Match Detail

Melbourne Stars Men 4-148 ( 17.5 ) overs
Sydney Thunder Men: 5-145 ( 20.0 ) overs
Melbourne Stars win by 6 wickets
Toss - Melbourne Stars won the toss and elected to bowl.
Batsman
R
B
4S
6S
SR
59
37
8
1
159.46
3
5
0
0
60
Bowler
O
M
R
W
Econ
3.5
0
29
0
7.57
Man of the Match
Haris Rauf
Commentary
In over# 18
Runs : 4 Bowler: Chris Morris Wickets : 0
Over 18. 4 runs. Bowler: Chris Morris. Melbourne Stars: 4-148(rr 8.22)
17.5
4
FOUR! Chris Morris to Glenn Maxwell. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. There is it! Maxwell lofts it over the top, and it skips away into the rope to finish things off.The Stars cruise home to win with 13 balls to spare. Marcus Stoinis played the anchor role at the top of the order, and Glenn Maxwell blasted a quickfire fifty of his own to seal things with ease. The Thunder would've thought they were still in with a shout heading into the last 10 overs, but the Stars captain just took it away from them. That victory means that the Stars jump back up to the top, and level on points with the Sixers. The Thunder remain in fourth on seven points.The BBL action continues tomorrow, so join us again as the Heat take on the Hurricanes.
17.4
.
Chris Morris to Glenn Maxwell. Full toss, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to mid on for no runs, fielded by Hales.
17.3
.
Chris Morris to Glenn Maxwell. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by McAndrew.
17.2
.
Chris Morris to Glenn Maxwell. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Morris.
17.1
.
Chris Morris to Glenn Maxwell. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Gilkes.
In over# 17
Runs : 9 Bowler: Daniel Sams Wickets : 0
Over 17. 9 runs. Bowler: Daniel Sams. Melbourne Stars: 4-144(rr 8.47)
16.6
1
Daniel Sams to Glenn Maxwell. Off cutter yorker, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid on for 1 run, shy attempt by Morris.
16.5
4
FOUR! Daniel Sams to Glenn Maxwell. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Classy from Maxwell again. He uses that powerful slice of his to get it away through backward point for four.
16.4
.
Daniel Sams to Glenn Maxwell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
16.3
2
Daniel Sams to Glenn Maxwell. Off cutter length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 2 runs, mis-fielded by Sams, fielded by McAndrew. Fifty up for the Stars captain. A match winning knock for his side. Some sublime shots yet again from him.
16.2
.
Daniel Sams to Glenn Maxwell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Khawaja.
16.1
2
Daniel Sams to Glenn Maxwell. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Ross.
In over# 16
Runs : 16 Bowler: Chris Morris Wickets : 0
Over 16. 16 runs. Bowler: Chris Morris. Melbourne Stars: 4-135(rr 8.44)
15.6
1
Chris Morris to Glenn Maxwell. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Hales.
15.5
4
FOUR! Chris Morris to Glenn Maxwell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Best of the lot. It wouldn't look out of place in a Test Match. Full face of the bat, and punched down the ground for four more.
15.4
4
FOUR! Chris Morris to Glenn Maxwell. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past third man for 4 runs. Amazing batting. Watches it all the way onto the bat, and lifts it over the keeper's head for four more.
15.3
4
FOUR! Chris Morris to Glenn Maxwell. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past fine leg for 4 runs. Quality from Maxwell. He jumps inside the line of the ball, and cradles this away very fine for four.
15.2
2
Chris Morris to Glenn Maxwell. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Ross.
15.1
1
Chris Morris to Peter Handscomb. Back of a length, outside off stump moves in front glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Tremain.
In over# 15
Runs : 13 Bowler: Chris Tremain Wickets : 0
Over 15. 14 runs. Bowler: Chris Tremain. Melbourne Stars: 4-112(rr 7.47)
14.6
6
FREE HIT. SIX! Chris Tremain to Glenn Maxwell. Off cutter short, outside off stump pulling, well timed over long off for 6 runs. Maxwell makes full use of the free-hit. Another cross-batted shot back down the ground, and he strikes this even better than the previous one.
14.6
6
FOUR! Chris Tremain to Glenn Maxwell. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control to long on for 1 run. Baseball style from Maxwell here. A flat-batted smash back down the ground, and he gets enough on it to get the boundary.
14.5
.
Chris Tremain to Glenn Maxwell. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Morris.
14.4
.
Chris Tremain to Glenn Maxwell. Full toss, to leg moves in front Scoop, hit pad to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Cook.
14.3
1
Chris Tremain to Peter Handscomb. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot dropped, to short extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Ferguson.
14.2
.
Chris Tremain to Peter Handscomb. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Gilkes.
14.1
.
Chris Tremain to Peter Handscomb. Seaming away length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Steer, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Gilkes.
In over# 14
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jono Cook Wickets : 1
Over 14. 4 runs. Bowler: Jono Cook. Melbourne Stars: 4-105(rr 7.50)
13.6
1
Jono Cook to Peter Handscomb. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Tremain.
13.5
1
Jono Cook to Glenn Maxwell. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by McAndrew.
13.4
W
OUT! Caught. Jono Cook to Marcus Stoinis. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump backing away driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long off, by Morris. Fifty and out. Stoinis attempts to go downtown, but slices it straight into the hands of long off. The Thunder needed to break that partnership. A few more wickets and they are right back in this.
13.3
1
Jono Cook to Glenn Maxwell. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by McAndrew.
13.2
.
Jono Cook to Glenn Maxwell. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Cook.
13.1
1
Jono Cook to Marcus Stoinis. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Tremain. Fifty up for Marcus Stoinis. He's playing the situation perfectly for this chase. A top knock from the opener.
Melbourne Stars Men: 4-148 ( 17.5 ) overs
Sydney Thunder Men 5-145 ( 20.0 ) overs
Toss - Melbourne Stars won the toss and elected to bowl.
Melbourne Stars win by 6 wickets
RR : -0.92
CRR : 8.3
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
U Khawaja

