BBL 2021/22 Match 43: Joe Clarke knock sees Melbourne Stars to victory
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.
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
Joe Clarke is building up a handy collection of @KFCAustralia Player of the Match award! #BBL11 pic.twitter.com/4FthxhjvYB— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) January 10, 2022
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.
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)
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
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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