The season of Big Bash League has come to an end finally. Just the final match is waiting. The two finalists are Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars. The team Stars faced very difficulty on the way to the final. Though they ended the group stage holding the top position. The team of Melbourne played the first qualifier but faced the defeat against Sixers. So, they had to play the Challenger round. By getting the victory successfully, Melbourne Stars moved to the BBL final!
Melbourne Stars is one of the strongest participants in the season of the Big Bash League. They have played a total of 14 matches in group level. Out of them, the franchise team of Melbourne managed the highest 10 victories. So, they were the first team qualified for the knockout round.
Melbourne Stars have not won any BBL title yet. But two times, they went too close. In the last season, the team played final but became runners up. But in the season, under the charges of Glenn Maxwell. they are presenting the expected performance. As a result, Melbourne Stars moved to the BBL final!
At the home venue of Melbourne Stars, the Challenger round took place earlier today. The local team won the toss and decided to bat first. Stoinis and Maddinson opened the innings for Stars. But in 38 runs, the partnership broke. Maddinson added only 11 runs. Nick Larkin came later and became a good companion. They jointly added more than 100 runs. They have played some destructive innings and dominated the opponent bowlers. As a result, losing only two wickets Melbourne Stars added 194 runs in 20 overs.
The team of Sydney wanted to make a good start. But excluding Alex Ross, their players could not make any longer innings. So, they lost eight wickets in 20 overs and scored 166 runs. Now, Sydney Thunder should be happy with their 3rd position. The other team from Sydney is waiting to face Melbourne Stars in the final.