Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder, Challenger, STA vs THU Live Cricket Score, BBL20

Melbourne Stars will take on Sydney Thunder in the Challenger of BBL 09 which will be played at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, STA vs THU Live Score Challenger of BBL 2020 between Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder on 06 February 2020 Live Score & Live Streaming

STA vs THU Live Score Challenger of BBL 2020 between Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder on 06 February 2020 Live Score & Live Streaming
STA vs THU Live Score Challenger of BBL 2020 between Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder on 06 February 2020 Live Score & Live Streaming

STA vs THU Live Score, Challenger, THU vs STA Live Score

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
.
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 : 16 Bowler: Daniel Sams Wickets : 0
Over 20. 17 runs. Bowler: Daniel Sams. Melbourne Stars: 2-194(rr 9.70)
19.6
2
Daniel Sams to Glenn Maxwell. Yorker, down leg side on the front foot flick, missed to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Lenton. That is an imposing score set by the Stars there. Marcus Stoinis continued his incredible form with a brilliant 83, but that was also matched by Nick Larkin. An equally impressive knock from the number three, who really boosted the Stars' total towards the back end. Not much to shout about for the Thunder. They were pretty sloppy in the field. Chris Morris was the pick of the bowlers for them. It's going to be a difficult chase for Sydney. They need their top order to fire if they stand a chance.
19.5
1
Daniel Sams to Nick Larkin. Half volley, down leg side on the front foot glancing, well timed to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Tremain.
19.4
2
Daniel Sams to Nick Larkin. Yorker, to leg on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Ross.
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.
19.2
4
FOUR! Daniel Sams to Nick Larkin. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Superb from Larkin. Mid off is up in the ring, so he targets that region. Gets a slower delivery, but flat-bats it over the top for four.
19.2
1
Wide Daniel Sams to Nick Larkin. Length ball, wide outside off stump no foot movement driving, missed to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Lenton.
19.1
2
Daniel Sams to Nick Larkin. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, in the air under control to deep extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by Cook.
In over# 19
Runs : 7 Bowler: Chris Morris Wickets : 0
Over 19. 7 runs. Bowler: Chris Morris. Melbourne Stars: 2-177(rr 9.32)
18.6
1
Chris Morris to Nick Larkin. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Hales.
18.5
2
Chris Morris to Nick Larkin. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by McAndrew.
18.4
1
Chris Morris to Glenn Maxwell. Back of a length, outside off stump Deep in crease pulling, bottom edge to cover for 1 run, fielded by Ferguson.
18.3
.
Chris Morris to Glenn Maxwell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Scoop, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Lenton.
18.2
1
Chris Morris to Nick Larkin. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Cook.
18.1
2
Chris Morris to Nick Larkin. Full toss, middle stump on the front foot flick, to long on for 2 runs, fielded by McAndrew.
In over# 18
Runs : 14 Bowler: Daniel Sams Wickets : 0
Over 18. 14 runs. Bowler: Daniel Sams. Melbourne Stars: 2-170(rr 9.44)
17.6
1
Daniel Sams to Nick Larkin. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Ross.
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.
17.4
4
FOUR! Daniel Sams to Nick Larkin. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. That'll help. Larkin swing wildly, gets a chunky edge, and the ball flies over short third man for four.
17.3
1
Daniel Sams to Glenn Maxwell. Yorker, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Cook.
17.2
1
Daniel Sams to Nick Larkin. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Hales.
17.1
1
Daniel Sams to Glenn Maxwell. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Ferguson.
In over# 17
Runs : 11 Bowler: Chris Morris Wickets : 1
Over 17. 11 runs. Bowler: Chris Morris. Melbourne Stars: 2-156(rr 9.18)
16.6
1
Chris Morris to Glenn Maxwell. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Nair.
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.
16.4
1
Chris Morris to Nick Larkin. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Cook. Fifty up for Nick Larkin. A good support role to Stoinis. The Stars have needed some consistency from their number three.
16.3
1
Chris Morris to Marcus Stoinis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by McAndrew.
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.
16.1
2
Chris Morris to Marcus Stoinis. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Ross.
In over# 16
Runs : 12 Bowler: Chris Tremain Wickets : 0
Over 16. 12 runs. Bowler: Chris Tremain. Melbourne Stars: 1-145(rr 9.06)
15.6
1
Chris Tremain to Marcus Stoinis. Back of a length, outside off stump moves in front pulling, in the air under control to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Ross.
15.5
1
Chris Tremain to Nick Larkin. Full toss, outside off stump moves in front flick, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ross.
15.4
1
Chris Tremain to Marcus Stoinis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Sams.
15.3
4
