Crictime Match Detail

Sydney Thunder Men 7-142 ( 20.0 ) overs
Melbourne Stars Men: 7-143 ( 19.4 ) overs
Melbourne Stars win by 3 wickets
Toss - Sydney Thunder won the toss and elected to bat.
Batsmens
R
B
4S
6S
SR
Bowler
O
M
R
W
Econ
3.4
0
22
2
6.00
Man of the Match
Nick Larkin
Commentry
In over# 20
Runs : 2 Bowler: Nathan McAndrew Wickets : 2
Over 20. 2 runs. Bowler: Nathan McAndrew. Melbourne Stars: 7-143(rr 7.15)
19.4
1
Nathan McAndrew to Adam Zampa. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Green. Melbourne Stars have stumbled to a three wicket victory against Sydney Thunder to go to the top of the BBL ladder. In a thrilling conclusion the visitors kept losing wickets with the target within sight. The hosts kept piling on the pressure but ultimately the Stoinis-Larkin parternship proved crucial.
19.3
W
OUT! L.B.W. Nathan McAndrew to Clint Hinchliffe. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front Slog, hit pad to. Prolonged appeal and eventually the finger goes up, amazing scenes in Sydney. Hinchliffe went for an almighty heave and it hasn't worked. Incredible cricket.
19.2
W
OUT! Caught. Nathan McAndrew to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Half volley, to leg on the front foot working, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid on, by Morris. Chipped tamely to Morris who takes it with a big smile on his face. Stars only need one for victory but the Thunder refuse to give up. The new batsman will be on strike with all the fielders up in the circle. This certainly isn't over yet.
19.1
1
Nathan McAndrew to Peter Handscomb. Yorker, outside off stump moves in front working, to mid wicket for 1 run, shy attempt by Green.
In over# 19
Runs : 3 Bowler: Chris Morris Wickets : 0
Over 19. 3 runs. Bowler: Chris Morris. Melbourne Stars: 5-141(rr 7.42)
18.6
.
Chris Morris to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, inside edge to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Morris.
18.5
.
Chris Morris to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Yorker, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Sams.
18.4
1
Chris Morris to Peter Handscomb. Slower ball full toss, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ross.
18.3
.
Chris Morris to Peter Handscomb. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
18.2
1
Chris Morris to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Reverse Swing-In yorker, off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Ferguson.
18.1
1
Chris Morris to Peter Handscomb. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for 1 run, shy attempt by Doggett.
In over# 18
Runs : 10 Bowler: Daniel Sams Wickets : 2
Over 18. 7 runs. Bowler: Daniel Sams. Melbourne Stars: 5-138(rr 7.67)
17.6
4
FOUR! Daniel Sams to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Walloped for four and the crowd is silenced. Coulter-Nile keeps his cool under pressure.
17.6
4
Wide Daniel Sams to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Gilkes.
17.5
.
Daniel Sams to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump moves in front Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Khawaja.
17.4
W
OUT! Bowled. Daniel Sams to Ben Dunk. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to. Bowled him, unbelievable delivery goes straight between bat and pad. The cutter grips slightly off the pitch and Dunk is completely bamboozled. Amazing noise in the stadium now, the crowd is right up for it. Hat-trick ball on the way.
17.3
W
OUT! Caught. Daniel Sams to Glenn Maxwell. Half volley, outside off stump backing away driving, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Gilkes. Got him, the collapse continues. Maxwell gave himself some room looking to slash in typically unconventional style and ended up in an awkward position. There was a healthy edge and Sams celebrates.
17.2
1
Daniel Sams to Peter Handscomb. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, Gloved to silly mid off for 1 run, shy attempt by Sams. Crazy running, Stars starting to look nervous.
17.1
1
Daniel Sams to Glenn Maxwell. Slower ball short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, top edge in the air uncontrolled to third man for 1 run, fielded by Doggett.
In over# 17
Runs : 12 Bowler: Chris Morris Wickets : 2
Over 17. 12 runs. Bowler: Chris Morris. Melbourne Stars: 3-131(rr 7.71)
16.6
W
OUT! Caught. Chris Morris to Marcus Stoinis. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid on, by Green. There could still yet be a twist in this contest. Stoinis was looking to go over the top but it was so full that he couldn't get underneath it. Green clutches it at chest height, Thunder still believe.
16.5
2
Chris Morris to Marcus Stoinis. Slower ball short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed to mid on for 2 runs, run save by Green, fielded by Doggett.
16.4
2
Chris Morris to Marcus Stoinis. Length ball, outside off stump Deep in crease Slog, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Ross.
16.3
4
FOUR! Chris Morris to Marcus Stoinis. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Stoinis seems like he has all the time in the world to swivel on this and send it zipping to the boundary. Confident batting by the allrounder.
16.2
W
OUT! Caught. Chris Morris to Nick Larkin. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to fine leg, by Sams. Taken in the deep but is it too little too late for the Thunder? Morris cranked up the pace on this bouncer causing Larkin to be slightly late on the stroke. Simple catch easily taken.
16.1
4
FOUR! Chris Morris to Nick Larkin. Leg cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Smeared over the top, Larkin takes on Morris because he wants to finish this off in a hurry.
In over# 16
Runs : 5 Bowler: Arjun Nair Wickets : 0
Over 16. 5 runs. Bowler: Arjun Nair. Melbourne Stars: 1-119(rr 7.44)
15.6
1
Arjun Nair to Nick Larkin. Arm length ball, off stump down the track flick, in the air under control to long on for 1 run, fielded by Morris.
15.5
.
Arjun Nair to Nick Larkin. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Doggett.
15.4
1
Arjun Nair to Marcus Stoinis. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Sams. Fifty for Stoinis, a very controlled and sensible innings with the odd sprinkling of power for good measure.
15.3
1
Arjun Nair to Nick Larkin. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Green.
15.2
1
Arjun Nair to Marcus Stoinis. Arm length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, in the air under control to long off for 1 run, fielded by Sams.
15.1
1
Arjun Nair to Nick Larkin. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Green.
Sydney Thunder Men: 7-142 ( 20.0 ) overs
Melbourne Stars Men 7-143 ( 19.4 ) overs
Toss - Sydney Thunder won the toss and elected to bat.
Melbourne Stars win by 3 wickets
RR : 0
CRR : 7.27
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
A Hales

