Big Bash League

Sydney Thunder v Adelaide Strikers

Sydney Thunder won by 6 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)

Hi and welcome to Stadium Australia for the Big Bash clash between Adelaide and Sydney. News from the middle is that the Strikers have won the toss and will bat first.

They'll be hoping the opening partnership of Klinger and Harris can continue their great run of form and get the visitors off to a good start. Not too far away from a start. The pitch looks great and a par score looks to be about 160.

0.1

Doran to Klinger, no run, gets forward to defend nicely

0.2

Doran to Klinger, 1 run, pushes to mid on, sharp single

0.3

Doran to Harris, no run, darted in at leg, defended back to the bowler

0.4

Doran to Harris, 2 runs, goes wide of mid off, doesn't get all of it but it lands safely over mid off's head

0.5

Doran to Harris, no run, defended back to the bowler

0.6

Doran to Harris, 1 run, pushes onto the off side

End of over 1 (4 runs) Adelaide Strikers 4/0
DJ Harris    3* (4b)      LA Doran    1-0-4-0
M Klinger    1* (2b)     

1.1

Edwards to Harris, no run, good length on off, gets back to defend, good pace at 142.2kph

1.2

Edwards to Harris, no run, great yorker, digs it out to mid on

1.3

Edwards to Harris, 3 runs, well that is incredible, he's whacked a full one high over mid wicket, it plugs a metre short of the boundary and doesn't reach the rope, very soft outfield!

1.4

Edwards to Klinger, 1 run, defends to point

1.5

Edwards to Harris, SIX, short on off, on this quickly and he hooks it over the man at deep square leg's head, gutsy but it's paid off

1.6

Edwards to Harris, 1 run, slower bouncer, checks the pull shot to square leg

End of over 2 (11 runs) Adelaide Strikers 15/0
DJ Harris    13* (9b 1x6)      FH Edwards    1-0-11-0
M Klinger    2* (3b)      LA Doran    1-0-4-0

2.1

Doran to Harris, 1 run, pushed to point

2.2

Doran to Klinger, no run, defended to square leg

2.3

Doran to Klinger, FOUR, dances down the wicket and smashes it over mid wicket

2.4

Doran to Klinger, no run, defended back to the bowler

2.5

Doran to Klinger, OUT, advances down the wicket again but doesn't get to the pitch of it and skies it to long off, easy catch for Abbott

M Klinger c Abbott b Doran 6 (10m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

2.6

Doran to Harris, 1 run, pushed to point

End of over 3 (6 runs) Adelaide Strikers 21/1
DJ Harris    15* (11b 1x6)      LA Doran    2-0-10-1
AC Blizzard    0* (0b)      FH Edwards    1-0-11-0

3.1

Gayle to Harris, 2 runs, outside edge down to third man, well bowled first up there

3.2

Gayle to Harris, 1 run, driven to mid wicket

3.3

Gayle to Blizzard, 2 runs, flicked wide of long on, nice timing

3.4

Gayle to Blizzard, FOUR, bit of width outside off, rocks back and cuts through point

3.5

Gayle to Blizzard, no run, defended back to the bowler

3.6

Gayle to Blizzard, no run, pushed to cover

End of over 4 (9 runs) Adelaide Strikers 30/1
AC Blizzard    6* (4b 1x4)      CH Gayle    1-0-9-0
DJ Harris    18* (13b 1x6)      LA Doran    2-0-10-1

4.1

Bollinger to Harris, 1 leg bye, length on leg, comes off the thigh pad and drops down to the off side, quick single

4.2

Bollinger to Blizzard, 2 runs, full on off, doesn't get all of it but drives over mid off, plugs before the rope

4.3

Bollinger to Blizzard, FOUR, dropped, thick outside edge down to third man, Edwards gets round to it but drops a sitter and it goes over the rope for four, costly

4.4

Bollinger to Blizzard, 2 runs, back of a length on off, rocks back and pulls high to mid wicket, the man on the rope can't quite get to it

4.5

Bollinger to Blizzard, no run, good length on off, beats the outside edge as he tries to cut

4.6

Bollinger to Blizzard, 1 run, slower ball bouncer, checks the hook shot through mid wicket

End of over 5 (10 runs) Adelaide Strikers 40/1
AC Blizzard    15* (9b 2x4)      DE Bollinger    1-0-9-0
DJ Harris    18* (14b 1x6)      CH Gayle    1-0-9-0

5.1

Coyte to Blizzard, no run, full on off, smashes it straight to mid on

5.2

Coyte to Blizzard, 1 run, full on off, inside edge luckily along the ground to short fine leg

5.3

Coyte to Harris, 1 run, length on off, edges the cut shot down to third man

5.4

Coyte to Blizzard, FOUR, full toss on off, smokes it straight back down the ground, went like a rocket!