FOUR! Chris Tremain to Marcus Stoinis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Great batting from Stoinis. He is giving the bowler something to think about. Too wide from Tremain, and the opening batsman flashes it away past backward point.
15.2
4
FOUR! Chris Tremain to Marcus Stoinis. Back of a length, outside off stump moves in front Scoop, well timed in the air under control past fine leg for 4 runs. Stoinis walks a long way across his stumps, gets the length he wanted, and ramps it over short fine leg.
15.1
1
Chris Tremain to Nick Larkin. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by McAndrew.
In over# 15
Runs : 14 Bowler: Arjun Nair Wickets : 0
Over 15. 14 runs. Bowler: Arjun Nair. Melbourne Stars: 1-133(rr 8.87)
14.6
1
Arjun Nair to Nick Larkin. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Ross.
14.5
.
Arjun Nair to Nick Larkin. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Khawaja.
14.4
1
Arjun Nair to Marcus Stoinis. Off break back of a length, outside off stump backing away cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Ross.
14.3
1
Arjun Nair to Nick Larkin. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by McAndrew.
14.2
4
FOUR! Arjun Nair to Nick Larkin. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. That area has been very productive for Larkin this evening. He's quick to get the cut out, and he slashes it hard to the fence.
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.
14.1
1
Wide Arjun Nair to Nick Larkin. Carrom length ball, wide outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Lenton.
In over# 14
Runs : 18 Bowler: Jono Cook Wickets : 0
Over 14. 18 runs. Bowler: Jono Cook. Melbourne Stars: 1-119(rr 8.50)
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.
13.5
1
Jono Cook to Nick Larkin. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by McAndrew.
13.4
4
FOUR! Jono Cook to Nick Larkin. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. A bit streaky from Larkin. He wafts the bat at this, gets a healthy edge, and the ball scurries away to the third man fence.
13.3
1
Jono Cook to Marcus Stoinis. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Hales.
13.2
2
Jono Cook to Marcus Stoinis. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid on for 2 runs, shy attempt by Hales, direct hit by Khawaja.
13.1
4
FOUR! Jono Cook to Marcus Stoinis. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Flighted up outside off, and Stoinis cracks this nicely over extra cover for four.
In over# 13
Runs : 7 Bowler: Chris Tremain Wickets : 0
Over 13. 7 runs. Bowler: Chris Tremain. Melbourne Stars: 1-101(rr 7.77)
12.6
1
Chris Tremain to Marcus Stoinis. Back of a length, wide outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Ross. Another fifty for Marcus Stoinis in this BBL. He will be the man to bat through this innings for the Stars. The others around him need to up the tempo.
12.5
1
Chris Tremain to Nick Larkin. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by McAndrew.
12.4
4
FOUR! Chris Tremain to Nick Larkin. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Width for Larkin to go after, and he spanks this out the middle of the bat. He sends it racing through backward point, and the fielder in the deep cannot get round to cut it off.
12.3
.
Chris Tremain to Nick Larkin. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Lenton.
12.2
1
Chris Tremain to Marcus Stoinis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Ross.
12.1
.
Chris Tremain to Marcus Stoinis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Khawaja.
In over# 12
Runs : 4 Bowler: Daniel Sams Wickets : 0
Over 12. 4 runs. Bowler: Daniel Sams. Melbourne Stars: 1-94(rr 7.83)
11.6
1
Daniel Sams to Marcus Stoinis. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump no foot movement Steer, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Khawaja.
11.5
1
Daniel Sams to Nick Larkin. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Cook.
11.4
.
Daniel Sams to Nick Larkin. Off cutter half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
11.3
.
Daniel Sams to Nick Larkin. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Lenton.
11.2
1
Daniel Sams to Marcus Stoinis. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Khawaja.
11.1
1
Daniel Sams to Nick Larkin. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Cook.
In over# 11
Runs : 8 Bowler: Arjun Nair Wickets : 0
Over 11. 8 runs. Bowler: Arjun Nair. Melbourne Stars: 1-90(rr 8.18)
10.6
1
Arjun Nair to Nick Larkin. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Hales.
10.5
1
Arjun Nair to Marcus Stoinis. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Hales.
10.4
1
Arjun Nair to Nick Larkin. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Ross.
10.3
.
Arjun Nair to Nick Larkin. Carrom length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Nair.
10.2
4
FOUR! Arjun Nair to Nick Larkin. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs, mis-fielded by McAndrew. That's been absolutely hammered by Larkin. He springs back in the crease, and slams it to deep mid wicket. It should be a simple stop for the man on the boundary edge, but McAndrew makes a mess of things. Spilled into the rope for four.
10.1
1
Arjun Nair to Marcus Stoinis. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Morris.
In over# 10
Runs : 7 Bowler: Jono Cook Wickets : 0
Over 10. 7 runs. Bowler: Jono Cook. Melbourne Stars: 1-82(rr 8.20)
9.6
4
FOUR! Jono Cook to Nick Larkin. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Larkin pushes back, plays it as late as possible, and chops it away past short third man for four more. The number three is starting to look a lot more fluent.
9.5
.
Jono Cook to Nick Larkin. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
