Cricket Australia


  • 2012/13 KFC Big Bash League

    Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers - Match 13

    December 21, 2012, 7:00PM AET Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

    Match Status: Completed
    Melbourne Stars won by 21 runs

  • Sydney Sixers 5/ 156 (20.0)
  • Melbourne Stars 6/ 177 (20.0)
  • Sydney Sixers won the toss and elected to bowl
  • Graph
  • Current Run Rate: 7.80
DJ Thornely*9501180.00
SPD Smith13141092.86
This Partnership:23 Runs From 16 Balls (R/R: 8.63)

JP Faulkner*4.002406.00
SL Malinga4.001814.50

Last Wicket:Mendis, 8 (c:White b:McKay, Over: 17.2)
Last 5 overs:1 4 1 . W 1 | W 1 . . 1 1 | 6 W . 1 1 2 | 1 2b 1 1 1 6 | . 4 2 . 1 .
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20th Over
Join us again tomorrow for live commentary of the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash League, with Match 14 between Melbourne Renegades and Brisbane Heat being played at Etihad Stadium. Goodbye from the MCG!
Glenn Maxwell has been named man of the match after setting up the victory with his innings of 82 of 50 balls (6x4's and 3x6's). Tonight's attendance was 14,260
The Stars bowlers were led by Shane Warne (2/32) and Lasith Malinga (1/18 off 4 overs), with Malinga's yorkers extremely effective at the death.
Dan Smith (32), Stephen O'Keefe (42), and Brad Haddin (39), all got starts at the top of the order for the Sixers, but the run rate required was always a tough ask.
The Melbourne Stars will be very happy with that victory, their third in a row, which takes them to 6 points and equal with the Melbourne Renegades on top of the table (Renegades have 1 game in hand).
Over 19.6: Faulkner to Thornely, no run, play and miss outside off stump to a slower ball, providing a 21 run victory to Melbourne Stars. SYS 5/156 (SPD Smith 13, Thornely 9)
Over 19.5: Faulkner to SPD Smith, one run, driven back past the bowler
Over 19.4: Faulkner to SPD Smith, no run, play and miss outside off stump
Over 19.3: Faulkner to SPD Smith, two runs, lofted very high to deep mid wicket, saved by Maxwell and Hussey on the rope
Over 19.2: Faulkner to SPD Smith, FOUR, cut backward of point to the boundary. Sixers 150 Runs
Over 19.1: Faulkner to SPD Smith, no run, swing and a miss to a full and wide slower ball
19th Over
Faulkner replaces McKay at the Southern End to bowl the final over. 29 runs needed off six balls
Over 18.6: Malinga to Thornely, SIX, chipped back over the bowler, carrying all the way over the rope harming Malinga's fantastic figures which become 4-0-18-1.. SYS 5/149 (SPD Smith 6, Thornely 9)
Over 18.5: Malinga to SPD Smith, one run, firmly driven to Hussey at mid off
Over 18.4: Malinga to Thornely, one run, yorker down the leg side is played through mid on for another single
Over 18.3: Malinga to SPD Smith, one run, 143.7 km/h, fast yorker is deflected to cover for one
Over 18.2: Malinga to SPD Smith, two byes, yorker through the legs is fumbled by the keeper to concede two byes
Over 18.1: Malinga to Thornely, one run, slower yorker is prodded towards point for a single. 40 runs needed off 11 balls

Melbourne Stars: Rob Quiney, Scott Henry, Bradley Hodge, David Hussey, Cameron White, Glenn Maxwell, James Faulkner, Peter Handscomb (wk), Clint McKay, Lasith Malinga, Shane Warne (c), Clive Rose (12th)

Sydney Sixers: Daniel Smith, Stephen O'Keefe, Brad Haddin (c/wk), Steven Smith, Moises Henriques, Jeevan Mendis, Dominic Thornely, Ian Moran, Brett Lee, Sunil Narine, Luke Feldman, Josh Lalor (12th)

Umpires: Barrow, AJ (AUS), Ward, AP (AUS)
Third Umpire: Abood, GA (AUS)
Match Refree: Stratford, RW (AUS)

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