54dThe Report by Andrew McGlashan

Test discard Peter Handscomb powers Stars to victory

Peter Handscomb was immediately in the runs in the BBL while Sandeep Lamichhane produced another fine display to help set up the Melbourne Stars' first victory

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

PSP Handscomb
70(35) 9x4 - 3x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 25 runs
  • 3x4 - 2x6
4 12 8 2 7 8 17 12
JC Silk
41(37) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 2 5 0 18 0 6 10

Best performances - Bowlers

JR Coleman
O3
M0
R18
W3
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
BJ Dwarshuis
O3.5
M0
R26
W3
Eco6.78
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentator: Alex Malcolm

The Stars win by five wickets with 31 balls to spare. That was a clinic from Peter Handscomb. Magnificent batting on a surface where a lot of players had trouble timing the ball. He used his feet beautifully and timed the ball sweetly. He is the Player of the Match. Handscomb tells Channel Seven "I said before the game it's only two games into a 14-game season. Hopefully this can kick start us and get us on a roll now." The Stars get their first win of the season. The Sixers have lost two in a row. The Sixers need to regroup against the Renegades in two days time. Thanks for your company tonight. Join us again tomorrow night as the Hurricanes host the Thunder in Hobart, Until then, goodbye.

14.5
4
Dwarshuis to Gulbis, FOUR runs, short ball wide of off, he cracks a pull shot wide of mid on!
14.4
0
Dwarshuis to Gulbis, no run, big flash and miss driving on the up at a ball angled across
14.3
0
Dwarshuis to Gulbis, no run, he pushes off the back foot to the right of backward point

Two slips in

14.2
W
Dwarshuis to Stoinis, OUT, caught behind! Slower ball wide of off does the trick. He just rolled the fingers over an off cutter, he leaned back to leather it through point, got a thin edge through to the keeper

MP Stoinis c †Philippe b Dwarshuis 10 (8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

14.1
4
Dwarshuis to Stoinis, FOUR runs, punched off the back foot wide of mid off! This was hit with incredible power! He just stood up and crushed it past the man on the circle

END OF OVER:
14 | 10 Runs | MS: 124/4 (7 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 8.85, RRR: 1.16)

  • DJ Bravo9 (4b)
  • MP Stoinis6 (6b)
  • JL Denly2-0-19-0
  • BJ Dwarshuis3-0-18-2
13.6
4
Denly to Bravo, FOUR runs, brilliant slog sweep picking the gap at deep midwicket! He took the chance hitting against the turn and found the gap well

Melb Stars 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st4PSP HandscombBR Dunk
2nd87PSP HandscombNCR Larkin
3rd18GJ MaxwellPSP Handscomb
4th1MP StoinisGJ Maxwell
5th18DJ BravoMP Stoinis
6th4DJ BravoEP Gulbis

Big Bash League

TEAMMWLPTNRR
HH14104200.603
MR1486160.173
SS1486160.047
MS147714-0.062
BH1467130.249
ST1467130
AS146812-0.473
PS144108-0.502