Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers, 13th Match

Adelaide Strikers won by 4 runs

ADS - 174/4 (20)
MLS - 170/6 (20)

CRR:  8.50

Player of the Match


So, Strikers keep their record of not losing a match in this year's Big Bash intact and they move to the second spot in the points table. And Stars due to this defeat, drop down to the third spot. It's been an another thrilling day in the BBL and we are in for some more breathtaking cricket action. Don't forget to join us back tomorrow for the Sydney derby. For now, you can switch tabs and catch the high-quality Test cricket action between South Africa and England. This is Varun Dixit signing off on behalf of Abhinand. Good bye and take care!

Jonathan Wells | Player of the Match: It got a little bit tighter than we would have liked. I was feeling a bit nervous after dropping Maxi, we know how damaging he can be. Very happy to get the win in the end. Credit to Siddle, he was outstanding at the death. He executed very well under pressure. He's a great bloke and a great team-mate, you can see that by the passion. His execution under pressure was outstanding. It was tough work out there. Me and Carey planned to take it deep and get ourselves a bit of platform to launch late in the innings. It's a good feeling and it's a good start (unbeaten this season). Hopefully we can take the momentum forward.

21:31 Local Time, 11:31 GMT, 17:01 IST: That was an unbelievable final over from Siddle and Strikers have yet again managed to defend a total from a precarious position. Nic Maddinson and Marcus Stoinis couldn't get going at the top of the order hence the innings had no momentum in the first 10 overs. Stars required around 110 runs in the final 10 overs and that was always going to be a tough task. But Maxwell with his 43-run cameo from just 25 balls got them back into the match big time. And Stars were bossing the game when he decided to get too audacious and drag one back onto the stumps. That brought NCN to the crease and he started smashing right from the word go. However, he wasn't getting the ideal support from Dunk. Stars required 12 off the final over and they would have backed themselves to chase it down. But the senior pro, Peter Siddle rose to the occasion and nailed six out of six yorkers. And Stars ended up short by four runs.

MLS: 170-6 after 20 overs

19.6 Siddle to Zampa, leg byes, 1 run, Siddle nails the yorker once again and he has won the game for his side in a dramatic fashion! That's the value of experience. Zampa couldn't connect this yorker, it strikes his pads and deflects away to the on-side. And Strikers win by 4 runs!

Adam Zampa, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Zampa needs to smash a six to win the match for his side. Can he do it?

19.5 Siddle to Ben Dunk, out Bowled!! Siddle nails the leg-stump and he has probably nailed the match for his side too. Punches the air in delight! It was a yorker on the leg- stump, Ben Dunk fails to get under it and couldn't lay bat to it. It goes through his defence and clatters the leg-stump. Ben Dunk b Siddle 17(16)

Siddle to Ben Dunk, THATS OUT!! Bowled!!

19.4 Siddle to Ben Dunk, 2 runs, Siddle nails the yorker again and Ben Dunk heaves it wide of deep mid-wicket. He will come back for a double

19.3 Siddle to Coulter-Nile, 1 run, it's been a sensational over from Siddle thus far. He bowls it very full and Coulter-Nile could only push it down to mid-off. It's getting tough for Stars now! 8 off 3 now!

Fine-leg goes back now.

19.2 Siddle to Ben Dunk, 1 run, fuller length delivery on the stumps, Ben Dunk pumps it straight to long-on. NCN, the danger man is back on strike!

19.1 Siddle to Ben Dunk, 2 runs, Siddle dishes out a low full-toss and Ben Dunk clubs it to long-on. He will charge back for a double. 10 off 5 now!

Siddle has 12 runs to defend in the final over. Can the veteran do it?

MLS: 163-5 after 19 overs

18.6 Wes Agar to Coulter-Nile, FOUR, another edge and another four! It's happening for Stars. Coulter-Nile throws his hands at this wide yorker, gets it wide of short third man and it races to the fence

18.6 Wes Agar to Coulter-Nile, wide, another wide yorker gets the line wrong just wide and it will be called a wide

18.5 Wes Agar to Coulter-Nile, no run, low full-toss wide of off, brilliant comeback from Wes Agar. Coulter-Nile fails to put bat to it and it was just inside the tramline. Good call from the umpire.

18.4 Wes Agar to Coulter-Nile, FOUR, that's edged and four! Useful boundary! It was a wide yorker, Coulter-Nile throws his hands at it, gets an outside edge and it ends up wide of the keeper for a boundary

18.3 Wes Agar to Ben Dunk, 1 run, this time, Ben Dunk fails to get under that delivery and he hacks it straight to long-off

18.2 Wes Agar to Coulter-Nile, 1 run, it was in the slot on a fuller length, Coulter-Nile fails to get under it and smashes it straight to long-off