Brilliant half-centuries from Joe Clarke and Hilton Cartwright, trailed by a top spell from Qais Ahmad helped Melbourne Stars get through against Brisbane Heat at the Gabba. Stars put on a forcing 207 on the board, out of which 164 came from the two half-centurions. The feature of the association was the rate at which the team scored in spite of a stressing start.
They were decreased to 16/3 with Marcus Stoinis, Joe Burns and Glenn Maxwell in the cottage and afterward Clarke and Cartwright sent off a counter-assault to put on 151 for the fourth wicket. Liam Guthrie was incredibly hit for 70 runs in his four overs as Stars wrapped up with 200 or more regardless of a late breakdown.
In answer, Heat additionally lost two early wickets however the pursuit was in the groove again following a free-streaming association between Chris Lynn and Ben Duckett. When the two half-centurions withdrew, just Sam Heazlett figured out how to cross twofold digits in the Heat batting arrangement. Qais was the pick of the bowlers as he designed a breakdown as Heat at last completed 20 shy of the score set up by Stars.
Brief scores : Melbourne Stars 207/9 in 20 overs (Joe Clarke 85, Hilton Cartwright 79; Mark Steketee 3-40) beat Brisbane Heat 187/9 in 20 overs (Chris Lynn 57, Ben Duckett 54; Qais Ahmad 3-26) by 20 runs.