Discovery of Lahore Qalandars Fast bowler Harris Rauf’s brilliant bowling and Stevens and Larkin’s brilliant batting helps Melbourne Stars to reach into the final of the Big Bash League (BBL), the young bowler took three wickets for 17 runs in four overs. The Sydney Thunder suffered a 28-run defeat.
The hosts batted first in the match played in Melbourne, where Stevens and Larkin took control of the game after Madison was out on a score of 38 and scored a superb contribution of 117 runs.
Both batsmen did well for rival bowlers, but Larkin scored an unbeaten 83 off just 49 balls with 9 fours and three sixes, while Stevens scored similarly with 7 fours and three sixes. The Melbourne Stars scored 194 for 2.
In pursuit of the target, the Sydney Thunder’s wickets keep falling from time to time. Harris Rauf took the wickets of Ferguson, Chris Morris and Lenton to give the rival team hope for victory, as the Sydney Thunder reached 166 for 8 with the Melbourne Stars notching up just 28 runs. But also qualified for the finals.
Nick Larkin was named Player of the Match for outstanding batting performances.
The Melbourne Stars and the Sydney Stars teams will face each other in the final on Saturday.