Match 16, KFC T20 Big Bash League 2018/2019, 1 Jan 2019
Melbourne Stars won by 7 wickets
BALL BY BALL
Usman Khan Shinwari
Player Of The Match
17.5 - K Richardson to M Stoinis
Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep backward square leg for 6 runs. Melbourne Stars have coasted to victory by seven wickets at the MCG to take the local bragging rights against Melbourne Renegades. It was a difficult start for the men in green earlier on, but once they worked out the surface they bowled superbly to restrict Renegades to a below par 148/9. Marcus Stoinis took control of the runchase, blasting his way to a powerful unbeaten 78 in his new role as opener to seal the result with more than two overs remaining. So Melbourne is green on this New Year's Day, after a fantastic start to BBL08 in 2019 across both matches. We're back tomorrow with Sydney Thunder taking on Perth Scorchers at Spotless Stadium.
17.4 - K Richardson to M Stoinis
Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Cooper.
17.3 - K Richardson to M Stoinis
Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Webster.
17.2 - K Richardson to S Gotch
Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for 1 run, mis-fielded by Wildermuth, shy attempt by Wildermuth.
17.1 - K Richardson to M Stoinis
Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Christian.
Runs Scored: 4
1 1 1 1 W 0
16.6 - C Boyce to S Gotch
Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Wildermuth.
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