Joe Clarke struck a 58-ball 83 to star in Melbourne Stars’ five-wicket triumph against Adelaide Strikers at the MCG. Among the groups hit hard by the continuous Covid-19 wave in Australia, the Stars got their first win in quite a while and pushed the Strikers to the lower part of the table.
Requested to bat first, the Strikers continued to lose wickets at ordinary spans yet a 56-ball 68 from Jonathan Wells guaranteed that the scorecard continued to tick along. The 47-run represent the fourth wicket among Wells and Thomas Kelly was the most noteworthy in the innings, with the previous scoring 32 of those runs. He likewise scored 23 in the 37-run 6th wicket relationship with Harry Nielsen. However, the Strikers could oversee 13 runs in their last two overs, with four wickets going down, as Haris Rauf held them under control.
Joe Clarke without any assistance directed the Stars in the pursuit and furthermore assisted them with sacking the Bash Boost point because of wrapping up with three runs more than the 66 that the Strikers oversaw in their initial 10 overs. Hilton Cartwright upheld Clarke well in a 40-run fourth wicket stand that fell off 25 conveyances to set up the stage for the pursuit. Clarke likewise scored 35 in the 50-run association with Beau Webster prior to getting out to Peter Siddle in the penultimate over. With seven required in the last finished, Qais Ahmad struck a six off Short off the main ball and afterward a wide was astonished as the Stars got the line.
Brief scores : Adelaide Strikers 139/9 in 20 overs (Jonathan Wells 68; Qais Ahmad 2-21, Adam Zampa 2-24) lost to Melbourne Stars 140/5/ in 19.1 overs (Joe Clarke 83; Peter Siddle 2-26) by 5 wickets.