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Stars fall short to Sixers at MCG

21 January 2017

The Melbourne Stars has suffered a three wicket loss to the Sydney Sixers at the MCG tonight.

Score

Melbourne Stars 8-156 def by Sydney Sixers 7-160

Summary

After losing the toss we were sent into bat and the boys got off to a blistering start. Bobby and Wright were smashing them all around the ground, making sure we got the total off on the right track. But it was Bobby who was first to go, finishing with 35 runs to his name in the sixth over.

Wrighty had a superb innings tonight, but he was sent on his way for 62 in the 16th over. The Gobbler, Gotchy and the Hussler all fell for just five runs within the space of four overs, with Dwarshuis then snagging KP for 39 in the 19th.

Harps and Hilfy were the last two to fall for five and four respectively, with our innings finishing for a total of 156.

The boys then took to the field, with Bolo our first wicket-taker in the fifth over, snagging opener Lumb for just six runs. Hilfy then sent Munro on his way in the following over after Bobby took a ripper catch.

The Wizard was the next to take wicket, clean bowling Skipper Henriques for 20 in the tenth over, with the Gobbler the next to strike one over later snaring Hughes.

The big wickets of Haddin and Maddinson were sent on their way for a combined 24 runs in the space of two overs by Beery and Bolo. 

However it was Johan Botha and Sean Abbott came to the Sixers' recuse, piling on 25 and 33 respectively to deliver their side a three wicket win. 

The Moment

What a ball from the magical Wizard! In the tenth over of our bowling innings young Harry clean bowled the Sixers’ Skipper Henriques for just 20 runs. As our third wicket of the night, it was a major danger wicket and really helped to make sure we continued to stop the Sixers in their tracks. This Wiz just keeps getting better!

The Player

For the second match in a row, Wrighty has made a half-century, really helping to steer the boys to a competitive total. Bringing up his 50 off 38 balls, Wrighty then went on to make a total of 62, smashing six fours and a six in the process. Wrighty lasted 15 and half overs before being sent on his way, but what another impressive innings for our opener!

The Next Game

We're off to Perth #TeamGreen. Tonight's loss meant that we finished fourth on the BBL ladder and we will now travel to Perth to take on the Scorchers in a semi.

 

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