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Strikers vs Stars, 20th Match at Adelaide, BBL 2023, Dec 31 2023 - Match Result

RESULT
20th Match (N), Adelaide, December 31, 2023, Big Bash League
(19/20 ov, T:206) 211/3

Stars won by 7 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
55* (19)
marcus-stoinis
Cricinfo's MVP
105.82 ptsImpact List
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Scores: Sudeep Poojar | Comms: @himanshu_a30
Scorecard summary
Adelaide Strikers 205/4(20 overs)
83* (42)
2/21 (3)
1/39 (4)
Melbourne Stars 211/3(19 overs)
66* (48)
1/15 (4)
1/37 (3)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
MS105.8228(17)27.4126.832/212.6378.99
AS80.82--01/151.6880.82
AS77.4383(42)80.7777.43--0
MS76.1255(19)62.1782.320/29-- 6.2
MS73.2650(26)58.3673.26--0
end of over 1924 runs
MS: 211/3CRR: 11.10 
Marcus Stoinis55 (19b 6x4 4x6)
Beau Webster66 (48b 6x4 2x6)
James Bazley 3-0-40-0
Wes Agar 3-0-37-1

That is it from us on new year's eve. Stars grab two crucial points to remain fourth on the BBL points table. Thanks for joining us this evening, as this is Himanshu bidding you goodbye - and wishing you a happy new year - on behalf of Sudeep. Take care!

Marcus Stoinis is the Player of the Match

Rob: "Umpiring is a non-issue when you keep bowling full tosses"

9.50pm Two impactful half-centuries define the run chase: first Lawrence cracked 50 off 26 balls, before Stoinis bashed and starred his way to 55* from just 19 deliveries. He adds 74 in only 31 balls in a match-winning stand with Beau Webster, whose 66* might be forgotten already. But you feel for Strikers' legspinner Boyce, who tightened the screws each time they seemed lose, bowling his four overs for only 15. Stars hunt down 206 with an over to spare, with the run-out of Lawrence potentially a point of debate.

18.6
6
Bazley to Stoinis, SIX runs

another full toss, another six! Stoinis ends with 55* off only 19 balls, as Stars scale their highest run chase in history. What a match-turning innings from when the game was in balance! This was again coming into him and landed on leg stump, with Stoinis heaving over deep midwicket

Only 1 more to win. I'm not sure what the chat between the captain and the bowler is about!

18.5
6
Bazley to Stoinis, SIX runs

six over deep square leg! This goes in the first tier. A full toss angling in and ending on leg stump, as Stoinis accepted the invitation to swipe it high and hard

Frog Frog: "Terrible umpiring in this game. Wasn't a run out, wasn't a no ball - these decisions aren't hard ones"

18.4
4
Bazley to Stoinis, FOUR runs

four over the bowler's head! Another length delivery around off, as he hangs deep in the crease to loft that back to beat long-off to his right

18.3
2
Bazley to Stoinis, 2 runs

chipped between long-on and deep midwicket, although the latter does well to get across and stop it. Low full toss on the stumps, and whipped away by Stoinis

A conference between three Strikers players now

18.2
6
Bazley to Stoinis, SIX runs

inside out over cover! Length ball slightly wide of off, and Stoinis reaches out to drill that high and flat for six. That went pretty deep inside the boundary

Barry: "Strikers definitely missing Rashid. Bowling has struggled without him."