9.4
1
Jono Cook to Marcus Stoinis. Leg spinner half volley, wide outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Sams.
9.3
1
Jono Cook to Nick Larkin. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Ross.
9.2
1
Jono Cook to Marcus Stoinis. Leg spinner half volley, to leg on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Morris.
9.1
.
Jono Cook to Marcus Stoinis. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
In over# 9
Runs : 11 Bowler: Nathan McAndrew Wickets : 0
Over 9. 11 runs. Bowler: Nathan McAndrew. Melbourne Stars: 1-75(rr 8.33)
8.6
4
FOUR! Nathan McAndrew to Nick Larkin. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled past deep mid wicket for 4 runs, dropped catch by Sams. Muscled out into the legside, and it is put down by Sams in the deep. He misjudged the flight of the ball, came in too far, and he could not recover in time. Jumped back to take it over the shoulder with two hands, but just parried it into the rope for four.
8.5
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Nathan McAndrew to Nick Larkin. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Morris.
8.4
2
Nathan McAndrew to Nick Larkin. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Sams.
8.3
4
FOUR! Nathan McAndrew to Nick Larkin. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Quality shot from Larkin. He lets the ball come on, and slices this away through backward point. Gorgeous timing.
8.2
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Nathan McAndrew to Nick Larkin. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Hales.
8.1
1
Nathan McAndrew to Marcus Stoinis. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Ferguson.
In over# 8
Runs : 7 Bowler: Arjun Nair Wickets : 0
Over 8. 7 runs. Bowler: Arjun Nair. Melbourne Stars: 1-64(rr 8.00)
7.6
1
Arjun Nair to Marcus Stoinis. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by McAndrew.
7.5
2
Arjun Nair to Marcus Stoinis. Carrom length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, in the air under control to long off for 2 runs, fielded by Morris.
7.4
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Arjun Nair to Marcus Stoinis. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Nair.
7.3
4
FOUR! Arjun Nair to Marcus Stoinis. Carrom ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Stoinis sits back in the crease, and thumps this away through extra cover for four. Top shot.
7.2
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Arjun Nair to Marcus Stoinis. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
7.1
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Arjun Nair to Marcus Stoinis. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Lenton.
In over# 7
Runs : 5 Bowler: Chris Tremain Wickets : 0
Over 7. 5 runs. Bowler: Chris Tremain. Melbourne Stars: 1-57(rr 8.14)
6.6
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Chris Tremain to Nick Larkin. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
6.5
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Chris Tremain to Nick Larkin. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Hales.
6.4
3
Chris Tremain to Marcus Stoinis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 3 runs, run save by Sams.
6.3
1
Chris Tremain to Nick Larkin. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Hales.
6.2
1
Chris Tremain to Marcus Stoinis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run.
6.1
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Chris Tremain to Marcus Stoinis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
In over# 6
Runs : 7 Bowler: Chris Morris Wickets : 0
Over 6. Power Play Fielding. 7 runs. Bowler: Chris Morris. Melbourne Stars: 1-52(rr 8.67)
5.6
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Chris Morris to Nick Larkin. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to short third man for no runs, fielded by Tremain.
5.5
1
Chris Morris to Marcus Stoinis. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by McAndrew.
5.4
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Chris Morris to Marcus Stoinis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, shy attempt by Morris.
5.4
1
Wide Chris Morris to Marcus Stoinis. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Lenton.
5.3
4
FOUR! Chris Morris to Marcus Stoinis. Back of a length, outside off stump moves in front pulling, well timed in the air under control past fine leg for 4 runs. Stoinis has been doing this all tournament. He jumps across, uses the pace, and lifts the ball over short fine leg for four.
5.2
1
Chris Morris to Nick Larkin. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, hit pad to short leg for 1 run, fielded by McAndrew.
5.1
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Chris Morris to Nick Larkin. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Lenton.
In over# 5
Runs : 6 Bowler: Nathan McAndrew Wickets : 0
Over 5. Power Play Fielding. 6 runs. Bowler: Nathan McAndrew. Melbourne Stars: 1-45(rr 9.00)
4.6
1
Nathan McAndrew to Nick Larkin. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Tremain.
4.5
1
Nathan McAndrew to Marcus Stoinis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot dropped, to short extra cover for 1 run, fielded by McAndrew.
4.4
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Nathan McAndrew to Marcus Stoinis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to gully for no runs, fielded by Lenton.
4.3
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Nathan McAndrew to Marcus Stoinis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Cook.
4.2