b: Maxwell

0
3
0
0
U Khawaja

b: Maxwell

1
2
0
50
C Ferguson

c: Zampa b: Rauf

19
22
2
86.36
M Gilkes

c: Steyn b: Hinchliffe

28
27
4
103.7
A Ross

b: Rauf

40
32
2
125
C Morris

c&b: Zampa

6
5
1
120
D Sams

b: Rauf

13
16
1
81.25
C Green

not out

2
2
0
100
A Nair

not out

17
11
3
154.55
Not bat : Brendan Doggett,Nathan McAndrew
Extras 16(b 0, lb 12, WD 4, NB 0)
Total 142/7 20.0 overs

FOW: (Brendan Doggett) , (Nathan McAndrew)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
3.0
0
17
2
5.67
4.0
0
24
0
6.00
4.0
0
24
0
6.00
4.0
0
33
1
8.25
4.0
0
24
3
6.00
1.0
0
8
1
8.00
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
N Maddinson

b: Sams

0
6
0
0
M Stoinis

c: Green b: Morris

58
51
4
113.73
N Larkin

c: Sams b: Morris

65
45
8
144.44
G Maxwell

c: Gilkes b: Sams

1
2
0
50
P Handscomb

not out

4
5
0
80
B Dunk

b: Sams

0
1
0
0
N Coulter-Nile

c: Morris b: McAndrew

5
6
1
83.33
C Hinchliffe

lbw: McAndrew

0
1
0
0
A Zampa

not out

1
1
0
100
Not bat : Dale Steyn,Haris Rauf
Extras 9(b 0, lb 7, WD 2, NB 0)
Total 143/7 19.4 overs

