Revealed Dec 30, 2019
Dec 30, 2019 IST
Marcus Stoinis recovered from a nasty blow to the helmet as Melbourne Stars prevailed over Hobart Hurricanes on the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern technique within the BBL.
In a match blighted by two rain stoppages, the Stars ultimately got here out on high by 4 runs after reaching 55-Three off 7.Three overs, sufficient to make the revised goal of 51 with the Hurricanes having made 69-5 off 11.
Stoinis was the important thing man on the crease for Melbourne scoring 25 off 19 balls earlier than succumbing to Riley Meredith with the penultimate supply of the match.
It was removed from plain crusing for the opener, who was hit sq. on the grille by Meredith earlier within the innings.
Nevertheless, he recovered and – together with Peter Handscomb (22 not out) – took the Stars to a win which sees them transfer as much as second place within the standings.
— Melbourne Stars (@StarsBBL) December 30, 2019
STOINIS TAKES ONE IN THE GRILLE
James Faulkner’s sensible begin with the ball handed the Hurricanes hope, with the paceman trapping Nic Maddinson (2) lbw earlier than dismissing Nick Larkin (0) along with his subsequent supply.
Meredith then skidded a brief one up into the grille of Stoinis, who instantly signalled to the bowler and his batting accomplice Handscomb that he was match to hold on.
The Stars’ physician additionally gave Stoinis the all clear after a radical on-field test and the Australia internationals stored their cool regardless of the lack of the early wickets.
With the climate closing in as soon as extra, Stoinis – who ultimately picked out lengthy on from Meredith’s bowling within the eighth over – and Handscomb chosen their photographs fastidiously because the Stars did simply sufficient to seal the win by the point the rain returned.
COULTER-NILE AND STEYN DO THE DAMAGE
Whereas Stoinis and Handscomb in the end guided the Stars to victory, Nathan Coulter-Nile (2-14) and Dale Steyn (2-12) set the stage with some high-quality bowling.
With Coulter-Nile having dismissed Simon Milenko (12) simply earlier than the primary rain break, Steyn got here again into the assault to oust Ben McDermott (17) previous to the second stoppage.
After simply over half-an-hour, Steyn picked up the place he left off, instantly forcing compatriot David Miller (0) right into a slack pull shot straight to Handscomb.
Caleb Jewell (26) had proved a thorn within the Stars’ facet, however he went with the very subsequent supply as Coulter-Nile acquired his second wicket.
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