On the final day of the year 2019, Sydney Thunders and Adelaide Strikers faced each other in the BBL 2019/20 at Adelaide. After Sydney Thunder won the toss, they decided to bat first.
Though the opener Alex Hales (4) was dismissed cheaply, another opener Usman Khawaja and the skipper Callum Ferguson handled that early situation very well along with the 73 runs partnership for the second wicket. Their partnership was running very well as Usman Khawaja scored a half-century and Ferguson was also set in the crease. However, that strong rhythm was broken after Peter Siddle smartly dismissed Khawaja.
It was a tough single as Khawaja forced Ferguson to take that single while Khawaja was in the danger end. Wes Agar successfully sent the ball to the bowler Peter Siddle who grabbed that just ahead from the wicket, and without wasting time he hit the ball to the non-striker end wicket without looking that wicket. Khawaja, who was batting on 63 off 50 balls (6 fours and only six), was short of the crease when Siddle successfully hit the wicket as it was a comfortable dismissal at the end.
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P SIDDY STOP IT!
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) December 31, 2019
Peter Siddle not only bowled well but also built up a game-changing partnership
Though Callum Ferguson scored 73 off 46 balls (7 fours and 2 sixes), he didn’t get enough further support as they managed to score 168/5 in 20 overs. Peter Siddle also bowled very well in that game as he had the bowling figures of 4-0-30-2 – best bowling figures in that innings.
Though Adelaide Strikers lost their wickets in regular intervals, opener Jake Weatherald (52) and the lower-middle-order batsman Rashid Khan (40) stretched that innings closer to the victory. However, finally, Adelaide lost that match by just three runs as they were restricted to 165/9 (20 overs). Peter Siddle remained not out on four runs off eight balls, but he had an important 47 runs partnership with Rashid Khan for the eighth wicket that suddenly made the game-on.
Watching the smart run-out dismissal from Peter Siddle, CA has openly asked him on Twitter, “Are you sure you want to retire @petersiddle403?!?! #BBL09”
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 31, 2019
After the Melbourne Test against New Zealand in last week, where Peter Siddle missed out the playing XI, he announced his retirement from the international cricket.