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Adelaide Strikers are one of the teams in Australia's premier T20 competition - the Big Bash League (BBL). The franchise is based in the state of South Australia and represent Adelaide in the competition. The Strikers succeeded the Southern Redbacks, who played in the now-defunct KFC Twenty20 Big Bash competition.

The Strikers are currently coached by former Australian cricketer Jason Gillespie and captained by Travis Head.

History:

2011-2012 season:

The Adelaide  Strikers started their campaign in the inaugural season on a winning note, crushing Melbourne Renegades by 67 runs.  However, it was not the precursor of the things that were to follow. For the rest of the season, the Strikers managed to win just one more match and ended the league table at sixth position.

2012-2013 season:

After the disappointing outing in the inaugural season, the Strikers started the brand-new season on a good note, beating last season's finalists Perth Scorchers by 6 wickets. They lost the following game but bounced back quickly to win the next two. However, they could manage only one win from their last four games and missed out on top four because of net run-rate. The Strikers finished the season at fifth position with 4 wins from eight games.

2013-2014 season:

Adelaide Strikers started the brand new season, winning their second and third game after the first did not yield any result. However, they could not win any more game for the rest of the season and ended at the seventh spot with just 2 wins from eight games.

2014-2015 season:

The Strikers began the season with a bang, winning their first four games to all but seal their spot in the semifinal. They went on to win two more games to end the season at the top of the ladder with 6 wins in 8 games. However, they could not sustain the momentum in the semifinal and lost the game against Sydney Sixers by 67 runs.

2015-2016 season:

The Strikers made a strong start to their season once again. They won seven of the eight league games to storm into the semifinals at the top-placed team. However, they failed to deliver in the semifinal and ended up losing the game by 8 wickets to Sydney Thunder.

2016-2017 season:

After the top-of-the league finish in the previous season, hopes were high from the Strikers in 2016-17 season. However, they failed to live up to expectations. The season started with losses against Brisbane Heat and Perth Scorchers. The Strikers then managed to bounce back and win against Sydney Sixers only to lose again to Hobart Hurricanes.  With just one win from the opening four games, the Strikers were well out of contention for a berth in the next round. They managed to win two more games but could only finish at sixth position.

2017-2018 season:

The seventh season of the competition saw the teams playing ten games instead of eight like the previous seasons. The Strikers started the season on a brilliant note, beating Sydney Thunder, Sydney Sixers and Brisbane Heat in the first three games.  overall, they lost three games and stormed into the semifinal as the second-best team of the league phase. In the semifinal, they beat Melbourne Renegades by one run before beating Hobart Hurricanes in the final to clinch their first BBL title.

Here are some other details about the team:

Most runs for Adelaide Strikers:

