Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars, 20th Match - Live Cricket Score, Commentary

Series: Big Bash League 2023-24 Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Date & Time: Dec 31, 06:45 PM LOCAL
ADS 205/4 (20)
MLS 211/3 (19)
Melbourne Stars won by 7 wkts
Marcus Stoinis

Lynn, Maxwell, Stoinis, Short, Webster scored massive points and we had all of them in our Fantasy Expert XI. Hope you also did the same. The Fantasy Handbook is a thing of joy if you want to indulge in some fantasy picks. So, stay glued and keep following the same.

Marcus Stoinis | Player of the Match: It was good fun, the boys set it up though for me to come out and put a few swings on it. They played really well. It was about time I put a swing on it. I did a bit of work with the coach. My thought hadn't changed after that partnership between Maxi and Beau, they put us in a position where I could come in and express myself. Otherwise, I would have looked to dig deeper and take my time. Once you hit a few in the middle, the body seems to organise itself. It's lovely here, beautiful crowd, 44,000 people, great way to spend New Year's Eve. Couldn't have more fun.

21:51 Local Time, 11:21 GMT, 16:51 IST: Stoinis and Webster have finished it off in style. Especially, Stoinis. He was under some pressure before the game. But he broke the shackles in style today. Earlier, Lawrence got them off to a fast start. He set the platform. Maxwell came in and played a cameo as well. Webster held the chase together and Stoinis landed the finishing moves. Only Boyce was the only standout bowler for the Strikers. Even Overton didn't have a good day and a target of 206 never looked enough. Third win on the bounce for the Stars. Third loss on the trot for the Strikers. They have a solid team but the bowling attack looks wafer thin. They will have to go back to the drawing board. We will retreat as well and we wish everyone Happy New Year in advance.


Bazley to Stoinis, SIX, low full toss, all over. The Stars have been fabulous. Stoinis finishes it off in styles and silences a few critics as well. Brings up his fifty as well. The Stars have won with an over to spare


Bazley to Stoinis, SIX, full toss, Stoinis thwacks it over deep square for a sixer. The scores are level


Bazley to Stoinis, FOUR, straight down the ground for a four. That was in the slot, Stoinis slammed it over the bowler's head


Bazley to Stoinis, 2 runs, 11 needed now. Low full toss, Stoinis heaves it away and mistimes it down to deep mid for a couple


Bazley to Stoinis, SIX, fuller length delivery, outside off, slapped over cover. Was in the slot and slammed away over cover. Clean hit indeed


Bazley to Stoinis, no run, in the slot, right up there, Stoinis squeezes it down into the deck

James Bazley [2.0-0-16-0] is back into the attack


Wes Agar to Webster, no run, right up there and has been jammed back to the bowler. 19 needed off 12 balls


Wes Agar to Stoinis, 1 run, right up there, jams the ball down back past the bowler for a single


Wes Agar to Stoinis, no ball, FOUR, low full toss, on the pads, heaved away over short fine for a four. That was sprayed on to the pads of the batter. The third umpire had a look at it and was no-balled


Wes Agar to Stoinis, FOUR, fuller length delivery, drilled down the ground for a four. Was in the slot, Stoinis stayed still and slammed it down the ground. Powerful hit


Wes Agar to Webster, 1 run, jams the very full ball down on to the on-side for a single


Wes Agar to Webster, no run, very full, Webster slices the delivery down to point. The fielder dives to his left and stops it. Landed on the bounce to the fielder


Wes Agar to Stoinis, 1 run, right up there, Stoinis jams the drive past the bowler for a single

Wes Agar [2.0-0-25-1] is back into the attack


J Overton to Webster, FOUR, pitched up, outside off, Webster squeezes the ball past short third man for a four. That was very well done and sent into the gap


J Overton to Webster, FOUR, walks across his sticks, fuller ball, outside off, whipped down the ground for a four. Was hit very straight and past mid-on

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