Melbourne Stars Men 2-194 ( 20.0 ) overs
Sydney Thunder Men: 8-166 ( 20.0 ) overs
Melbourne Stars win by 28 runs
Toss - Melbourne Stars won the toss and elected to bat.
Batsman
R
B
4S
6S
SR
0
3
0
0
0
1
3
0
0
33.33
Bowler
O
M
R
W
Econ
4.0
0
29
2
7.25
Man of the Match
Nick Larkin
Commentary
In over# 20
Runs : 2 Bowler: Haris Rauf Wickets : 1
Over 20. 2 runs. Bowler: Haris Rauf. Sydney Thunder: 8-166(rr 8.30)
19.6
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Haris Rauf to Chris Tremain. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Gotch. Melbourne Stars are through to the BBL final. They were on top for the majority of this match, and fully deserve their place alongside the Sixers on Saturday. The partnership between Marcus Stoinis and Nick Larkin took the game away from the Thunder. They needed their top order to fire in the chase, but early wickets meant they were always behind the rate. Alex Ross made things interesting with a quickfire fifty, but Sydney ended up 28 runs short.Join us again in a couple of days time, where the Stars and the Sixers will battle it out for the trophy this year. It should be a belter!
19.5
.
Haris Rauf to Chris Tremain. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Gotch.
19.4
.
Haris Rauf to Chris Tremain. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump backing away pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Gotch.
19.3
1
Haris Rauf to Nathan McAndrew. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Handscomb.
19.2
W
OUT! Caught. Haris Rauf to Jay Lenton. Off cutter length ball, down leg side Deep in crease Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid wicket, by Maddinson. Rauf gets a third. Lenton gets this right off the toe end, and it goes up very high, and Maddinson pouches the catch coming in from the deep. He had a little juggle, but hung on in the end.
19.1
1
Haris Rauf to Nathan McAndrew. Off cutter length ball, to leg on the front foot glancing, hit pad to leg slip for 1 run, fielded by Gotch.
In over# 19
Runs : 10 Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile Wickets : 1
Over 19. 10 runs. Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile. Sydney Thunder: 7-164(rr 8.63)
18.6
2
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Jay Lenton. Slower length ball, off stump backing away driving, to long on for 2 runs, fielded by Handscomb.
18.5
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Nathan McAndrew. Slower ball short, outside off stump backing away pulling, hit body to short leg for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
18.4
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Jay Lenton. Off cutter back of a length, down leg side backing away driving, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Maddinson.
18.3
2
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Jay Lenton. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Maxwell.
18.2
4
FOUR! Nathan Coulter-Nile to Jay Lenton. Off cutter length ball, down leg side on the front foot Slog, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Streaky from Lenton. He hacks at this, and gets a handy outside edge that flies past short third man.
18.1
W
OUT! Caught. Nathan Coulter-Nile to Daniel Sams. Back of a length, outside off stump Deep in crease pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket, by Larkin. Sams holes out in the deep now. The Thunder are crumbling to defeat. He steps back to create the length, but totally mis-hits it. Easily taken by Larkin on the boundary edge.
In over# 18
Runs : 3 Bowler: Haris Rauf Wickets : 0
Over 18. 3 runs. Bowler: Haris Rauf. Sydney Thunder: 6-154(rr 8.56)
17.6
1
Haris Rauf to Daniel Sams. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, Spliced to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Hinchliffe.
17.5
.
Haris Rauf to Daniel Sams. Off cutter short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Gotch.
17.4
.
Haris Rauf to Daniel Sams. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Gotch.
17.3
1
Haris Rauf to Jay Lenton. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, shy attempt by Maxwell.
17.2
.
Haris Rauf to Jay Lenton. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Gotch.
17.1
1
Haris Rauf to Daniel Sams. Back of a length, outside off stump Deep in crease pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.
In over# 17
Runs : 16 Bowler: Adam Zampa Wickets : 2
Over 17. 16 runs. Bowler: Adam Zampa. Sydney Thunder: 6-151(rr 8.88)
16.6
1
Adam Zampa to Daniel Sams. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, outside edge to short third man for 1 run, dropped catch by Gotch, fielded by Worrall.
16.5
W
OUT! Caught. Adam Zampa to Arjun Nair. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long off, by Handscomb. Two in the over for Zampa. The risk of bowling the spinner at this stage has paid off for the Stars. Nair uses his feet and tries to clear long off, but he just doesn't get enough distance on it. A regulation take by the fielder in the deep.
16.4
6
SIX! Adam Zampa to Arjun Nair. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Nair carries things on for Sydney, though! He clears the front leg, and clobbers this over long on for six more.
16.3
W
OUT! Caught. Adam Zampa to Alex Ross. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket, by Maddinson. Super take by Maddinson in the deep. Ross had to keep trying to clear the fence, but doesn't get enough behind this. Miscued, and it loops out to deep mid wicket. Maddinson sprints round, dives, and takes it low to the ground.
16.3
1
Wide Adam Zampa to Alex Ross. Leg spinner back of a length, wide outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Gotch.
16.2
6
SIX! Adam Zampa to Alex Ross. Leg spinner length ball, to leg backing away slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. More of that needed for the Thunder. Ross steps outside leg, gets it into his arc, and he powers it over mid wicket for six.
16.1
2
Adam Zampa to Alex Ross. Leg spinner length ball, to leg backing away Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Maddinson.
In over# 16
Runs : 6 Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile Wickets : 0
Over 16. 6 runs. Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile. Sydney Thunder: 4-135(rr 8.44)
15.6
.
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Arjun Nair. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Gotch.
15.5
.
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Arjun Nair. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, Gloved to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
15.4
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Alex Ross. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot flick, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Hinchliffe. Fifty for Alex Ross, which is his second of this campaign. He is keeping the Thunder in this chase. He needs to be there at the end for them to have a good chance.
15.3
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Arjun Nair. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile, fielded by Handscomb.
15.2
4
FOUR! Nathan Coulter-Nile to Arjun Nair. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled past fine leg for 4 runs. More luck for Nair. Done for pace as he flaps at this bumper, and the ball flies over the keeper's head for four.
15.1
.
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Arjun Nair. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Gotch.
Melbourne Stars Men: 2-194 ( 20.0 ) overs
Sydney Thunder Men 8-166 ( 20.0 ) overs
Toss - Melbourne Stars won the toss and elected to bat.
Melbourne Stars win by 28 runs
RR : 0
CRR : 8.3
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
M Stoinis

