Sydney Sixers won the toss and elected to field first
Here are the teams:
Melbourne Stars: Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Ben Dunk, Glenn Maxwell, Seb Gotch, Nick Larkin, Clint Hinchliffe, Daniel Worrall, Lance Morris, Haris Rauf, Sandeep Lamichhane.
Sydney Sixers: Josh Philippe, Justin Avendano, Daniel Hughes, James Vince, Moises Henriques, Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Jackson Bird, Steve OKeefe, Lloyd Pope.
Solid start from Melbourne Stars as Stoinis and Cartwright have scored 46 without losing any wicket in the powerplay. At the halfway stage, they have reached 78 for 0. Marcus has reached his fifty as well. Now, they are in a good position and need to accelerate the scoring rate in order to post a big total on the board. In 16 overs, they have reached 158 for 0. Marcus has smashed a ton and Cartwright achieved fifty as well.
They are in a good position to score 200 plus runs. Sydney Sixers are struggling to pick wickets and desperate for a wicket in order to reduce a scoring rate. They formed the highest partnership ever in the Big Bash League of 207 runs. Cartwright achieved 59 in 49 balls. Stoinis scored the highest individual score in the league of 147 in just 79 deliveries. He was unbeaten as well. Tom Curran picked a wicket in the last over.
Sydney Sixers started well as they scored 54 runs in the powerplay but they lost a couple of wickets. In 15 overs, they achieved 115 for 6. They scored 175 for 7 in the innings. Melbourne stars bowled well as they kept on picking wickets in order to keep them out of the game. Dwarshuis was their top-scoring batsman and he got 42 in 17 balls. Henriques too batted well as he played a knock of 41 in just 25 deliveries. Clint took three wickets. They won the match by 44 runs. Stoinis is awarded as Player of the match.