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Stars cruise to an 8 wicket win in Perth

16 January 2020

The Melbourne Stars breezed past the Perth Scorchers after a thunderous bowling display at Optus Stadium, which saw the WA team knocked over in the 14th over for just 86 runs.



The Perth Scorchers won the flip and choose to have a bat at Optus Stadium, opting to give the Stars the ball first - after seeing Stoinis hit a first-inning, record-breaking, 147* for Team Green in their previous game.

It didn’t start all too well for the team in orange, as Western Australian born Nathan Coulter-Nile got the wicket of Liam Livingstone in his first over against his former club – after an awesome catch by a pumped Marcus Stoinis on the boundary.

The run rate was strong for the Scorchers early on, mainly due to the quick scoring of Josh Inglis who raced to 37, but wickets kept falling around him with Jackson Coleman coming into the attack and getting amongst the wickets in his first over of BBL09. He started by taking the danger man Mitchell Marsh out of the equation for just seven runs.

Marcus Stoinis and Hilton Cartwright came out to open, fresh off the back of their record-breaking 207 run partnership against the Sydney Sixers last time out. Both batters looked to be in fine form again, with Stoinis, in particular, taking it to the Perth bowlers with a flurry of early boundaries.

Cartwright and Ben Dunk fell in Stars innings that never looked in doubt, with Seb Gotch joining Stoinis at the crease to help the team in green cruise to a ninth win out of ten in BBL09.

The Melbourne Stars play a repeat fixture against the Perth Scorchers this Saturday at the MCG, 3.40 PM start.

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