Player Span Mat Inns Runs HS Ave
TM Head 2013-2018 35 34 988 101* 34.06
TP Ludeman 2012-2017 37 34 846 92* 30.21
M Klinger 2011-2014 22 22 663 86* 34.89
BJ Hodge 2014-2017 20 20 593 56* 42.35
J Weatherald 2016-2018 19 19 500 115 26.31
AT Carey 2017-2018 12 12 443 100 49.22
BR Dunk 2016-2017 8 8 364 85 52
NJ Reardon 2012-2014 16 14 320 43 26.66
JR Dean 2013-2018 22 19 317 54* 19.81
KA Pollard 2012-2017 18 16 311 65* 22.21
J Botha 2011-2015 27 22 302 41* 23.23
CA Ingram 2017-2018 12 12 277 68 30.77
CJ Ferguson 2011-2014 18 16 262 52 16.37
AI Ross 2014-2016 18 14 247 65 20.58
CJ Simmons 2014-2015 13 13 223 46 17.15
MG Neser 2012-2018 35 22 218 40* 16.76
DPMD Jayawardene 2015-2016 7 7 191 57 27.28
AD Hales 2013-2014 8 8 175 49 21.87
PJ Hughes 2012-2014 8 8 175 74 25
KW Richardson 2011-2016 36 17 162 45 13.5
JS Lehmann 2016-2018 21 16 143 24 10.21
DJ Harris 2011-2012 6 6 142 49 23.66
JW Wells 2017-2018 12 10 139 33* 17.37
CJ Borgas 2011-2012 6 6 111 31 22.2
AC Blizzard 2011-2012 5 5 104 30 20.8
TLW Cooper 2011-2012 5 5 101 43* 33.66
RN ten Doeschate 2015-2015 5 5 60 26 12
AJ Crosthwaite 2011-2012 6 6 60 18 10
Shakib Al Hasan 2014-2014 2 2 48 46 24
AU Rashid 2015-2016 9 4 43 25 43
KR Smith 2015-2017 2 2 41 41* 41
B Laughlin 2014-2018 37 9 37 22 6.16
CJ Jordan 2016-2017 5 5 36 18 9
Rashid Khan 2017-2018 11 6 36 16* 18
AW O'Brien 2011-2012 7 5 28 13 7
AC Thomas 2011-2012 7 4 17 7 8.5
BG Drew 2012-2012 3 2 15 10 7.5
A Zampa 2013-2015 12 3 15 10* 7.5
DR Salpietro 2012-2012 2 2 13 12 6.5
IS Sodhi 2017-2017 3 2 13 8* -
BE Young 2012-2013 5 2 12 9* 12
TP Doropoulos 2012-2013 3 3 12 12* 6
MJ Johnston 2012-2012 2 2 11 8* -
WA Agar 2017-2018 3 2 10 8 10
CJ Boyce 2012-2013 6 2 8 7 8
B Stanlake 2015-2018 17 4 8 4* -
JEC Franklin 2012-2012 1 1 7 7 7
JM Muirhead 2012-2012 2 1 5 5* -
JD Smith 2012-2012 1 1 5 5 5
JM Holland 2014-2016 12 2 5 5* 5

 

Most wickets for Adelaide Strikers:

 

Player Span Mat Inns Overs Maidens Wickets BBI Econ
B Laughlin 2014-2018 37 36 124.4 0 50 4/26 7.94
KW Richardson 2011-2016 36 35 121.2 3 37 3/9 7.94
MG Neser 2012-2018 35 34 111 2 37 3/24 8.72
SW Tait 2012-2015 18 17 64 0 28 3/22 7.85
J Botha 2011-2015 27 25 92.2 1 20 2/11 6.79
B Stanlake 2015-2018 17 17 63.2 0 19 3/17 6.77
Rashid Khan 2017-2018 11 11 44 0 18 3/20 5.65
AU Rashid 2015-2016 9 9 34.4 0 16 3/23 6.51
TM Head 2013-2018 35 20 37 0 13 3/16 8.21
KA Pollard 2012-2017 18 15 31 0 12 3/30 9.22
PM Siddle 2017-2018 11 11 37 2 11 3/17 5.94
A Zampa 2013-2015 12 11 41 0 11 2/26 7.02
IS Sodhi 2017-2017 3 3 11.3 0 9 6/11 6.08
CJ Jordan 2016-2017 5 5 17 0 9 3/24 9.29
JM Holland 2014-2016 12 11 36 0 8 2/19 8.33
CJ Boyce 2012-2013 6 6 15 0 6 3/17 8.06
AW O'Brien 2011-2012 7 7 28 0 6 3/26 6.46
BE Young 2012-2013 5 5 18 0 5 2/37 6.66
AC Thomas 2011-2012 7 7 26 0 5 3/24 6.8
JM Muirhead 2012-2012 2 2 5 0 4 2/17 10.8
BG Drew 2012-2012 3 3 12 0 4 2/27 7.5
LN O'Connor 2016-2018 8 8 28 0 4 2/12 7.53
CJ Simmons 2014-2015 13 6 14 0 3 2/26 6.28
GD Putland 2012-2016 7 7 22 2 3 2/39 8.45
JEC Franklin 2012-2012 1 1 3 0 2 2/22 7.33
Shakib Al Hasan 2014-2014 2 2 5 0 2 2/21 6.2
MJ Johnston 2012-2012 2 2 5 0 2 1/22 10.2
GA West 2016-2016 2 2 6 0 2 2/24 10.33
NM Lyon 2011-2013 4 4 11.5 0 2 1/26 8.11
BE McGain 2011-2012 3 3 10 0 2 1/43 11.3
JS Lehmann 2016-2018 21 2 2 0 1 1/5 8
BR Dunk 2016-2017 8 1 2 0 1 1/20 10
Saeed Ajmal 2012-2012 1 1 4 0 1 1/22 5.5
HP Kingston 2015-2015 1 1 2 0 1 1/23 11.5
DR Salpietro 2012-2012 2 2 8 0 1 1/28 8.12
KR Smith 2015-2017 2 1 1 0 0 - 7
BJ Hodge 2014-2017 20 1 1 0 0 - 8
TP Doropoulos 2012-2013 3 1 1 0 0 - 12
DJ Harris 2011-2012 6 1 1 0 0 - 15
CJ Borgas 2011-2012 6 1 1 0 0 - 20
NJ Reardon 2012-2014 16 2 2 0 0 - 14.5
TL Lawford 2014-2015 2 2 4 0 0 - 7.5
TD Andrews 2016-2017 2 2 5 0 0 - 8
BS Oakley 2013-2013 2 1 4 0 0 - 12.5
CA Ingram 2017-2018 12 7 8 0 0 - 9.5
WA Agar 2017-2018 3 3 8 0 0 - 11.87