b: Morris

83
54
7
153.7
N Maddinson

c: Sams b: Morris

11
11
2
100
N Larkin

not out

83
49
9
169.39
G Maxwell

not out

4
6
0
66.67
Not bat : Seb Gotch,Peter Handscomb,Nathan Coulter-Nile,Clint Hinchliffe,Adam Zampa,Daniel Worrall,Haris Rauf
Extras 13(b 1, lb 9, WD 3, NB 0)
Total 194/2 20.0 overs

FOW: (Seb Gotch) , (Peter Handscomb) , (Nathan Coulter-Nile) , (Clint Hinchliffe) , (Adam Zampa) , (Daniel Worrall) , (Haris Rauf)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
3.0
0
36
0
12.00
4.0
0
31
0
7.75
4.0
0
41
0
10.25
4.0
0
30
2
7.50
2.0
0
17
0
8.50
3.0
0
29
0
9.67
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
U Khawaja

b: Coulter-Nile

23
15
3
153.33
A Hales

run out (Coulter-Nile)

8
8
0
100
C Ferguson

c: Gotch b: Rauf

7
7
1
100
A Ross

c: Maddinson b: Zampa

58
38
3
152.63
C Morris

b: Rauf

21
16
0
131.25
A Nair

c: Handscomb b: Zampa

30
17
3
176.47
D Sams

c: Larkin b: Coulter-Nile

3
6
0
50
J Lenton

c: Maddinson b: Rauf

10
7
1
142.86
N McAndrew

not out

1
3
0
33.33
C Tremain

not out

0
3
0
0
Not bat : Jono Cook
Extras 5(b 0, lb 4, WD 1, NB 0)
Total 166/8 20.0 overs

