SYT142/7(20.0ov)MLS143/7(19.4ov)

Melbourne Stars beat Sydney Thunder by 3 wickets
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PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Nick Larkin

19.4McAndrew to Zampa

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MELBOURNE STARS WIN! After an age. Full and around off, Zampa walks forward and works it through mid-wicket for the winning run. Relief in the Stars camp.

19.3McAndrew to Hinchliffe

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OUT! LBW! 2 IN 2! The slow finger of death for Clint Hinchliffe. A length ball, outside off, cutting back in, Clint looks to slog across the line but misses and is pinged right in front of the stumps. McAndrew appeals, the umpire waits and waits, allows the batsmen to complete the much-needed single, then raises his finger! Stars coach David Hussey smiles in the dugout.

19.2McAndrew to Coulter-Nile

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19.2: N McAndrew to N Coulter-Nile, OUT! Caught. More drama. Full and straight, Coulter-Nile jabs it with superb timing - but straight to Chris Morris at mid on! On another day, this would have been a back-breaking collapse. Not today though. Just 1 needed.

19.1McAndrew to Handscomb

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Full and around off, worked through mid-wicket for a single. The scores are level, after what seems like an eternity.

18.6Morris to Coulter-Nile

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18.6: C Morris to N Coulter-Nile, Full and around off, Coulter-Nile looks to flick but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.

18.5Morris to Coulter-Nile

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18.5: C Morris to N Coulter-Nile, A fine yorker, on middle, dug out back towards silly mid on.

18.4Morris to Handscomb

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A low full toss, outside off, swinging in, Handscomb looks to drive but gets a thick inside edge through square leg. A run taken.

18.3Morris to Handscomb

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Full and outside off, driven nicely but straight to short extra cover.

18.2Morris to Coulter-Nile

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18.2: C Morris to N Coulter-Nile, A fine yorker, at off, dabbed towards cover for a single.

18.1Morris to Handscomb

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Full on middle, pushed towards mid on for a quick single. Direct hit would have had him.

17.7Sams to Coulter-Nile

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17.6: D Sams to N Coulter-Nile, FOUR! That will release some of the unwanted butterflies in the Stars' stomach. Full on middle, Coulter-Nile just drives this straight back past the bowler and beats mid on! A wonderful over from Daniel Sams but this should have come 2 overs earlier.

17.6Sams to Coulter-Nile

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17.6: D Sams to N Coulter-Nile, WIDE. A late call. A bouncer, on middle, NCN ducks. Everyone thinks that is the over but suddenly, the square leg umpire stretches his arms.
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