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Cricket news - Clinical Melbourne Stars hand Strikers third successive loss

Defending champions Adelaide Strikers have now lost three matches in a row

Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers

A clinical all-round show helped the Melbourne stars to move up to the upper half of the Big Bash League 2018-19 points-table after a 44-run victory over Adelaide Strikers at the Ted Summerton Reserve, which on Wednesday (23. January). Riding on half-centuries from Ben Dunk and Marcus Stoinis, the stars posted a total of 167 for 2. Stoinis was not finished as he was one of three bowlers along with Liam Plunkett and Dwayne Bravo, bag three wickets, ended with the strikers in response to 123.

The bowl, the strikers had to wait until the 14th for their first wicket, by the time Dunk and Stoinis added 113. Stonis was easily measured in its approach, the evaluation of only three boundaries during his stay and is focused on rotating the strike. The following Stoinis dismissal, Dunk added to a maximum of to his tally to four fours and three sixes during his unbeaten 72 from 53, while Peter Handscomb, if an aggressive finished with his 22-ball 36, the two fours and as many sixes.

Alex Carey started in a positive way in the hunt, and received support from Jake Lehmann after the expiry of Jake Weatherald. However, Stoinis, Bravo, and Plunkett, the button combo to get up to the gates, and it was not a return for the striker, the runs, lost their last seven wickets for the addition of just 26, to suffer their sixth loss in 10 games.

Brief scores: Melbourne Stars 167/2 in 20 overs (Ben Dunk 72*, Marcus Stoinis 53; Rashid Khan 1-32) beat Adelaide Strikers - 123 in 19.4 overs (Jake Lehmann, 40; Marcus Stoinis 3-20, Liam Plunkett 3-21, Dwayne Bravo 3-22) by 44 runs.

Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes

A formidable 167-run stand for the second wicket helped the Sydney Sixers to claim the second place in the points table by a massive nine-wicket victory over Hobart Hurricanes at the SCG. Put in a Set 173 for victory, the hosts suffered an early setback, but the second wicket pair of Josh Phillippe (86) and not to) save James Vince (74 extrapolated from the target self-with almost three overs.

Unfazed by the loss of his opening partner early on, Phillipe blasted a 25-ball half-century - his first BBL fifty - and remained until the end, fittingly, runs hits the profit. They give him company at the other end, Vince, to forge the hit his second successive half-century, was the game-winning partnership for the Sixers. The duo were strict on Tempo and spin the same, about to take off in the fourth, saw the 19 runs Clive Rose, from where there is no turning back.

Earlier, asked to bat, the hurricanes put on a more than respectable total, courtesy Matthew Wade's fourth half-century of the season. The opener struck two sixes and four boundaries in his 51-ball knock of 64 enroute to a 67-run stand for the first wicket with D'arcy Short (32) and a further 67-run partnership for the third wicket with Ben McDermott (41). Later unbeaten 22 from nine balls, it was George Bailey is hard to beat, towards the end, helped the hurricanes to a competitive 172 on the board.

Brief scores: Hobart Hurricanes 172/4 in 20 overs (Matthew Wade 64, Ben McDermott, 41; Ben Manenti 1-29) lost to Sydney Sixers 173/1 (Josh Phillippe 86*, James Vince, 74*; James Faulkner 1-22) by nine wickets.

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