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Nathan McAndrew to Marcus Stoinis. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Lenton.
4.1
4
FOUR! Nathan McAndrew to Marcus Stoinis. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Stoinis hits through the line, and belts this over mid on's head for four. Dismissive stuff from the opener.
In over# 4
Runs : 6 Bowler: Chris Morris Wickets : 1
Over 4. Power Play Fielding. 6 runs. Bowler: Chris Morris. Melbourne Stars: 1-39(rr 9.75)
3.6
1
Chris Morris to Marcus Stoinis. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Sams.
3.5
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Chris Morris to Marcus Stoinis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
3.4
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Chris Morris to Marcus Stoinis. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, inside edge to wicketkeeper for no runs, dropped catch by Lenton. That could be a huge moment in the match. Way down the legside, Stoinis tries to tickle this away to the fine leg fence, but it only grazes off the inside edge. A simple chance for Lenton, who sidesteps to comfortably take it in at the midriff, but he spills the chance.
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.
3.2
4
FOUR! Chris Morris to Nic Maddinson. Half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Maddinson swings hard, and smears this straight back past the bowler. Didn't get all of it, but enough to pass mid on and hit the rope.
3.1
1
Chris Morris to Marcus Stoinis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Sams.
In over# 3
Runs : 7 Bowler: Daniel Sams Wickets : 0
Over 3. Power Play Fielding. 7 runs. Bowler: Daniel Sams. Melbourne Stars: 0-33(rr 11.00)
2.6
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Daniel Sams to Nic Maddinson. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
2.5
2
Daniel Sams to Nic Maddinson. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Ross.
2.4
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APPEAL! Daniel Sams to Nic Maddinson. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to second slip for no runs, fielded by Lenton, appeal made for L.B.W. This looks extremely close. Sams rolls his fingers across the ball, it grips off the surface, and beats the inside edge. Impact is on the back leg, and only height was saving him. HawkEye has it smashing into middle stump. A slice of luck for Maddinson.
2.3
1
Daniel Sams to Marcus Stoinis. Short, down leg side on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Ross.
2.2
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Daniel Sams to Marcus Stoinis. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Sams.
2.1
4
FOUR! Daniel Sams to Marcus Stoinis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. A bit of width, and Stoinis throws the hands at it. Carved beautifully past backward point for four more.
In over# 2
Runs : 7 Bowler: Chris Tremain Wickets : 0
Over 2. Power Play Fielding. 15 runs. Bowler: Chris Tremain. Melbourne Stars: 0-26(rr 13.00)
1.6
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Chris Tremain to Nic Maddinson. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, hit pad past fine leg for 4 runs.
1.5
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Chris Tremain to Nic Maddinson. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Hales.
1.4
4
FOUR! Chris Tremain to Nic Maddinson. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep square leg for 4 runs. Maddinson sees the length early, rocks back, and slaps this powerfully in front of square for four. Excellent start for the Stars.
1.3
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Chris Tremain to Nic Maddinson. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, hit pad past fine leg for 4 runs.
1.2
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Chris Tremain to Nic Maddinson. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by McAndrew.
1.1
3
Chris Tremain to Marcus Stoinis. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front flick, well timed in the air under control to fine leg for 3 runs, fielded by Ross.
In over# 1
Runs : 11 Bowler: Jono Cook Wickets : 0
Over 1. Power Play Fielding. 11 runs. Bowler: Jono Cook. Melbourne Stars: 0-11(rr 11.00)
0.6
3
Jono Cook to Marcus Stoinis. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot flick, to fine leg for 3 runs, fielded by Tremain.
0.5
1
Jono Cook to Nic Maddinson. Leg spinner half volley, down leg side on the front foot flick, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Hales.
1
Jono Cook to Marcus Stoinis. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Tremain.
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Jono Cook to Marcus Stoinis. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, inside edge to short leg for no runs, fielded by Lenton.
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.
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NEW BALL. Jono Cook to Marcus Stoinis. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by McAndrew.
-1.0
Start of Melbourne Stars Innings. Welcome to the BBL Challenger, the knockout game that will see the winner go into the final on Saturday against the Sixers. Melbourne Stars have won the toss at the MCG and elected to bat first. This is what the teams have been playing towards this season, a chance to get to the final and lift the trophy. The Stars have not been in the best of form, losing their last four matches, whereas the Thunder have won their last three. Will that carry on tonight? Melbourne topped the group table and Sydney scraped through in fifth. It should be cracking battle, whatever the result.