 

Most dismissals as wicketkeeper for Adelaide Strikers:

 

Player Span Mat Inns Dismissals Catches Stumping
TP Ludeman 2012-2017 37 35 22 21 1
AT Carey 2017-2018 12 12 16 16 0
AJ Crosthwaite 2011-2012 6 6 6 3 3
BR Dunk 2016-2017 8 5 3 3 0
TLW Cooper 2011-2012 5 1 0 0 0
HJ Nielsen 2018-2018 1 1 0 0 0

 

Current squad of Adelaide Strikers:

 

Wes Agar
Alex Carey
Michael Cormack
David Grant
Travis Head
Colin Ingram (OS)
Rashid Khan (OS)
Ben Laughlin
Jake Lehmann
Michael Neser
Liam O’Connor
Matthew Short
Peter Siddle
Billy Stanlake
Cameron Valente
Jake Weatherald
Jon Wells
Nick Winter

 

*Stats and squad updated before the start of BBL 2018-19

 

Peter Siddle (Image Credit: Google)
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Watch: Peter Siddle’s Smart Run-Out Impresses Cricket Australia

While Peter Siddle just announced his international retirement, his latest smart run-out technique in a Big Bash League (BBL) match has impressed the Cricket Australia (CA).

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.

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Usman Khawaja. (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

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.

Here is the video:  

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.

Peter Siddle, Cricket Australia, CA
Peter Siddle (Photo by Will Russell – CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

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.

Rashid Khan, shot
Rashid Khan (Image Credit: Google)

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”

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.

Ben Laughlin
Ben Lauglin. Credits: Getty Images
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BBL Leading Wicket-Taker Ben Laughlin Joins Brisbane Heat

Big Bash League all-time highest wicket-taker Ben Laughlin has signed a two-year contract with Brisbane Heat. Laughlin will switch from Adelaide Strikers. The right-arm pacer has scalped 95 wickets in the Big Bash League.

In fact, Ben Laughlin still had one year left in his contract with Adelaide Strikers. However, he requested to be released to his home state. Laughlin has bowled with an average of 21.55 and an economy rate of 7.87. Brisbane Heat head coach Darren Lehmann welcomed Laughlin on board.

