full on off stump, goes to heave down the ground and inside edges this into the pads before it trickles away toward silly mid-off.
1.20 pm Impressive win for the Strikers, especially considering they did it without Rashid Khan. They churned through their innings without really looking like they were setting an imposing total and then their bowlers won them the game in the first 7 overs making it 37 for 4 and Stars struggled to get any momentum going.
That's it for coverage from this match. Come back later tonight for the second half of today's BBL doubleheader. I'm Peter Della Penna, take care!
full in the slot on off stump, miscues a heave down the ground to long-on for two.
another bouncer ducked under by Couch over leg stump this time.
bouncer over off stump, Couch ducks under this 127 kph ball.
full on fifth stump, flicks through midwicket for one.
short on fourth stump, goes to cut and misses, keeper fumbles to allow a bye.
4 for 26 for Thornton, career-best BBL figures. He attacked the stumps for all his wickets. No real swing, but his pace was too much to handle.
full and straight at 134 kph, Rainbird backs away trying to heave over the leg side. It was in the slot to hit but its too fast for Rainbird to catch up to and leg stump is knocked over.
length ball again on middle, flicked into midwicket for one.
length ball on fifth stump, toe-slapped to mid-on.
length ball on off stump, goes to swat this and misses as it just clears off stump.
Both sides continue to struggle mightily capitalizing on full tosses today.
shin high full toss on middle, Cartwright swats this flat to Short at cow corner who takes a catch at head height five yards in from the rope. He got plenty of mustard behind the shot, but just no elevation.
length ball on off stump, pulls this flat and firm through the leg side and a weak effort on the boundary allows it to reach the rope.
slower ball is a knee high full toss at 101 kph, miscues this struggling to keep his hands back and it flutters to the edge of the 30-yard circle over midwicket. They turn down the single so that Cartwright can keep the strike for next over.
full length ball on the legs, heaves this trying to clear deep square leg but that's the deepest side of the ground today and Kelly is underneath it easily five yards inside the rope and takes a catch crouching on his knees to get his head in line and takes it with hands in front of his face.
wide yorker on sixth stump, jammed back through Conway's hands to long-off.
good length ball well down leg, goes to pull and tickles it fine but the keeper dives down the leg side to turn a four into one.
slower ball lands full on sixth stump, driven to long-on.
slower ball on a good length on fourth stump, punched into the off side for one.
Where was this aggression all innings from the Stars? Cartwright stirs the match back to life with 22 runs in that over including three sixes, but is it too late?
one more charge by Cartwright to a full ball on leg stump and carts this high over long-on into the sixth row.
good length ball on middle, swatted to wide long-on for a pair.