Big Bash League, Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars Highlights: As it happened
As it happened: In a rain-affected match, Sydney Sixers defeated Melbourne Stars by 21 runs in the ongoing Big Bash League after the Duckworth-Lewis method came into play. The match was reduced to a 14-over a side game after rain played a spoilsport. Chasing 147, Marcus Stoinis and Hilton Cartwright kicked off the Stars’ run chase well as the duo scored 35 runs in three overs. However, Sixers struck as Ben Dwarshuis dismissed Cartwright in the fourth over, reducing the side to 35/1. Sydney sixers made 143 runs in 14 overs but the target was revised to 147. Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell took the Stars’ score past 100 run mark. In the 12th over Melbourne Stars suffered a big blow as Tom Curran dismissed well-settled Stoinis (62). Nick Larkin arrived at the crease, as Stars needed 38 runs in the last 14 balls. The side lost the momentum in the final and were bundled out on 125 overs after dismissals of Larkin (3) and Maxwell (12).
Sydney Sixers: Josh Philippe (wk), Justin Avendano, Daniel Hughes, James Vince, Moises Henriques (c), Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Jackson Bird, Nathan Lyon, Steve O’Keefe
Melbourne Stars: Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell (c), Sebastian Gotch (wk), Nick Larkin, Jonathan Merlo, Clint Hinchliffe, Daniel Worrall, Lance Morris, Sandeep Lamichhane