Melbourne Stars defeated Hobart Hurricanes by 10 runs in the 27th match of the Big Bash League season 10 at Blundstone Arena, Hobart on Monday.
Stars posted 183 for the loss of 6 wickets after being sent. Marcus Stoinis clobbered 95 from 55 balls with seven sixes as the Stars snapped a three-game losing run.
The Stars also picked up the bonus point to breathe some much-needed life into their campaign.
Hurricanes’ chase fell just short despite Ben McDermott’s equally brilliant 91 from 58. Hobart needed 21 off the last six balls and looked a chance when Peter Handscomb dispatched Billy Stanlake over the rope. But he was run-out two balls later as Hobart could only manage 173 for 6.
Nepal’s star spinner had a mixed spell of bowling today. In the first two overs, he was quite impressive, giving away just 5 runs and trapped Glenn Maxwell for 6 runs.
However, the next two-overs went for 31 runs as Stoinis was in great form and hit him all over the park.