Melbourne Stars faced 3rd defeat in Big Bash League 2016 – 17

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 | 0

There was an important match in BBL 2016/17 yesterday where Melbourne Stars and Brisbane Heat faced against each other at Melbourne. That was the last match of round 7 in ongoing Big Bash League tournament where Stars lost by seven wickets. Through this match, both Stars and Heat played seven matches each where Brisbane won five of them and Stars won four of them. However, before the match, Stars was on the top position on BBL 2016/17 point table according to the runs calculation. But, now, Brisbane Heat moved to the top by replacing Stars through the victory.

Melbourne Stars faced 3rd defeat in Big Bash League 2016 - 17

However, since the beginning of sixth season of BBL, Stars and Heat are regarded as the best two teams and also counted as the possible finalists in ongoing season. This both teams have possessed the best batting line up in the tournament where Stars has just one step ahead of the Brisbane Heat. They have got Maxwell, Pietersen, Wright and couple of others tremendous T20 experts in their squad which could destroy the opponent bowlers in any minutes. But unfortunately, Australia national team is playing a series against Pakistan and so, they have called their top players back in their national side. In that case, Stars batting line up is getting weaker than before. In the meantime, they have played the match against Heat and due to batting weakness, they failed to make a good score in first batting which was chased by Heat easily and moved to the top position in BBL point table.

Earlier yesterday at the home ground of Stars, they won the toss and decided to bat first. They trusted their batsmen but they could not make their innings longer. By the absence of Maxwell, maximum responsibility went to the Wright and Pietersen where Pietersen made a golden duck along with their one opener Quiney. So, they fallen into pressure and Wright started to play very carefully and made slow shots. He remained not out with his 60 runs. But in the end of the crease, no players of the Stars could able to make a longer innings. They lost seven wickets by playing 20 overs and scored 138 runs. Basically, the opponent bowlers bowled well in that very day. Steketee and Swepson took two wickets each for Brisbane Heat.

However, came to chase such score, Brisbane Heat did not fall into any pressure but played easily. They lost only three wickets and reached the destination. Ross scored highest 46 runs for Heat.

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