Melbourne Stars emerged victorious against Adelaide Strikers in the 20th match of the Big Bash League 2023-24 at Adelaide Oval. The Stars’ pursuit of a formidable target showcased remarkable batting prowess, ultimately resulting in a comprehensive victory.

Adelaide Strikers Innings

Winning the toss, the Melbourne Stars elected to bowl first, hoping to restrict the Adelaide Strikers’ batting lineup. However, the Strikers had different plans, posting an imposing total of 205/4 in their 20 overs.

Chris Lynn was the star of the Strikers’ innings, smashing an explosive 83 runs off just 42 deliveries, including 10 fours and 4 sixes. He received valuable support from Matthew Short (56), D’Arcy Short (25), and Jamie Overton (19), contributing to a challenging target.

Melbourne Stars Innings

The Stars faced the daunting task of chasing down 206 runs, but their batters rose to the occasion. Opener Dan Lawrence set the tone with a brisk 50 off 26 balls, laying the foundation for a successful run chase. Beau Webster’s composed 66 and a breathtaking innings by Marcus Stoinis, who scored 55 off just 19 deliveries, ensured the Stars reached the target with three overs to spare.

Despite some resistance from the Strikers’ bowlers, including contributions from Cameron Boyce and Wes Agar, the Stars’ batting display was too formidable. The Stars reached the target with a total of 211/3 in 19 overs, sealing the victory by seven wickets.

Also READ: Australia veteran David Warner announces ODI retirement along with Tests

Player of the Match

The Player of the Match award rightfully went to Marcus Stoinis for his explosive knock, which played a pivotal role in the successful run chase.

This high-scoring clash provided fans with an entertaining spectacle, underlining the competitiveness of the Big Bash League.


The Melbourne Stars’ convincing win has propelled them to No.4 in the league standings, leaving the Adelaide Strikers with lessons to take away as they prepare for their upcoming fixtures.

By admin

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *