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BBL 2021/22 Match 43: Joe Clarke knock sees Melbourne Stars to victory

Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers, 43rd Match
Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers, 43rd Match

A huge half century from Joe Clarke was enough to ignite the Melbourne Stars batsmen, guiding them to a 5 wicket win against Adelaide Strikers today at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.

Match Summary

Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers, 43rd Match, Big Bash League

Melbourne Stars 140/5 (19.2 ov)

Adelaide Strikers 139/9 (20 ov)

Result - Melbourne Stars won by 5 wickets


Melbourne Stars won the toss and chose to field, Adam Zampa (2/24) taking some early wickets to put Strikers on the back foot.

Jonathan Wells (68) joined the innings later on to add an important half century but it wasn't quite enough for the Strikers, as they went in on 139/9.

In response Stars opened strongly, Joe Clarke (83) smashing a huge half century to get things going.

It didn't take much, as Stars tail end managed to knock off the total with some ease, seeing them to a 5 wicket win.

Match Stats

Adelaide Strikers Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Henry Hunt - 2.3 ov), 2-29 (Matthew Short - 3.3 ov), 3-34 (Jake Weatherald - 5.3 ov), 4-81 (Thomas Kelly - 12.1 ov), 5-91 (Ryan Gibson - 13.6 ov), 6-128 (Jonathan Wells - 18.3 ov), 7-138 (Harry Nielsen - 19.4 ov), 8-138 (Peter Siddle - 19.5 ov), 9-139 (Harry Conway - 19.6 ov)

Melbourne Stars Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Clint Hinchliffe - 1.4 ov), 2-26 (Nick Larkin - 4.1 ov), 3-43 (Joe Burns - 7.5 ov), 4-83 (Hilton Cartwright - 11.6 ov)

Playing XI

MELBOURNE STARS - Clint Hinchliffe, Joe Clarke (WK), Nick Larkin, Joe Burns, Hilton Cartwright, Beau Webster, Xavier A Crone, Qais Ahmad, Adam Zampa (C), Haris Rauf, Brody Couch, Tom O'Connell, Sam Rainbird

ADELAIDE STRIKERS - Matthew Short, Henry Hunt, Jake Weatherald, Jonathan Wells, Thomas Kelly, Ryan Gibson, Harry Nielsen (WK), Rashid Khan, Harry Conway, Peter Siddle (C), Fawad Ahmed, Liam Scott, Henry Thornton

Match Details

Date - 10th January, 08:15 AM

Venue - Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

Toss - Melbourne Stars won the toss & elected to field

Umpires - Nathan Johnstone, Troy Penman

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