27th Match (D/N), Hobart, Jan 4 2021, Big Bash League
(20 ov, target 184)173/6
Stars won by 10 runs
player of the match
Marcus Stoinis
Melbourne Stars
end of over 2010 runs • 1 wicket
HH: 173/6CRR: 8.65 
Nathan Ellis2 (2)
Johan Botha1 (1)
Billy Stanlake4-0-41-1
Liam Hatcher4-0-45-1

7.30 pm So McDermott's valiant knock is undone by a brilliant piece of fielding from Andre Fletcher, his second superb boundary catch in this chase to swing momentum the Stars way and they hold on in the end. A lot of people have been calling for Fletcher to be dropped due to his woeful form with the bat but he contributed in a massive way to the victory with his fielding. Stoinis' 97 ends up being a match-winning knock. He made a crucial decision in the final over of the first innings to turn down a single second ball and he followed it with a hat-trick of fours. McDermott may show 91 next to his name on the scorecard but his incredibly slow start comes back to bite the Hurricanes in the end, just 27 off his first 29 balls before a surge that came too late for the home side to pull out a win.

Anyway, that's all from this match. Feel free to flip on over to the second game in the BBL doubleheader which is already well underway. Take care!

Stanlake to Ellis, 1 run

full and wide, sliced behind point for one to end the match.

Stars are finally going to break the losing streak.

Stanlake to Botha, 1 run

full and wide, shuffles across and flicks this along the ground to deep midwicket.

Botha the new man in asked to clear the ropes twice.

Two sixes needed to send this to a Super Over.

Stanlake to Handscomb, 1 leg bye, OUT

full on fifth stump, Handscomb walks way across his stumps to try to shovel this over fine leg and misses, it caroms off the pads behind square leg and they come back for a suicide second to try to keep the match alive but Zampa races from short fine leg and relays sharply to the keeper to deny the second.

Peter Handscomb run out (Zampa/†Gotch) 21 (9b 1x4 2x6) SR: 233.33
Stanlake to Handscomb, no run

wide yorker pitches this time, slices a drive straight to backward point.

Stanlake to Handscomb, SIX runs

tries for the slower wide yorker, misfires horribly and it's a knee high full toss on fourth stump, Handscomb shuffled way outside off and heaves this high and deep 20 rows into the stands over square leg.

Stanlake to Ellis, 1 run

full and wide, driven through the ring for one.

end of over 1910 runs • 1 wicket
HH: 163/5CRR: 8.57 RRR: 21.00 • Need 21 runs from 6b
Peter Handscomb15 (6)
Liam Hatcher4-0-45-1
Sam Rainbird4-0-22-2
Hatcher to McDermott, OUT

The Spiceman is winning this match in the field! Thigh high full toss wide outside off, flays this flat over extra cover, Fletcher races 10 yards left and flings his body more like Superman to intercept this with another sterling catch. Would've been six had he not been in the way. Two match-winning catches in the last several overs by the man from Grenada. 10 out of 10 from all the Olympic judges.

Ben McDermott c Fletcher b Hatcher 91 (58b 8x4 5x6) SR: 156.89
Hatcher to Handscomb, 1 run

knee high full toss on the legs, flicks this fiercely but straight to deep square leg on the rope. Five yards either side and it's a boundary.

Hatcher to Handscomb, 2 runs

yorker speared into the legs, digs it out with soft hands through midwicket and they scamper a pair.

Hatcher to Handscomb, SIX runs

full and wide outside off, misfires an attempted yorker and this is driven high and deep over wide long-off, imperious blow.

Hatcher to McDermott, 1 run

low full toss at ankle height on sixth stump, slaps this past point on the ring but relayed in sharply by the sweeper to deny a second.

Hatcher to McDermott, no run

wide yorker, McDermott walked a long way across to try to drive this and beaten, no wide called.

Hatcher to bowl the 19th. McDermott on strike on 90. He started 27 off 29 balls but has struck 63 off his next 26.