BBL 10 Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes Highlights: Melbourne Stars won by 10 runs
HBH - 173/6 (McDermott 91, Malan 26, Rainbird 2/22, Zampa 1/28)
MLS - 183/6 (20) (Stoinis 97* Cartwright 36, Ellis 3/31, Meredith 2/25)
MOM - Marcus Stoinis
In the 27th match of BBL 10, Melbourne Stars pulled off a thriller by defeating Hobart Hurricanes by 10 runs at Bellerive Oval in Hobart. Melbourne Stars have broken the rut of three straight losses and keep themselves in the hunt for the playoffs. The Stars with this boosting win, go to the fourth spot in the BBL points table while the Hurricanes grab a single point but remain on third position in the table with 18 points.
McDermott notched a blitzkrieg half-century (91 off 58) along with the ICC World No. 1 ranked batsman David Malan. Both Hurricanes' batters put together a crucial 66 run stand for the second wicket and further adds a 50-run stand with Ingram for third wicket too. Zampa nipped Dawid Malan for 26, after that, the Hurricanes never are in the game and eventually lost by 10 runs at the hands of the Melbourne team. Marcus Stoinis has been named as 'Player of the Match' for his scintillating knock.
Earlier, Hobart Hurricanes won the toss and opted to field first. Glenn Maxwell-led team losing wickets on regular intervals. At one stage, the Stars are 63/3 but they finished on a high by scoring 120 runs in the last 10 overs. The Stars shifted gears and showed some power-hitting in the second half of the innings to post a stiff total of 183/6 in 20 overs.
Stoinis along with Windies fire-power Nicholas Pooran played some blistering strokes and maximize the Power Surge, both took 21 runs off Scott Boland's 13th over. Stoinis played a blitz knock of 97* off 55 balls studded with 7 fours as many sixes. Despite losing Pooran, the Stars kept finding the boundaries as Cartwright and Stoinis stitched a crucial 50+ stand at the back end of their innings.
Nathan Ellis though bowled a brilliant penultimate over, but Stoinis toyed with Boland in the final one to take the total past over the 180-run mark. Ellis grabbed three for 31 while Riley Meredith also gave full support from another end, he finished with 2/25 in 4 overs.