The first rain-affected game of the Big Bash 10 has the final say in the 9th game between Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers. Stars, the only unbeaten left team in the contingent felt to be lucky in the end after they were set the target of 76 runs in six overs. But in the end, rain was the winner.
The 9th match of the BBL 10 was scheduled to be played at the Aurora Stadium, Launceston between the table-toppers, Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers. After putting into bat by Stars, Scorchers innings was reset to 17 overs after rain disrupted the innings. Colin Munro was the top-scorer of the innings with 49 runs off 36 balls. The match had to be called off after no further play was possible because of rain seven balls into the Stars innings.
Perth Scorchers innings – Munro innings, Turner sixes
After putting into bat by Melbourne Stars, Perth Scorchers opened their batting with Josh Inglis and Colin Munro. Inglis was the first to go in the 3rd over.
Then a good, little partnership between Munro and Joe Clarke in which the latter plundered three sixes on his route to a quick-fire 34.
The first ball of the 7th over yielded the wicket of Clarke so does the second ball. Mitchell Marsh was out on a golden duck and the score was reduced to 63-3 at the 7.2 over mark.
Ashton Turner arrived on the crease and then he wrecked the bowlers during his stay of five overs. In the span of 31 balls, Scorchers score went from 63 to 133. 70 runs were scored in which Turner contributed with 39 off those that included five sixes.
All set for the final onslaught to finish with 200 runs on the board. But, runs slowed after the dismissal of Turner and soon Munro also dismissed.
The innings reached at the 17th over mark with the score of 158 runs on the board. And after that, rain arrived and ended the innings of Scorchers.
Billy Stanlake, Liam Hatcher, and Nic Maddinson picked up couple of wickets each.
Melbourne Stars innings – Rain is the winner, points shared
After long pause and delay, we were all set for the second innings. Melbourne Stars were given the target of 76 runs in six overs.
A six over shootout for Stars to remain unbeaten in the league. But that didn’t happen.
Finally the innings started and ended after just seven balls.
A 10-run first over by Joel Paris and a first-ball wicket by Jhye Richardson who got Marcus Stoinis on his first ball.
And then it rained and rained and rained. Game over.
Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers shared the points.
Result: No result
Points: Melbourne Stars 2, Perth Scorchers 2