Glenn Maxwell plays cool hand as Stars reach Big Bash final

first_img Read more news Topics Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp He dismissed the in-form Wade for just two with his first ball and then cleaned bowled rookie Caleb Jewell as the Hurricanes fell to 5-2. “I actually meant to put that one on his hip. But I’ll take it,” Worrall said.D’Arcy Short mounted a counter-attack but when he holed out for 35 to long-on off the leg-spin of Adam Zampa, it left Hobart in a spot of bother at 42-3 after the powerplay.Ben McDermott (53) and Bailey (37) resurrected the innings with a 75-run partnership but went eight overs without hitting a boundary.Bailey unleashed two massive sixes off Zampa to break the shackles but became Worrall’s third victim when he couldn’t clear long on. McDermott holed out to Dwayne Bravo in the 18th over, as the Hurricanes lost three wickets in the last three overs. Cricket Share on Twitter Daniel Worrall and Glenn Maxwell have propelled Melbourne Stars to an upset six-wicket win over Hobart Hurricanes and into the Big Bash League final. Worrall took 4-23 before Maxwell hit an unbeaten 43 as the Stars reached their target of 154 with seven balls to spare at Bellerive Oval on Thursday night.Skipper Maxwell played a cool hand in the sudden-death semi-final after coming to the crease at 78-3. The knock, that included just four boundaries, was a different tempo but equally as valuable as his 82 to get the Stars past Sydney Sixers and into the top four. … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Australian cricketers to give unprecedented $30m to fund game at grassroots level “He continues to surprise and pull things out of the hat,” Worrall said. “It was such a mature innings. He did it so effortlessly.”Afghani teen sensation Qais Ahmad kept the Hurricanes in the match with 3-33 in the middle overs. The legspinner produced some magical deliveries, including an unplayable ball to clean bowl the dangerous Marcus Stoinis for 18.But it was not enough, with Seb Gotch (33* from 22) sealing the win emphatically with a six over cover. The Stars finished 157-4 and await the winner of the Melbourne Renegades and the Sixers, who play on Friday night.It was an abrupt end to the season for the Hurricanes, who finished two games clear atop the table and were previously unbeaten this season in Hobart.It was also an unsavoury night for George Bailey, who was forced from the field after dislocating his right shoulder while diving to save a boundary. The veteran is expected to have scans in coming days.“It didn’t look good on the ground,” Hurricanes skipper Matthew Wade said, adding his side didn’t execute well enough with the bat. “If we’d could have gotten another 15-20 runs, then we probably could have put them under a bit more pressure.”Earlier, Worrall took career-best Twenty20 figures as the Hurricanes wobbled to 153-7 after being sent in. He had the ball nipping early and picked up two scalps in the second over. Reuse this contentcenter_img Since you’re here… Read more Australia sport Twenty20 Share via Email Sign up to the Spin – our weekly cricket round-up Share on LinkedIn Big Bash League Share on Facebook Share on Messenger Support The Guardianlast_img

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