Melbourne Stars beat Hobart Hurricanes in the rain-affected encounter by four runs D/L. According to the UTAS Stadium roster – the 16th game of the tournament scheduled between Hurricanes and Stars. The rain-affected play reduced to 11 overs per side to start the game and play again stopped by the storm. The BBL 9 Match 16 results – the game decided in with the D/L method when Peter Handscomb and Marcus Stoinis half-centuries were enough to do the job for Stars. According to the D/L method, target revised from 66 runs to 80 runs in 11 overs after the stoppage of Hurricanes are batting innings.
Today December 30, 2019 – Melbourne Stars won the toss and decided to ball first. While batting first, Hurricanes scored just 69 runs with the loss of five wickets in the first half of the game. Caleb Jewel is the leading scored for Hobart Hurricanes against Melbourne Stars in their first head to head match. Jewel scored 26 runs off 28 balls, and the team failed to hit a single maximum in their entire game. Dale Steyn and Nathan Coulter Nile dismissed two wickets each for their teams in the bowling innings.
While chasing down the target, Melbourne Stars lost two quick wickets in the early overs of the game. James Faulkner gave a surprise to Melbourne Stars by dismissing two batsmen on consecutive deliveries. Faulkner two wickets of Nic Maddinson and Nick Larkins in defending the average total on the scoreboard. Marcus Stoinis and Peter Handscomb took the game on its verge with the precarious 3-2 scoreboard figures. Both set up a partnership of half-century that did the job for Melbourne Stars to win the game.
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Melbourne Stars vs. Hobart Hurricanes Squads
Marcus Stoinis, Nic Maddinson, Nick Larkin, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell. Ben Dunk. Nathan Coulter Nile, Adam Zampa, Daniel Worral, Dale Steyn, Sandeep Lamichhane
D’Arcy Short, Simon Milenko, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, David Miller, George Bailey. James Faulkner, Nathan Ellis, Clive Rose, Qais Ahmed, Riley Meredith
BBL 9 Match 16 Results – 1st Innings
Hobart Hurricane made a change in their batting order by replacing Caleb Jewel as opening pair with Simon Milenko. Today was a tough day for Hurricanes as they lost early wickets of D’Arcy Short, who went for a duck off three balls. Jewel and Milenko added 23 runs to the Hurricanes scorecard in their 2nd wicket partnership. Simon played an innings of 12 runs off nine shots with a single boundary. Hurricanes skipper joined Caleb Jewel and raised the scorecard to 55 scores with the slowest run rate.
Glenn Maxwell brought Dale Steyn for his second bowling spell, and this decision proved a successful key. Steyn came up with a different class and dismissed Ben Mcdormett and his countryman David Miller in a single over. The eleven overs BBL 9 match between Hurricanes and Melbourne Stars set to a total of 69/5. Except for Steyn and Coulter Nile two wickets each, Daniel Worral grabbed a single wicket in the first innings.
Marcus Stoinis 25 (19), Nic Maddinson 2 (4), Nick Larkin 0 (1), Peter Handscomb 22 (21), Glenn Maxwell 0 (0).
Ben Dunk, Nathan Coulter Nile, Adam Zampa, Daniel Worral, Dale Steyn, Sandeep Lamichhane
James Faulkner 2-2-10, Riley Meredith 2.3-1-21, Qais Ahmed 2-0-19, Nathan Ellis 1-0-5
BBL 9 Match 16 Results – 2nd Innings
Melbourne Stars batting line shudder in the very first over when James Faulkner got two wickets on the last and second last delivery of his very first over. Nic Maddinson got lbw by Faulkner while Nick Larkin, who is playing his second BBL season, gone for a duck on the very first ball. After the fall of two quick wickets, Marcus Stoinis and Peter Handscomb formed an unbroken partnership of 52 runs that proved enough for securing the Stars victory over Hurricanes. Stoinis lost his wicket in the 8th over after scoring 25 runs off 19 balls.
Melbourne Star batting again stopped due to rain after the dismissal of Stoinis and played abandoned. Stars won the game by four runs according to the Duckworth–Lewis–Stern method (D/L) and moved to the second position for Big Bash Points table. Hurricanes used four bowlers in their limited over bowling innings. After the target revision, each bowler restricted to bowl three overs rather than four.
Ben Mecdormett used four bowlers, of which Faulkner remained successful with his two quick wickets. Except for Faulkner, Riley Meredith grabbed a single in his 3rd over by dismissing Stoinis at a critical moment. Qais Ahmed and Nathan Ellis remained unsuccessful in perceiving any breakthrough opportunity.
Nathan Coulter Nile named as player of the match for his early breakthroughs. Nathan bowled two overs and grabbed two wickets of Simon Milenko and a set batsman Caleb Jewel. Although Styen dismissed two batsmen and conceded fewer runs than Nathan, still Coulter-Nile got the player of the match award. Colter-Nile bowled two overs and conceded 14 runs while Steyn brought two wickets for Melbourne Stars.
D’Arcy Short 0 (3), Simon Milenko 12 (9), Caleb Jewell 26 (28), Ben McDermott 17 (19), David Miller 0 (2), George Bailey 7 (4), James Faulkner 2 (1)
Didn’t Bat Nathan Ellis, Clive Rose, Qais Ahmed, Riley Meredith
Daniel Worral 3-1-17, Dale Steyn 2-2-12, Nathan Coulter Nile 2-2-14, Adam Zampa 2-0-12, Sandeep Lamichhane 2-0-11
BBL Points Table: Melbourne Stars 2 Points, Hobart Hurricanes 0 Points