-1.0
Start of Innings. Welcome to the BBL Challenger, the knockout game that will see the winner go into the final on Saturday against the Sixers. Melbourne Stars have won the toss at the MCG and elected to bat first. This is what the teams have been playing towards this season, a chance to get to the final and lift the trophy. The Stars have not been in the best of form, losing their last four matches, whereas the Thunder have won their last three. Will that carry on tonight? Melbourne topped the group table and Sydney scraped through in fifth. It should be cracking battle, whatever the result.
-1.0
Melbourne Stars won the toss and elected to bat.
-1.0
Teams will be announced at the toss
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
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Haris Rauf to Chris Tremain. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Gotch.
19.4
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
In over# 15
Runs : 12 Bowler: Daniel Worrall Wickets : 0
Over 15. 12 runs. Bowler: Daniel Worrall. Sydney Thunder: 4-129(rr 8.60)
14.6
1
Daniel Worrall to Arjun Nair. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.
14.5
1
APPEAL! Daniel Worrall to Alex Ross. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to gully for 1 run, fielded by Stoinis, appeal made for L.B.W. Huge shout from the Stars, but this looks to be just sliding past the leg stump. Good call by the umpire.
14.4
2
Daniel Worrall to Alex Ross. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid on for 2 runs, fielded by Maddinson.
14.3
1
Daniel Worrall to Arjun Nair. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot glancing, well timed to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Rauf.
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.
14.1
1
Daniel Worrall to Alex Ross. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Stoinis.
In over# 14
Runs : 9 Bowler: Adam Zampa Wickets : 0
Over 14. 9 runs. Bowler: Adam Zampa. Sydney Thunder: 4-117(rr 8.36)
13.6
1
Adam Zampa to Alex Ross. Leg spinner full toss, middle stump on the front foot Slog, well timed to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.
13.5
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Adam Zampa to Alex Ross. Leg spinner back of a length, to leg backing away pushing, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Zampa.
13.4
2
Adam Zampa to Alex Ross. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump backing away cutting, to deep backward point for 2 runs.
13.3
1
Adam Zampa to Arjun Nair. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot flick, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Handscomb.
13.2
1
Adam Zampa to Alex Ross. Leg spinner length ball, off stump backing away cutting, to deep backward point for 1 run.
13.1
4
FOUR! Adam Zampa to Alex Ross. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, past deep cover for 4 runs. Ross walks outside leg, and hammers this in front of point for four. No sweeper out there for protection, strangely.
In over# 13
Runs : 15 Bowler: Marcus Stoinis Wickets : 0
Over 13. 15 runs. Bowler: Marcus Stoinis. Sydney Thunder: 4-108(rr 8.31)
12.6
4
FOUR! Marcus Stoinis to Arjun Nair. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, top edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Expensive over from Stoinis. Nair looks to hoick this over the onside, but it flies over short third man off the shoulder of the bat. Bit of luck with that.
12.5
4
FOUR! Marcus Stoinis to Arjun Nair. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Wayward lines from Stoinis. Down leg again, and Nair tucks this away fine off the hip.
12.4
1
Marcus Stoinis to Alex Ross. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.
12.3
4
FOUR! Marcus Stoinis to Alex Ross. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Short, down the legside, and Ross just helps this on its way past short fine leg. Lovely stroke.
12.2
1
Marcus Stoinis to Arjun Nair. Length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Rauf.
12.1
1
Marcus Stoinis to Alex Ross. Full toss, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
In over# 12
Runs : 5 Bowler: Daniel Worrall Wickets : 0
Over 12. 5 runs. Bowler: Daniel Worrall. Sydney Thunder: 4-93(rr 7.75)
11.6
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Daniel Worrall to Arjun Nair. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Gotch.
11.5
1
Daniel Worrall to Alex Ross. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
11.4
2
Daniel Worrall to Alex Ross. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Rauf.
11.3
1
APPEAL! Daniel Worrall to Arjun Nair. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Stoinis, appeal made for L.B.W. A big shout from the bowler, but this isn't that close. Way too high. Clearing the stumps by some distance.
11.2
1
Daniel Worrall to Alex Ross. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Hinchliffe.
11.1
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Daniel Worrall to Alex Ross. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to gully for no runs, fielded by Stoinis.
In over# 11
Runs : 4 Bowler: Haris Rauf Wickets : 1
Over 11. 4 runs. Bowler: Haris Rauf. Sydney Thunder: 4-88(rr 8.00)
10.6
1
Haris Rauf to Alex Ross. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, bottom edge to silly point for 1 run, fielded by Rauf.
10.5
1
Haris Rauf to Arjun Nair. Full toss, middle stump on the front foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Worrall.
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.
10.3
1
