The Stars won the toss and chose to bat first against the Strikers at Adelaide Oval, with captain Kristen Beams returning to the line-up, while allrounder Annabel Sutherland included for her first game for the Stars.
Player-of-the-match Georgia Elwiss and Gemma Triscari were the two out from Saturday's winning line-up.
Lizelle Lee (52 off 52) and Katie Mack (42 off 34) gave the Stars a steady start, putting on 69 runs for the opening partnership, which lasted 11 overs, en route to a total of 5-132.
In reply, the Strikers started well but Beams took the wicket of Suzie Bated with her first ball of her first over.
The Strikers steadied the ship until Sutherland took a wicket with her first delivery, and had a second just two legal deliveries later, following a wide on her second ball. At one stage, she was 3-2 in the second over of her spell, and she finished with an excellent 4-20 in her first game for the Stars, after crossing from the Renegades, where she played four games last season.
A four off the final ball of the innings saw the Strikers take a one wicket win with Tabatha Saville finishing with an unbeaten 28 off 27 and player-of-the-match honours.