129 looked like a daunting total for Strikers. After a few early wickets they never recovered thereafter. Wickets tumbled all the way through. Reardon and Ludeman tired their best but couldn't see their team home as they were bundled up for mere 97, lost too many wickets for few little runs. It was the Kiwi recruit Vettori who struck early blows in the chase. And undoubtedly Dan Vettori has been adjudged Man of the Match for his splendid bowling figures. That's it from here, join us for the second game, till then take care cheers!

18.2
W
Harris to Tait, OUT, its DONE AND DUSTED. Fuller in the zone, too good for Tait as he cleans him up all ends. Bowled!

SW Tait b Harris 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

17.5
W
Gannon to Richardson, OUT, and the procession continues! Fuller on off stump and whacked straight. Pomersbach in the deep takes a dolly to send him packing

KW Richardson c Pomersbach b Gannon 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

17.1
W
Gannon to Reardon, OUT, low full toss outside off, shuffled across and smothered it straight. Steketee in the deep takes a fine catch at long-on

NJ Reardon c Steketee b Gannon 33 (35b 3x4 0x6) SR: 94.28

15.6
W
Gannon to Neser, OUT, short on off stump, ample time to clobber that but he finds the lone fielder backward square. Strikers slowly slipping into a hallow

MG Neser c Harris b Gannon 5 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

14.5
W
Harris to Botha, OUT, good follow up delivery, full and straight on middle and off, sneaks through the gate and cleans him up.

J Botha b Harris 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

13.6
W
Hopes to Ludeman, OUT, gone! Length ball on off stump, Ludeman tried to dab it towards third man but ended up edging to Kieswetter

TP Ludeman c †Kieswetter b Hopes 22 (20b 0x4 1x6) SR: 110.00

12.3
6
Steketee to Ludeman, SIX runs, up, up and gone!! Advanced down the track and hoicked a fuller delivery over deep mid wicket. Monster hit!
12.1
4
Steketee to Reardon, FOUR runs, makes room for a fuller delivery and breaks the shackles, lofts over mid-off
9.2
4
Hopes to Reardon, FOUR runs, down the track and whacked over covers. McDermott makes a futile dive
7.6
4
Hopes to Reardon, FOUR runs, cuts and cuts it fine. Width offered and Reardon latched onto it quickly
7.3
W
Hopes to Hughes, OUT, Hughes gone! Angled across the leftie, Hughes caught in the crease and had no idea what shot was he trying to play as he nicks one back to the keeper

PJ Hughes c †Kieswetter b Hopes 7 (10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 70.00

6.2
4
Steketee to Hughes, FOUR runs, width offered outside off and cuts it fiercely past point
5.5
W
Vettori to Dean, OUT, another one goes back to the hut. Tossed up on off stump, Dean dances' down the the turf for an almighty heave as the ball spun past to fox him. Kieswetter behind the stumps does the nifty piece of work to send him packing. Well bowled

JR Dean st †Kieswetter b Vettori 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

4.3
W
Steketee to Klinger, OUT, saw him coming and dragged his length back. Klinger on the charge gets a thick inside edge onto his thigh pad as the ball ballooned up. Steketee on his follow through takes an easy catch

M Klinger c & b Steketee 17 (19b 3x4 0x6) SR: 89.47

4.1
4
Steketee to Klinger, FOUR runs, greets him with a good looking cut shot past point. Length ball outside off and sat up to be hit. Klinger seized on the opportunity and hammered it
3.5
W
Vettori to Hales, OUT, gone!! Plumb. Tossed up on off stump, dipped in and thuds on the pad. Definitely hitting middle and leg

AD Hales lbw b Vettori 3 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

2.4
4
Harris to Klinger, FOUR runs, fuller outside off and cracked over covers for a fabulous looking shot
2.1
4
Harris to Klinger, FOUR runs, pitched up and whacked straight past the bowler for his first boundary

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Strikers 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st16M KlingerAD Hales
2nd4M KlingerJR Dean
3rd4PJ HughesJR Dean
4th7NJ ReardonPJ Hughes
5th46NJ ReardonTP Ludeman
6th3J BothaNJ Reardon
7th7NJ ReardonMG Neser
8th5NJ ReardonKW Richardson
9th3JM HollandKW Richardson
10th2SW TaitJM Holland

Big Bash League

TeamMWLPTNRR
MS880162.189
SS86212-0.218
PS85310-0.064
HH83470.321
BH8356-0.197
MR8356-0.475
AS8255-0.933
ST8172-0.654