18.1
Bazley to Stoinis, no run

wow, the perfect yorker on off! Stoinis is deep in the crease, and has to jam it down with bat barely in front of his back pad

Bazley back. Stars need 19 off 12.

end of over 1812 runs
MS: 187/3CRR: 10.38 RRR: 9.50 • Need 19 from 12b
Beau Webster66 (48b 6x4 2x6)
Marcus Stoinis31 (13b 5x4 1x6)
Wes Agar 3-0-37-1
Jamie Overton 4-0-42-0
17.6
Agar to Webster, no run

angles this full toss into leg, and Stoinis pushes to mid-on

17.5
1
Agar to Stoinis, 1 run

direct hit at the non-striker's end from mid-on! Another great yorker on the stumps, which Stoinis squeezes down to take off for a rapid single

Free hit

17.5
5nb
Agar to Stoinis, (no ball) FOUR runs

a high full toss angling in, and swung from leg stump to fine leg! It is potentially a no-ball for height, but Agar has a word with the umpire in trying to convince him that it's not. Multiple replays are checked, and it's called a no-ball

Muzahid: "What's the rationale behind bowling offbreaks in 16th over against Stoinis? M Short's captaincy baffles me"

17.4
4
Agar to Stoinis, FOUR runs

he just lofts, and watches it go! Four over mid-on, as he stands deep in the crease to read this very full ball on the stumps, and uses his bottom hand to loft

17.3
1
Agar to Webster, 1 run

excellent bowling. Bowls a yorker on middle and leg, with Webster jamming it down. The ball trickles behind the stumps

17.2
Agar to Webster, no run

ah, just short of the man at point, tumbling to his left! Full toss on the stumps, as Webster sliced by opening the bat face

17.1
1
Agar to Stoinis, 1 run

good bowling. Bowls an inswinging yorker which lands as a low full toss on middle. Driven down towards long-off

Crucial over coming up, and Agar will bowl it

end of over 1714 runs
MS: 175/3CRR: 10.29 RRR: 10.33 • Need 31 from 18b
Beau Webster65 (45b 6x4 2x6)
Marcus Stoinis21 (9b 3x4 1x6)
Jamie Overton 4-0-42-0
Matthew Short 1-0-16-0
16.6
4
Overton to Webster, FOUR runs

four wide of deep third! Full and wide of off this time, as he went flashing with a flat bat, but seemed to have got it from the top half of the bat

16.5
4
Overton to Webster, FOUR runs

ahh, beats mid-on to his left! Hints to walk down at this very full ball just outside off, and goes launching at it through the line

16.4
Overton to Webster, no run

yorker, and bowled wide of off. Webster looks to slash away from his body, but is beaten

16.3
4
Overton to Webster, FOUR runs

swung over mid-on! Gets slightly across the stumps again, and has an across-the-line heave at this full ball just outside off

16.2
2
Overton to Webster, 2 runs

scooped over short fine leg, who runs back to pull the ball back last moment. Gets across the stumps early, and goes lofting at this length ball outside off. Good effort in the field

16.1
Overton to Webster, no run

bowls a yorker just outside off, and is pushed towards mid-off

Time for the Power Surge, and Overton is back

end of over 1616 runs
MS: 161/3CRR: 10.06 RRR: 11.25 • Need 45 from 24b
Marcus Stoinis21 (9b 3x4 1x6)
Beau Webster51 (39b 3x4 2x6)
Matthew Short 1-0-16-0
James Bazley 2-0-16-0
15.6
4
MW Short to Stoinis, FOUR runs

slashed between point and short third! Short bowls short and pretty wide of off, as Stoinis reaches out and hacks it away in the gap

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
CA Lynn
83 runs (42)
10 fours4 sixes
Productive shot
pull
15 runs
2 fours1 six
Control
74%
BJ Webster
66 runs (48)
6 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
cover drive
19 runs
3 fours0 six
Control
79%
Best performances - bowlers
GJ Maxwell
O
3
M
0
R
21
W
2
ECO
7
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
CJ Boyce
O
4
M
0
R
15
W
1
ECO
3.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
Match details
Adelaide Oval
TossMelbourne Stars, elected to field first
Series
Season2023/24
Player Of The Match
Match days31 December 2023 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsMelbourne Stars 2, Adelaide Strikers 0
Language
English
Win Probability
MS 100%
ASMS
100%50%100%AS InningsMS Innings

Over 19 • MS 211/3

Stars won by 7 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
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ST10174-0.652