Yet another match that saw a one-sided contest in Big Bash League (BBL 2018-19). Melbourne Stars thrashed Sydney Sixers pretty convincingly away from home in the 10th match of the tournament. The opening batsman of Melbourne Peter Handscomb knocked a brilliant fifty while Jackson Coleman has been the star with the ball.
Melbourne bowlers come to the party:
Earlier in the day, it was Melbourne Stars, who won the toss and asked the home side to bat first. Justifying the toss decision, Adam Zampa and Glenn Maxwell started things brilliantly for Stars. They knocked out both the openers for a cheap score to make things happen.
The duo was followed by Moises Henriques and Daniel Hughes, which stretched the troubles of the Sydney Sixers. However, just when things looked bleak for the hosts, Jordon Silk stood tall to score 41 to his name.
Unfortunately, none of the batsmen gave him the support at the other end, which saw them going in a disappointing. The late strikes by Sean Abbott saw Sydney Putting a moderate total of 130 runs on the board.
Jackson Coleman picked three wickets while Sandeep Lamichchanne and Dwayne Bravo picked a couple of wickets each. Meanwhile, Glenn Maxwell chipped in with a single wicket alongside Adam Zampa.
Peter Handscomb makes it a light work:
In reply, it was the show by Peter Handscomb. Though Ben Dunk walked back quickly, Peter Handscomb showed his class by knocking the boundaries more often than not. Despite the pitch is on the slower side, he showed his brilliant by whacking it out.
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) December 27, 2018
Though Handscomb failed to guide the team to victory, remaining batsmen ensured a victory. Ben Dwarshius was the only bowler, who seemed like troubled Melbourne. He picked up three wickets while Steve picked a couple.
Sydney Sixers – 130/9 (Jordon Sil 41; Jackson 3/18, S Lamichchane 2/18)
Melbourne Stars – 132/5 (Handscomb 70; Dwarshuis 3/26)