Match 42, KFC T20 Big Bash League 2018/2019, 27 Jan 2019
Melbourne Stars won by 5 runs
BALL BY BALL
1 0 W 1lb 4 2
What a game of cricket. The low scoring ones are often the best. Lots of momentum swings, but in the end, the Stars sneak home by five runs. Marcus Stoinis producing the goods with bat and ball. A quick 43 to go along with his four wickets. He was the difference between the teams tonight. The Stars are now up to joint second with 12 points. The Heat basically have to win all their remaining games to stand a chance of qualification now. They remain in seventh with seven points.
19.6 - D Bravo to M Swepson
Off cutter length ball, down leg side on the front foot driving, in the air under control to long off for 2 runs, fielded by Dunk.
Skewed off the outer half of the bat, and the ball skims away between backward point and short third man. Won't be enough for the Heat, though.
19.5 - D Bravo to M Swepson
Yorker, to leg backing away driving, thick edge past third man for 4 runs.
19.4 - D Bravo to J Lalor
Off cutter length ball, down leg side on the front foot Slog, hit pad to cover for 1 run, fielded by O'Connell.
Miscommunication in the running, and it is a simple run out for the Stars. Lalor misses, Handscomb collects behind the stumps, and flings it back to the keeper. Doggett wants to run through for the bye, but Lalor is unmoved. Bravo knocks off the bails with both batsmen at one end.
19.3 - D Bravo to J Lalor
Off cutter length ball, down leg side backing away driving, missed to wicketkeeper, fielded by Handscomb, by Bravo.
19.2 - D Bravo to J Lalor
Off cutter length ball, down leg side moves in front Scoop, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Handscomb.
19.1 - D Bravo to B Doggett
Full toss, to leg backing away driving, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Gulbis.
1 W 1wd 1 1 0 W
Is that the win for the Stars with that wicket? Stoinis the man who does the business again. Cutting through the shot too early, attempting to hack it into the onside, and it goes straight up off the bat. Simple take for the fielder.
18.6 - M Stoinis to B Cutting
Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, top edge in the air uncontrolled to extra cover, by Bird.
18.5 - M Stoinis to B Cutting
Off cutter length ball, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, inside edge to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Handscomb.
18.4 - M Stoinis to J Lalor
Off cutter short, outside off stump down the track pulling, well timed to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Gulbis.
18.3 - M Stoinis to B Cutting
Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.
18.3 - M Stoinis to B Cutting
Off cutter short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Handscomb.
Looks to clobber it over the rope, but the bat turns in the hands on impact, and the ball lobs down the throat of long on. A tense finish, this.
18.2 - M Stoinis to J Peirson
Off cutter half volley, middle stump on the front foot Scoop, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on, by Maxwell.
18.1 - M Stoinis to B Cutting
Off cutter short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Maxwell.
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