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Ben Laughlin. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Lehmann also lauded Strikers’ management to abide by Laughlin’s request to release him.

“I think the Strikers management deserves a real wrap for the way they dealt professionally and compassionately with his request to be released,” Lehmann said. “In turn, the Heat are very pleased to welcome Ben to our club. I am looking forward to working with him again after he was in the Queensland team in the old KFC Big Bash in my first season with the Bulls.

“From a playing perspective, I’m a big admirer of how he deals so efficiently with the roles he is assigned. He’s been a very skilled performer in those overs when there is very little margin for error and has ridden the highs and lows that come with such a role.”

Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers, Match Preview, BBL
Adelaide Strikers. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Brisbane Heat had already roped in former South African talisman, AB de Villiers. The Heat had also brought in England prodigy batsman Tom Banton, who was the second-highest run-scorer in the Vitality T20 Blast.

On the other hand, Adelaide Strikers have replaced Ben Laughlin with New South Wales seamer Harry Conwoy, who is yet to make his BBL debut.

Brisbane Heat will commence their BBL campaign against Sydney Thunder on 17 December at their home venue of Gabba. On the other hand, Adelaide Strikers will also take on Sydney Thunder in their first match of the season on 21st December.

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Cameron White. Photo Credit: Getty Images.
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Cameron White Signs One Year Deal with Adelaide Strikers in BBL

Australia all-rounder Cameron White has been roped in by Big Bash League team Adelaide Strikers and will play for them for a year. The veteran Australian batsman was part of the victorious Melbourne Renegades squad. However, he was released by the franchise and was roped in by Adelaide Strikers.

The possibility of White penning a deal with any of the teams seemed distant as his contract was not even renewed by his domestic team, Victoria. Cameron White has been part of the Australian set-up for a long time and has won all the titles with his domestic teams.

While he has won the Big Bash League with Melbourne Renegades, White also won the Sheffield Shield which is Australia’s first-class competition and the domestic One-day competition known as the JLT Cup.

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 Cameron White of Australia (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Cameron White is the 5th highest run scorer in the history of Big Bash League and boasts of an experience of playing in 234 T20’s. He has also appeared for Australia in 47 T20I’s. After Melbourne Renegades released him, White was expected to be part of the Perth Scorchers outfit. However, it didn’t quite work out as Adelaide Strikers bagged his services early. He was brought in as a replacement for Colin Ingram who left due to family reasons.

Meanwhile Cameron White is of the opinion that the snub from Victoria and Melbourne Renegades might work in his favour as he hopes to be a head coach in the future.

“It might be good thing for me to get out of Victoria and learn from some new people,” Cameron White said on RSN’s Breakfast Club. “If I want to coach, that’s the sort of thing I’m going to have to do. One of the benefits of playing for a long time in Australia and the IPL and in county cricket, I’ve seen a lot of coaches and soaked up a lot of info and played with a lot of good players, talked to them, taken little bits of info from hundreds of them.

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“On the flip side, I’ve played in teams where the coaches are hopeless too. Playing in all those different countries and just been able to watch and see how people have gone about it and with my own things I’ve learnt, I’ve bundled that all up into an idea of how the game is played and how it all works. Hopefully, that holds me in a good place to be a half-decent coach at some point,” he added.

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Nathan Coulter-Nile played some delightful strokes. Photo Credit: Getty Images.
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BBL 2018-19: Watch – Nathan Coulter-Nile Stuns all with a Helicopter Shot

While playing for Perth Scorchers in the ongoing eighth edition of the Big Bash League (BBL 2018-19), Nathan Coulter-Nile has played a famed helicopter shot—to fetch maximum runs against Adelaide Strikers.

Coulter-Nile was facing his first ball of the innings–to take everyone by surprise with his aggressive approach.

The incident happened in the 15th over of Scorchers’ innings when Coulter-Nile was fresh to the crease. Following a wicket of Josh Inglis, who scored quickfire 55 off 37 balls, Coulter-Nile smashed a ball out of the park in style, and that covered 75-metre distance.

