Melbourne Stars became unstoppable in the ongoing season of Big Bash League competition but finally, they have lost the track. Yes, Melbourne Stars faced the 2nd defeat in BBL 2019/20! Though they are still holding the top position on the BBL point table. And their nearest team is Sydney Sixers but they are five points behind already. However, against the 2nd ranked team Sixers, Melbourne Stars faced the defeat this time.
However, it is the 2nd meeting between Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars. Earlier in their first meeting in the season of BBL, Stars beat them by 44 runs. It seems this time, Sixers took the sweet revenge. And Melbourne Stars faced the 2nd defeat in BBL 2019/20!
However, Melbourne Stars has already qualified for the knockout round. They have played a total of 12 group stage matches. But lost only twice times. So, they have collected the highest 20 points so far. Total five teams will qualify for the next round. The rest four teams are fighting for their place. Most of the teams have played the 12 group stage matches already and Sydney Sixers are holding the 2nd position with 15 points.
Earlier today, at the venue of Sixers the 12th round, took place between Sixers and Stars. Considering the DL method, Sixers managed the victory. The match was affected by rain. For that, the match reduced to the 14 overs per side.
Melbourne Stars won the toss and came to bowl first. Josh Phillippe and Daniel Hughes opened the innings for Sixers. They were able to add only 25 runs jointly. James Vince and the captain Henriques made the destructive innings for Sixers. Vince remained not out scoring 41 runs. But the highest scorer is Henriques who added 72 runs so far. In 14 overs, Sixers scored 143 runs losing four wickets only.
In the match, Stars failed to make a good partnership. Only Stoinis scored 62 runs highest. Losing five wickets, they scored 125 runs in 14 overs. So, they have tasted the 2nd defeat in the BBL.