FOW: (Brendan Doggett) , (Nathan McAndrew) , (Dale Steyn) , (Haris Rauf)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
4.0
1
25
3
6.25
2.0
0
21
0
10.50
4.0
0
24
2
6.00
4.0
0
28
0
7.00
3.4
0
22
2
6.00
2.0
0
16
0
8.00
In over# 20
Runs : 10 Bowler: Haris Rauf Wickets : 0
Over 20. 12 runs. Bowler: Haris Rauf. Sydney Thunder: 7-142(rr 7.10)
19.6
4
FOUR! Haris Rauf to Arjun Nair. Length ball, middle stump moves in front Scoop, well timed in the air under control past fine leg for 4 runs. Thunder finish with a flourish. Exactly one year ago to the day Sydney Thunder managed to defend 142 against Perth Scorchers, winning by just one run in a thrilling match on this ground. Will history repeat itself this afternoon against Melbourne Stars? Some late hitting from Arjun Nair has boosted their hopes after Alex Ross held the innings together with a mature knock. Glenn Maxwell gave the visitors the perfect start by removing both openers in the powerplay and Haris Rauf bowled with serious heat to get hearts racing. It will be an interesting chase on a tricky surface.
19.5
.
Haris Rauf to Arjun Nair. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, hit pad to backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Hinchliffe.
19.4
.
Haris Rauf to Arjun Nair. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Handscomb.
19.3
4
FOUR! Haris Rauf to Arjun Nair. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Whipped into the gap, loud cheers from the Thunder fans. They are starting to sense that this could be a defendable total.
19.2
.
Haris Rauf to Arjun Nair. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Handscomb.
19.1
2
APPEAL! Haris Rauf to Arjun Nair. Reverse Swing-In half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, inside edge to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Zampa, appeal made for L.B.W.
In over# 19
Runs : 8 Bowler: Dale Steyn Wickets : 0
Over 19. 8 runs. Bowler: Dale Steyn. Sydney Thunder: 7-130(rr 6.84)
18.6
1
Dale Steyn to Arjun Nair. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid on for 1 run, shy attempt by Maxwell.
18.5
2
Dale Steyn to Arjun Nair. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
18.4
.
Dale Steyn to Arjun Nair. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Handscomb.
18.3
4
FOUR! Dale Steyn to Arjun Nair. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. Intentionally angled fine, Nair is up and running with a boundary. Thunder need to squeeze as many as they can from these final few deliveries, every run will be important.
18.2
.
Dale Steyn to Arjun Nair. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Steyn.
18.1
1
Dale Steyn to Chris Green. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to third man for 1 run, run save by Rauf.
In over# 18
Runs : 7 Bowler: Haris Rauf Wickets : 2
Over 18. 7 runs. Bowler: Haris Rauf. Sydney Thunder: 7-122(rr 6.78)
17.6
W
OUT! Bowled. Haris Rauf to Alex Ross. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, missed to. Haris Rauf is on fire, amazing bowling by the right-arm quick. Ross is beaten all ends up and the off bail is sent into orbit. That's a great time to remove the set batsmen for the Stars.
17.5
1
Haris Rauf to Chris Green. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, shy attempt by Maddinson, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
17.4
W
OUT! Bowled. Haris Rauf to Daniel Sams. Length ball, outside off stump Deep in crease Slog, missed to. Full, fast and straight - it's an age old tactic at the death in white-ball cricket and middle stump is flattened as a result. Ferocious pace from Rauf and Sams is on his way.
17.3
.
Haris Rauf to Daniel Sams. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Handscomb.
17.2
4
FOUR! Haris Rauf to Daniel Sams. Half volley, to leg on the front foot flick, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Strong bottom hand and the ball rockets to wide long on. Sams has been swinging hard from the moment he came to the middle, now he finally has a boundary to show for it.
17.1
1
Haris Rauf to Alex Ross. Full toss, middle stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.
17.1
1
Wide Haris Rauf to Alex Ross. Half volley, down leg side on the front foot flick, hit pad to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Handscomb.
In over# 17
Runs : 8 Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile Wickets : 0
Over 17. 8 runs. Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile. Sydney Thunder: 5-115(rr 6.76)
16.6
2
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Daniel Sams. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed to deep square leg for 2 runs, run save by Larkin, fielded by Maxwell.
16.5
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Alex Ross. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, hit pad to wicketkeeper for 1 run, mis-fielded by Handscomb, shy attempt by Handscomb.
16.4
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Daniel Sams. Full toss, to leg on the front foot flick, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Larkin.
16.3
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Alex Ross. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Stoinis.
16.2
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Daniel Sams. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid on for 1 run, mis-fielded by Dunk.
16.1
2
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Daniel Sams. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to mid wicket for 2 runs, mis-fielded by Dunk.
In over# 16
Runs : 10 Bowler: Adam Zampa Wickets : 0
Over 16. 10 runs. Bowler: Adam Zampa. Sydney Thunder: 5-107(rr 6.69)
15.6
6
SIX! Adam Zampa to Alex Ross. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Ross clears the ropes for the second time this afternoon, he is playing a vital role for the hosts. Zampa finishes his spell in expensive fashion.
15.5
.
Adam Zampa to Alex Ross. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Hinchliffe.
15.4
1
Adam Zampa to Daniel Sams. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.
15.3
1
Adam Zampa to Alex Ross. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Maddinson.
15.2
1
Adam Zampa to Daniel Sams. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on for 1 run, dropped catch by Maxwell. Put down, if anyone would have been capable of pulling that catch off it would be Maxwell. It was extremely tough, he did well just to get there on the full.
15.1
1
Adam Zampa to Alex Ross. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Maddinson.
In over# 15
Runs : 5 Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile Wickets : 0
Over 15. 5 runs. Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile. Sydney Thunder: 5-97(rr 6.47)
14.6
.
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Daniel Sams. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Handscomb.
14.5
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Alex Ross. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Larkin.
14.4
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Daniel Sams. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front Slog, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Larkin.
14.3
.
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Daniel Sams. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Hinchliffe.
14.2
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Alex Ross. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Steyn.
14.1
2
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Alex Ross. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Maddinson.
In over# 14
Runs : 3 Bowler: Dale Steyn Wickets : 0
Over 14. 3 runs. Bowler: Dale Steyn. Sydney Thunder: 5-92(rr 6.57)
13.6
.
Dale Steyn to Daniel Sams. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Handscomb.
13.5
1
Dale Steyn to Alex Ross. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for 1 run, shy attempt by Maxwell.
13.4
1
