Lance Morris, the speedster from Western Australia has made his debut in the Big Bash League on Friday. His debut came in the Melbourne match for Melbourne Stars against the Melbourne Renegades. However, he did not have the best debut with the ball, despite showing some glimpses of his ability. In his very first over in the BBL, Morris bowled with a 139 km/h and broke Shaun Marsh’s bat into two-half.
In the third over of the Renegades innings, Morris bowled a full-length delivery to Marsh which the left-handed batsman tackled beautifully but the pace of the delivery broke his bat. Marsh, who was batting on 8 at that time, had to change his bat after that. Somehow, that became a wonder for him as he amassed 63 runs off just 43 balls which included 7 boundaries and 2 sixes and led the Renegades to a decent competitive total of 168 for 7 while batting first.
Morris had a rather forgetful day. He gave away 33 runs in his 3 overs spell and became the most expensive bowler for the Melbourne Stars. On the other hand, another opener Marcus Harris played really well. He scored 42 off 33 deliveries.
Pakistan fast bowler Haris Rauf did pretty well for the Melbourne Stars. He gave away only 24 runs while picked up a wicket in his four overs spell. Apart from him, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Sandeep Lamichhane took 2 wickets each. While chasing, Marcus Stoinis fell for a duck. Another opener Hilton Cartwright scored 35.
Ben Dunk failed to contribute much as he fell for mere 14 whereas Nick Larkin scored 33* off 28. The star of the match was definitely the captain, Glenn Maxwell who amassed an unbeaten 83 off just 45. His scintillating knock included one boundary and seven towering sixes and that came at a whopping strike rate of 184.44. His heroic took his side to the finish line with 8 balls to spare.