Melbourne Stars 155 for 6 (Cartwright 47*) won Sydney Sixers 154 for 8 (Vince 83, Mir 3-19, Rauf 3-38) with four wickets.
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.
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.”
“While I was looking into the sighting, I had no conclusive evidence that said there were no fingers under the ball,” Polosak said. Seven.
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.
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.
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.