APPEAL! Dale Steyn to Daniel Sams. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front flick, hit pad to third man for 1 run, fielded by Rauf, appeal made for L.B.W. Steyn keeps on appealing to no avail. This one was comfortably outside the line.
13.3
.
Dale Steyn to Daniel Sams. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front Steer, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Handscomb.
13.2
.
Dale Steyn to Daniel Sams. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front Steer, to gully for no runs, fielded by Hinchliffe.
13.1
1
Dale Steyn to Alex Ross. Length ball, to leg on the front foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
In over# 13
Runs : 12 Bowler: Adam Zampa Wickets : 1
Over 13. 12 runs. Bowler: Adam Zampa. Sydney Thunder: 5-89(rr 6.85)
12.6
W
OUT! Caught & Bowled. Adam Zampa to Chris Morris. Leg spinner full toss, outside off stump down the track driving, in the air uncontrolled back to bowler, by Zampa. What a riposte by Zampa, clinging on to a stinger as Morris smokes a full bunger straight back at him. It wasn't the greatest delivery, Zampa won't care though because it's a crucial time to strike.
12.5
4
FOUR! Adam Zampa to Chris Morris. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Morris joins in the fun, hammering this straight of the man at long off. Pressure on Zampa now, he has taken some tap.
12.4
.
Adam Zampa to Chris Morris. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump backing away cutting, to cover for no runs, fielded by Hinchliffe.
12.3
1
Adam Zampa to Alex Ross. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Stoinis.
12.2
6
SIX! Adam Zampa to Alex Ross. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Launched high and handsome over the sightscreen, beautiful clean strike by Ross. He just leaned foward and smashed it with a disdainful extension of the arms.
12.1
1
Adam Zampa to Chris Morris. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Hinchliffe.
In over# 12
Runs : 8 Bowler: Clint Hinchliffe Wickets : 1
Over 12. 8 runs. Bowler: Clint Hinchliffe. Sydney Thunder: 4-77(rr 6.42)
11.6
1
Clint Hinchliffe to Chris Morris. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Zampa.
11.5
1
Clint Hinchliffe to Alex Ross. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Steyn.
11.4
4
FOUR! Clint Hinchliffe to Alex Ross. Left-Arm Leg Spin full toss, to leg on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. That's a filthy delivery, Ross gives it exactly what it deserves. He could've hit that anywhere he wanted really.
11.3
W
OUT! Caught. Clint Hinchliffe to Matthew Gilkes. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, middle stump down the track driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on, by Steyn. Skewed out into the deep, Steyn is far too experienced to miss such a simple chance and Hinchliffe has the breakthrough. Gilkes will be disappointed with that, he got well set and then has given it away.
11.2
.
Clint Hinchliffe to Matthew Gilkes. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, mis-timed to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Hinchliffe.
11.1
2
Clint Hinchliffe to Matthew Gilkes. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, off stump down the track working, to mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Stoinis.
In over# 11
Runs : 7 Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile Wickets : 0
Over 11. 7 runs. Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile. Sydney Thunder: 3-69(rr 6.27)
10.6
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Matthew Gilkes. Back of a length, down leg side on the front foot pulling, in the air under control to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Maddinson.
10.5
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Alex Ross. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Zampa.
10.5
1
Wide Nathan Coulter-Nile to Alex Ross. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Handscomb.
10.4
2
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Alex Ross. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to third man for 2 runs, mis-fielded by Hinchliffe, mis-fielded by Zampa.
10.3
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Matthew Gilkes. Length ball, to leg on the front foot pushing, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Larkin.
10.2
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Alex Ross. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, in the air under control to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Steyn.
10.1
.
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Alex Ross. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
In over# 10
Runs : 6 Bowler: Adam Zampa Wickets : 0
Over 10. 6 runs. Bowler: Adam Zampa. Sydney Thunder: 3-62(rr 6.20)
9.6
1
Adam Zampa to Alex Ross. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Stoinis.
9.5
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. Much needed boundary, Ross manufactures the ball into the gap with some invention.
9.4
.
Adam Zampa to Alex Ross. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Handscomb.
9.3
.
APPEAL! Adam Zampa to Alex Ross. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Handscomb, appeal made for Stumped.
9.2
1
Adam Zampa to Matthew Gilkes. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Larkin.
9.1
.
Adam Zampa to Matthew Gilkes. Googly length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, leading edge to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Steyn.
In over# 9
Runs : 2 Bowler: Haris Rauf Wickets : 0
Over 9. 8 runs. Bowler: Haris Rauf. Sydney Thunder: 3-56(rr 6.22)
8.6
.
Haris Rauf to Alex Ross. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Handscomb.
8.5
.
Haris Rauf to Alex Ross. Length ball, middle stump no foot movement glancing, hit pad past fine leg for 4 runs. Drifts too straight, Thunder will take the runs however they come at the moment.
8.4
.
Haris Rauf to Alex Ross. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Handscomb.
8.3
.
APPEAL! Haris Rauf to Alex Ross. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to short fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Steyn, appeal made for L.B.W. Massive appeal again, the umpires aren't keen on raising the finger this afternoon it seems. Looked very close.
8.3
1
Wide Haris Rauf to Alex Ross. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Handscomb.
8.2
1
Haris Rauf to Matthew Gilkes. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot pulling, to mid on for 1 run, shy attempt by Maxwell.
8.1
.
Haris Rauf to Matthew Gilkes. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Handscomb.
In over# 8
Runs : 6 Bowler: Dale Steyn Wickets : 0
Over 8. 7 runs. Bowler: Dale Steyn. Sydney Thunder: 3-48(rr 6.00)
7.6
1
APPEAL! Dale Steyn to Matthew Gilkes. Length ball, to leg on the front foot pulling, hit pad to short third man for 1 run, shy attempt by Hinchliffe, appeal made for L.B.W. Another huge shout, the umpire is unmoved.
7.5
4
FOUR! Dale Steyn to Matthew Gilkes. Slower length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Gilkes spots the change of pace, delays for a moment and then thumps over the top. Warm applause from the crowd, Steyn is ticking.
7.4
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APPEAL! Dale Steyn to Matthew Gilkes. In-swinging length ball, to leg on the front foot working, hit pad to short third man for no runs, shy attempt by Hinchliffe, appeal made for L.B.W. Decent shout, ball tracking shows it probably should have been given. More frustration for Steyn.
7.3
1
Dale Steyn to Alex Ross. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, outside edge to short third man for 1 run, dropped catch by Handscomb. Put down, that flew quickly off the edge and Handscomb should really have pouched it. That would have been disaster for the Thunder.
7.2
1
Dale Steyn to Matthew Gilkes. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Maddinson.
7.1
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Dale Steyn to Matthew Gilkes. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Handscomb.