On the other side, Scorchers’ skipper Mitchell Marsh, who was on the mic stated, he has often seen him practising the shot in the nets.

Marsh, who was batting on run-a-ball 24, laughed out while having a brief chat with commentators during a live game. He went on to record a half-century for his team.

“Watching him bat, the way he had this summer because the whole winter I was obviously handling the injury. I watched him doing this in every net session,” Marsh revealed.

Siddle, who was bowling third over of his four-over quota tried to bowl short, but the ball was in Coulter-Nile’s zone—to find enough power as the ball sailed over the deep midwicket fence for a six.

However, Cameron Valente has dismissed Coulter-Nile. He slammed 25 off just eight deliveries with the help of three sixes and a four.

Scorchers post 174 for six at Adelaide Oval, but the Strikers chased down the target in 19.2 overs with the loss of five wickets.

Coulter-Nile fainted?

Coulter-Nile also bagged two wickets after conceding 28 runs. However, while bowling the 18th over of Strikers’ innings, he suffered from vertigo between his over, before being taken to a nearby hospital.

Who’s has invented a helicopter shot?

The fact is Mahendra Singh Dhoni has invented this shot. Owing to an improvisation, Afghanistan prodigy Rashid Khan has shown the world what he is capable of by playing a helicopter shot. He repeated it during his stint with Strikers in the BBL.

Rashid who’s inspired by Dhoni smashed a six in the recently concluded T10 League in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). However, he was quick to dedicate the shot to Dhoni.

On the other side, Scorchers have performed poorly and are languishing at the bottom of the table. In 14 matches, Scorchers lost ten matches and registered a win in four games.

BBL 2018-19: Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers

Here’s the video of Nathan Coulter-Nile’s helicopter shot:

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Jake Weatherald (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
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Big Bash League 2018-19: Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers – Report

Big Bash League 2018-19: Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers – Report. Adelaide Strikers cruised to a comfortable win over table toppers Hobart Hurricanes. The defending champions won by seven wickets with 13 balls to spare. Jake Weatherald was awarded the Man of the match for his blistering knock of 82 runs from 42 balls to help his side get close to the target 170 runs in the 47th match of the ongoing Big Bash League 2018-19.

Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers – Hobart Hurricanes Innings:

The table leaders Hobart Hurricanes got off to good start after Adelaide Strikers captain Colin Ingram won the toss and decided to bowl first. The southpaw pair of D’Arcy Short and captain Matthew Wade added 59 runs for the opening stand.

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Matthew Wade. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

However, Ben Laughlin was finally able to provide the breakthrough. Meanwhile, Wade and Celeb Jewell added another good partnership of 55 runs. Wade was the pick of the Hurricanes batsman as the southpaw scored 88 runs from 54 balls with the help of eight fours and two sixes.

However, the hosts could not end their innings on a high as they lost the plot in the death overs. The hosts could only add 19 runs in the final three overs as they lost wickets in a cluster. Ben Laughlin bowled with fire as he scalped three wickets whereas Michael Nesser and Rashid Khan scalped two wickets each to get Strikers back into the contest.

Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers – Adelaide Strikers Innings:

The visitors Adelaide Strikers had a fine platform to chase down the target. Their left-handed duo of Jake Weatherald and Alex Carey added 116 runs for the opening partnership. Thus, it was always going to be a cakewalk for the tourists after getting a perfect start.

Big Bash League 2018-19, Hobart Hurricanes, Adelaide Strikers
Jake Weatherald (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Carey scored 54 runs from 35 balls with the help of seven fours and a solitary six to help his team get off to a flyer. On the other hand, Jake Weatherald batted at the top of his game to score a match-winning knock of 82 runs from 42 balls.

On the other hand, Jarrod Freeman, Jofra Archer and Simon Milenko scalped one wicket each. This was Strikers fifth win of the season whereas Hobart Hurricanes had a rare off day at the office as this was their third loss the ongoing edition.

