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Big Bash League 11 Match 23 – Melbourne Stars too good for the Heat at the GABBA

Melbourne Stars’ Hilton Cartwright 79 (44) and Joe Clarke 85 (44)
Melbourne Stars’ Hilton Cartwright 79 (44) and Joe Clarke 85 (44) lit up the GABBA with a 151 run 4th wicket partnership
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Melbourne Stars’ Hilton Cartwright 79 (44) and Joe Clarke 85 (44) lit up the GABBA with a 151 run, 4th wicket partnership, giving the platform for the Stars to complete a 20 run win against Brisbane Heat, in BBL Match 23.

 

 

Match Summary

Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars, 23rd Match, Big Bash League

Brisbane Heat 187/9 (20 ov)

Melbourne Stars 207/9 (20 ov)

Toss - Brisbane Heat won the toss and elected to bowl

Result - Melbourne Stars won by 20 runs

Scorecard

 

 

Brisbane Heat won the toss and decided to field and the Melbourne Stars’ Hilton Cartwright 79 (44) and Joe Clarke 85 (44) lit up the GABBA with a 151 run, 4th wicket partnership, after the Stars were in some trouble at 16/3, in the 3rd over. The Stars finished up on 207/9 off their 20 overs

In reply, the Heat were soon in trouble, in the run chase, at 12/2 in the first over. Chris Lynn 57 and Ben Duckett 54 then had a good partnership of 87. However, once they were out, the Heat batters imploded under the run rate pressure and fell short by 20 runs, scoring 187/9  - Qais Ahmad 3/26 and Brody Couch 3/34 were the main wicket takers for the Stars.

Match Stats

Melbourne Stars Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Marcus Stoinis - 0.2 ov), 2-9 (Joe Burns - 1.5 ov), 3-16 (Glenn Maxwell - 2.5 ov), 4-166 (Hilton Cartwright - 14.6 ov), 5-167 (Andre Russell - 15.2 ov), 6-179 (Joe Clarke - 16.6 ov), 7-181 (Nathan Coulter-Nile - 18.1 ov), 8-195 (Beau Webster - 19.1 ov), 9-207 (Qais Ahmad - 19.6 ov)

Brisbane Heat Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Max Bryant - 0.2 ov), 2-12 (Tom Cooper - 0.6 ov), 3-99 (Ben Duckett - 10.3 ov), 4-129 (Chris Lynn - 12.4 ov), 5-131 (Jimmy Peirson - 13.1 ov), 6-134 (James Bazley - 14.1 ov), 7-154 (Mark Steketee - 16.6 ov), 8-162 (Sam Heazlett - 17.5 ov), 9-172 (Matthew Kuhnemann - 18.6 ov)

 

Playing XIs

 

Brisbane Heat - Chris Lynn, Max Bryant, Tom Cooper, Ben Duckett, Sam Heazlett, Jimmy Peirson(c)(wk), James Bazley, Mark Steketee, Matthew Kuhnemann, Mujeeb Ur Rahman Liam Guthrie

Melbourne Stars - Marcus Stoinis, Joe Clarke(wk), Glenn Maxwell(c), Joe Burns, Andre Russell, Hilton Cartwright, Beau Webster, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Qais Ahmad, Brody Couch

 

Match Details

Start Time: 10:05

Toss: Brisbane Heat won the toss and decided to field

Venue: Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane

Officials: Gerard Abood, Anthony Wilds, Troy Penman, Steven Farrell, Kepler Wessels

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