5.5

Coyte to Blizzard, OUT, short on leg, cramps himself up on the pull shot and skies it to mid on

AC Blizzard c Floros b Coyte 20 (12m 13b 3x4 0x6) SR: 153.84

5.6

Coyte to Harris, no run, full and driven firmly to cover

End of over 6 (6 runs) Adelaide Strikers 46/2
DJ Harris    19* (16b 1x6)      SJ Coyte    1-0-6-1
CJ Ferguson    0* (0b)      DE Bollinger    1-0-9-0

6.1

Edwards to Ferguson, 1 run, back of a length on off, punches out to deep cover

6.2

Edwards to Harris, OUT, short on off, tries to pull but hits it straight to mid wicket, big breakthrough that

DJ Harris c Floros b Edwards 19 (27m 17b 0x4 1x6) SR: 111.76

6.3

Edwards to Borgas, no run, good bumper first up, ducks under it

6.4

Edwards to Borgas, no run, yorker on off, digs it out to cover

6.5

Edwards to Borgas, 1 leg bye, length on leg, off the pads down to fine leg

6.6

Edwards to Ferguson, no run, pushed to backward point

End of over 7 (2 runs) Adelaide Strikers 48/3
CJ Ferguson    1* (2b)      FH Edwards    2-0-12-1
CJ Borgas    0* (3b)      SJ Coyte    1-0-6-1

7.1

Coyte to Borgas, 1 run, driven down to third man

7.2

Coyte to Ferguson, no run, bouncer ducked under comfortably

7.3

Coyte to Ferguson, 1 run, driven to cover where Smith fields brilliantly and throws at the wrong end, would have been out had he thrown to the keeper's end

7.4

Coyte to Borgas, no run, inside edge into the ground and through to the keeper

7.5

Coyte to Borgas, no run, yorker outside off, beats the driving bat

7.6

Coyte to Borgas, 1 run, driven to long off

End of over 8 (3 runs) Adelaide Strikers 51/3
CJ Borgas    2* (7b)      SJ Coyte    2-0-9-1
CJ Ferguson    2* (4b)      FH Edwards    2-0-12-1

8.1

Abbott to Borgas, 1 run, slower ball pushed to point

8.2

Abbott to Ferguson, OUT, full on leg, flicked high out to deep square leg, easy catch on the rope and the Strikers continue to crumble

CJ Ferguson c Coyte b Abbott 2 (11m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

8.3

Abbott to Borgas, 1 run, pushed to cover

8.4

Abbott to Botha, 1 run, worked to square leg

8.5

Abbott to Borgas, no run, back of a length, cut to point

8.6

Abbott to Borgas, no run, defends back to the bowler

End of over 9 (3 runs) Adelaide Strikers 54/4
CJ Borgas    4* (11b)      SA Abbott    1-0-3-1
J Botha    1* (1b)      SJ Coyte    2-0-9-1

9.1

Bollinger to Botha, no run, pushed to mid on

9.2

Bollinger to Botha, 1 run, gets forward to defend down to the off side

9.3

Bollinger to Borgas, 1 run, sharp single to point, the throw at the bowler's end comes off the bat and almost goes over the rope, great fielding to stop a 5

9.4

Bollinger to Botha, no run, full and driven to cover

9.5

Bollinger to Botha, FOUR, short slower ball, big top edge off the hook shot and it goes over the keeper's head

9.6

Bollinger to Botha, 1 run, full and drivn to long off

End of over 10 (7 runs) Adelaide Strikers 61/4
J Botha    7* (6b 1x4)      DE Bollinger    2-0-16-0
CJ Borgas    5* (12b)      SA Abbott    1-0-3-1

10.1

Doran to Botha, 2 runs, worked through square leg and they scamper back for the second