Brief Scores: Hobart Hurricanes 169-7, Matthew Wade: 88 (54), Ben Laughlin 3-31.

Adelaide Strikers: 170-3, Jake Weatherald: 82 (42), Simon Milenko: 1-19.

Adelaide Strikers won by seven wickets.

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Moises Henriques scored a quick-fire 61. (Credits - Twitter)
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Big Bash League 2018-19: Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers, 45th Match – Report

It has been a one-sided ride by Sydney Sixers in the 45th match of Big Bash League 2018-19. They have completely dominated things at their home ground to dismantle Adelaide Strikers to secure a convincing 8-wicket victory. Moises Henriques and Daniel Hughes are the stars with the bat while Ben Swarshuis delivered incredible spell of bowling.

1st Innings:

Initially, it was Sydney Sixers, who won the toss and chose to bowl first. They have got one of the blistering starts, as they never allowed Adelaide Strikers to score runs freely. Ben Dwarshuis was at his best, who bowled a scintillating spell in the powerplay to pick 2 wickets for 2 runs in his 2 overs.

Big Bash League 2018-19 | Sydney Sixers | Adelaide Strikers
Ben Dwarshuis was brilliant. (Credits – Getty)

However, Jack Lehmann stood in the middle by scoring a run-a-ball knock while Wells showed some good spirit but failed to convert the start. Meanwhile, Colin Ingram once again failed to put on any runs while Micheal Neser’s 31 helped team past 100-run mark on the board.

Ben Dwarshuis finished with a magical spell of 4 overs 7 runs 3 wickets while Sean Abbott picked a couple of wickets. Steve O’Keefe and  Tom Curran bagged one wicket each to restrict Adelaide to 124 runs on the board.

2nd Innings:

In reply, Sydney was successful in sending Josh Phillipe and James Vince for cheap scores on the board. However, the other opener Daniel Hughes and Moises Henriques made the chase look like a walk in the park.

They both added an unbeaten 106-run partnership for the third wicket to finish the chase with 35 balls left in the bank. Moises Henriques looked rock solid, who 61 runs off just 31 balls with the help of 5 fours and 4 sixes.

For Adelaide, Michael Neser and Billy Stanlake picked up one wicket each. Ben Dwarshuis, who bowled a scintillating spell has been named as the man of the match.

Brief Scores:

Sydney Sixers – 124/8 (Jack Lehmann 46, Ben Dwarshuis 3/7)

Adelaide Strikers – 130/2 (Henriques 61*, Hughes 51*; Neser 1/11)

BBL 2018-19, Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes
Matthew Wade and D'Arcy Short guided Hurricanes to convincing win. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)
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BBL 2018-19: Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes – Report

BBL 2018-19: Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes – Report. Hobart Hurricanes cruised to a comfortable win over the defending champions Adelaide Strikers in the 37th match of the ongoing Big Bash League 2018-19. The wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade and D’Arcy Short scored fifties to take their side to 10-wicket win over the Strikers at Adelaide Oval.

Thus, Hobart Hurricanes have continued their domination in the ongoing season. This was their eighth win out of the nine matches and they sit pretty at the culmination of the points table. Meanwhile, Adelaide Strikers won the toss and decided to bat first.

1st Innings:

Adelaide Strikers didn’t get off to a good start when they lost the wicket of Jake Weatherald in the second over. Alex Carey scored a run-a-ball 28. However, the reigning champions lost two more wickets to find themselves three wickets down for 50 runs.

Meanwhile, Strikers captain Colin Ingram and Jonathan Wells added a crucial partnership of 66 runs. Ingram scored 67 runs from 36 balls with the help of half-a-dozen fours and three sixes in his blistering innings. However, both of them failed to finish the innings on a high.

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Colin Ingram. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz – CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

On the other hand, James Faulkner and Jofra Archer scalped two wickets each to restrict Strikers for a score of 154 runs in 20 overs. Furthermore, Faulkner and Archer were both economical in their spells.

