Melbourne stars have opened their account in their first match. Big Bash resume after a two day Christmas break. Hobart hurricanes, who won their first game, couldn’t defend a total of 188. Melbourne stars won by 7 wickets in hand. Rob Quiney was rewarded man of the match for his half century. Three half centuries was scored from Melbourne side. Tim Paine 90 runs vent in Vein.
According to Cricinfo schedule the next match is between Perth scorchers and Sixes
Comback of Hobart
Hobart Hurricanes lost three wickets in quick successions. First match hero D Short had a disappointing follow up game. Dominic Michal and Kumar Sangakara soon departed. veteran Ben hilfi was the cause of two wickets. sangakara chipped one of Maxwell. Tim Paine, Who opened the batting, built a 130 run partnership with former skipper George bailey . Best part of the partnership is that they never allowed the run rate to dip. Tim Paine scored 91 in 61 balls. George Bailey also scored a fifty in lesser deliveries. There was never really a panic while Bailey was batting. Tim paine was dismissed when he attempted to score a six over covers. Maxwell took a well judged catch. Hobart would have grabbed the score of 188 with both hands had they offer the same prior to the match.
Stars have always been the cynosure of the tournament. They have got all the intl quality in the side. They only included one oversees played, Luke wright, who has phenomenal record in BBL. He gave his team a blazing start with 48 quick runs in 29 balls. He scored 8 deliveries. He was dismissed when Mel stars scorecard showed 88. Glenn Maxwell joined Quiney to accomplish the task. Quiney scored 75 in just 45 deliveries, in which 5 sixes were scored. Maxwell also scored a fifty in 27 balls. His form is definitely a positive sign for Melbourne stars.