of this over is 41.

5.5
1
Ellis to Stoinis, 1 run

short at middle stump, pushed into the leg side with soft hands

5.4
1
Ellis to Handscomb, 1 run

just wide of mid-off. Legcutter, slower ball outside off. Looks to drive on the rise, gets a thick edge to the fielder's right

5.3
1
Ellis to Stoinis, 1 run

slower ball at a length on off stump. Allows that to come on and drops it into the off side with soft hands

5.2
1
Ellis to Handscomb, 1 run

full on off stump, driven to mid-off

Now Stoinis has a chat with Handscomb. Surely the message is not to get out...

5.1
Ellis to Handscomb, no run

short of a length just outside off, hurriedly punched to extra cover

end of over 510 runs
MS: 37/2CRR: 7.40 • RRR: 7.33 • Need 44 from 36b
Marcus Stoinis15 (12)
Peter Handscomb15 (13)
Qais Ahmad1-0-10-0
Riley Meredith2-0-17-0

Stars are three ahead of the par score of 34. And now they are in no hurry to take guard. Ellis with the ball. A wicket here would change things if we have rain around the corner...

4.6
Qais to Stoinis, no run

short and wide and fast outside off. Beaten on the cut

The captain and wicketkeeper, McDermott is trying to run down the clock as we approach the ball that gives us a guaranteed result, asking the umpires if it's time to go off. Crowd doesn't appreciate that...

4.5
1
Qais to Handscomb, 1 run

short of a length in the corridor, punched to sweeper cover

4.5
5w
Qais to Handscomb, 5 wide

fired down leg side. Attempted short ball, front of the hand and fired down leg. Wanted to follow the batsman, lost control entirely

4.4
1
Qais to Stoinis, 1 run

full on leg stump, clipped to deep midwicket

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Caleb Jewell
CP Jewell
26 runs (28)
2 fours
0 sixes
Control67%
Productive shot
defended
7 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
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Marcus Stoinis portrait
MP Stoinis
25 runs (19)
3 fours
0 sixes
Control80%
Productive shot
cut shot
9 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
James Faulkner profile
JP Faulkner
O
2
M
0
R
10
W
2
ECO
5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
DW Steyn
O
2
M
0
R
12
W
2
ECO
6
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Aurora Stadium, Launceston
TossMelbourne Stars, elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
Nathan Coulter-Nile
Nathan Coulter-Nile
Match days30 December 2019 - daynight match (20-over match)
Umpires
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Phillip Gillespie
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Tony Wilds
TV Umpire
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Paul Wilson
Reserve Umpire
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Darren Close
Match Referee
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David Talalla
PointsMelbourne Stars 2, Hobart Hurricanes 0