Haris Rauf to Alex Ross. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Handscomb.
10.2
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Haris Rauf to Alex Ross. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Gotch.
10.1
1
Haris Rauf to Chris Morris. Yorker, down leg side backing away driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Maddinson.
In over# 10
Runs : 10 Bowler: Clint Hinchliffe Wickets : 0
Over 10. 10 runs. Bowler: Clint Hinchliffe. Sydney Thunder: 3-84(rr 8.40)
9.6
1
Clint Hinchliffe to Chris Morris. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Maddinson.
9.5
1
Clint Hinchliffe to Alex Ross. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, down leg side no foot movement reverse sweeping, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Stoinis.
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.
9.3
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Clint Hinchliffe to Alex Ross. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, off stump down the track working, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Hinchliffe.
9.2
1
Clint Hinchliffe to Chris Morris. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, middle stump backing away driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Handscomb.
9.1
1
Clint Hinchliffe to Alex Ross. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Worrall.
In over# 9
Runs : 9 Bowler: Adam Zampa Wickets : 0
Over 9. 9 runs. Bowler: Adam Zampa. Sydney Thunder: 3-74(rr 8.22)
8.6
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Adam Zampa to Chris Morris. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.
8.5
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Adam Zampa to Chris Morris. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.
8.4
1
Adam Zampa to Alex Ross. Leg spinner length ball, to leg backing away driving, well timed to long on for 1 run, fielded by Maddinson.
8.3
1
Adam Zampa to Chris Morris. Googly length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Maddinson.
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.
8.1
1
Adam Zampa to Alex Ross. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump backing away driving, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
In over# 8
Runs : 10 Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile Wickets : 0
Over 8. 10 runs. Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile. Sydney Thunder: 3-65(rr 8.12)
7.6
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Alex Ross. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Handscomb.
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.
7.4
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Nathan Coulter-Nile to Alex Ross. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
7.3
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Chris Morris. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Hinchliffe.
7.2
2
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Chris Morris. Length ball, to leg backing away Slog, top edge in the air uncontrolled to third man for 2 runs, dropped catch by Maddinson, fielded by Rauf. An ugly swipe from Morris, the ball balloons up off the edge down to third man, but it gets put down by Maddinson. A tough chance. He was running back from backward point, and had to take it over the shoulder. Got two hands to it, though, and would be disappointed not to hang on.
7.1
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Nathan Coulter-Nile to Chris Morris. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
In over# 7
Runs : 9 Bowler: Adam Zampa Wickets : 0
Over 7. 9 runs. Bowler: Adam Zampa. Sydney Thunder: 3-55(rr 7.86)
6.6
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Adam Zampa to Alex Ross. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot flick, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Gotch.
6.5
4
FOUR! Adam Zampa to Alex Ross. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Executes the reverse sweep superbly here. Ross swats it hard past backward point, and it races away for a much needed four.
6.4
1
Adam Zampa to Chris Morris. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
6.3
2
Adam Zampa to Chris Morris. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 2 runs, mis-fielded by Maddinson.
6.2
2
Adam Zampa to Chris Morris. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, thick edge to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Worrall.
6.1
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Adam Zampa to Chris Morris. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
In over# 6
Runs : 9 Bowler: Haris Rauf Wickets : 1
Over 6. Power Play Fielding. 9 runs. Bowler: Haris Rauf. Sydney Thunder: 3-46(rr 7.67)
5.6
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Haris Rauf to Alex Ross. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, Gloved to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Zampa.
5.5
2
Haris Rauf to Alex Ross. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to long off for 2 runs, fielded by Maxwell.
5.4
3
Haris Rauf to Chris Morris. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep backward point for 3 runs, run save by Worrall.
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.
5.2
4
FOUR! Haris Rauf to Callum Ferguson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. That's a glorious stroke from Ferguson. He leans into the shot, piercing the fielders in the inner ring, and he sends it fizzing away to the cover fence.
5.1
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Haris Rauf to Callum Ferguson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Larkin.
