The Hobart Hurricanes are 1-85 from 10 overs in reply to the Melbourne Stars’ 7-131 at Blundstone Arena, with Zak Crawley (16) and Caleb Jewell (62) at the crease.
Ben McDermott managed just 2 for the Hurricanes before he was bowled by Liam Hatcher.
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The Melbourne Stars made 7-131 from their 20 overs after being sent in by the Hobart Hurricanes at Blundstone Arena, with Hilton Cartwright top scoring with 57 in a lone hand for the visitors.
Joe Clarke was first man out for the Stars after he was run out by Zak Crawley for 3 following some sloppy running between the wickets from the Melbourne openers.
Tom Rogers was out for 2 shortly after, caught by D’Arcy Short in the deep off the bowling of Faheem Ashraf.
Beau Webster never looked comfortable in his 27 from 35 before he spooned a catch to Crawley off Riley Meredith.
Cartwright smashed eight fours in his 47 ball knock, but was caught by Ben McDermott to give Ashraf his second.
Nick Larkin came and went for 9 form 11 balls, before he was caught by Caleb Jewell off Nathan Ellis.
Nathan Coulter-Nile was caught by Ashraf for a duck to give Ellis his second scalp.
James Seymour smashed three fours and the only six of the innings in a cameo of 20, before he was bowled by Meredith on the last ball of the innings as the Stars set the Hurricanes 132 for victory.
The Hobart Hurricanes host the Melbourne Stars in a crucial clash at Blundstone Arena.
The Hurricanes won the bat flip and will bowl first.
The sixth placed Hurricanes and the last placed Stars both need to win to keep in touch with the top five.
The Hurricanes are coming off a convincing loss to the Renegades, while the Stars lost to the Sixers in a thriller.
For the Hurricanes, Ben McDermott and Caleb Jewell will lead the charge with the bat, while Nathan Ellis and Riley Meredith are the danger men with the ball.
For the Stars, Tom Rogers and Joe Clarke have been in good form with the bat, while Nathan Coulter-Nile and Adam Zampa will be key men with the bat.
It sets the scene for a must win clash for both sides with the countdown to the finals well and truly on.
Hurricanes XI: Hurricanes XI: Ben McDermott (wk), Caleb Jewell, Zak Crawley, D’Arcy Short, Tim David, Asif Ali, Mitch Owen, Faheem Ashraf, Tom Andrews, Nathan Ellis (c), Riley Meredith
Stars XI: Stars XI: Joe Clarke (wk), Tom Rogers, Hilton Cartwright, Beau Webster, Nick Larkin, James Seymour, Clint Hinchliffe, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Luke Wood, Liam Hatcher, Adam Zampa (c)
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