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Umpiring controversy can’t stop Stars, Stoinis in win over Hurricanes – Sydney Morning Herald

More controversial umpiring decisions in the BBL have not stopped the Melbourne Stars snapping a three-game losing streak and beating the Hobart Hurricanes.

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McDermott had threatened to run down the Stars’ imposing total of 6-183 but two brilliant catches to Fletcher turned the tide as the Hurricanes finished at 6-173.
Fletcher caught Colin Ingram for 17 in the deep and then took a diving catch at high speed, also in the deep, to dismiss the dangerous McDermott.
Earlier, Marcus Stoinis needed 21 runs off Scott Boland’s final over to reach a century and he got close, finishing on 97.
He hit four fours and chose not to run off the second ball with new…

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