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BBL 2020 Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars Highlights: Both the team lock their horns to play the 19th league match of BBL 2020. Melbourne Stars need to win the match to secure a safe sport in the BBL 2020 points table.
Match: Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars
Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra
Toss Details: Melbourne Stars won the toss and opt to bowl
Andre Fletcher, Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Glenn Maxwell(c), Nicholas Pooran(w), Nic Maddinson, Adam Zampa, Liam Hatcher, Billy Stanlake, Lance Morris, Zahir Khan.
Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson(c), Oliver Davies, Sam Billings(w), Ben Cutting, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Adam Milne, Chris Tremain, Tanveer Sangha.
BBL 2020 Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars Highlights
Sydney Thunder Batting
Khawaja and Hales get into the crease to lead Sydney Thunder. While Maxwell opens the attack on behalf of Melbourne Stars.
Sydney Thunder makes a massive opening partnership as they gathered 89 runs for their first wicket loss. Sydney Thunder registers the highest opening partnership in the BBL 2020 season.
Maddinson makes the first breakthrough by dismissing Hales for 71 runs. Melbourne Stars picks the first wicket after the destruction done to the scoreboard. At the end of the 10th over Sydney Thunder scored 109 runs for 1 wicket loss.
Melbourne Stars struggles to pick quick wickets as Sydney Thunder’s batsmen look confident in their batting order. Stanlake reduces the run rate by dismissing Khawaja(37) and Oliver Davies(2) in the same over and makes a relief to the Melbourne Stars.
Callum Ferguson still shows his aggressive strike as he continuous to make quality runs for the team. Ferguson scored his half-century and dismissed of the same over bowled by Zampa in the 19th over.
At the end of the 20 overs, Sydney Thunder scored 219 runs for 7 wickets loss. Sydney Thunder registers the second 200+ runs in the BBL 2020 season.
Melbourne Stars Batting
Andre Fletcher and Stoinis get into the strike to lead Melbourne Stars to chase down the massive target of 220 runs. Milne opens the attack on behalf of Sydney Thunder.
Melbourne Stars needs to make a massive opening partnership as Sydney Thunder did in the first innings. Though Melbourne Stars makes a good start opener Stoinis can’t withstand Chris Green’s delivery.
In the last delivery of the 4th over Chris Green dismissed Stoinis for 27 runs. Soon the same bowler in his second over dismissed Fletcher for 18 runs. Sangha in the 8th over dismissed Cartwright for 10 runs and loads pressure over Melbourne Stars.
Followed players struggle to make a partnership and walk to Pavillion without making an impact on the scoreboard. Ben Dunk shows some confidence by smashing triple six of the 15th over but got dismissed of the very next ball by Chris Green.
Tremain picks two wickets of the last over and seals the victory for the Sydney Thunder. Sydney Thunder won the match by beating Melbourne Stars by 75 runs.
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Man of the match
It is different (about the PowerPlay) and as an opener, you’d have to target overs 2, 3, and 4. The pitch was really nice. Something I looked to do tonight was to hit through the leg-side.
It’s great to have Sam (Billings) in the side, we are confident and be enjoying ourselves out there. The middle-order has gone well and everyone seems to be firing. Few days off and we’ll be back fresh.