Result
35th Match, Melbourne (Docklands), Jan 22 2018, Big Bash League
173/5
(20 ov, target 174)
147/7
Strikers won by 26 runs
Player Of The Match
Adelaide Strikers
1y
• Alex Malcolm at Docklands

Ingram blasts Strikers into home semi-final

The South African batsman smashed 68 off 36 balls to launch the Strikers to a strong total after a slow start, and their bowlers gave the Renegades barely a sniff in their chase

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Commentator: Karthik Krishnaswamy
Scorecard summary
Adelaide Strikers173/5(20 overs)
Melbourne Renegades147/7(20 overs)
end of over 2017 runs
MR: 147/7CRR: 7.35 
Brad Hodge30 (18)
Chris Tremain2 (3)
Michael Neser4-0-46-0
Ben Laughlin4-0-18-2

11.00pm Apologies for the confusion with the scoring towards the end. A lot was happening, and the sequence of balls got a little muddled up. In any case, a big win for the Strikers, which means the Renegades remain on eight points, the same as the Sydney Thunder and the Brisbane Heat. It looks like the Renegades-Heat game could become a virtual quarter-final. Do join us tomorrow for Sixers versus Stars. Until then, goodbye!

Robert Brown: "I took a catch like that 52 years ago, playing school boy cricket, it was a super catch has lived in my memory for years, but that one came close to mine"

10.50pm The Adelaide Strikers move back above the Perth Scorchers to reclaim first place, which means they've earned themselves a home semi-final. A brilliant performance today; they never looked like they wouldn't defend 173, after a brief spurt of early aggression from the Renegades. A vital partnership in the first innings too, between Travis Head and Colin Ingram. But the moment of the day had to be that catch - undoubtedly the catch of the tournament and an early contender for catch of the year: made by Ben Laughlin, taken by Jake Weatherald.

19.6
6
Neser to Hodge, SIX runs
another full-toss, angling into leg stump, Hodge opens up and whips it away for another six over deep square leg
19.5
4
Neser to Hodge, FOUR runs
full outside off, and Hodge lifts it over extra-cover and picks up another four
19.4
Neser to Hodge, no run
wide yorker, Hodge can't connect with the open-faced stab
19.3
6
Neser to Hodge, SIX runs
full-toss on leg stump, and Hodge has smashed this into the third tier beyond deep backward square leg. Was this over waist height too?
19.2
Neser to Hodge, no run
yorker angling down leg. The batsman was looking to make room, and it squeezes between his legs as he misses a flick and rolls down to the keeper
19.1
1
Neser to Tremain, 1 run
wide yorker, jabbed to the left of extra-cover
end of over 199 runs • 1 wicket
MR: 130/7CRR: 6.84 • RRR: 44.00
Brad Hodge14 (13)
Chris Tremain1 (2)
Ben Laughlin4-0-18-2
Peter Siddle4-0-24-1
18.6
4b
Laughlin to Hodge, 4 byes
the bails start flashing as he does Hodge in with a slower, outswinging yorker. Plays all around it, but it's a free-hit, and the ball hits off stump and runs away to the third man boundary. Maybe a thin edge on it too - the umpire doesn't signal byes

Free-hit

18.6
1lb
Laughlin to Tremain, (no ball) 1 leg bye
high full-toss on off stump, immediately signalled no-ball. Opens up and looks to hoick it away. Hits him on the glove (?) and rolls into the point region
18.5
1
Laughlin to Hodge, 1 run
in the blockhole, just outside off, squeezed to the left of extra-cover
18.4
1
Laughlin to Tremain, 1 run
that late outswing again. A full-toss outside off and he slaps it to the right of sweeper cover
18.3
1
Laughlin to Hodge, 1 run
inswinging yorker, goes late and into the pads. No appeal because it was going down leg. Misses the flick and the ball ricochets off pad into the off side
18.2
Laughlin to Hodge, no run
slower full ball wide of off stump, Hodge slashes and misses

Kev: "I feel we haven't talked about that catch enough yet" -- Go on, give us your opinions!

18.1
w
Laughlin to Wildermuth, OUT
slower short ball, and Wildermuth has swatted that down the throat of deep square leg coming in off the boundary
JD Wildermuth c Weatherald b Laughlin 3 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

This match is just winding down to its end. For those still interested in the equation, Reegades need 53 off 12. Here's Laughlin

end of over 184 runs
MR: 121/6CRR: 6.72 • RRR: 26.50
Jack Wildermuth3 (4)
Brad Hodge12 (9)
Peter Siddle4-0-24-1
Ben Laughlin3-0-14-1
17.6
1
Siddle to Wildermuth, 1 run
very full again, heaved to deep midwicket
17.5
1
Siddle to Hodge, 1 run
yorker outside off, slapped straight to extra-cover
17.4
Siddle to Hodge, no run
slower ball, full, looks to slog it away and only ends up hitting it back to the bowler in his follow-through. The ball either bounced on the ground, very close to his bat, or straight up off his left foot. They're checking with the third umpire and it's bounced on the ground, so it isn't a c&b. Siddle also missed the stumps at the keeper's end with the batsman quite a way out of his ground
17.3
1
Siddle to Wildermuth, 1 run
full outside off, looks for a big heave and gets a thick edge that loops up and bounces out of reach of the short third man fielder turning around and running back towards the boundary
17.2
1
Siddle to Hodge, 1 run
full outside off, flat-batted to long-off
Best performances - batsmen
CA Ingram
68 runs (36)
4 fours
5 sixes
Control71%
Productive shot
slog shot
19 runs
0 fours
3 sixes
4111927385
TM Head
58 runs (47)
4 fours
2 sixes
Control79%
Productive shot
cut shot
17 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
196020958
Best performances - bowlers
B Laughlin
O
4
M
0
R
18
W
2
Eco
4.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
B Stanlake
O
4
M
0
R
22
W
2
Eco
5.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
TossMelbourne Renegades , elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League 2017
Player Of The Match
Colin Ingram
Season2017/18
Match days22 January 2018 (20-over match)
Umpires
Geoff Joshua
Michael Graham-Smith
TV Umpire
David Shepard
Reserve Umpire
Stephen Brne
Match Referee
Steve Bernard
PointsAdelaide Strikers 2, Melbourne Renegades 0