In over# 7
Runs : 5 Bowler: Haris Rauf Wickets : 1
Over 7. 5 runs. Bowler: Haris Rauf. Sydney Thunder: 3-41(rr 5.86)
6.6
2
Haris Rauf to Alex Ross. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Coulter-Nile. Time out taken with Stars dominating.
6.5
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Haris Rauf to Alex Ross. Half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
6.4
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OUT! Caught. Haris Rauf to Callum Ferguson. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to third man, by Zampa. Guided straight to a fielder, Zampa barely had to move an inch and Ferguson is distraught. Massive wicket for Haris Rauf, his extra pace and bounce does the trick. Thunder desperately need a partnership now.
6.4
1
Wide Haris Rauf to Callum Ferguson. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Handscomb.
6.3
1
Haris Rauf to Matthew Gilkes. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, bottom edge to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Handscomb.
6.2
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Haris Rauf to Matthew Gilkes. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Stoinis.
6.1
1
Haris Rauf to Callum Ferguson. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Steyn.
In over# 6
Runs : 5 Bowler: Adam Zampa Wickets : 0
Over 6. Power Play Fielding. 5 runs. Bowler: Adam Zampa. Sydney Thunder: 2-36(rr 6.00)
5.6
1
Adam Zampa to Callum Ferguson. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Dunk. Ferguson and Gilkes are leading the recovery but the visitors will still be the happier of the two teams after that powerplay.
5.5
2
Adam Zampa to Callum Ferguson. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Dunk.
5.4
1
Adam Zampa to Matthew Gilkes. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.
5.3
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Adam Zampa to Matthew Gilkes. Googly half volley, to leg on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Zampa.
5.2
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Adam Zampa to Matthew Gilkes. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Handscomb.
5.1
1
Adam Zampa to Callum Ferguson. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Maddinson.
In over# 5
Runs : 11 Bowler: Glenn Maxwell Wickets : 0
Over 5. Power Play Fielding. 11 runs. Bowler: Glenn Maxwell. Sydney Thunder: 2-31(rr 6.20)
4.6
1
Glenn Maxwell to Callum Ferguson. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Hinchliffe.
4.5
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Glenn Maxwell to Callum Ferguson. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Dunk.
4.4
1
Glenn Maxwell to Matthew Gilkes. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Maddinson.
4.3
4
FOUR! Glenn Maxwell to Matthew Gilkes. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Scoop, well timed in the air under control past fine leg for 4 runs. Cheeky, that's wonderful improvisation by Gilkes. All of a sudden this innings has some momentum. Maxwell might regret deciding to bowl a third over in this powerplay.
4.2
4
FOUR! Glenn Maxwell to Matthew Gilkes. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Quality stroke, using the depth of the crease to create the length he wanted. The outfield is rapid so no chance for the fielders.
4.1
1
Glenn Maxwell to Callum Ferguson. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Larkin.
In over# 4
Runs : 5 Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile Wickets : 0
Over 4. Power Play Fielding. 5 runs. Bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile. Sydney Thunder: 2-20(rr 5.00)
3.6
4
FOUR! Nathan Coulter-Nile to Matthew Gilkes. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Carved away for a pressure-relieving boundary, that will settle Gilkes and the crowd down. Slightly too much width, left-handers love it there.
3.5
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Nathan Coulter-Nile to Matthew Gilkes. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pushing, inside edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by Handscomb.
3.4
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Nathan Coulter-Nile to Matthew Gilkes. Short, down leg side on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Handscomb.
3.3
1
Nathan Coulter-Nile to Callum Ferguson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Rauf.
3.2
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Nathan Coulter-Nile to Callum Ferguson. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Handscomb.
3.1
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Nathan Coulter-Nile to Callum Ferguson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Zampa.
In over# 3
Runs : 4 Bowler: Glenn Maxwell Wickets : 1
Over 3. Power Play Fielding. 4 runs. Bowler: Glenn Maxwell. Sydney Thunder: 2-15(rr 5.00)
2.6
1
Glenn Maxwell to Callum Ferguson. Off break back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Larkin.
2.5
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Glenn Maxwell to Callum Ferguson. Off break back of a length, to leg on the back foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Maddinson.
2.4
1
Glenn Maxwell to Matthew Gilkes. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Zampa.
2.3
1
Glenn Maxwell to Callum Ferguson. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Larkin.
2.2
1
Glenn Maxwell to Matthew Gilkes. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Maddinson.
2.1
W
OUT! Bowled. Glenn Maxwell to Usman Khawaja. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to. Maxwell gets another, this is a dream start for him as Khawaja swipes at thin air. The left-hander seemed to misread the length with Maxwell's low-arm action causing all sorts of early issues for the hosts.
In over# 2
Runs : 8 Bowler: Dale Steyn Wickets : 0
Over 2. Power Play Fielding. 8 runs. Bowler: Dale Steyn. Sydney Thunder: 1-11(rr 5.50)
1.6
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Dale Steyn to Callum Ferguson. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Larkin.
1.5
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Dale Steyn to Callum Ferguson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.
1.4
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Dale Steyn to Callum Ferguson. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.
1.3
4
FOUR! Dale Steyn to Callum Ferguson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Sweet timing and impeccable placement, Ferguson shows why he is the leading run scorer so far this season.
1.2
4
FOUR! Dale Steyn to Callum Ferguson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge past third man for 4 runs. There was a slip in place for Steyn's first delivery and then he was moved out only to see the ball soar off the edge in that area. This is a cruel game for bowlers sometimes.
1.1
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Dale Steyn to Callum Ferguson. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement pushing, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Zampa.
In over# 1
Runs : 2 Bowler: Glenn Maxwell Wickets : 1
Over 1. Power Play Fielding. 3 runs. Bowler: Glenn Maxwell. Sydney Thunder: 1-3(rr 3.00)
0.6
1
Glenn Maxwell to Callum Ferguson. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, hit pad to leg gully for 1 run, fielded by Steyn.
0.5
1
Glenn Maxwell to Usman Khawaja. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Coulter-Nile.
1
Glenn Maxwell to Callum Ferguson. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Stoinis.
W
OUT! Bowled. Glenn Maxwell to Alex Hales. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, missed to. Straight through him, what a start for the Stars as their skipper strikes early to remove the dangerous Hales. It just skidded on to go between bat and pad, dismay for the Sydney faithful.
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Glenn Maxwell to Alex Hales. Off break back of a length, down leg side on the back foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Larkin.
