The Roar
The Roar

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder: Big Bash cricket live scores, blog

12th December, 2020
Live Comments
Advertisement

Match Complete

First Innings: Sydney Thunder

9/147

SYD9/147

Autoplay in... 6 (Cancel)
Up Next No more videos! Playlist is empty -
Replay
Cancel
Next
Roar Guru
12th December, 2020
347

Melbourne Stars

Match Complete

Sydney Thunder

9/147

Melbourne Stars win by 22 runs

2/34 (3.1) *Cartwright O: 20.0 Sangha* 0 (0)
2/10 (4.0) Zampa RR:6.30 Cook 2 (2)
c. Hatcher b. Zampa19.4
9/145
Holt 1(3)
c. Dunk b. Zampa19.3
8/145
McAndrew 6(4)
c. sub b. Cartwright18.4
7/137
Green 5(6)
c. Hinchliffe b. Cartwright18.2
6/135
Ross 18(15)
c. Stoinis b. Hatcher16.4
5/120
Sams 0(1)
c. sub b. Hatcher16.3
4/120
Cutting 2(7)
c. Fletcher b. Hatcher14.5
3/115
Ferguson 54(35)
c. Cartwright b. Hinchliffe12.1
2/90
Hales 46(41)
c. Dunk b. Hussain2.1
1/21
Khawaja 7(7)
First Innings: Melbourne Stars8/169RR: 7.24O: 20.0

Show Full Scoreboard

Hide Full Scoreboard

First Innings: Melbourne Stars 8/169 RR: 7.24 O: 20.0
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR

M.P. Stoinis

c. Sams b. Cook

61 37 6 2 164.86

A.D.S. Fletcher

lbw. Sangha

12 10 1 1 120.00

G.J. Maxwell*

lbw. Green

39 29 4 0 134.48

H.W.R. Cartwright

c. Cook b. McAndrew

9 8 0 1 112.50

B.R. Dunk+

c. Green b. Sangha

16 12 0 1 133.33

N.C.R. Larkin

b. Sams

15 14 0 0 107.14

C.D. Hinchliffe

lbw. Green

1 2 0 0 50.00

A. Zampa

b. Sams

3 5 0 0 60.00

L.C. Hatcher

not out

2 2 0 0 100.00

B.J. Stanlake

not out

1 1 0 0 100.00

D. Hussain

         

Extras

(b 0, lb 2, w 8, nb 0)

10  
Total 169  
Bowlers O M R W Ec
J.D. Cook 4.0 0 33 1 8.25
D.R. Sams 3.0 0 24 2 8.00
C.J. Green 4.0 0 42 2 10.50
N.J. McAndrew 4.0 0 36 1 9.00
T. Sangha 4.0 0 26 2 6.50
B.C.J. Cutting 1.0 0 6 0 6.00
First Innings: Sydney Thunder 9/147 RR: 6.30 O: 20.0
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR

U.T. Khawaja

c. Dunk b. Hussain

7 7 1 0 100.00

A.D. Hales

c. Cartwright b. Hinchliffe

46 41 4 2 112.20

C.J. Ferguson*

c. Fletcher b. Hatcher

54 35 6 1 154.29

A.I. Ross

c. Hinchliffe b. Cartwright

18 15 1 1 120.00

B.C.J. Cutting

c. sub b. Hatcher

2 7 0 0 28.57

D.R. Sams

c. Stoinis b. Hatcher

0 1 0 0 0.00

C.J. Green

c. sub b. Cartwright

5 6 0 0 83.33

N.J. McAndrew

c. Dunk b. Zampa

6 4 1 0 150.00

B.J. Holt+

c. Hatcher b. Zampa

1 3 0 0 33.33

J.D. Cook

not out

2 2 0 0 100.00

T. Sangha

not out

0 0 0 0 0.00

Extras

(b 0, lb 1, w 4, nb 1)

6  
Total 147  
Bowlers O M R W Ec
G.J. Maxwell 1.0 0 11 0 11.00
B.J. Stanlake 4.0 0 34 0 8.50
D. Hussain 1.5 0 11 1 6.00
C.D. Hinchliffe 2.0 0 18 1 9.00
A. Zampa 4.0 0 10 2 2.50
L.C. Hatcher 4.0 0 28 3 7.00
H.W.R. Cartwright 3.1 0 34 2 10.74

Show Preview

The Big Bash League is up and running for another year and we have a feast of T20 cricket coming our way. This afternoon, the Melbourne Stars take on the Sydney Thunder at Manuka Oval in Canberra. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 4:05pm (AEDT).

Normal service resumes close to Christmas when all teams return to their traditional home grounds. However, for the first fortnight, with COVID still rearing its ugly head from time to time, the BBL is based in Tasmania and the ACT. That’s why this afternoon’s game will be played in the nation’s capital.

Anyone who saw the rain-impacted BBL final last year will remember the look on the Melbourne Stars’ players faces when they realised another season had slipped by.

You can only assume they will be even more desperate to finally win the title this year.

They have kept the nucleus of the side that went close last year, with Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis and Adam Zampa all likely to enjoy uninterrupted seasons with the Stars.

They have lost Haris Rauf, however, who was probably the surprise packet of the last BBL. They will also miss Jonny Bairstow, who has been called away on international duty. West Indian Andre Fletcher is his replacement.

The Sydney Thunder made the semi-finals last season and you get the feeling they will be thereabouts again.

They have added Ben Cutting and Kiwi Adam Milne to their squad, with Sam Billings joining the team after Christmas. Alex Hales returns, also.

The real advantage of this Sydney Thunder team is that their key Australian players Usman Khawaja, Chris Green and Callum Ferguson will get a full season in the bright green kit.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Prediction
Tipping early in the season is fraught with danger but it’s hard to go past the Stars here.

Maxwell looks due for a big score while Adam Zampa has been bowling well for Australia.

The Thunder will be heavily reliant on Hales and Khawaja to get them within striking distance of a win.

Melbourne Stars by 15 runs or 3 wickets.

Game information

First ball: 4:05pm (AEDT)
Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra
TV: Fox Cricket
Live stream: Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Odds: Stars $1.53, Thunder $2.52

Teams

Melbourne Stars squad
Glenn Maxwell (c), Hilton Cartwright, Jackson Coleman, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Dunk, Andre Fletcher (West Indies), Seb Gotch, Liam Hatcher, Clint Hinchliffe, Dilbar Hussain (Pakistan), Zahir Khan (Afghanistan), Nick Larkin, Nic Maddinson, Lance Morris, Tom O’Connell, Nicholas Pooran (West Indies), Will Pucovski, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa

Advertisement
Advertisement

Sydney Thunder squad
Callum Ferguson (c), Sam Billings (England), Jonathan Cook, Ben Cutting, Oliver Davies, Brendan Doggett, Matt Gilkes, Chris Green, Alex Hales (England), Baxter Holt, Usman Khawaja, Nathan McAndrew, Adam Milne (New Zealand), Arjun Nair, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Tremain

Hide Preview