FOW: (Seb Gotch) , (Peter Handscomb) , (Nathan Coulter-Nile) , (Clint Hinchliffe) , (Adam Zampa) , (Daniel Worrall) , (Haris Rauf) , (Jono Cook)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
4.0
0
29
0
7.25
2.0
0
19
0
9.50
4.0
0
29
2
7.25
4.0
0
17
3
4.25
4.0
0
43
2
10.75
1.0
0
10
0
10.00
1.0
0
15
0
15.00
In over# 20
Runs : 6 Bowler: Daniel Sams Wickets : 0
19.3
6
SIX! Daniel Sams to Nick Larkin. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over deep extra cover for 6 runs. He goes again! Not good bowling with the field that has been set. Larkin hits through the line, and crushes it over wide long off for six.
In over# 18
Runs : 6 Bowler: Daniel Sams Wickets : 0
17.5
6
SIX! Daniel Sams to Nick Larkin. Off cutter half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. That's more like it from Larkin. Picks change in pace, and dispatches this over the long off fence for six.
In over# 17
Runs : 6 Bowler: Chris Morris Wickets : 1
16.5
W
OUT! Bowled. Chris Morris to Marcus Stoinis. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front Scoop, hit pad to. The ramp shot doesn't pay off this time for Stoinis. Done for pace a little, the ball skids past the swishing blade, clips the pad, then flicks the top of off stump. He had the length to pull off the shot, but didn't execute well. That ends a wonderful innings nevertheless.
16.2
6
SIX! Chris Morris to Marcus Stoinis. Length ball, off stump moves in front Scoop, well timed in the air under control over fine leg for 6 runs. Stoinis crouches down, uses the pace from Morris, and flips it over fine leg for six. Terrific stroke.
In over# 15
Runs : 6 Bowler: Arjun Nair Wickets : 0
14.1
6
SIX! Arjun Nair to Nick Larkin. Carrom ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. That's right in the slot for Larkin. Large stride in, and he nails the ball back down the ground for a maximum.
In over# 14
Runs : 6 Bowler: Jono Cook Wickets : 0
13.6
6
SIX! Jono Cook to Marcus Stoinis. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over deep extra cover for 6 runs. Tossed up high and wide again from Cook, and this time Stoinis goes the distance. He extends the arms through the shot, and lofts the ball over extra cover for six.
In over# 4
Runs : 0 Bowler: Chris Morris Wickets : 1
3.3
W
OUT! Caught. Chris Morris to Nic Maddinson. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep square leg, by Sams. Gone this time. Not pretty from Maddinson. He clears the front leg, looks to mow it over the onside, but drags it squarer than he wanted to. Clubbed down the throat of deep square leg, and Sams makes no mistake.
In over# 1
Runs : 6 Bowler: Jono Cook Wickets : 0
6
SIX! Jono Cook to Marcus Stoinis. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump backing away driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. Great start from Stoinis! He shuffles outside leg to give himself that little bit of room, then launches it back down the ground for a maximum.
In over# 20
Runs : 0 Bowler: Haris Rauf Wickets : 1
19.2
W
OUT! Caught. Haris Rauf to Jay Lenton. Off cutter length ball, down leg side Deep in crease Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid wicket, by Maddinson. Rauf gets a third. Lenton gets this right off the toe end, and it goes up very high, and Maddinson pouches the catch coming in from the deep. He had a little juggle, but hung on in the end.
In over# 19
Runs : 0 Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile Wickets : 1
18.1
W
OUT! Caught. Nathan Coulter-Nile to Daniel Sams. Back of a length, outside off stump Deep in crease pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket, by Larkin. Sams holes out in the deep now. The Thunder are crumbling to defeat. He steps back to create the length, but totally mis-hits it. Easily taken by Larkin on the boundary edge.
In over# 17
Runs : 12 Bowler: Adam Zampa Wickets : 2
16.5
W
OUT! Caught. Adam Zampa to Arjun Nair. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long off, by Handscomb. Two in the over for Zampa. The risk of bowling the spinner at this stage has paid off for the Stars. Nair uses his feet and tries to clear long off, but he just doesn't get enough distance on it. A regulation take by the fielder in the deep.
16.4
6
SIX! Adam Zampa to Arjun Nair. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Nair carries things on for Sydney, though! He clears the front leg, and clobbers this over long on for six more.
16.3
W