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NEW BALL. Glenn Maxwell to Alex Hales. Off break back of a length, down leg side on the back foot cutting, to cover for no runs, fielded by Larkin.
-1.0
Start of Sydney Thunder Innings. We have an exciting BBL double header lined up for today and we start at the Sydney Showground Stadium with the Thunder hosting Melbourne Stars. Both of these teams have started the tournament impressively with three wins apiece so this should be a cracking contest as they seek to continue the momentum. With a plethora of Aussie and international talent in both sides there are some mouth-watering match-ups on the way so buckle up.
-1.0
Start of Innings. We have an exciting BBL double header lined up for today and we start at the Sydney Showground Stadium with the Thunder hosting Melbourne Stars. Both of these teams have started the tournament impressively with three wins apiece so this should be a cracking contest as they seek to continue the momentum. With a plethora of Aussie and international talent in both sides there are some mouth-watering match-ups on the way so buckle up.
-1.0
Sydney Thunder won the toss and elected to bat.
-1.0
Teams will be announced at the toss
In over# 20
Runs : 2 Bowler: Nathan McAndrew Wickets : 2
Over 20. 2 runs. Bowler: Nathan McAndrew. Melbourne Stars: 7-143(rr 7.15)
19.4
1
Nathan McAndrew to Adam Zampa. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Green. Melbourne Stars have stumbled to a three wicket victory against Sydney Thunder to go to the top of the BBL ladder. In a thrilling conclusion the visitors kept losing wickets with the target within sight. The hosts kept piling on the pressure but ultimately the Stoinis-Larkin parternship proved crucial.
19.3
W
OUT! L.B.W. Nathan McAndrew to Clint Hinchliffe. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front Slog, hit pad to. Prolonged appeal and eventually the finger goes up, amazing scenes in Sydney. Hinchliffe went for an almighty heave and it hasn't worked. Incredible cricket.
19.2
W
OUT! Caught. Nathan McAndrew to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Half volley, to leg on the front foot working, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid on, by Morris. Chipped tamely to Morris who takes it with a big smile on his face. Stars only need one for victory but the Thunder refuse to give up. The new batsman will be on strike with all the fielders up in the circle. This certainly isn't over yet.
19.1
1
Nathan McAndrew to Peter Handscomb. Yorker, outside off stump moves in front working, to mid wicket for 1 run, shy attempt by Green.
In over# 19
Runs : 3 Bowler: Chris Morris Wickets : 0
Over 19. 3 runs. Bowler: Chris Morris. Melbourne Stars: 5-141(rr 7.42)
18.6
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Chris Morris to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, inside edge to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Morris.
18.5
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Chris Morris to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Yorker, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Sams.
18.4
1
Chris Morris to Peter Handscomb. Slower ball full toss, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ross.
18.3
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Chris Morris to Peter Handscomb. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
18.2
1
Chris Morris to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Reverse Swing-In yorker, off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Ferguson.
18.1
1
Chris Morris to Peter Handscomb. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for 1 run, shy attempt by Doggett.
In over# 18
Runs : 7 Bowler: Daniel Sams Wickets : 2
Over 18. 7 runs. Bowler: Daniel Sams. Melbourne Stars: 5-138(rr 7.67)
17.6
4
FOUR! Daniel Sams to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Walloped for four and the crowd is silenced. Coulter-Nile keeps his cool under pressure.
17.6
1
Wide Daniel Sams to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Gilkes.
17.5
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Daniel Sams to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump moves in front Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Khawaja.
17.4
W
OUT! Bowled. Daniel Sams to Ben Dunk. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to. Bowled him, unbelievable delivery goes straight between bat and pad. The cutter grips slightly off the pitch and Dunk is completely bamboozled. Amazing noise in the stadium now, the crowd is right up for it. Hat-trick ball on the way.
17.3
W
OUT! Caught. Daniel Sams to Glenn Maxwell. Half volley, outside off stump backing away driving, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Gilkes. Got him, the collapse continues. Maxwell gave himself some room looking to slash in typically unconventional style and ended up in an awkward position. There was a healthy edge and Sams celebrates.
17.2
1
Daniel Sams to Peter Handscomb. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, Gloved to silly mid off for 1 run, shy attempt by Sams. Crazy running, Stars starting to look nervous.
17.1
1
Daniel Sams to Glenn Maxwell. Slower ball short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, top edge in the air uncontrolled to third man for 1 run, fielded by Doggett.
In over# 17
Runs : 12 Bowler: Chris Morris Wickets : 2
Over 17. 12 runs. Bowler: Chris Morris. Melbourne Stars: 3-131(rr 7.71)
16.6
W
OUT! Caught. Chris Morris to Marcus Stoinis. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid on, by Green. There could still yet be a twist in this contest. Stoinis was looking to go over the top but it was so full that he couldn't get underneath it. Green clutches it at chest height, Thunder still believe.
16.5
2
Chris Morris to Marcus Stoinis. Slower ball short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed to mid on for 2 runs, run save by Green, fielded by Doggett.
16.4
2
Chris Morris to Marcus Stoinis. Length ball, outside off stump Deep in crease Slog, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Ross.
16.3
4
FOUR! Chris Morris to Marcus Stoinis. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Stoinis seems like he has all the time in the world to swivel on this and send it zipping to the boundary. Confident batting by the allrounder.
16.2
W
OUT! Caught. Chris Morris to Nick Larkin. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to fine leg, by Sams. Taken in the deep but is it too little too late for the Thunder? Morris cranked up the pace on this bouncer causing Larkin to be slightly late on the stroke. Simple catch easily taken.
16.1
4
FOUR! Chris Morris to Nick Larkin. Leg cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Smeared over the top, Larkin takes on Morris because he wants to finish this off in a hurry.
In over# 16
Runs : 5 Bowler: Arjun Nair Wickets : 0
Over 16. 5 runs. Bowler: Arjun Nair. Melbourne Stars: 1-119(rr 7.44)
15.6
1
Arjun Nair to Nick Larkin. Arm length ball, off stump down the track flick, in the air under control to long on for 1 run, fielded by Morris.
15.5
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Arjun Nair to Nick Larkin. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Doggett.
15.4
1
Arjun Nair to Marcus Stoinis. Off break half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Sams. Fifty for Stoinis, a very controlled and sensible innings with the odd sprinkling of power for good measure.
15.3
1
Arjun Nair to Nick Larkin. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Green.
15.2
1
Arjun Nair to Marcus Stoinis. Arm length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, in the air under control to long off for 1 run, fielded by Sams.
15.1
1
Arjun Nair to Nick Larkin. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Green.
In over# 15
Runs : 8 Bowler: Brendan Doggett Wickets : 0
