93dThe Report by Alex Malcolm in Adelaide

Carey and bowlers trample Sydney Thunder

The new-look Adelaide Strikers, led by opener Alex Carey and legspinner Rashid Khan, secured a 53-run win over Sydney Thunder to get their campaign off to the perfect start

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KR Patterson
48(37) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 6 8 1 17 1 4 11
AT Carey
44(26) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
4 0 3 2 14 4 5 12

Best performances - Bowlers

B Laughlin
O3.4
M0
R26
W4
Eco7.09
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
AJ Nair
O4
M0
R36
W3
Eco9.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W1W

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Shashank Kishore

Didn't look like Thunder had a plan to approach this chase. They were stifled at the start, and the pressure showed as they attempted big shots, all in vain, against spin. Rashid Khan, on BBL debut, was particularly impressive.

Travis Head: It was nice to execute what we planned on. We still have a few things to work on. It was a tough wicket, held up a little more than we thought. We got off to starts, we missed a little bit of trick towards the end but we have quality bowlers and Rashid Khan showed what he's capable of tonight. It's exciting, legspin has always played a part for the Strikers and he's just followed the trend. Peter Siddle was outstanding too, he's been really good through the week and showed his skills tonight. This is my first real experience of captaining in T20 and it feels to get on board with the points.

17.4
W
Laughlin to Fekete, OUT, looks to muscle this over long-on, but ends up slicing this straight to point where Ingram takes a dolly. Strikers open their account with a dominant win at home.

AL Fekete c Ingram b Laughlin 1 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

17.3
0
Laughlin to Fekete, no run, slower and fuller on off stump, defended.
17.2
0
Laughlin to Fekete, no run, squeezes out this yorker-length delivery into the off side. Got this to tail back in a long, long way
17.1
1
Laughlin to Nair, 1 run, full and straight on middle and leg, squeezed into the leg side for a quick single

END OF OVER:
17 | 2 Runs 1 Wkt | ST: 109/9 (55 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.41, RRR: 18.33)

  • Arjun Nair22 (21b)
  • Andrew Fekete1 (4b)
  • Peter Siddle3-0-6-2
  • Ben Laughlin3-0-25-3
16.6
1
Siddle to Nair, 1 run, full toss outside off, driven to deep cover
16.5
1
Siddle to Fekete, 1 run, steered into the point region

Syd Thunder 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st17JC ButtlerKR Patterson
2nd29SR WatsonKR Patterson
3rd23KR PattersonRJ Gibson
4th0BJ RohrerKR Patterson
5th14KR PattersonAJ Nair
6th4AC BlizzardAJ Nair
7th1CJ GreenAJ Nair
8th0MJ McClenaghanAJ Nair
9th19Fawad AhmedAJ Nair
10th3AL FeketeAJ Nair

Big Bash League

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