BBL 10 Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars Highlights: Hobart Hurricanes won by 21 runs
HBH - 164/5 (David Malan 75, McDermott 31, Billy Stanlake 3/25)
MLS - 143/9 (Maxwell 70, Scott Boland 3/22, Nathan Ellis 2/11)
MOM - Scott Boland
Melbourne Stars will look back at this game and wonder how they let it go at the Hurricanes' hands. At one stage, MLS needed 53 off 39 balls with Glenn Maxwell going great guns and Windies fire-power Nicholas Pooran starting to get into the rhythm. Pooran fell to a soft dismissal and Maxwell fell in the very next over, and things went downhill from there for the Stars and eventually lost the match by 21 runs. The Stars lost 6/31 from the final seven overs balls of their innings and just managed to reach 143/9 in 20 overs.
Skipper Glenn Maxwell made it look way easier than it was by smashing 70 off just 37 deliveries studded with 6 fours and 5 sixes. The Stars crumbled, hurt by the fact that they were a batsman short due to Maddinson's early exit due to an injury. Though credit to the Hurricanes' pacers as they overshadowed Maxwell's classy inning. It was not the first time the Hurricanes' ruthless attack snatched a victory at the jaw of their opposition.
For Hobart Hurricanes, Scott Boland was quite impressed with the ball and bag 'Player of the Match' award, finished with 3/22 in four overs. Nathan Ellis and Lamichhane also picked a couple of wickets each.
Earlier, Melbourne Stars won the toss and opted to field first. The ICC No. 1 ranked T20 batsman Dawid Malan stitched an 82-run stand with Ben McDermott for the second wicket which helped HBH to post a par total of 164/5 in 20 overs. Colin Ingram played a cameo at the back end of Hobart innings. For Stars, Billy Stanlake was the pick of the bowlers, came out with the economical figures - 3/25 in his 4 overs.