Melbourne Stars have won the toss and have opted to field first
Here are the teams:
Melbourne Stars: Marcus Stoinis, Nic Maddinson, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Nick Larkin, Seb Gotch, Clint Hinchliffe, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lance Morris, Daniel Worrall, and Adam Zampa.
Adelaide Strikers: Jake Weatherald, Philip Salt, Travis Head, Jonathan Wells, Matthew Short, Alex Carrey, Michael Neser, Rashid Khan, Peter Siddle, Wes Agar, and Billy Stanlake.
Adelaide Strikers batted first and have scored 38 for 1 in the powerplay. Salt gave a good start but he got dismissed on 22 by Glenn Maxwell. In 15 overs, they have managed to score 106 for 4. Alex Carey played a good cameo of 33 runs. They have posted a total of 162 for 4 in their innings. Jonathan Wells achieved an unbeaten 55 in just 36 deliveries with a strike rate of 152. Matthew Short was unbeaten on 23. Clint Hinchliffe picked three wickets.
Melbourne Stars started poorly as they achieved 26 for 2 in the powerplay. At the halfway stage, they reached 65 for 4. In 15 overs, they have managed to score 94 for 5. They played well in the end but couldn’t finish off as they managed to post 151 for 8 in their innings. Peter Handscomb achieved an unbeaten 65 in just 39 balls but got no support from the other end.
Peter Siddle bowled extremely well as he picked four wickets in his bowling spell. Wes Agar took gave good support to Siddle as he two wickets in the game. Adelaide Strikers bowled well in the end and won the match by 11 runs. Jonathan Wells is awarded as Player of the Match. With this win, they have moved to the second position from third place on the table. ADS and SYS are on 15 points but ADS has a better net run rate because of which they are standing in the second position. MLS still holds the top spot in the table and then there is a difference of five points between the first and the second position.