The Adelaide Strikers have claimed a five wicket win with an over to spare over the Melbourne Stars in the BBL clash at Adelaide Oval.
The Stars could barely get going, falling in a heap at 6/111 with 2.5 overs remaining with some late hitting from Nic Maddinson getting them away.
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But the man the Stars regularly rely on to get them away, Glenn Maxwell, fell to a second straight golden duck, splicing an off-drive to Danny Briggs at gully off Rashid Khan.
As the Afghan star finished up with the Strikers for the season before going on international duty, he once again reminded the BBL of his ability.
But for the Striker’s, Maxwell’s wicket was exactly the plan — at least according to former Australian Test opener Matthew Renshaw.
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Speaking to Channel 7’s BBL coverage, he was asked “What plans have you got for The Show?”
“Hopefully get him out with the first ball with a little wrong’un,” Renshaw responded.
Q: What plans have you got for (Maxwell)[email protected]: "Hopefully get him out first ball."
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Like he willed it into existence, Maxwell was headed straight back to the pavilion.
He wasn’t alone however with Marcus Stoinis the next man out for 47 off 31 balls.
Without the allrounder’s innings, the Stars would have been much worse off.
Mark Waugh was not happy with the Stars’ performance.
“I’ll tell you what it’s been, terrible batting. Bowling OK, batting dreadful. Take away Stoinis, awful,” Waugh said.
Strikers’ Wes Agar went for six runs off his first three overs, while Daniel Worrall went for just four in his first two overs.
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Agar ended up with 2/19, while Worrall nabbed 2/28 and Khan got 2/29.
Bizarrely though, the Strikers struggled with the bat as well falling to 3/65 at the end of the first 10 overs to lose the Bash Boost to the Stars.
But Jono Well’s 27-ball 37, and Ryan Gibson’s 22 not out off 13 balls saved the day as the Strikers moved into third spot with the Stars staying in seventh.
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