BBL 2021-22 : Joe Clarke, Glenn Maxwell shines as Melbourne Stars keep top-four chances alive with easy win

Glenn Maxwell took 2 wickets and scored 37 in the chase

Glenn Maxwell took 2 wickets and scored 37 in the chase

Melbourne Stars handily took care of the 150-run pursue against Brisbane Heat, updating the objective with 37 balls to save, saving themselves in the chase after a best four completion in Big Bash League 2021-22. Driven by Joe Clarke’s 36-ball 62, the hosts pursued down the objective at the Melbourne Cricket ground with 8 wickets close by.

Choosing for bat, Heat got off to a consistent beginning, kindness Nathan McSweeny and Chris Lynn who put on 50 years remain in six overs before the last miscued a hurl off Glenn Maxwell to Nathan Coulter-Nile at additional cover. The Stars spinners were particularly miserly with his spell; Maxwell and Adam Zampa consolidated to surrender 39 runs in eight overs, picking four wickets consequently.

Indeed, even as Ben Duckett scored a 42-ball 51 preceding getting tidied up by Zampa, there wasn’t sufficient speed increase gave from the opposite end. In any case, Heat posted a serious 149 – which in the end demonstrated close to nothing.

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Clarke and Maxwell, opening the innings, were in all out attack mode right from the beginning, picking 48 runs in the initial four overs. The scoring rate was pulled down imperceptibly for a short time after the seventh over, yet when the Power Surge was taken in the tenth over, the force got away once more.

Both Clarke and Maxwell were excused with hardly a pause in between, Marcus Stoinis capitalized on the benefit. Mitchell Swepson was crushed for 23 runs in the thirteenth over, and Stoinis ripped a six in the close to end Heat’s qualification chances.

Brief Scores : Brisbane Heat 149/6 in 20 overs (Ben Duckett 51; Glenn Maxwell 2-19, Adam Zampa 2-20) lost to Melbourne Stars 150/2 in 13.5 overs (Joe Clarke 62, Glenn Maxwell 37) by 8 wickets

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