Cartwright helps Stars overcome controversial hold to drop Sixers – LSB

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Melbourne Stars 155 for 6 (Cartwright 47*) won Sydney Sixers 154 for 8 (Vince 83, Mir 3-19, Rauf 3-38) with four wickets.

The Melbourne Stars overcame a controversial Moses Henriques kick to shock the Sydney Sixers and claim their first win of the BBL season.

Chasing 155 for victory over the previously unbeaten Sixers, the Stars smashed home three balls to seal a four-wicket win.

But they had to do it the hard way after cricket’s controversial clean catch rule reared its ugly head early in the chase.

With the Stars not out for 28 after four overs, Tom Rogers was given a miss for 20 when Henriques leapt high in the air and caught the ball with one hand.

But replays showed that the ball came to rest on the ground when Henriques fell, injuring his left shoulder in the process.

The Laws of Cricket state that a catch cannot be called for until the player has complete control of his body and therefore the ball cannot touch the ground at that time.

Brett Lee, the former Sixers player, admitted Fox CricketPlayer Comment: The ball “visibly” touched the surface and did not come out according to the rule book.

“I think it’s over already,” Rogers said after the game. “Moises controlled the ball and handled it beautifully, but I think it’s just a gray area with what happened in the other game with the Mitch Starc game.

“Obviously it’s hard to be on the rough side of it, but at the end of the day you hit a bad shot and he hit the ball well, so it’s probably going to be off target.”

However, Rogers was forced off after third official Claire Polosak watched several replays and did not change the soft off signal on the pitch. Unlike international cricket, where soft signaling no longer plays a role, it remains in Australian domestic cricket including the BBL.

“While I was looking into the sighting, I had no conclusive evidence that said there were no fingers under the ball,” Polosak said. Seven.

However, the Stars managed to recover after the initial stumble. Rogers’ dismissal led to a minor collapse of 4 for 38, including the dismissal of Glenn Maxwell for 12 on one ball after Jackson Bird fired deep over the square-leg boundary.

But Beau Webster and Hilton Cartwright then managed to stabilize the innings, setting a stand for 56 runs and reducing the margin to 34 off 22 balls.

And while Webster was caught long for 35 minutes trying to get the better of Sean Abbott, Cartwright was able to bring the Stars home with an unbeaten 47 goals.

Earlier, Pakistan spinner Osama Mir helped seal the win with 3 for 19 from four overs early in the innings.

His wicket included Henriques when he bamboozled the Sixers skipper and stumped him, before a quicker ball drew Jordan Silk’s edge later in the over.

James Vince was able to steady the ship for the Sixers, getting through a tough opening 10 overs before taking over in the second half of the innings to finish with 83 off 55 balls.

But when Maxwell ran out of a slam dunk, the Stars were able to hold the Sixers within 14 points of the final two decisive innings.

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