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
4
5
0
0
80
1
1
0
0
100
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
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
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

Alex Hales

0 (3)

0(3)

Usman Khawaja

0 (0)

Usman Khawaja

1 (2)

10(10)

Callum Ferguson

9 (8)

Callum Ferguson

10 (14)

27(27)

Matthew Gilkes

17 (13)

Matthew Gilkes

11 (14)

23(29)

Alex Ross

12 (15)

Alex Ross

12 (4)

18(9)

Chris Morris

6 (5)

Alex Ross

16 (12)

29(28)

Daniel Sams

13 (16)

Alex Ross

0 (1)

1(2)

Chris Green

1 (1)

Chris Green

1 (1)

18(12)

Arjun Nair

17 (11)

Nic Maddinson

0 (6)

0(6)

Marcus Stoinis

0 (0)

Marcus Stoinis

50 (47)

115(92)

Nick Larkin

65 (45)

Marcus Stoinis

8 (4)

8(4)

Glenn Maxwell

0 (0)

Glenn Maxwell

1 (2)

2(3)

Peter Handscomb

1 (1)

Peter Handscomb

0 (0)

0(1)

Ben Dunk

0 (1)

Peter Handscomb

3 (4)

8(10)

Nathan Coulter-Nile

5 (6)

Peter Handscomb

0 (0)

0(1)

Clint Hinchliffe

0 (1)

Peter Handscomb

0 (0)

1(1)

Adam Zampa

1 (1)