The Melbourne Stars were early favorites to win the crown this Big Bash 10 season, but consecutive losses have hit them well as the back foot enters the match at Bellerive Oval

And it only got worse when star batsman Nic Maddinson was injured in a freak accident. Maddinson was out on the border when he rolled his ankle and stepped on the border rope. He immediately left the field for treatment but not return

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He was replaced after 10 overs by X-Factor substitute Lance Morris, with Hurricanes 1-71 halfway with Dawid Malan 31 * and McDermott 26 *

Malan, the world’s best T20 batsman, scored his first BBL half-ton when he hit 50 balls out of 32


Stanlake then took Nathan Ellis for a golden duck that turned up a slower road straight to Captain Glenn Maxwell

That suddenly staggered the Hurricanes at 3-97, who scored only two runs in that over – and five from the power surge for losing two

The Hurricanes looked in all sorts of trouble when Malan shot a deep square leg at 54 and was caught, but the ball was brought back for a morris no ball Malan got him to pay for the next ball with the full throw and to get the free hit for a four

It got even stranger when a ball was thrown into the crowd and landed in a gentleman’s beer mug. He finished his drink immediately before throwing it back on the field, but the soaked ball had to be replaced

Ingram shot 26 out of 12 before turning 18 in fell with Hurricanes 4/148

Malan was eventually sacked near the rope by Maxwell, ending up at 75 of 56 in the 19th century over

The Hurricanes enter the game after a one-off win over the heat in Brisbane, but are reinforced by Sandeep Lamichhane, who is finally available after the hotel quarantine is completed

Lamichhane and Peter Handscomb were both featured in the Stars’ final campaign before moving to Tasmania, and they hope to lead Hobart to a win where they could take first place in the Sydney Thunder

The stars will have Sam Rainbird on their side as the bowler with his left arm has not competed in a remarkable 724 days! He replaces Adam Zampa, the weirdo who was banned from this match after an “audible profanity”

The Stars Bowlers have pocketed 414 runs in the last two games, and Rainbird has to perform if the Stars are to stand a chance


Melbourne Stars: Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Hilton Cartwright, Glenn Maxwell (Capt), Nicholas Pooran (Week), Nic Maddinson, Ben Dunk, Liam Hatcher, Sam Rainbird, Billy Stanlake, Zahir Khan

Hobart Hurricanes: D’Arcy Short, Ben McDermott (week), Dawid Malan, Peter Handscomb (Capt), Colin Ingram, Tim David, Johan Botha, Nathan Ellis, Scott Boland, Riley Meredith and Sandeep Lamichhane

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