c: Larkin b: Coulter-Nile

33
27
3
122.22
A Hales

c: Coulter-Nile b: Zampa

26
28
2
92.86
C Ferguson

b: Rauf

35
27
3
129.63
M Gilkes

c: Lamichhane b: Rauf

41
35
1
117.14
D Sams

lbw: Rauf

0
1
0
0
A Ross

not out

0
2
0
0
Not bat : Chris Morris,Arjun Nair,Nathan McAndrew,Jono Cook,Chris Tremain
Extras 10(b 5, lb 3, WD 2, NB 0)
Total 145/5 20.0 overs

FOW: (Chris Morris) , (Arjun Nair) , (Nathan McAndrew) , (Jono Cook) , (Chris Tremain)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
3.0
0
18
0
6.00
2.0
0
19
0
9.50
4.0
0
23
3
5.75
4.0
0
39
0
9.75
4.0
0
22
1
5.50
3.0
0
16
1
5.33
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
N Maddinson

run out (Morris)

13
12
2
108.33
M Stoinis

c: Morris b: Cook

50
44
4
113.64
N Coulter-Nile

c: McAndrew b: Sams

11
6
1
183.33
N Larkin

b: Nair

6
4
1
150
G Maxwell

not out

59
37
8
159.46
P Handscomb

not out

3
5
0
60
Not bat : Hilton Cartwright,Adam Zampa,Daniel Worrall,Haris Rauf,Sandeep Lamichhane
Extras 6(b 0, lb 2, WD 3, NB 1)
Total 148/4 17.5 overs