10.2

Doran to Botha, 1 run, driven to long on

10.3

Doran to Borgas, 1 run

10.4

Doran to Botha, 1 run

10.5

Doran to Borgas, 2 runs, worked through mid wicket

10.6

Doran to Borgas, 2 runs, pushed to long on and again they hurry through for a second, great running

End of over 11 (9 runs) Adelaide Strikers 70/4
CJ Borgas    10* (15b)      LA Doran    3-0-19-1
J Botha    11* (9b 1x4)      DE Bollinger    2-0-16-0

11.1

Abbott to Botha, no run, full on leg, defended to mid wicket

11.2

Abbott to Botha, no run, slower ball, gets forward to defend, almost rolls back onto the stumps as Botha gets back to kick it away

11.3

Abbott to Botha, 1 run, slower ball pushed to point, sharp single

11.4

Abbott to Borgas, 1 run, length on leg, worked through square leg

11.5

Abbott to Botha, 1 run, driven to long off

11.6

Abbott to Borgas, 1 run, slower ball worked to point

End of over 12 (4 runs) Adelaide Strikers 74/4
CJ Borgas    12* (17b)      SA Abbott    2-0-7-1
J Botha    13* (13b 1x4)      LA Doran    3-0-19-1

12.1

Doran to Borgas, 1 run, a reverse sweep to short third man, he loves that shot Borgas!

12.2

Doran to Botha, 1 run, full and driven to long off, thought of a second, but no chance because of some brilliant fielding in the outfield by Abbott

12.3

Doran to Borgas, 1 run, worked through square leg

12.4

Doran to Botha, 1 run, punched to long on

12.5

Doran to Borgas, 1 run, reverse sweep again, this time finer, but can't get past short third man

12.6

Doran to Botha, 1 run, worked through square leg

End of over 13 (6 runs) Adelaide Strikers 80/4
J Botha    16* (16b 1x4)      LA Doran    4-0-25-1
CJ Borgas    15* (20b)      SA Abbott    2-0-7-1

13.1

Abbott to Botha, FOUR, full on leg, flicked nicely wide of fine leg

13.2

Abbott to Botha, no run, length on off, defends back to the bowler

13.3

Abbott to Botha, no run, short outside off, tries to cut but mistimes it back to the bowler

13.4

Abbott to Botha, 1 run, full and driven to long off

13.5

Abbott to Borgas, no run, full on leg, defended back to the bowler

13.6

Abbott to Borgas, 2 runs, short and pulled to deep backward square leg

End of over 14 (7 runs) Adelaide Strikers 87/4
CJ Borgas    17* (22b)      SA Abbott    3-0-14-1
J Botha    21* (20b 2x4)      LA Doran    4-0-25-1

14.1

Bollinger to Botha, no run, length outside off, swings hard at it trying to put it over long on but misses it altogether

14.2

Bollinger to Botha, 1 run, length on off, pushed to point

14.3

Bollinger to Borgas, FOUR, brilliant! Full outside off, gets across to the off side and plays the ramp shot down to fine leg

14.4

Bollinger to Borgas, 1 run, short on off, rocks back and pulls to deep square leg

14.5

Bollinger to Botha, FOUR, length on off, swings across the line again and gets a top edge over the keeper's head

14.6

Bollinger to Botha, 1 run, length on off, worked to point

End of over 15 (11 runs) Adelaide Strikers 98/4
J Botha    27* (24b 3x4)      DE Bollinger    3-0-27-0
CJ Borgas    22* (24b 1x4)      SA Abbott    3-0-14-1

15.1

Abbott to Botha, 1 run, yorker dug out to long off

15.2

Abbott to Borgas, 2 runs, length on off, gets across and hits across the line to deep mid wicket

15.3

Abbott to Borgas, OUT, backs away and tries to go over mid off but doesn't get close to clearing his head

CJ Borgas c Floros b Abbott 24 (36m 26b 1x4 0x6) SR: 92.30

15.4

Abbott to Crosthwaite, 1 run, short on off, walks down the wicket and defends to point

15.5

Abbott to Botha, 1 run, defends to point

15.6

Abbott to Crosthwaite, 1 run, advances down the wicket again, banged in short and pushes to point

End of over 16 (6 runs) Adelaide Strikers 104/5
AJ Crosthwaite    2* (2b)      SA Abbott    4-0-20-2
J Botha    29* (26b 3x4)      DE Bollinger    3-0-27-0

