Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars, Match 19

Big Bash League, 2019/20 | Match 19 | Thursday 2nd January | 04:40
 Match Ended
Sydney Thunder
142/7 (20.0) RR:7.1
Melbourne Stars
143/7 (19.4) RR:7.27
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NICK LARKIN HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. That is all we have for you from this game. But do not go anywhere. The Renegades-Sixers clash is almost upon us.

Tough luck for the Thunder. Sams set it up with a wicket maiden, then getting 2 more in his final over. Morris and McAndrew got some late wickets in that drama but in the middle overs, the bowling slacked.

Credit to Sydney for hanging in there but this is where the sensible partnership between Stoinis and Larkin needs to be praised. They did not take any undue risks till the 15th over and the effect showed. They knew batting was difficult and hence took it deep. Have to admit - majority felt that they were wasting too much time and needed to up their net run rate but they planned this chase to perfection.

Phew. That was some game. Were the Stars batting in a trance? 123/1 at one stage but then losing 6/19 in 20 balls. Had the target been in excess of 150, Thunder might have won.

1 19.4
Nathan McAndrew to Adam Zampa

MELBOURNE STARS WIN! After an age. Full and around off, Zampa walks forward and works it through mid-wicket for the winning run. Relief in the Stars camp.

Adam Zampa walks in at number 9. 3 balls left, 1 run needed.

W 19.3
Nathan McAndrew to Clint Hinchliffe

OUT! LBW! 2 IN 2! The slow finger of death for Clint Hinchliffe. A length ball, outside off, cutting back in, Clint looks to slog across the line but misses and is pinged right in front of the stumps. McAndrew appeals, the umpire waits and waits, allows the batsmen to complete the much-needed single, then raises his finger! Stars coach David Hussey smiles in the dugout.

Clint Hinchliffe walks in now.

W 19.2
Nathan McAndrew to Nathan Coulter-Nile

OUT! Caught. More drama. Full and straight, Coulter-Nile jabs it with superb timing - but straight to Chris Morris at mid on! On another day, this would have been a back-breaking collapse. Not today though. Just 1 needed.

1 19.1
Nathan McAndrew to Peter Handscomb

Full and around off, worked through mid-wicket for a single. The scores are level, after what seems like an eternity.

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