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Toss

Adelaide Strikers , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.10 start, First Session 19.10-20.25, Interval 20.25-20.40, Second Session 20.40-21.55

Match days

21 December 2016 - night match (20-over match)

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Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Brisbane Heat 2, Adelaide Strikers 0

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Alex Malcolm

END OF OVER:
20 | 6 Runs 2 Wkts | AS: 196/6 (11 runs required, RR: 9.80)

  • BJ Hodge27 (17b)
  • MT Steketee4-0-32-3
  • BCJ Cutting4-0-46-2

The Heat hold their nerve. They dropped some catches in the field but in the clutch moments they executed their plan with the ball to defend a big total.

The game was set up with the bat by a fabulous opening stand between Peirson and McCullum. Alex Ross' clean striking tipped the total beyond 200.

The Strikers bettered the Heat with their opening stand thanks to devastating half-centuries from Dunk and Weatherald but they could not find enough boundaries late. Samuel Badree's maiden to Travis Head was critical and it left too much for Brad Hodge to do. Great game of cricket.

Brendon McCullum has been named Man of the Match for his innings and also his captaincy.

McCullum: "I feel very fortunate to get it. We said just keep trying to take wickets and feel like you're in front of the game."

McCullum on Badree's maiden: "(It was) huge, absolutely massive."

McCullum on Ross' innings: "His innings was a really mature innings. He gave himself some time, got used to the conditions and was devastating at the back end. I thought he should've been Man of the Match."

A great win for the Heat to open their campaign.

They don't play again until next Wednesday against the Thunder. The Strikers head to Perth on Friday to face the Scorchers.

That's it from Adelaide tonight. Join us tomorrow for the clash between the Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Thunder at Docklands in Melbourne.

19.6
W
Steketee to Jordan, OUT, A wicket to finish it!! Jordan lofts this high wide of mid off and McCullum runs back and pouches the catch! Well bowled Steketee

Great bowling from Steketee

19.5
1
Steketee to Hodge, 1 run, slower ball driven along the ground to deep cover! That should do it
19.4
2
Steketee to Hodge, 2 runs, great save on the rope by Swepson. It was sliced behind point and nearly went for four but a good save.
19.3
1
Steketee to Jordan, 1 run, great slower ball wide of off, and he reaches out and bunts it to mid off

Chris Jordan takes guard. 15 needed off 4 balls

19.2
W
Steketee to Lehmann, OUT, Another brilliant yorker! 141kph fired at leg stump, Lehmann gave himself room but was beaten for pace and leg stump lit up like a Christmas tree!
19.1
1
Steketee to Hodge, 1 run, Dropped at mid off! Slower ball full toss, slapped in the air to mid off and McCullum diving forward and to his right drops the catch! He would normally take that. But he saves three

Strikers 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st133BR DunkJ Weatherald
2nd9BR DunkTM Head
3rd40BJ HodgeTM Head
4th8BJ HodgeKA Pollard
5th2BJ HodgeJS Lehmann
6th4BJ HodgeCJ Jordan