BBL 10 Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades Highlights: Stars won by 6 wickets
Brief Score: Melbourne Renegades - 150 all-out (Sam Harper 63; Hatcher 3/29, Zaheer 2/23)
Melbourne Stars - 153/4 (19.1) (Stoinis 43, Larkin 43; Kane Richardson 2/24)
MOM - Liam Hatcher
Melbourne Stars (MLS) crushed their city-fellow Renegades by 6 wickets in the 42nd match of BBL 2020-21 at MCG. In reply to MLR's below-par total of 150, the Stars crossed the final hurdle quite comprehensively in the end with five balls to go and six wickets in their hands. There were cameos from Maxwell and Maddinson which were enough to see the Stars cross the final hurdle. It is now back to back wins for the Maxwell-led side and they seem to be peaking at the right time.
With this win, the Stars strengthen their third position strongly with 23 points from 11 matches while Renegades' horror campaign extends to another match. Finch and co have the worst equation from hereon as they are still languishing at the bottom place with just 10 points in the table.
After losing the last match hero, Andre Fletcher early, Stoinis and Larkin chipped in with crucial forties (43 each). Larkin came in and provided the momentum to the innings and it was his knock that always kept them ahead in the chase. Liam Hatcher has been impressed among Strs bowlers and bagged 'Man of the Match' for his impressive spell in which he grabbed three wickets by conceding 29 runs.
Opted to bat first, Melbourne Renegades have been bowled out given they were 78/1 in the 10th over. The wicket-keeper Sam Harper did his job by scoring a well-made fifty (63 off 52) but didn't get much support from the other Renegades' batters and they have managed to post under par total of 150. Harvey and Marsh also trying their best but couldn't capitalize their innings to a big total.
The Stars did well in the back end of the innings by picking up wickets at regular intervals. For Stars, Liam Hatcher picked three wickets while Stanlake and Zaheer Khan took a piece.