Over 15. 8 runs. Bowler: Brendan Doggett. Melbourne Stars: 1-114(rr 7.60)
14.6
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Brendan Doggett to Marcus Stoinis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
14.5
1
Brendan Doggett to Nick Larkin. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Ferguson.
14.4
4
FOUR! Brendan Doggett to Nick Larkin. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past third man for 4 runs. Larkin is brimming with confidence, hitting the ball to all parts of the ground. What a partnership this has been for the Stars.
14.3
1
Brendan Doggett to Marcus Stoinis. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ross.
14.2
1
Brendan Doggett to Nick Larkin. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ross.
14.1
1
Brendan Doggett to Marcus Stoinis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Ferguson.
In over# 14
Runs : 14 Bowler: Chris Green Wickets : 0
Over 14. 14 runs. Bowler: Chris Green. Melbourne Stars: 1-106(rr 7.57)
13.6
4
FOUR! Chris Green to Nick Larkin. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Conventional sweep, it scorches the turf as it whistles away to split the men in the deep. Super fifty by Larkin, his first in the BBL.
13.5
2
Chris Green to Nick Larkin. Off break back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Sams.
13.4
6
SIX! Chris Green to Nick Larkin. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Clears the front leg and thrashes it miles, wonderful stuff by Larkin. Stars are running away with this chase.
13.3
1
Chris Green to Marcus Stoinis. Arm ball full toss, to leg on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on for 1 run, fielded by Morris.
13.2
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Chris Green to Marcus Stoinis. Quicker length ball, down leg side on the front foot pushing, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Green.
13.1
1
Chris Green to Nick Larkin. Arm length ball, down leg side on the front foot reverse sweeping, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Khawaja.
In over# 13
Runs : 12 Bowler: Nathan McAndrew Wickets : 0
Over 13. 12 runs. Bowler: Nathan McAndrew. Melbourne Stars: 1-92(rr 7.08)
12.6
1
Nathan McAndrew to Nick Larkin. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Doggett.
12.5
4
FOUR! Nathan McAndrew to Nick Larkin. Length ball, outside off stump Deep in crease driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Bludgeoned with immense power, Larkin follows the lead of Stoinis as the runs continue to flow. Thunder are getting really desperate for a wicket.
12.4
1
Nathan McAndrew to Marcus Stoinis. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, hit pad to short mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by McAndrew.
12.3
4
FOUR! Nathan McAndrew to Marcus Stoinis. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Stoinis is starting to take command of this match. He's been out in the middle since the start and now he looks pretty comfortable.
12.2
1
Nathan McAndrew to Nick Larkin. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, inside edge to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Nair.
12.1
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Nathan McAndrew to Nick Larkin. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Gilkes.
12.1
1
Wide Nathan McAndrew to Nick Larkin. Length ball, to leg on the front foot flick, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Gilkes.
In over# 12
Runs : 11 Bowler: Arjun Nair Wickets : 0
Over 12. 11 runs. Bowler: Arjun Nair. Melbourne Stars: 1-80(rr 6.67)
11.6
6
SIX! Arjun Nair to Marcus Stoinis. Off break 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 gone hard and flat, it clears the rope by a few inches to bring the required run rate down. Nair is punished for giving the ball too much air.
11.5
1
Arjun Nair to Nick Larkin. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Morris.
11.4
1
Arjun Nair to Marcus Stoinis. Arm ball back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Green.
11.3
1
Arjun Nair to Nick Larkin. Arm length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Green.
11.2
1
Arjun Nair to Marcus Stoinis. Off break half volley, down leg side on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, mis-fielded by Nair, fielded by Doggett.
11.1
1
Arjun Nair to Nick Larkin. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Morris.
In over# 11
Runs : 8 Bowler: Daniel Sams Wickets : 0
Over 11. 8 runs. Bowler: Daniel Sams. Melbourne Stars: 1-69(rr 6.27)
10.6
1
Daniel Sams to Nick Larkin. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Ferguson. Time out taken. This is shaping up to be a thrilling finish.
10.5
4
FOUR! Daniel Sams to Nick Larkin. Short, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. First boundary for 24 deliveries, Larkin latched onto that with sumptuous timing although Green almost pulled off a miraculous save on the fence.
10.4
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Daniel Sams to Nick Larkin. Off cutter half volley, outside off stump Deep in crease driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Hales.
10.3
1
Daniel Sams to Marcus Stoinis. Off cutter short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, hit pad to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Doggett.
10.2
1
Daniel Sams to Nick Larkin. Short, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, in the air under control to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ross.
10.1
1
Daniel Sams to Marcus Stoinis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Ferguson.
In over# 10
Runs : 5 Bowler: Brendan Doggett Wickets : 0
Over 10. 5 runs. Bowler: Brendan Doggett. Melbourne Stars: 1-61(rr 6.10)
9.6
1
Brendan Doggett to Marcus Stoinis. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Green.
9.5
1
Brendan Doggett to Nick Larkin. Back of a length, outside off stump backing away cutting, in the air under control to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Ross.
9.4
1
Brendan Doggett to Marcus Stoinis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Ross.
9.3
1
Brendan Doggett to Nick Larkin. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Hales.
9.2
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Brendan Doggett to Nick Larkin. Length ball, down leg side backing away flick, inside edge to short leg for no runs, fielded by Doggett.
9.1
1
Brendan Doggett to Marcus Stoinis. Slower length ball, middle stump backing away driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Morris.
In over# 9
Runs : 4 Bowler: Chris Morris Wickets : 0
Over 9. 4 runs. Bowler: Chris Morris. Melbourne Stars: 1-56(rr 6.22)
8.6
1
Chris Morris to Marcus Stoinis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Green. Tidy bowling, just eight runs from the last two overs. Every dot ball is cheered by the home fans.
8.5
1
Chris Morris to Nick Larkin. Full toss, off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Ferguson.
8.4
1
Chris Morris to Marcus Stoinis. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Green.
8.3
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Chris Morris to Marcus Stoinis. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
8.2
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Chris Morris to Marcus Stoinis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Gilkes.
8.1
1
Chris Morris to Nick Larkin. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by McAndrew.
In over# 8
Runs : 4 Bowler: Nathan McAndrew Wickets : 0
Over 8. 4 runs. Bowler: Nathan McAndrew. Melbourne Stars: 1-52(rr 6.50)
7.6
1
Nathan McAndrew to Nick Larkin. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, inside edge to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by McAndrew.
7.5
1
Nathan McAndrew to Marcus Stoinis. Full toss, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Sams.
7.4
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Nathan McAndrew to Marcus Stoinis. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
7.3