OUT! Caught. Adam Zampa to Alex Ross. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket, by Maddinson. Super take by Maddinson in the deep. Ross had to keep trying to clear the fence, but doesn't get enough behind this. Miscued, and it loops out to deep mid wicket. Maddinson sprints round, dives, and takes it low to the ground.
16.2
6
SIX! Adam Zampa to Alex Ross. Leg spinner length ball, to leg backing away slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. More of that needed for the Thunder. Ross steps outside leg, gets it into his arc, and he powers it over mid wicket for six.
In over# 15
Runs : 6 Bowler: Daniel Worrall Wickets : 0
14.2
6
SIX! Daniel Worrall to Arjun Nair. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. That's sublime hitting from Nair. A clean strike through the line of the ball, he holds the pose, and it whistles over the long on fence for six.
In over# 11
Runs : 0 Bowler: Haris Rauf Wickets : 1
10.4
W
OUT! Bowled. Haris Rauf to Chris Morris. Length ball, outside off stump backing away Slog, missed to. Rauf gets his second! Morris goes a long way outside leg, exposes all three stumps, and the ball skids through to clip leg. Not a great decision from Morris. It was premeditated, and he was probably expecting a shorter length. A long way back for the Thunder now.
In over# 10
Runs : 6 Bowler: Clint Hinchliffe Wickets : 0
9.4
6
SIX! Clint Hinchliffe to Alex Ross. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, to leg down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Great use of the feet from Ross, and he deposits this a long way back over the long on fence. Got to the pitch, and pinged it out the middle of the blade.
In over# 9
Runs : 6 Bowler: Adam Zampa Wickets : 0
8.2
6
SIX! Adam Zampa to Chris Morris. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. A drag down from Zampa, and Morris punishes him. The South African sits back, and plants it over mid wicket for six more.
In over# 8
Runs : 6 Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile Wickets : 0
7.5
6
SIX! Nathan Coulter-Nile to Alex Ross. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control over third man for 6 runs. Short, wide, and Ross scythes this over third man for six. There was a moment where the fielder on the rope would've been interested, but it sailed over his head with ease.
In over# 6
Runs : 0 Bowler: Haris Rauf Wickets : 1
5.3
W
OUT! Caught. Haris Rauf to Callum Ferguson. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, Gloved to wicketkeeper, by Gotch. Got him this time! The pace of Haris Rauf does the business. Ferguson attempts to take on the short ball, but is rushed into the shot. The ball brushes the glove on the way down the legside, and Gotch takes a simple grab.
In over# 5
Runs : 0 Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile Wickets : 1
4.1
W
OUT! Bowled. Nathan Coulter-Nile to Usman Khawaja. Off cutter length ball, down leg side backing away Slog, bottom edge to. Huge wicket! Coulter-Nile strikes first ball. Khawaja completely loses his shape here. Looks to go too hard at the ball, and ends up chopping it into his stumps. Perhaps he didn't pick the change in pace, and was through the shot too early. The Stars are on top.
In over# 3
Runs : 0 Bowler: Daniel Worrall Wickets : 1
2.5
W
OUT! Run Out. Daniel Worrall to Alex Hales. Length ball, off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid on, direct hit by Coulter-Nile. That's a fantastic bit of work from Coulter-Nile at mid on. Punched straight to him, Hales sets off for a risky run, and pays the price. A rocket arm into the stumps at the non-striker's end, and the Englishman is just short of his ground.

Marcus Stoinis

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0(0)

Nic Maddinson

0 (0)

Marcus Stoinis

0 (0)

0(0)

Nick Larkin

0 (0)

Nick Larkin

0 (0)

0(0)

Glenn Maxwell

0 (0)

Usman Khawaja

0 (0)

0(0)

Alex Hales

0 (0)

Usman Khawaja

0 (0)

0(0)

Callum Ferguson

0 (0)

Callum Ferguson

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0(0)

Alex Ross

0 (0)

Alex Ross

0 (0)

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Chris Morris

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Alex Ross

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Arjun Nair

0 (0)

Arjun Nair

0 (0)

0(0)

Daniel Sams

0 (0)

Daniel Sams

0 (0)

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Jay Lenton

0 (0)

Jay Lenton

0 (0)

0(0)

Nathan McAndrew

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Nathan McAndrew

0 (0)

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Chris Tremain

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