Brad Hodge stars as Melbourne Stars beat Adelaide Strikers by eight runs

Big Bash League 2012-13

Adelaide Strikers Vs Melbourne Stars

Brad Hodge's 88 off 58 balls helped Melbourne Stars to beat Adelaide Strikers by 8 runs in the Big Bash League T20 Match at Adelaide on Thursday.

Melbourne Stars won the toss and elected to bat first. Melbourne Stars made solid platform for his side. Brad Hodge made 88 runs with 10 fours and 3 sixes. other Opening batsman scored 22 runs from 12 balls. Melbourne Stars finished their innings with 175 for 8 in 20 overs. Shaun Tait take 36 for 2.

In the chasing, Tim Ludeman(30) and Callum Ferguso (35) helped chase the target but cannot take this momentum for Long time. Kieron Pollard smashed 65 from 43 with 5 fours and four sixes helped some hopes for win but Melbourne Stars vital bread through helped to restrict home side. James Faulkner claimed 2 for 32 runs. Adelaide ended their innings with 167 for 4 in 20 overs. Brad Hodge named for the Man of the Match award.

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