Match Centre

Commentator: Alex Malcolm

That was remarkable. The Strikers appeared to be a long way short with the bat and when the Sixers were 0 for 34 after four overs the game looked dead and buried. They then lost 5 for 12 in 27 deliveries and it only got worse from there. The Strikers executed their plans very well, mixing their pace and bowling to their fields but it was their catching that was most impressive. They held every half chance including a couple of brilliant caught and bowled dismissals. That gets them off the mark in this competition while the Sixers slump to 2-2 after four games.

Sean Abbott has been named Man of the Match for his 5 for 16, the second best figures in BBL history.

Abbott: "I'd be lying if I said I was't thinking about last year's game. I had a good feeling about tonight. I'd trained well.

"While it's nice to get some wickets its disappointing not to get the team result."

That concludes our coverage from Adelaide Oval. Join us tomorrow for a BBL double header on New Year's day. The Melbourne derby at the MCG will be a blockbuster in front of a potential crowd of 80,000. Then the Scorchers host the Thunder at the WACA.

Have a safe and happy New Year's!

18.2
W
Stanlake to Somerville, OUT, Game Over! Another sky ball straight up off Somerville's bat, Hodge camps under it at a close midwicket and takes the catch! Amazing win for the Strikers

WER Somerville c Hodge b Stanlake 3 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

18.1
W
Stanlake to Dwarshuis, OUT, Comfortable catch for Jordan at long on! This was swung high and hard to long on but it is not middled, Jordan cruises in off the rope and pouches another good catch

BJ Dwarshuis c Jordan b Stanlake 9 (14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 64.28

END OF OVER:
18 | 5 Runs | SS: 104/8 (49 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.77, RRR: 24.50)

  • William Somerville3 (4b)
  • Ben Dwarshuis9 (13b)
  • Ben Laughlin4-0-10-2
  • Chris Jordan3-0-27-2
17.6
2
Laughlin to Somerville, 2 runs, yorker length, dug out and it bounces over the bowler's head and down the ground, they run well to get back for two
17.5
0
Laughlin to Somerville, no run, clever slower ball, Somerville swings hard and misses
17.4
1
Laughlin to Dwarshuis, 1 run, very full again, swiped out through midwicket off the inside half of the bat
17.3
1
Laughlin to Somerville, 1 run, on speed full delivery driven to deep cover

Syd Sixers 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st34JJ RoyDP Hughes
2nd3NJ MaddinsonDP Hughes
3rd2MC HenriquesNJ Maddinson
4th5BJ HaddinMC Henriques
5th2MC HenriquesSW Billings
6th13J BothaSW Billings
7th5SW BillingsSA Abbott
8th35SW BillingsBJ Dwarshuis
9th5WER SomervilleBJ Dwarshuis
10th0DE BollingerWER Somerville

Big Bash League

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