Melbourne Stars Crush Sydney Thunder by 22 runs. Manuka Oval saw yet another amazing match and this time it was between Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder. The Melbourne Stars had won the toss and took the decision to bat first.
How Melbourne Stars Crush Sydney Thunder? With regards to the batting of the Melbourne Stars then they managed to make a strong start with their opener Marcus Stoinis managing to score 61 runs in just 37 bowls. His teammate and veteran Australian cricket player Glenn Maxwell also made a generous contribution of 39 runs.
The rest of the batsmen of the Melbourne Stars failed to perform. Because they struggled to cross even the double-digit mark.
As for the bowling of the Sydney Thunder team, almost every one of their bowlers managed to take at least a wicket. Ben Cutting was the most economical bowler with an economy rate of 6.00. Chris Green turned out to be the most expensive bowler. Because he gave away 42 runs in the 4 overs that he bowled.
If we talk about the batting of the Sydney Thunder, then although they lost their first wicket early on, their middle-order batsmen Callum Ferguson and Alex Hales managed to play a decent inning. They managed to score 54 and 46 runs respectively.
But their contribution was not enough to take Sydney Thunder across the finishing line as they failed to chase the target of 170 runs set by the Melbourne Stars. The team had to finish with just 147 runs as their other batsmen failed to play a match-winning inning.
As for the bowling of the Melbourne Stars, Liam Hatcher put up an impressive performance and took 3 wickets. He was the best performer amongst the bowlers. Adam Zampa although took no wickets, but shone with him being the most economical bowlers of all. He gave just 10 runs in the four overs that he bowled. Melbourne Stars Crush Sydney Thunder by 22 runs.
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