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BBL 08 Semifinal Highlights, Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes: Melbourne Stars win by 6 wickets to reach final

Big Bash League semifinal, Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes Highlights: Hobart Hurricanes were stunned by Melbourne Stars who booked a place in the final.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: February 14, 2019 5:18:50 pm
Big Bash League Highlights: Hobart Hurricanes clash with Melbourne Stars in the semifinal

Big Bash League semifinal Highlights: Melbourne Stars booked a place in the final of the Big Bash League season 2019 after a thrilling win over Hobart Hurricanes in the first semifinal. Stars won the bat flip and elected to bat first. Coming on to bat, Hurricanes went on to score 153/7 in their 20 overs with the help of a half century from Ben McDermott.

Chasing 154, Stars were stunned by Afghani spinner Qais Ahmed who picked up quick three wickets to put pressure on the Glenn Maxwell-led side. But Maxwell stuck around in the middle with Seb Gotch as the duo took Stars to a 6 wickets win to book a spot in the final.

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BBL Highlights, Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes:


    17:08 (IST)14 Feb 2019
    BANG! BAN!

    FOUR! SIX! Seb Gotch has hammered James Faulkner for a four and six and Melbourne Stars have won the match by 6 wickets with 7 balls left. They are through to the final!

    17:06 (IST)14 Feb 2019
    Can't get any closer!
    17:03 (IST)14 Feb 2019

    Glenn Maxwell has fired two boundaries in faulkner's over and Melbourne are now inching towards the win. Melbourne Stars need 15 to win in final 3. 

    16:55 (IST)14 Feb 2019
    15 overs gone

    Jofra Archer into the attack. Seb Gotch and Glenn Maxwell are building pressure on Hurricanes. 37 runs in 30 balls required.

    Meanwhile, George Bailey has been injured. 

    16:47 (IST)14 Feb 2019
    Darcy short into the attack

    Darcy Short has been brought into the attack with Seb Gotcha and Glenn Maxwell building a good partnership. 14 overs are gone, and Stars are 110/4. Still need 44 runs to win in 36 balls. A wicket or two could change everything.

    16:40 (IST)14 Feb 2019

    FOUR! Fantastic delivery from Qais and Gotch has just punched it for a boundary. Acute angle, almost missed the stumps, but that raced to the ropes. 

    16:33 (IST)14 Feb 2019

    Gone! Qais Ahmed strikes and it is the big wicket of Marcus Stoinis who has been trapped LBW! The Afghani bowler is  a roll here! Melbourne Stars 88/4

    16:27 (IST)14 Feb 2019

    WICKET! Maddinson top edges to fine leg as Qais Ahmad claims his second wicket after being hit for two sixes.  Melbourne Stars are 78/3 after 9 overs, needing 76 off 67

    16:18 (IST)14 Feb 2019

    OUT! Qais Ahmad breaks the partnership as Marcus Stoinis is gone for 18. The ball pitches on middle and leg, before turning and hitting the top of off stump. Melbourne Stars are 52/1 after 6.5 overs

    16:15 (IST)14 Feb 2019
    Four! Four! Four!

    Handscomb with three boundaries in a row as  Melbourne Stars finish the powerplay on 46/1. 108 more needed off 84. Steady powerplay for the Stars with Stoinis and Handscomb looking comfortable after the early loss of Dunk.

    16:12 (IST)14 Feb 2019
    Meredith bowling fast

    Riley Meredith bowling fast with just three runs coming off his first over of the night. Stars 33/1 after 5 overs.

    16:01 (IST)14 Feb 2019

    Stoinis has scored 211 runs in the Powerplay overs without being dismissed. In BBL history, no batsman has scored more than 163 runs (Khawaja in BBL05) without being dismissed.

    15:59 (IST)14 Feb 2019

    Stoinis leans forward and pumps it back over the bowler's head, sending it for a maximum. Stars are 27/1 after 3 overs.

    15:54 (IST)14 Feb 2019

    Ben Dunk is caught behind, departs for 9 as Jofra Archer claims his first wicket in his first ball. No appeal from behind the stumps. Stars are 11/1 after 1.1 overs.

    15:45 (IST)14 Feb 2019
    Nine runs from first two balls

    The Melbourne Stars have nine runs from the first two balls as they chase the 154 they need to reach the Final.

    15:44 (IST)14 Feb 2019
    Stars begin chase

    Stars begin 154-run chase. Ben Dunk and Stoinis are at the crease. Ben Dunk is on strike. Faulkner will open the attack

    15:30 (IST)14 Feb 2019
    Canes finish with 153/7

    Ben McDermott's half-century helps hosts Hobart Hurricanes finish with 153/7. Worrall stole the show with the third-best bowling performance in a Big Bash semi-final

    15:24 (IST)14 Feb 2019

    OUT! Milenko out lbw for 3 as Daniel Worrall claims his fourth wicket. Dan Worrall finishes with 4/23. He's been huge for the Stars. Canes are 138/6 after 18.3 overs.

    15:17 (IST)14 Feb 2019
    50 and OUT

    Ben McDermott gets caught on the midwicket fence by Maxwell, departs after bringing up fifty. Canes are 133/4 with 16 balls to go

    15:09 (IST)14 Feb 2019

    GONE! Stars finally break the partnership as George Bailey departs for 37 after Glenn Maxwell's catch. This is the third wicket for Bailley. Canes are 117/4 after 16 overs.

    Hobart Hurricanes squad: Jofra Archer, George Bailey, Johan Botha, Jake Doran, James Faulkner, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Simon Milenko, David Moody, Tim Paine, Thomas Rogers, Clive Rose, D Arcy Short, Aaron Summers, Matthew Wade(c), Qais Ahmad

    Melbourne Stars squad: Melbourne Stars Squad: Michael Beer, Jackson Bird, Scott Boland, Liam Bowe, Dwayne Bravo, Jackson Coleman, Travis Dean, Ben Dunk, Seb Gotch, Evan Gulbis, Peter Handscomb, Sandeep Lamichhane, Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell(c), Jonathan Merlo, Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Worrall, Adam Zampa, Liam Plunkett