Melbourne Stars have recorded a comprehensive 52-run win in Moe with Haris Rauf’s five-wicket haul that thrashed the Hobart Hurricanes last time. Claim your bonus at 12BET Sportsbook when you register an account. We have exciting offers coming, plus latest sports news, betting odds and match predictions all collected for you!
Rauf’s, who was signed as a replacement for the injured Dale Steyn, final figures of 5/27 off four overs become the 10th best in BBL history. The 25-year-old on his debut is now the tournament’s highest wicket-taker, with 7 scalps in just 2 BBL matches.
Meanwhile, Hobart Hurricanes beaten to 111 all out, Clive Rose top scoring with 32 not out. They lost 8/34 in an embarrassing failure that was later followed an equally underwhelming performance in the field during the match against the Stars. The Stars finish their 20 overs with 4/163 at Moe.
Marcus Stoinis, despite being dropped by Australia in all three formats of the game in the past 12 months, proved his worth as he opened the match the lead to Stars when he smashed an unbeaten 81 off 54 balls, giving national selectors something to regret about. He shared an 81-run stand with Nic Maddinson before the latter fell for a sedate 39-ball 40
Hurricanes’ stars D’Arcy Short and Ben McDermott carried the team but failed in the end. Short was removed by Glenn Maxwell for nine after Stars wicket keeper Peter Handscomb predicted his dismissal.
The Stars were without their key quicks Dale Steyn and Nathan Coulter-Nile due to injury for a second successive match, but remain undefeated in the competition and will move up to second spot on the BBL ladder.
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