Melbourne Stars beat Hobart Hurricanes by 4 runs (DLS Method) in BBL
In a rain affected BBL encounter Melbourne Stars won by 4 runs (DLS Method) against Hobart Hurricanes at the University of Tasmania Stadium, Launceston today.
Hobart Hurricanes 69-5 (11 Ovs) – (Caleb Jewell 29; Dale Steyn 2-12, Nathan Coulter-Nile 2-14)
Melbourne Stars 55-3 (7.3 Ovs) – (Marcus Stoinis 25, Peter Handscomb 22* ; James Faulkner 2-10)
Result – Melbourne Stars won by 4 runs (DLS Method)
Melbourne Stars won the toss and decided to field against Hobart Hurricanes and the Hurricanes totalled 69-5 in 11 Overs - Caleb Jewell 29 top scoring and Dale Steyn 2-12 and Nathan Coulter-Nile 2-14, the top wicket takers for the Stars.
In reply, with DLS in play, Melbourne Stars were chasing 80 to win. With the rain still falling, albeit lightly, the conditions were not ideal and there was another delay at 7.3 overs with the score 55-3 - Melbourne Stars needed 25 runs to win from 3.3 overs (D/L).
The umpires called the match off at that point and Melbourne Stars won by 4 runs on the DLS method.
Hobart Hurricanes - D'Arcy Short, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott(c)(wk), David Miller, George Bailey, Simon Milenko, James Faulkner, Nathan Ellis, Qais Ahmad, Clive Rose, Riley Meredith
Melbourne Stars - Nic Maddinson, Marcus Stoinis, Nick Larkin, Peter Handscomb(wk), Glenn Maxwell(c), Ben Dunk, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Daniel Worrall, Dale Steyn, Sandeep Lamichhane
Start Time: 08:10
Toss: Melbourne Stars won the toss and decided to field
Venue: University of Tasmania Stadium, Launceston
Officials: Phillip Gillespie, Anthony Wilds, Paul Wilson, Darren Close, David Talalla
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