Wes Agar leads Adelaide Strikers have taken into the 3rd spot on the KFC BBL ladder with a five-wicket win over Melbourne Stars

Adelaide would be a relieved team. They dug themselves a hole and managed to find a way out 150 was never a threatening score but Adelaide lost a few quick wickets at the top for them to be in some trouble. But Wells had little partnerships with Weatherald and Gibson. Ryan Gibson towards the end ensured his cameo proved good enough for his team.

Melbourne had to depend on the knock from Maddinson to help them to get to 149. They were reduced to 88 for 5 before Maddinson took the matter in his own hands and delivered the goods. Melbourne Stars now languish at 7th whereas the win for Adelaide has fetched them three important points to take them to fourth in the points table. Full Scorecard

Andre Fletcher was the first man out for the Stars caught by Ryan Gibson off a full toss from Wes Agar for 12 after smashing two sixes.

Nick Larkin helped steady the ship with Stoinis before Rashid Khan playing in his last game before national duties turned the game on its head.

Khan bowled Larkin through the gate before having Glenn Maxwell caught Danny Briggs for a first-ball duck to put him on a hat-trick.

Stoinis smashed four fours and three sixes in a 31-ball 47 before he was caught by Jake Weatherald off Wes Agar in the same over he was dropped by Jono Wells.

Things went from bad to worse for the Stars when Hilton Cartwright was caught behind by Alex Carey off Harry Conway for 2.

The Stars made 7-149 from their 20 overs after winning the toss in their clash with the Strikers with Nic Maddinson top-scoring with 48, not out Rashid Khan accounting two.

Wes Agar | Player of the Match: It’s simplicity in my game which has helped me achieve success this year. At times I used to change a lot of things, but this year I just backed myself. Having such wonderful coaches has helped me immensely. We all stood up, took up the roles and I feel real proud of the boys. I tend not to look at analysis much. So sad and I am going to miss him (Rashid). He’s been great. He gave me one of his bats.

Adelaide Strikers XI: Matthew Renshaw, Phil Salt, Alex Carey (c/wk), Jonathan Wells, Jake Weatherald, Ryan Gibson, Rashid Khan, Daniel Worrall, Danny Briggs, Wes Agar, Harry Conway

X-factor subs: Harry Nielsen, Cam Valente

Melbourne Stars XI: Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell (c), Nic Maddinson, Hilton Cartwright, Seb Gotch (wk), Adam Zampa, Sam Rainbird, Liam Hatcher, Haris Rauf

X-factor subs: Ben Dunk, Zahir Khan

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