BBL 2020 Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat Highlights: Melbourne Stars is set to play the 2nd league match of the BBL10 against Brisbane Heat.
Match: Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat
Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra
Toss Details: Melbourne Stars won the toss and opt to bowl
Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Hilton Cartwright, Glenn Maxwell(c), Nick Larkin, Ben Dunk(w), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clint Hinchliffe, Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake, Dilbar Hussain.
Chris Lynn(c), Max Bryant, Sam Heazlett, Daniel Lawrence, Tom Cooper, Jimmy Peirson(w), Simon Milenko, Jack Wood, Xavier Bartlett, Ben Laughlin, Matthew Kuhnemann.
BBL10 Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat Highlights
Brisbane Heat Batting
Bryant and Heazlett are at the crease to lead Brisbane Heat. Maxwell opens the attack against Brisbane. Brisbane Heat made a steady start where Brisbane strikers made only 24 runs for the first five over while losing a wicket.
Hinchliffe dismissed Heazlett for 14 runs in the fifth over and made the first blow for Heat. Chris Lynn then join hands with Max Bryant and lead the Brisbane Heat. Melbourne Stars is in need to break the partnership which could cost more runs later.
As expected Coulter-Nile dismissed Bryant for 20 runs and breaks the partnership. BBL debutant Daniel Lawrence join hands with Lynn. In the very next over Dilbar Hussain dismissed debutant Daniel Lawrence for 8 runs.
At the end of the 10th over Brisbane Heat scored 59 runs for 3 wicket loss. Brisbane expects a massive inning from Chris Lynn and Tom Cooper. Coulter-Nile puts to an end to the skipper Lynn while scoring 20 runs.
Brisbane Heat struggles to score after their skipper’s dismissal and scored only 100 runs for 4 wicket loss at the end of the 15th over. Dilbar Hussain in addition to this dismissed Tom Cooper(26 runs) and Milenko(0) in the same over and builds pressure over the Brisbane Heat.
Time to fit Nathan Coulter-Nile for a @BKTtires Golden Cap.
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In the following over Coulter-Nile dismissed Peirson(18) and Jack Wood(2) restricts Brisbane to score further. Coulter-Nile finished the innings with an extra two wickets under his name by dismissing Xavier Bartlett(2) and Matthew Kuhnemann(9) in the last over.
At the end of the 20 over Brisbane Heat scored 125 runs for 10 wicket loss.
Melbourne Stars Batting
Stoinis and Andre Fletcher get into the strike to chase down a target of 125 runs. Xavier Bartlett opens the attack against Melbourne Stars.
Xavier Bartlett in the second delivery of the 1st over dismissed Stoinis for duck which makes a massive blow for the Stars.
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Cartwright join hands with Andre Fletcher and gets in pressure to build a massive opening partnership. Melbourne Stars’ dream of massive partnership gets scattered when Matthew Kuhnemann dismissed Fletcher for 12 runs.
At the end of the 5th over Melbourne Stars scored 28 runs for 2 wicket loss. Jack Wood makes another blow by dismissing Ben Dunk for 6 runs. Pressure builds over Melbourne Stars as they lose 3 wickets before reaching 50 runs.
Skipper Maxwell joins hands with Cartwright and expects a matching winning partnership. The aggressive duo drags Stars to score 97 runs for a 3 wicket loss at the end of the 14th over.
Maxwell after hitting a couple of sixes dismissed for 46 runs while just 16 runs away for the victory. Larkin with a boundary of the 18th over bags the maiden victory for Melbourne Stars.
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Man of the Match
Nathan Coulter-Nile | (3.5-0-10-4, two run-outs)
It was nice to win, though I was a little nervous when we start batting, and I was surprised we chose to bowl. It wasn’t a 124 wicket but it was harder to score than we thought, I had no idea what the plans were, just did what I was told. Nice to get the points, any points but especially the bonus point for being ahead.