Faulkner who was the hero of the previous match, gave away only 24 runs in his four overs whereas Archer conceded only 23 runs in his allotted overs.

2nd Innings:

It was only one-way traffic in the second innings when Matthew Wade and D’Arcy Short put on a carnage on the Strikers bowlers. Wade was the aggressor and scored runs at will. The left-handed pair added 158 for the opening stand and Hurricanes won with 19 balls remaining to continue their supremacy in the ongoing season.

BBL 2018-19, Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes
Matthew Wade and D’Arcy Short guided Hurricanes to convincing win. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

Wade scored 84 runs from 49 balls as his innings constituted eight fours and three maximums. On the other hand, Short was not short of action on the other end. The left-hander amassed 52-ball 73 runs to be the perfect partner for Wade. In fact, Rashid Khan who is generally economical in his spell leaked 36 runs in his four overs without any success in the wickets column.

Hurricanes gloveman Matthew Wade received the Man of the match for his blistering knock of 84 runs.

Brief Scores: Adelaide Strikers: 154-5, Colin Ingram: 67 (36), Jofra Archer: 2-23.

Hobart Hurricanes: 158-0, Matthew Wade 84 (49), D’Arcy Short: 73 (52).

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Shane Watson. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)
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Big Bash League 2018-19: Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers – Report

Big Bash League 2018-19: Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers – Report. The hosts Sydney Thunder won the 28th match of the ongoing Big Bash League 2018-19 by convincingly defeating reigning champions Adelaide Strikers by a massive margin of 71 runs. Thunder captain Shane Watson won the toss and had no hesitancy in opting to bat first.

1st Innings: 

Sydney Thunder got off to a good start with their openers Anton Devcich and Shane Watson starting the innings on a high. Devcich was the aggressor but made the mistake of going for the reverse and was plumbed in front by Rashid Khan. Callum Fergusson didn’t trouble the scorers as the right-hander was dismissed for a golden duck by the Afghanistan sensation to earn the hat-trick chance.

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Shane Watson. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Shane Watson was the man of the match.

Subsequently, Sydney Thunder captain Shane Watson and Jason Sangha added 77 runs for the fourth wicket partnership. Watson batted at the top of his game as he scored 68 runs from 40 balls with the help of four fours and five sixes. Furthermore, Thunder wicketkeeper-batsman Jay Lenton provided the finishing touches to the innings. Lenton scored a quickfire knock of 27 runs off only 16 balls.

On the other hand, Rashid Khan was the pick of the Strikers bowlers as he took two wickets and gave away only 21 runs in his four overs quota.

2nd Innings:

Meanwhile, the visitors Adelaide Strikers got off to a worse possible start. The tourists lost three quick wickets to find themselves on the backfoot. However, Jonathan Wells and Colin Ingram added 49 runs for the fourth wicket to keep Strikers in the hunt. However, the visitors crumbled like a house of cards after the fall of Wells wicket.

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Colin Ingram. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz – CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

They lost their remaining seven wickets for only 22 runs to register their lowest ever total of 97 runs while playing against the Sydney Thunder. Thunder leg-spinner Arjun Nair was the pick of the bowlers. Nair made most of the match situation and scalped three wickets after conceding only 12 runs in his three overs.

Brief Scores: Sydney Thunder 168-6, Shane Watson 68 (40), Rashid Khan 2-21.

Adelaide Strikers: 97-10, Colin Ingram 48 (30). Arjun Nair: 3-12.

You can check the complete scorecard of Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers. Scorecard

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Colin Ingram. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz - CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images)
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Big Bash League 2018-19: Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars – Review

Big Bash League 2018-19: Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars – Review. It was a one-sided affair in the 27th match of the ongoing Big Bash League 2018-19 as defending champions Adelaide Strikers won by 41 runs against Melbourne Stars. Thus, the reigning champions have occupied the second place in the points table. The visitors, Melbourne Stars won the toss and decided to bowl first.

