Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder, 3rd Match

Melbourne Stars won by 22 runs

MLS - 169/8 (20)
SYT - 147/9 (20)

CRR:  7.35

Player of the Match


19:36 Local Time, 08:36 GMT, 14:06 IST: Two wins out of two for Melbourne Stars. They even get the Bash Boost and sit pretty on top of the points table with eight points. A very professional display by the Maxwell-led side. Even though they lost their way with the bat at the backend, the bowlers did well to defend that target. Sydney Thunder were in the hunt till Hales and Ferguson were going strong, but once the skipper departed after reachcing his fifty they never really could recover. Zampa was the pick of the bowlers and was well supported by the rest of them. That's all from this game. The second match between Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Renegades is underway. Hop over and catch all the action. Goodbye!

SYT: 147-9 after 20 overs

19.6 Zampa to Jonathan Cook, no run, Melbourne Stars win by 22 runs. Cook comes down the track and is met by a dragged back length, he can only knock it to cover. Zampa finishes with impressive figures - 4-0-10-2

19.5 Zampa to Jonathan Cook, 2 runs, in the air and short. No hat-trick for Zampa. Cook heaves across the line and the ball was in the air for a while, but landed safely between deep mid-wicket and long-on

Tanveer Sangha, right handed bat, comes to the crease

19.4 Zampa to Baxter Holt, out Caught by Liam Hatcher!! Two out of two and Zampa finds himself on a hat-trick. Can't fault to go down swinging, he like his mate McAndrew goes for the slog sweep but the turn and bounce induces the top-edge, simple catch at short third man for Hatcher. Stars are one wicket away from sealing this. Can Zampa get a hat-trick? Baxter Holt c Liam Hatcher b Zampa 1(3)

Zampa to Baxter Holt, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

Jonathan Cook, right handed bat, comes to the crease

19.3 Zampa to McAndrew, out Caught by Ben Dunk!! Zampa has deserved this wicket. He has been exceptional tonight and now has something to show in the wickets column. Flighted around off, McAndrew goes for the slog sweep and gets a top-edge straight up, Ben Dunk calls for it and runs across towards mid-wicket to hold on. McAndrew c Ben Dunk b Zampa 6(4) [4s-1]

Zampa to McAndrew, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

19.2 Zampa to Baxter Holt, 1 run, drifting towards middle and leg, Holt eases it down to long-on

19.1 Zampa to Baxter Holt, no run, huge appeal for LBW. The umpire is not interested. Holt goes for the reverse sweep to a very full delivery and seemed like he got some bat on that, the ball then hits the pad in front of the stumps

Adam Zampa [3.0-0-7-0] is back into the attack

Zampa to bowl the final oer and he has 26 runs to defend. Should be done..

SYT: 144-7 after 19 overs

18.6 Cartwright to McAndrew, 2 runs, oh! Simply brilliant from Maxwell. Saved four runs there. This was a slower delivery in the slot and McAndrew swings it towards long-on, Maxwell runs to his right takes the catch and throws it in as the momentum was taking him over the rope. All this when he was on the move

Free-hit coming up..

18.6 Cartwright to McAndrew, no ball, FOUR, oh! That was a poor delivery from Cartwright. He didn't release it completely and it ended up as a high full toss, McAndrew swivels and heaves it backward of square leg

18.5 Cartwright to McAndrew, no run, this would have landed in Sydney had McAndrew connected. Slower delivery outside off, McAndrew bends down and swings hard, only connects with thin air

Baxter Holt, right handed bat, comes to the crease

18.4 Cartwright to Chris Green, out Caught by (sub)Tom O Connell!! Wickets keep tumbling now. Green perishes trying to force the issue. It was a full toss and should have been dealt better, but Green does not quite get hold of the loft and miscues it towards long-off, another good catch from the substitute O Connell. Chris Green c (sub)Tom O Connell b Cartwright 5(6)

Cartwright to Chris Green, THATS OUT!! Caught!!