In over# 5
Runs : 4 Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile Wickets : 1
Over 5. Power Play Fielding. 4 runs. Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile. Sydney Thunder: 2-37(rr 7.40)
4.6
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Callum Ferguson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Stoinis.
4.5
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Nathan Coulter-Nile to Callum Ferguson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Gotch.
4.4
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Alex Ross. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Maddinson.
4.3
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Nathan Coulter-Nile to Alex Ross. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Larkin.
4.2
2
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Alex Ross. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, outside edge to third man for 2 runs, run save by Rauf.
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# 4
Runs : 11 Bowler: Glenn Maxwell Wickets : 0
Over 4. Power Play Fielding. 11 runs. Bowler: Glenn Maxwell. Sydney Thunder: 1-33(rr 8.25)
3.6
1
Glenn Maxwell to Usman Khawaja. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Larkin.
3.5
4
FOUR! Glenn Maxwell to Usman Khawaja. Off break length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Khawaja steps outside leg once again, and lifts this handsomely over mid off for four more.
3.4
1
Glenn Maxwell to Callum Ferguson. Off break back of a length, to leg on the back foot pulling, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Maddinson.
3.3
3
Glenn Maxwell to Usman Khawaja. Off break length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, well timed in the air under control to deep cover for 3 runs, run save by Hinchliffe, fielded by Handscomb.
3.2
1
Glenn Maxwell to Callum Ferguson. Off break back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Handscomb.
3.1
1
Glenn Maxwell to Usman Khawaja. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep cover for 1 run, dropped catch by Hinchliffe, fielded by Handscomb. Would've been a stunning grab by Hinchliffe. Hit right out of the screws by Khawaja, but it was in the air. Hinchliffe flings himself to his left, gets two hands to it, but the ball bursts out.
In over# 3
Runs : 8 Bowler: Daniel Worrall Wickets : 1
Over 3. Power Play Fielding. 8 runs. Bowler: Daniel Worrall. Sydney Thunder: 1-22(rr 7.33)
2.6
1
Daniel Worrall to Usman Khawaja. Off cutter length ball, down leg side on the front foot driving, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.
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.
2.4
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Daniel Worrall to Alex Hales. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Zampa.
2.3
3
Daniel Worrall to Usman Khawaja. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed to deep extra cover for 3 runs, run save by Larkin, fielded by Maddinson.
2.2
4
FOUR! Daniel Worrall to Usman Khawaja. Off cutter length ball, middle stump moves in front Scoop, well timed in the air under control past fine leg for 4 runs. Nice innovation from Khawaja. He moves across his stumps, and laps it over short fine leg for a one bounce four.
2.1
.
Daniel Worrall to Usman Khawaja. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Larkin.
In over# 2
Runs : 8 Bowler: Glenn Maxwell Wickets : 0
Over 2. Power Play Fielding. 8 runs. Bowler: Glenn Maxwell. Sydney Thunder: 0-14(rr 7.00)
1.6
2
Glenn Maxwell to Alex Hales. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, to deep square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Hinchliffe.
1.5
2
Glenn Maxwell to Alex Hales. Off break back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Hinchliffe.
1.4
2
Glenn Maxwell to Alex Hales. Off break length ball, down leg side backing away flick, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Hinchliffe.
1.3
.
Glenn Maxwell to Alex Hales. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, Gloved to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Gotch.
1.2
1
Glenn Maxwell to Usman Khawaja. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Maddinson.
1.1
1
Glenn Maxwell to Alex Hales. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot driving, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Maddinson.
In over# 1
Runs : 6 Bowler: Daniel Worrall Wickets : 0
Over 1. Power Play Fielding. 6 runs. Bowler: Daniel Worrall. Sydney Thunder: 0-6(rr 6.00)
0.6
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Daniel Worrall to Usman Khawaja. In-swinging back of a length, down leg side backing away pulling, hit body to short leg for no runs, fielded by Worrall.
0.5
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Daniel Worrall to Usman Khawaja. Seaming away back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Gotch.
0.4
1
Daniel Worrall to Alex Hales. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Hinchliffe.
0.3
1
Daniel Worrall to Usman Khawaja. In-swinging length ball, to leg on the front foot flick, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Hinchliffe.
0.2
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Daniel Worrall to Usman Khawaja. Back of a length, to leg down the track flick, hit pad to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Maddinson.
4
NEW BALL. FOUR! Daniel Worrall to Usman Khawaja. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. That's a lovely start from Khawaja. He eases forward, and threads a drive through the infield for four.
0.1
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Nic Maddinson