1st Innings:

Adelaide Strikers didn’t get a good start as Matthew Bird as sent back by Jackson Bird. Furthermore, Jake Weatherald soon followed his opening partner after he scored only 15 runs. However, Adelaide Strikers skipper Travis Head and Colin Ingram added 74 runs for the fourth wicket.

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Colin Ingram. Photo by Stephen Blackberry/Action Plus via Getty Images)

The southpaw skipper scored 43 runs off just 31 balls and scored three sixes in his innings. Furthermore, Colin Ingram continued his good form going. The left-hander scored a fine knock of 57 runs from only 41 balls, to get the Man of the match award.

Jonathan Wells applied the finishing touches to the innings as he scored 32 off just 14 balls. He scored four fours and one six in his blistering knock. On the other hand, England’s pacer Liam Plunkett scalped four wickets for the Melbourne Stars.

2nd Innings:

Melbourne Stars got an ideal start to their run-chase. Their openers Evan Gulbis and Ben Dunk added 50-runs partnership to start their chase. Evan Gulbis was the aggressor as he scored 37 from 25 balls and smashed five fours and one six.

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Ben Laughlin. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

However, Stars veered off the track as they lost their top four wickets for only 15 runs on the board. The Windies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo tried to keep his side in the game. However, the Stars were always behind the eighth-ball.

Michael Neser, Wes Agar, Liam O Connor bagged two wickets whereas Ben Laughlin scalped three wickets in the game.

Brief Scores: Adelaide Strikers: 178-5 (20 overs), Colin Ingram 57 (41), Liam Plunkett: 4-36.

Melbourne Stars: 137-10, Evan Gulbis: 37 (25), Ben Laughlin: 3-19.

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Adelaide Strikers won by 32 runs. (Credits - Twitter)
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BBL 2018/19: 18th Match, Melbourne Renegades VS Adelaide Stars – Report

Yet another one-sided event takes place in the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL 2018/19) Tournament. Adelaide Strikers comfortably knocked down the hosts Melbourne Renegades in the 18th match of the tournament. It was Jack Weatherald’s 71 and the collective bowling effort did the trick for Adelaide Strikers.

Jack Weatherald knocks 71 for Adelaide Strikers:

Well, initially, it was Melbourne Renegades, who won the toss and asked Adelaide Strikers to bat first. Accepting the challenge, Weatherald showed his power-hitting skills to Melbourne. After adding 60 to the first, Alex Carey walked back by handing a catch to Webster.

He was quickly followed by Colin Ingram, who carried his poor form with the willow. During the course, Jack knocked boundaries more often than not to keep run rate intact. However, the run out of Weatherald saw the wrong side of things for the visitors.

None of the middle-order batsmen contributed runs at a great pace for Adelaide before Rashid Khan whacking some quick runs at the end of the innings. All in all, they garnered 158 runs to put on the scoreboard.

Bowlers did the trick for Adelaide:

In reply, Melbourne never looked like chasing the total. They lost wickets at regular intervals of time to make things look bleak for the team. They lost 6 wickets for 51 runs in the chase, which opened the gates for a big dent in the net-run-rate.

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Rashid Khan (Credits – Twitter)

However, Webster Jack Wildermuth batted together to add 40 runs and saved the team from further embarrassment. In the end, it was Cameron Boyce, who entertained the fans with quick cameo but it was never enough.

In the bowling department, Michael Neser, Connor and Stanlake bagged a couple of wickets each while Laughlin, Rashid Khan and Colin Ingram picked up one wicket apiece.

Brief Scores:

Adelaide Strikers – 158/6 (Jack Weatherald 71, Well 22; Christian 1/7)

Melbourne Renegades – 126/9 (Webster 33, Neser 2/10, Stanlake 2/27)

Match Result – Adelaide Strikers won by 32 runs against Melbourne Renegades