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Melbourne Stars beat Sydney Thunder by 6 wickets in BBL

Haris Rauf 3-23 (inc hattrick)
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Melbourne Stars stormed to a convincing win beating Sydney Thunder by 6 wickets in the second BBL match of the day, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.

 

Match Summary

Melbourne Stars 148 – 4 (17.5 Ovs) – (Usman Khawaja 33, Alex Hales 26, Callum Ferguson 35, Matthew Gilkes 41; Haris Rauf 3-23)

Sydney Thunder 145 – 5 (20 Ovs) - (Marcus Stoinis 50, Glenn Maxwell 59*)

Result - Melbourne Stars won by 6 wickets

Melbourne Stars won the toss and decided to bowl against Sydney Thunder who were restricted to 145 – 5 in their 20 Overs despite good knocks from Marcus Stoinis 50 and Glenn Maxwell 59*.

In reply, Melbourne Stars chased down the runs with over 2 overs to spare, scoring 148 – 4 (17.5 Ovs) –  with Usman Khawaja 33, Alex Hales 26, Callum Ferguson 35 and Matthew Gilkes 41 all coming to run party; Haris Rauf 3-23 (inc hattrick) was the pick of the bowlers for Sydney Thunder.

 

 

Teams

 

Melbourne Stars - Marcus Stoinis, Nic Maddinson, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell(c), Peter Handscomb(wk), Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Daniel Worrall, Haris Rauf, Sandeep Lamichhane

Sydney Thunder - Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson(c), Matthew Gilkes(wk), Alex Ross, Chris Morris, Daniel Sams, Arjun Nair, Nathan McAndrew, Jono Cook, Chris Tremain

 

Match Details

 

Start Time: 08:10

Toss: Melbourne Stars won the toss and decided to field

Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

Officials: Geoffrey Joshua, Donovan Koch, John Ward, Mattis van Eck, Robert Parry

 

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