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50th Match (N), Melbourne, Jan 16 2022, Big Bash League
(13.5/20 ov)150/2
Stars won by 8 wickets (with 37 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
37 (30) & 2/19
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Clarke blitz, Maxwell all-round assault help Stars stay alive and eliminate Heat

Ben Duckett's 51 was in vain at the MCG as Melbourne Stars continued to go from strength to strength

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Scorecard summary
Brisbane Heat149/6(20 overs)
Ben Duckett51 (42)
Chris Lynn28 (22)
Melbourne Stars150/2(13.5 overs)
Joe Clarke62 (36)

10.10 pm Thumping victory by Stars with 6.1 overs to spare. The Heat are officially eliminated from playoff contention. The Stars are still alive however and have given their net run rate a significant boost. Stars are still two points behind both the Strikers and Hurricanes but can possibly jump past them if they can win their last match.

That's it for today's coverage. I'm Peter Della Penna. Come back tomorrow for a BBL doubleheader. For now, take care!

13.5
6
Bazley to Stoinis, SIX runs

Stoinis ends it with a six over long-on! Short on off, flat-bat tennis racquet backhand smash straight down the ground and clears the rope with ease.

13.4
2
Bazley to Stoinis, 2 runs

short outside off, slaps this just wide of another leaping effort at mid-on this time by Steketee charging to his right. Missed by fingertips and falls safely for two cleaned up by midwicket.

13.3
Bazley to Stoinis, no run

good length ball on the wide guideline, Stoinis backed away well outside leg and leaves it be.

Hari: "Give the Best catch award to Maxi already! 2 outstanding (classy too) catches today!"

13.2
4
Bazley to Stoinis, FOUR runs

short outside off, slaps this through wide mid-on to the rope.

13.1
1
Bazley to Cartwright, 1 run

short on the legs, pulled flat to deep fine leg for one.

end of over 1323 runs
MS: 137/2CRR: 10.53 RRR: 1.85 • Need 13 from 42b
Marcus Stoinis17 (6)
Hilton Cartwright15 (6)
Mitchell Swepson 3-0-38-0
James Bazley 3-0-21-1
12.6
2
Swepson to Stoinis, 2 runs

good length ball flicked away through the ring for two.

12.5
6
Swepson to Stoinis, SIX runs

short on the stumps, heaves this high and deep over long-on into the Stars dugout. Maxwell stands up with a bottle of water in his left hand and casually reaches out with his right-hand to clutch this one-handed.

12.4
2
Swepson to Stoinis, 2 runs

good length ball outside off, skies a drive over mid-off for a pair.

12.3
6
Swepson to Stoinis, SIX runs

dropped! Short on fourth stump, now Stoinis shows off the forearm strength cracking this flat over wide long-on, Neser charges to his right and leaps but it bursts through a difficult one-handed effort before bouncing over the rope.

12.2
1
Swepson to Cartwright, 1 run

good length ball on middle, charges and flicks this into midwicket for one.

12.1
6
Swepson to Cartwright, SIX runs

short on the stumps, muscles this flat over wide long-on into the seventh row. Another crowd catch goes down.

end of over 124 runs • 1 wicket
MS: 114/2CRR: 9.50 RRR: 4.50 • Need 36 from 48b
Marcus Stoinis1 (2)
Hilton Cartwright8 (4)
James Bazley 3-0-21-1
Mark Steketee 3-0-43-1
11.6
Bazley to Stoinis, no run

good length ball flicked to midwicket.

11.6
1w
Bazley to Stoinis, 1 wide

slower ball short and tailing down leg.

11.5
1
Bazley to Cartwright, 1 run

short on off, goes to pull this and top edges this over square leg in the ring. In the air for an eternity and falls safely outside the edge of the circle for one.

11.4
1
Bazley to Stoinis, 1 run

length ball on sixth stump, slammed to wide mid-off, diving stop on the ring turns four into one.

11.3
1
Bazley to Cartwright, 1 run

short on the stumps, pulled to deep backward square leg for one.

11.2
W
Bazley to Clarke, OUT

slower ball lands full on middle, charges and tries to heave over mid-on but skies this to the man on the ring. The fielder backpedals and takes this with ease.

Joe Clarke c Steketee b Bazley 62 (55m 36b 9x4 1x6) SR: 172.22
11.1
Bazley to Clarke, no run

back of a length on off, defended to cover.

end of over 1116 runs • 1 wicket
MS: 110/1CRR: 10.00 RRR: 4.44 • Need 40 from 54b
Hilton Cartwright6 (2)
Joe Clarke62 (34)
Mark Steketee 3-0-43-1
Michael Neser 3-0-27-0
10.6
Steketee to Cartwright, no run

short on fifth stump, slapped to wide midwicket in the ring.

10.5
6
Steketee to Cartwright, SIX runs

full in the slot on middle, Cartwright muscles a drive back down the ground over long-on beyond the LCD ad boards and just short of the first row.

Best performances - batters
Joe Clarke player portrait
JM Clarke MS
62 runs (36)
9 fours
1 six
Control87%
Productive shot
flick
20 runs
3 fours
0 six
80142412310
Ben Duckett portrait
BM Duckett BH
51 runs (42)
3 fours
2 sixes
Control69%
Productive shot
pull
14 runs
2 fours
0 six
13152101226
Best performances - bowlers
Glenn Maxwell
GJ Maxwell MS
O
4
M
0
R
19
W
2
ECO
4.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Adam Zampa
A Zampa MS
O
4
M
0
R
20
W
2
ECO
5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossBrisbane Heat, elected to bat first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2021/22
Player Of The Match
Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell
Match days16 January 2022 - night (20-over match)
Player Replacement
Nick Larkin for Brody Couch (Brisbane Heat 1st innings, 10.1 ov)
Umpires
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Shawn Craig
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Tony Wilds
TV Umpire
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Simon Lightbody
Reserve Umpire
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Steven Farrell
Match Referee
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Steve Davis
PointsMelbourne Stars 4, Brisbane Heat 0