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Nick Larkin

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Glenn Maxwell

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Usman Khawaja

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Alex Hales

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Callum Ferguson

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Alex Ross

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Chris Morris

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Arjun Nair

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Daniel Sams

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Jay Lenton

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Nathan McAndrew

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Chris Tremain

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STA vs THU Live Streaming TV Channels

Live TV: Fox Sports, Seven Network, Sony Six, BT Sport, SuperSport, Sony Ten Network, BeIn Sports

Live streaming: SonyLiv, Kayo Sports, SuperSport Live, Foxtel Sports, Optus Sport

Match Detail

Match:       STA vs THU, Challenger, Big Bash League 2019-20
Date:          Thursday, February 06, 2020
Time:           08:10 AM GMT
Prediction: Sydney Thunder favourite to win

STA vs THU Squads

Melbourne Stars Squad
Glenn Maxwell (c), Seb Gotch (wk), Nic Maddinson, Marcus Stoinis, Nick Larkin, Peter Handscomb, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clint Hinchliffe, Adam Zampa, Daniel Worrall, Haris Rauf, Ben Dunk, Dilbar Hussain
Sydney Thunder Squad 
Callum Ferguson (c), Jay Lenton (wk), Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Alex Ross, Arjun Nair, Chris Morris, Daniel Sams, Chris Tremain, Jonathan Cook, Brendan Doggett, Matthew Gilkes, Nathan McAndrew

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder Predicted XI

Melbourne Stars Probable XI

Marcus Stoinis, Seb Gotch (wk), Nick Larkin, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell (C), Nic Maddinson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clint Hinchcliffe, Adam Zampa, Haris Rauf, Daniel Worrall

Sydney Thunder Probable XI

Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson (C), Alex Ross, Chris Morris, Daniel Sams, Arjun Nair, Jay Lenton/Matthew Gilkes, Chris Tremain, Jonathan Cook, Brendan Doggett

STA vs THU Head to Head & Last Five Matches

Matches Played MLS Won SYT Won Tie No Result
12 6 6 0 0

Melbourne Stars won both matches between these two teams this season, taking them to six in 12 matches and an equal record overall. Haris Rauf took 3-24 and Marcus Stoinis and Nick Larkin hit half-centuries as the Stars chased 143 to win the first by three wickets. Then, next up, Rauf took 3-23 and Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell scored the half-centuries as the Stars reached 148/4 in 17.5 overs to win by six wickets.

MLS : L L L L W

SYT : W W W L L

 

Probable Winners of The Match

Sydney Thunder are expected to come out as the winners.

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