Cricket Australia


  • 2012/13 KFC Big Bash League

    Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes - Match 08

    December 15, 2012, 7:00PM AET Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

    Match Status: Completed
    Melbourne Stars won by 4 wickets

  • Melbourne Stars 6/ 135 (19.1)
  • Hobart Hurricanes 8/ 134 (20.0)
  • Melbourne Stars won the toss and elected to bowl
  • Graph
  • Current Run Rate: 7.04
JP Faulkner*6410150.00
PSP Handscomb2200100.00
This Partnership:8 Runs From 4 Balls (R/R: 12.00)

EP Gulbis*3.102808.84
B Laughlin4.001433.50

Last Wicket:White, 22 (c:Birt b:Laughlin, Over: 18.3)
Last 5 overs: . 4 . . 1 1 | 1 1 1 2 1 . | 1 4 4 W 4 1 | 1 1 W 1 2 . | 4 1nb
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20th Over
Join us again tomorrow evening for live coverage of Match 9 of the KFC T20 Big Bash League with Sydney Sixes hosting the Perth Scorchers. Goodbye from the MCG!
Clinton McKay has been named KFC BBL man of the match after claiming 3/25 from his four overs in the first innings.
The Stars now join their cross town rivals, Melbourne Renegades, on 4 points, with the Renegades having a game in hand though over the Stars.
The late wickets of Maxwell and White gave the Hurricanes a slight chance of victory, but Faulkner and Handscomb saw the Stars home with 5 balls to spare.
Overall, the Stars looked in control for the majority of the run chase, with the run rate required never really exceeding 7 runs per over.
Over 19.1: Gulbis to Faulkner, no ball, play and miss to the second bouncer over head high for the over, so no ball is called to end the match in victory for the Stars.
Over 19.1: Gulbis to Faulkner, FOUR, short delivery finds the top edge, flying over the keeper to the rope to level the scores
19th Over
Gulbis replaces Bollinger at the Southern End for the final over of the innings. Stars need 5 runs off 6 balls.
Over 18.6: Laughlin to Handscomb, no run, turned to square leg, with Faulkner sent back to the bowlers end.. MLS 6/130 (Handscomb 2, Faulkner 2)
Over 18.5: Laughlin to Handscomb, two runs, under edge just misses the leg stump, rolling past the keeper for two
Over 18.4: Laughlin to Faulkner, one run, played to short third man for a single
Over 18.3: Laughlin to White, no run, OUT, struck high to deep mid wicket, where Birt waits to complete the catch. Peter Handscomb is the new batsman
Over 18.2: Laughlin to Faulkner, one run, inside edge into the body, with Laughlin angrily appealing that Faulkner obstructed the field by knocking the ball away with his hand
Over 18.1: Laughlin to White, one run, gently nudged backward of square leg for a single
18th Over
Laughlin replaces Gulbis at the Members End
Over 17.6: Bollinger to White, one run, sliced square drive to deep point for a single. Stars need 10 off 12 balls. MLS 5/125 (White 21, Faulkner 0)
Over 17.5: Bollinger to White, FOUR, down the leg side, with White getting some glove on it to help the ball beat the keeper and go to the rope
Over 17.4: Bollinger to Maxwell, no run, OUT, chipped to mid off for Doherty to take an easy catch. Maxwell's quick innings comes to an end. James Faulkner is the new batsman.
Over 17.3: Bollinger to Maxwell, FOUR, under edge cut shot into the pitch rolls past the keeper, with just enough pace to reach the rope
Over 17.2: Bollinger to Maxwell, FOUR, making room to pull a good length delivery over mid wicket to the boundary to ease the equation. Now need 19 runs off 16 balls.
Over 17.1: Bollinger to White, one run, full delivery is driven to mid off for a single

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

Hobart Hurricanes: Tim Paine (wk), Ricky Ponting, Travis Birt, Owais Shah, George Bailey (c), Scott Styris, Evan Gulbis, Ben Laughlin, Xavier Doherty, Michael Hogan, Doug Bollinger, Jonathan Wells (12th)

Umpires: Joshua, GC (AUS), Martell, MD (AUS)
Third Umpire: Lock, IH (AUS)
Match Refree: Levens, D (AUS)

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