However an unstable exertion from Kevin Pietersen saw the Stars recapture the energy, and as the match entered its last overs, triumph was achievable.
Pietersen was gotten on 76 in what turned out to be an amusement winning wicket. James Faulkner and Peter Handscomb were left to see the Stars home, however Handscomb eventually did not confront a ball.
Requiring 10 keeps running off the last over, Faulkner hit three copies from the initial three balls, however two dab balls in succession from Jacques Kallis – the second specifically being the aftereffect of a terrible miscount from the all-rounder – left Faulkner requiring a four off the last wad of the match.
He gave it a legit trudge, yet couldn't get it past the defenders, and the match finished with the Stars a solitary run.
One of the BBL's predictable entertainers, the Melbourne Stars are hoping to make that tricky last stride this season, yet their battle got off to a spluttering begin on Friday night.
Subsequent to hoping to have Adelaide on the ropes, the Stars couldn't arrive the executing blow with the ball, permitting the Strikers to post a major aggregate of 187. Melbourne began off well in their run pursue, however two brisk wickets saw them tumble off the wagon in an extreme 19-run misfortune.
The Stars are sufficiently certain to shake off one misfortune, yet in this short competition two early hiccups could demonstrate deadly