FOW: (Chris Morris) , (Arjun Nair) , (Nathan McAndrew) , (Jono Cook) , (Chris Tremain) , (Hilton Cartwright) , (Adam Zampa) , (Daniel Worrall) , (Haris Rauf) , (Sandeep Lamichhane)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
4.0
0
36
1
9.00
3.5
0
29
0
7.57
3.0
0
25
0
8.33
3.0
0
23
0
7.67
2.0
0
18
1
9.00
2.0
0
15
1
7.50
In over# 20
Runs : 0 Bowler: Haris Rauf Wickets : 3
19.4
W
OUT! L.B.W. Haris Rauf to Daniel Sams. Length ball, outside off stump Deep in crease flick, hit pad to. Hattrick for Haris Rauf! Rashid Khan got one earlier, but now the quick bowler has one too. Quality fast bowling. Speared it into the pads, Sams is done for pace, and it hits the back leg in front of the stumps. HawkEye says it was clipping the leg stump, so a fair enough decision.
19.3
W
OUT! Bowled. Haris Rauf to Callum Ferguson. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump moves in front pulling, hit body to. Two in two! Another slower one from Rauf does the trick. Ferguson went across his stumps to use what he thought would be quick pace, but he's through the shot way too early. The ball flicks off the thigh, and deflects down into the wickets. Brilliant bowling.
19.2
W
OUT! Caught. Haris Rauf to Matthew Gilkes. Off cutter back of a length, down leg side on the front foot flick, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to fine leg, by Lamichhane. Clever change in pace from Rauf. Gilkes is through the shot far too early, and just helps the ball down to fine leg for a regulation catch. That ends a good partnership for the Thunder.
In over# 18
Runs : 6 Bowler: Haris Rauf Wickets : 0
17.3
6
SIX! Haris Rauf to Matthew Gilkes. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Lovely striking from Gilkes. Gets it in the slot, and bludgeons it over wide long on for six.
In over# 17
Runs : 12 Bowler: Sandeep Lamichhane Wickets : 0
16.4
6
SIX! Sandeep Lamichhane to Matthew Gilkes. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Gilkes gets in on the action now. He dances down to the pitch, and launches it high and long down the ground for six more.
16.2
6
SIX! Sandeep Lamichhane to Callum Ferguson. Leg spinner length ball, to leg backing away driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Quality. Ferguson walks outside leg, gets it in his arc, and powers it down the ground for a maximum.
In over# 10
Runs : 0 Bowler: Adam Zampa Wickets : 1
9.3
W
OUT! Caught. Adam Zampa to Alex Hales. Leg spinner length ball, off stump down the track Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to point, by Coulter-Nile. Both openers back in the shed now. Hales was getting frustrated and wanted to get a move on, but ends up throwing his wicket away. He comes charging down to mow it out the park, but miscues it straight up. Simple take for Coulter-Nile.
In over# 9
Runs : 0 Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile Wickets : 1
8.1
W
OUT! Caught. Nathan Coulter-Nile to Usman Khawaja. Short, down leg side backing away pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep square leg, by Larkin. First one gone. The square boundaries are very ong at the MCG, so the bowler's length is always going to be on the short side. Khawaja tries to take it on, but doesn't get all of it. The ball loops down the throat of deep square leg for a simple catch.
In over# 15
Runs : 6 Bowler: Chris Tremain Wickets : 0
14.6
6
FREE HIT. SIX! Chris Tremain to Glenn Maxwell. Off cutter short, outside off stump pulling, well timed over long off for 6 runs. Maxwell makes full use of the free-hit. Another cross-batted shot back down the ground, and he strikes this even better than the previous one.
In over# 14
Runs : 0 Bowler: Jono Cook Wickets : 1
13.4
W
OUT! Caught. Jono Cook to Marcus Stoinis. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump backing away driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long off, by Morris. Fifty and out. Stoinis attempts to go downtown, but slices it straight into the hands of long off. The Thunder needed to break that partnership. A few more wickets and they are right back in this.
In over# 8
Runs : 0 Bowler: Arjun Nair Wickets : 1
7.3
W
OUT! Bowled. Arjun Nair to Nick Larkin. Carrom length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, bottom edge to. That's a lazy looking sweep from Larkin. Doesn't really get fully down, and doesn't commit to a solid swing of the bat. He gets a thick under edge, and the ball cannons back into the stumps.
In over# 6
Runs : 6 Bowler: Daniel Sams Wickets : 1
5.4
W
OUT! Caught. Daniel Sams to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket, by McAndrew. Gone this time. Coulter-Nile wants to deposit over cow corner for six more, but doesn't get the desired connection. Skewed off the bat, and the ball loops into the hands of the fielder who is three quarters of the way back.
5.3
6
SIX! Daniel Sams to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control over deep backward square leg for 6 runs. Lovely pick up shot from Coulter-Nile. Swiped away over backward square leg, and McAndrew nearly pulls off a stunning catch, but cannot stop himself from falling over the rope.
In over# 5
Runs : 6 Bowler: Jono Cook Wickets : 0
4.6
6
SIX! Jono Cook to Marcus Stoinis. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump backing away driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Monster hit from Stoinis. He shuffles outside leg, gets it in the slot, and clobbered it back down the ground for a maximum.
In over# 4
Runs : 1 Bowler: Nathan McAndrew Wickets : 1
3.3
W
OUT! Run Out. Nathan McAndrew to Nic Maddinson. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Morris, by Gilkes. What is Maddinson thinking here? There was never two on, but he thinks he can get back for some reason. Wishful thinking. Morris swoops round, flings it back to the keeper, and the opener is left short by a very long way.

Usman Khawaja

0 (0)

0(0)

Alex Hales

0 (0)

Alex Hales

0 (0)

0(0)

Callum Ferguson

0 (0)

Callum Ferguson

0 (0)

0(0)

Matthew Gilkes

0 (0)

Callum Ferguson

0 (0)

0(0)

Chris Morris

0 (0)

Chris Morris

0 (0)

0(0)

Daniel Sams

0 (0)

Chris Morris

0 (0)

0(0)

Alex Ross

0 (0)

Nic Maddinson

0 (0)

0(0)

Marcus Stoinis

0 (0)

Marcus Stoinis

0 (0)

0(0)

Nathan Coulter-Nile

0 (0)

Marcus Stoinis

0 (0)

0(0)

Nick Larkin

0 (0)

Marcus Stoinis

0 (0)

0(0)

Glenn Maxwell

0 (0)

Glenn Maxwell

0 (0)

0(0)

Peter Handscomb

0 (0)