Result
54th Match (N), Adelaide, Feb 9 2019, Big Bash League
174/6
(19.2/20 ov, target 175)
175/5
Strikers won by 5 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Adelaide Strikers
1y
• The Report by Daniel Brettig

Strikers sign off with win, Scorchers end with wooden spoon

Jon Wells and Harry Nielsen took the lead in pulling off a 175 chase

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Commentator: Alex Malcolm
Scorecard summary
Perth Scorchers174/6(20 overs)
Adelaide Strikers175/5(19.2 overs)

The Strikers win by five wickets with four balls to spare. A consolation prize for the Strikers. They win their last game of the season and avoid the wooden spoon. The Scorchers claim that unwanted crown after seven straight seasons of reaching the finals. Their horror year ends with a loss. Jono Wells was sensational in the chase making 69 off 42 and Harry Nielsen gave him great support. Jonathan Wells is named Player of the Match. That's the first game of the double header completed. Sydney Thunder are hosting the Hobart Hurricanes in Canberra.

19.2
2
Behrendorff to Rashid Khan, 2 runs
full toss, on off, he whips this past midwicket, they get two and that's it!
19.1
Behrendorff to Rashid Khan, no run
137kph, yorker, angled into off, he jams it out to short third man. Well bowled

Behrendorff to bowl the last. Two to win. Rashid on strike. How far can he hit one? Around the wicket

end of over 196 runs • 1 wicket
AS: 173/5CRR: 9.1 • RRR: 2.00 • Need 2 from 6b
Harry Nielsen44 (29)
Rashid Khan0 (0)
Matthew Kelly4-0-25-1
Nathan Coulter-Nile4-0-28-2
18.6
4
Kelly to Nielsen, FOUR runs
full into leg stump and Nielsen whips this away through square leg! Great shot under pressure! He backed away and Kelly followed and then he whipped it with the angle
18.5
w
Kelly to Valente, OUT
run out! Direct hit from Marsh at mid off! He drives on the up to mid off, and takes on Marsh, the skipper gathers and fires and hits and Valente was miles out! He gave up.
C Valente run out (Marsh) 5 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00
18.4
1
Kelly to Nielsen, 1 run
full on middle, he charges and drives straight to mid off for one
18.3
Kelly to Nielsen, no run
yorker angled in from around the wicket, he charged and missed and it just misses leg stump!

Abhijato: "Hoping nothing serious has happened to Coulter Nile. We want to see him down here in India. Get well soon, and well played mate!"

18.2
1
Kelly to Valente, 1 run
full toss on off, he drives to cover, Tye misfields and allows the single!
18.1
Kelly to Valente, no run
full toss, on off, he slices a square drive inside out to backward point, Inglis fields and fires at the non-striker's but misses as Nielsen scampers back

OB Jato: "With the 14 of February coming, we certainly won't mind a Valente-ine Special!"

end of over 1815 runs • 1 wicket
AS: 167/4CRR: 9.27 • RRR: 4.00 • Need 8 from 12b
Harry Nielsen39 (26)
Cameron Valente4 (2)
Nathan Coulter-Nile4-0-28-2
Matthew Kelly3-0-19-1

Coulter-Nile is in distress. He's sit down at the bowler's end. He looked dizzy as he sat down. The doctor came out to assess him. He's walking off now. Concerns from an Australian perspective as he is in the ODI squad for the tour of India later this month.

17.6
6
Coulter-Nile to Nielsen, SIX runs
length ball into leg stump and he launches this over square leg into the stands! That was in the slot and dispatched!

Coulter-Nile is in pain. He's sore in the abs. He's going to bowl the last ball

17.5
4
Coulter-Nile to Nielsen, FOUR runs
full toss on off, he tried to whip to leg, he gets a thick edge and it flies fine of short third man! Fortune for Nielsen. The bowler frustrated.

Around the wicket

17.4
1
Coulter-Nile to Valente, 1 run
full wide outswinger, he slices this off a thick outside edge at it races along the ground to third man
17.3
1
Coulter-Nile to Nielsen, 1 run
good length outside off, he clears the leg and slaps this hard down the ground to long on
17.2
3
Coulter-Nile to Valente, 3 runs
short and wide, he cuts firmly past backward point wide of third man, Behrendorff makes a diving save on the rope, it was awkward, he dives and knocks it forward, he needed Hinchliffe to help him ensure it didn't roll into the rope but they save one run in the end

Valente in.

17.1
w
Coulter-Nile to Wells, OUT
chopped on! Slower ball does it! 120kph, slower ball banged in outside off, Wells charged and tried to flat bat it through cover, he gets a thick bottom edge and drags it onto leg stump! Another twist!
JW Wells b Coulter-Nile 69 (42b 8x4 1x6) SR: 164.28

Coulter-Nile to bowl out here

end of over 179 runs
AS: 152/3CRR: 8.94 • RRR: 7.66 • Need 23 from 18b
Jonathan Wells69 (41)
Harry Nielsen28 (23)
Matthew Kelly3-0-19-1
Nathan Coulter-Nile3-0-13-1
16.6
1
Kelly to Wells, 1 run
full outside off, he drives to long off
16.5
2
Kelly to Wells, 2 runs
132kph, full outside off, he steps down the track and whips it to wide long on, they push for two straight away and get there as Behrendorff was a touch deep

Fine leg is back. Square leg up

16.4
1
Kelly to Nielsen, 1 run
slower ball full toss outside off, he tries to paddle fine, doesn't middle and gets it straight to the man on the circle at short fine leg
16.3
Kelly to Nielsen, no run
131kph, yorker, angled into middle, he just digs this out. Well bowled

Around the wicket

Best performances - batsmen
JW Wells
69 runs (42)
8 fours
1 sixes
Control83%
Productive shot
slog shot
19 runs
3 fours
1 sixes
05811107820
JP Inglis
55 runs (37)
3 fours
4 sixes
Control62%
Productive shot
slog shot
15 runs
0 fours
2 sixes
20881001116
Best performances - bowlers
Rashid Khan
O
4
M
0
R
22
W
2
Eco
5.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
NM Coulter-Nile
O
4
M
0
R
28
W
2
Eco
7.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Adelaide Oval
TossPerth Scorchers , elected to bat first
SeriesBig Bash League 2018
Player Of The Match
Jonathan Wells
Season2018/19
Match days09 February 2019 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
David Shepard
John Ward
TV Umpire
Phillip Gillespie
Reserve Umpire
Craig Thomas
Match Referee
Steve Bernard
PointsAdelaide Strikers 2, Perth Scorchers 0