Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder Highlights
Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder Highlights

BBL 2020 Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder Highlights: The 3rd league match of BBL10 is set to play between Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder.

Match: Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder

Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra

Toss Details: Melbourne Stars won the toss and opt to bat

Playing XI

Melbourne Stars

Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Hilton Cartwright, Glenn Maxwell(c), Nick Larkin, Ben Dunk(w), Clint Hinchliffe, Liam Hatcher, Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake, Dilbar Hussain.

Sydney Thunder

Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson(c), Baxter Holt(w), Ben Cutting, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Nathan McAndrew, Alex Ross, Jonathan Cook, Tanveer Sangha.

BBL10 Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder Highlights

Melbourne Stars Batting

Stoinis and Andre Fletcher get into the crease to lead Melbourne Stars. Jonathan Cook opens the attack on behalf of the Sydney Thunder. Stoinis seeks to prove his worth in this match as he got dismissed for duck in the opening match against Brisbane Heat.

Stoinis started the inning with a six and continued to show his aggressive form where in the 3rd over he scored 17 runs. Sydney Thunder gets in pressure to break the partnership in order to avoid a massive opening partnership.

As expected Sangha dismissed Andre Fletcher for 12 runs and made the first blow for Melbourne Stars. Skipper Maxwell join hands with inform Stoinis. MS scored 46 runs for 1 wicket loss at the end of the 5th over.

Stoinis with a boundary of the 8th over from Chris Green reached his half-century in 29 deliveries. The dangerous Stoinis finally dismissed by Jonathan Cook while scoring 61 runs off 37 deliveries.

Maxwell after contributing 39 runs for the team get dismissed by Chris Green and returns to Pavillion. At the end of the 15th over Melbourne Stars scored 135 runs for 4 wicket loss.

Ben Dunk and Nick Larkin join hands and expected to lead Melbourne Stars. But Sangha makes a breakthrough by dismissing Ben Dunk for 16 runs. In the following over Chris Green dismissed Hinchliffe for 1 run and puts pressure on Melbourne Stars.

Daniel Sams with the last over bags a couple of wickets and restrict Melbourne Stars to score 169 runs for 8 wicket loss.

Sydney Thunder Batting

Khawaja and Hales get into the crease to lead Sydney Thunder. While Maxwell opens the attack on behalf of Melbourne Stars. Melbourne Stars are in need to pick early wickets in order to put pressure on the Sydney Thunder.

As expected Dilbar Hussain makes the first blow for Sydney Thunder by dismissing Khawaja for 7 runs. At the end of the 5 over Sydney Thunder scored 41 runs for 1 wicket loss.

Melbourne Stars struggles to make another wicket which is a much-needed break for Melbourne Stars. Callum Ferguson and Alex Hales drag Sydney Thunder to score 68 runs for 1 wicket loss at the end of the 10th over.

Finally in the 13th over Hinchliffe makes the much-expected breakthrough by dismissing Hales for 46 runs. On the other hand, Ferguson makes his maiden BBL10 half-century and dismissed of the same over bowled by Liam Hatcher.

At the end of the 15th over Sydney Thunder scored 116 runs for 3 wicket loss and in need of 54 runs to win the match. Liam Hatcher in the 17th over dismissed Daniel Sams and Cutting of the same over and makes a massive blow for Sydney Thunder while chasing.

Sydney Thunder are in need of 36 runs off the last 12 deliveries. Cutting in the 19th over makes a couple of wickets by dismissing Ross(18) and Chris Green(5). Adam Zampa gets into bowl the final over of the innings and bagged a couple of wickets by dismissing McAndrew(6) and Baxter Holt(1).

With a massive effort in both bat and ball, Melbourne Stars beats Sydney Thunder by 22 runs.

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Also read: BBL 2020-21 Points Table – Big Bash League Team Standings

Player of the Match

Adam Zampa(Melbourne Stars) | Bowling(4-0-10-2)