16.1

Edwards to Crosthwaite, no run, backs away and tries to guide to third man but can't connect

16.2

Edwards to Crosthwaite, FOUR, short on off, backs away and just gets it over the top of mid off's head

16.3

Edwards to Crosthwaite, 1 leg bye, slower ball, gets across for the ramp shot and the change in pace undoes him, hits the pads and they scury through

16.4

Edwards to Botha, 1 run, full on leg, worked through square leg

16.5

Edwards to Crosthwaite, no run, batting way outside leg stump, edges a slower ball bouncer, but it lands just short of the keeper

16.6

Edwards to Crosthwaite, FOUR, batting a good metre outside leg, Edwards bounces it in short and he cuts it over cover point

End of over 17 (10 runs) Adelaide Strikers 114/5
AJ Crosthwaite    10* (7b 2x4)      FH Edwards    3-0-21-1
J Botha    30* (27b 3x4)      SA Abbott    4-0-20-2

17.1

Coyte to Botha, 1 run, full outside off, driven through point

17.2

Coyte to Crosthwaite, FOUR, full outside off, gets across outside off and ramps it over short fine leg

17.3

Coyte to Crosthwaite, no run, backs away and gets beaten outside off, well bowled

17.4

Coyte to Crosthwaite, 2 runs, backs away again and mistimes the drive just wide of cover

17.5

Coyte to Crosthwaite, 2 runs, short on off, swats it over mid off, didn't get all of it but enough to get over mid off's head

17.6

Coyte to Crosthwaite, no run, backs away and again gets beaten wide of off

End of over 18 (9 runs) Adelaide Strikers 123/5
AJ Crosthwaite    18* (12b 3x4)      SJ Coyte    3-0-18-1
J Botha    31* (28b 3x4)      FH Edwards    3-0-21-1

18.1

Edwards to Botha, 2 runs, full and driven to long on, nicely placed for two

18.2

Edwards to Botha, FOUR, short on off, bit slower and pulled backward of square on the leg side

18.3

Edwards to Botha, OUT, great yorker, dug out straight back to the bowler, Crossthwaite is backing up a long way and Edwards turns around and throws the stumps down

AJ Crosthwaite run out 18 (12m 12b 3x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

18.4

Edwards to Botha, FOUR, length outside off, looks to play the ramp but just top edges over the keeper's head

18.5

Edwards to Botha, OUT, full on off, drives high down to long off, easy catch for Abbott

J Botha c Abbott b Edwards 41 (33m 33b 5x4 0x6) SR: 124.24

18.6

Edwards to Richardson, FOUR, full outside off, drives over backward point, great shot

End of over 19 (14 runs) Adelaide Strikers 137/7
KW Richardson    4* (1b 1x4)      FH Edwards    4-0-35-2
AW O'Brien    0* (0b)      SJ Coyte    3-0-18-1

19.1

Coyte to O'Brien, 1 run, yorker flicked to short fine leg

19.2

Coyte to Richardson, 1 bye, full outside off, backs away and can't connect, they run as the keeper throws at the stumps but misses

19.3

Coyte to O'Brien, FOUR, short outside off, big top edge over the keeper's head, another one in the same spot

19.4

Coyte to O'Brien, 1 run, driven to long on

19.5

Coyte to Richardson, 3 wides, full and wide of off stump, the keeper takes and throws at the stumps, they get through and get an overthrow

19.5

Coyte to Richardson, 1 no ball, above waist height, defends back to the bowler and Coyte throws back at the stumps in frustration

19.5

Coyte to Richardson, SIX, full on off, drives hard back over the bowler's head, great shot!

19.6

Coyte to Richardson, 1 run, OUT, full outside off, big outside edge down to third man, they come back for a second but get caught well short

KW Richardson run out 11 (8m 5b 1x4 1x6) SR: 220.00

A great comeback from the Strikers, making it to 155. Borgas and Botha settled down in the middle order to help get them to this score. Abbott and Doran bowled very well for the hosts and have given their batsmen every chance of chasing it down.
Match State: Innings Break

End of over 20 (18 runs) Adelaide Strikers 155/7
     SJ Coyte    4-0-35-1
AW O'Brien    6* (3b 1x4)      FH Edwards    4-0-35-2
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