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Nathan McAndrew to Marcus Stoinis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Hales.
7.2
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Nathan McAndrew to Marcus Stoinis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Hales.
7.1
2
Nathan McAndrew to Marcus Stoinis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Sams.
In over# 7
Runs : 10 Bowler: Brendan Doggett Wickets : 0
Over 7. 10 runs. Bowler: Brendan Doggett. Melbourne Stars: 1-48(rr 6.86)
6.6
1
Brendan Doggett to Marcus Stoinis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Ross.
6.5
6
SIX! Brendan Doggett to Marcus Stoinis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Stoinis goes big, stand and deliver from the big man. That's gone at least 20 rows back and the Thunder fans scramble to try and catch it.
6.4
1
Brendan Doggett to Nick Larkin. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Green.
6.3
1
Brendan Doggett to Marcus Stoinis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ross.
6.2
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Brendan Doggett to Marcus Stoinis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Morris.
6.1
1
Brendan Doggett to Nick Larkin. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot flick, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ross.
In over# 6
Runs : 11 Bowler: Daniel Sams Wickets : 0
Over 6. Power Play Fielding. 11 runs. Bowler: Daniel Sams. Melbourne Stars: 1-38(rr 6.33)
5.6
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Daniel Sams to Marcus Stoinis. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
5.5
1
Daniel Sams to Nick Larkin. Off cutter length ball, down leg side on the front foot Steer, inside edge to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Nair.
5.4
4
FOUR! Daniel Sams to Nick Larkin. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Swatted well in front of square, runs flowing now. Thunder need another wicket quickly to put the squeeze on.
5.3
1
Daniel Sams to Marcus Stoinis. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Ferguson.
5.2
1
Daniel Sams to Nick Larkin. Length ball, middle stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Khawaja.
5.1
4
FOUR! Daniel Sams to Nick Larkin. Length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Glorious batting, punched down the ground with elegance. This partnership is just beginning to blossom for the Stars.
In over# 5
Runs : 5 Bowler: Nathan McAndrew Wickets : 0
Over 5. Power Play Fielding. 10 runs. Bowler: Nathan McAndrew. Melbourne Stars: 1-27(rr 5.40)
4.6
1
Nathan McAndrew to Nick Larkin. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to leg gully for 1 run, fielded by Gilkes.
4.5
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Nathan McAndrew to Nick Larkin. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by McAndrew.
4.4
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Nathan McAndrew to Nick Larkin. Half volley, down leg side on the front foot glancing, hit pad past fine leg for 4 runs.
4.3
1
Nathan McAndrew to Marcus Stoinis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for 1 run, fielded by Khawaja.
4.2
4
FOUR! Nathan McAndrew to Marcus Stoinis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. That's a stylish stroke, using his wrists to manoeuvre the ball wide of the only man in the deep. Stoinis just stands and admires it.
4.1
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Nathan McAndrew to Marcus Stoinis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, mis-timed to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Morris.
In over# 4
Runs : 5 Bowler: Brendan Doggett Wickets : 0
Over 4. Power Play Fielding. 5 runs. Bowler: Brendan Doggett. Melbourne Stars: 1-17(rr 4.25)
3.6
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APPEAL! Brendan Doggett to Nick Larkin. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Doggett, appeal made for L.B.W. The umpires have been very consistent today, not raising the finger for anything.
3.5
4
FOUR! Brendan Doggett to Nick Larkin. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Shovelled to the rope, that will ease the building pressure. Only the second boundary of the innings so far. Thunder are keeping things tight.
3.4
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Brendan Doggett to Nick Larkin. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
3.3
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Brendan Doggett to Nick Larkin. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Khawaja.
3.2
1
Brendan Doggett to Marcus Stoinis. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, shy attempt by Green.
3.1
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Brendan Doggett to Marcus Stoinis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Green.
In over# 3
Runs : 5 Bowler: Chris Morris Wickets : 0
Over 3. Power Play Fielding. 5 runs. Bowler: Chris Morris. Melbourne Stars: 1-12(rr 4.00)
2.6
1
Chris Morris to Marcus Stoinis. Slower ball full toss, off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Ferguson.
2.5
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Chris Morris to Marcus Stoinis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Khawaja.
2.4
1
Chris Morris to Nick Larkin. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, in the air under control to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Doggett.
2.3
2
Chris Morris to Nick Larkin. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Doggett.
2.2
1
Chris Morris to Marcus Stoinis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, mis-fielded by McAndrew.
2.1
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Chris Morris to Marcus Stoinis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
In over# 2
Runs : 7 Bowler: Chris Green Wickets : 0
Over 2. Power Play Fielding. 7 runs. Bowler: Chris Green. Melbourne Stars: 1-7(rr 3.50)
1.6
1
Chris Green to Marcus Stoinis. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Sams.
1.5
2
Chris Green to Marcus Stoinis. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by Hales.
1.4
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Chris Green to Marcus Stoinis. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Hales.
1.3
4
FOUR! Chris Green to Marcus Stoinis. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Nonchalantly clubbed down the ground, Stoinis flexes his muscles early in his innings.
1.2
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Chris Green to Marcus Stoinis. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Ross.
1.1
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Chris Green to Marcus Stoinis. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.
In over# 1
Runs : 0 Bowler: Daniel Sams Wickets : 1
Over 1. Power Play Fielding. no runs. Bowler: Daniel Sams. Melbourne Stars: 1-0(rr 0.00)
0.6
W
OUT! Bowled. Daniel Sams to Nic Maddinson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to. Timber, Maddinson swings with a horizontal blade and the ball shoots underneath to strike off stump. That's not a good shot on this surface with the ball keeping low. Ideal start for the Thunder, Sams is pumped up.
0.5
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Daniel Sams to Nic Maddinson. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to gully for no runs, fielded by Khawaja.
0.4
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Daniel Sams to Nic Maddinson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Gilkes.
0.3
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Daniel Sams to Nic Maddinson. Half volley, to leg on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Morris.
0.2
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Daniel Sams to Nic Maddinson. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Sams.
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NEW BALL. Daniel Sams to Nic Maddinson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Sams.
0.1
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