THE ASHES 2019
MS vs SS, Match 56, KFC T20 Big Bash League 2018/2019, 10 Feb 2019
Melbourne Stars won by 94 runs
BALL BY BALL
Melbourne Stars have demolished Sydney Sixers by 94 runs at the MCG to secure fourth spot and a semi-final place. This was a must-win game for the Stars and they will have been worried when the runs were hard to come by in the first innings. Glenn Maxwell changed the momentum in the final four overs, blasting the ball to all parts of the ground to launch the hosts to a decent total. That energy continued when they came out to field as wickets tumbled in quick succession. The Sixers only needed to make 108 to ensure their semi-final against the Renegades took place at the MCG, but in the end they were toppled for their lowest ever BBL score. The two legspinners were fantastic, there was sharp catching and aggressive captaincy so the Stars will be riding high when they travel to Hobart on Thursday. The Sixers will be feeling pretty hollow after that, they will have to lift themselves for their semi-final on Friday at Marvel Stadium.
13.4 - S Lamichhane to L Pope
Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to short extra cover, by Stoinis.
13.3 - S Lamichhane to L Pope
Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Stoinis.
Pope shows he is no mug with the bat, slapping this handsomely over extra cover.
13.2 - S Lamichhane to L Pope
Googly half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
13.1 - S Lamichhane to L Pope
Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Bird.
Ov 13: W 1 0 2 0 0 | 3 Runs, 1 Wkt
12.6 - A Zampa to S O'Keefe
Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Bird.
12.5 - A Zampa to S O'Keefe
Leg spinner yorker, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Stoinis.
Hit very hard, Bird did well just to get a hand on it.
12.4 - A Zampa to S O'Keefe
Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control to deep extra cover for 2 runs, dropped catch by Bird, fielded by Worrall.
12.3 - A Zampa to S O'Keefe
Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Zampa.
12.2 - A Zampa to L Pope
Googly full toss, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Maddinson.
No collapse is complete without a run out so this was always likely to happen. Lamichhane does well to cut this off and it should be an easy three runs, but Lyon has to dive to make his ground and his bat bounces up before crossing the crease.
12.1 - A Zampa to S O'Keefe
Leg spinner short, off stump on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Lamichhane, by Handscomb.
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