That's it from me, will be back tomorrow again for the Melbourne Stars v Sydney Sixers tie at the MCG.

A 51-run win for the Strikers to take them to four points from three games. Thunder are yet to open their account from their three matches!

The batsmen set it up for the Adelaide side, with Michael Klinger getting a 60, Ludeman scoring 46 before Nathan Reardon smashed a 20-ball 42. Lot depended on Chris Gayle to get going for Thunder but he his lack of form continued and made a 19-ball eight. It was playing catch-up after that but they never got close.

Three wickets each for Tait and Richardson for the Strikers, while Nannes' 4/17 went in vain.

18.4
W
Richardson to Zampa, OUT, fuller and on the off, and he has hit it straight up and it goes straight down to the long-on fielder, that is the end of that then

A Zampa c Klinger b Richardson 3 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

18.3
2
Richardson to Zampa, 2 runs, on the off stump and he tries to play across, gets a bit of a leading edge to the third-man for a couple
18.2
0
Richardson to Zampa, no run, wide outside the off stump again, 141.4 km/hr and the batsman tries to pierce it through the covers, does not get any bat on it
18.1
0
Richardson to Zampa, no run, outside the off stump on a length and beats the outside edge of the bat

END OF OVER:
18 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | ST: 124/9 (54 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.88, RRR: 27.00)

  • A Zampa1 (3b)
  • DP Nannes0 (0b)
  • SW Tait3-0-22-3
  • KW Richardson3-0-7-2
17.6
1
Tait to Zampa, 1 run, full ball on the off stump and well driven to sweeper cover for a single
17.5
W
Tait to Carters, OUT, fullish on the off stump and he has hit it straight to the long-on fielder! well taken too, Putland had to move to his right and does well to get it low

RGL Carters c Putland b Tait 24 (21b 1x4 1x6) SR: 114.28

17.4
2
Tait to Carters, 2 runs, the short ball in on the middle stump this time and he rolls his bat over that one, gets a couple to the deep square-leg fielder who is on the fence
17.3
0
Tait to Carters, no run, fuller and marginally outside the off, he was giving himself room to play it over the covers, misses
17.2
4
Tait to Carters, FOUR runs, and he digs it in short yet again but the batsman is waiting now, manages to pull it over mid-wicket for a four, that was bowled at 151 km/hr!
17.1
0
Tait to Carters, no run, short of length, 148.4 km/hr, and he wants to slog it away, gets no bat on it
17.1
1w
Tait to Carters, 1 wide, and he attempts it yet again, that ramp shot and for the second time he misses it, this time it is wide outside the off stump
17.1
1w
Tait to Carters, 1 wide, short of length and he tries to lap it over the keeper, seems to miss it but the keeper jumps up to appeal for a caught-behind, umpire thinks for a moment before calling it a wide

Three overs remaining. Or two wickets, whichever comes earlier. Assuming that getting 63 off the last three may not be the easiest of tasks.

END OF OVER:
17 | 2 Runs 2 Wkts | ST: 115/8 (63 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.76, RRR: 21.00)

  • A Zampa0 (2b)
  • RGL Carters18 (16b)
  • KW Richardson3-0-7-2
  • GD Putland2-0-21-0
16.6
0
Richardson to Zampa, no run, on the off stump and defended to the extra-cover fielder
16.5
0
Richardson to Zampa, no run, whoa, almost! it was on the off stump and deviated away from the batsman, misses the outside edge of his bat there
16.4
W
Richardson to Tremain, OUT, bowled him first ball! not quite a yorker but it was quick, and it was straight and the new batsman misses it completely while defending on the front foot, hits the off stump to get his second wicket in as many deliveries

CP Tremain b Richardson 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

16.3
W
Richardson to Coyte, OUT, bowled him! it was full, straight and fast, the batsman was giving himself room but got nowhere close to getting his bat to that one and it sneaks through to hit the stumps...perfect yorker with perfect results

SJ Coyte b Richardson 33 (15b 3x4 2x6) SR: 220.00

16.2
0
Richardson to Coyte, no run, another one on his pads, hits something on the way through to the keeper, who dives to his right, probably the thigh pad
16.1
2
Richardson to Coyte, 2 runs, round the stumps and bowls wide off the crease, the angle takes it towards the leg stump from where he flicks it away to fine-leg for a couple

Kane Richardson comes on now.

51 have come in the last five overs. And they still need 65 from the next four.

END OF OVER:
16 | 14 Runs | ST: 113/6 (65 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.06, RRR: 16.25)

  • SJ Coyte31 (12b)
  • RGL Carters17 (16b)
  • GD Putland2-0-21-0
  • J Botha4-0-30-0
15.6
1
Putland to Coyte, 1 run, fullish on the leg stump and driven down to long-on for a single

Syd Thunder 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st13CH GayleMJ Cosgrove
2nd3Azhar MahmoodCH Gayle
3rd24CJL RogersCH Gayle
4th16CJL RogersSA Abbott
5th7CJL RogersCJ Borgas
6th1CJ BorgasRGL Carters
7th51SJ CoyteRGL Carters
8th0RGL CartersCP Tremain
9th8RGL CartersA Zampa
10th3DP NannesA Zampa

Big Bash League

TEAMMWLPTNRR
HH14104200.603
MR1486160.173
SS1486160.047
MS147714-0.062
BH1467130.249
ST1467130
AS146812-0.473
PS144108-0.502