Adelaide Strikers beat Melbourne Stars by 5 runs in BBL thriller at the Metricon Stadium, Carrara
Melbourne Stars won the toss and decided to bowl against Adelaide Strikers in the 13th match of the BBL, at the Metricon Stadium, Carrara today.
Adelaide Strikers 174-4 – (20 Ovs) – (Jonathan wells 68*, Alex Carey 45)
Melbourne Stars 169-6 – (20 Ovs) – (Glenn Maxwell 44, Peter Handscomb 34, Marcus Stoinis 33; Peter Siddle 3-24)
Result – Adelaide Strikers won by 5 runs
Jonathan Wells was named Player of the Match for his 68 not out from 46 balls to help the Strikers continue their undefeated start to the season.
Wells’ innings was his third half-century from his past four KFC Big Bash outings with the consistent batsman yet to be dismissed so far this season.
He combined with Alex Carey (45 from 45) in an 89-run partnership to lift the visitors to 174-4 after they were sent in.
A brilliant bowling performance from the returning Peter Siddle (3-24) iced the game when the Stars needed 12 runs for victory from the final over.
The 35-year-old bowled former Striker Ben Dunk with the penultimate ball of the match and conceded just six runs in the over after being released from the Australian Test squad for BBL selection.
Adelaide and top-placed Sydney Thunder are now the only two undefeated teams in BBL|09 with the Thunder just ahead on net run rate.
The Strikers will now fly to Melbourne where they will face reigning champions the Renegades at Marvel Stadium from 7:10pm (local) on Sunday night.
Melbourne Stars - Marcus Stoinis, Nic Maddinson, Hilton Cartwright, Glenn Maxwell(c), Peter Handscomb(wk), Ben Dunk, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Daniel Worrall, Dale Steyn, Sandeep Lamichhane
Adelaide Strikers - Jake Weatherald, Philip Salt, Matt Short, Alex Carey(c)(wk), Jonathan Wells, Cameron White, Cameron Valente, Rashid Khan, Peter Siddle, Wes Agar, Billy Stanlake
Start Time: 08:10
Toss: Melbourne Stars won the toss and decided to field
Venue: Metricon Stadium, Carrara
Officials: Shawn Craig, Sam Nogajski, Donovan Koch, David Taylor, David Talalla
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