2.2 bowled 'im! Splendid bowling, keeping it full and in line with the stumps. Carey forgets about his feet, goes for a wild swing and walks back to have a cold shower. 14/1
    4.3 slower ball again! It's only 109 kph and it looks exactly like the ball that a left-hander would fancy tonking to cow corner - pitching on a length and starting just outside off, meaning he thinks he has the room to swing his arms. Problem is it's the change of pace, and the angle into the left-hander is fairly steep. Weatherald's through the shot too early and walks back to the hut 29/2
    7.4 does him with the wrong 'un! Beautiful bowling from Yasir; he created pressure with dot balls and then throws Head a tempter, making it bob above his eyeline, angling it outside off to see if he wants to take it on. The Strikers captain goes for the sweep shot - he plays over the ball as it dips sharply and then it has a free passage onto off stump 43/3
    12.6 taken at deep square leg! It's the premeditated slog sweep again, and the good length ball gets more bounce than he bargains. Top edge lands safely in Gannon's hands. Legspin for the win 76/5
    11.3 taken at short cover! Wells tries to drive on the up but the short of a length ball holds in the pitch, kicks up to take the high part of the bat and sits in McCullum's hands. 'Cross-seam,' he asks the bowler after celebrating, and Gannon replies 'yeah'. 70/4
    17.5 straight up and long-off takes the steepler! Lehmann throws his back into this big hit and the lack of pace makes him send the ball high but not long. Burns comes in off the boundary and takes a very good catch. 121/6
    not out
    18.6 caught at short third man. Looks for another huge one, this time over the leg side. But Lalor keeps bowling outside off and gets a top edge 139/7
    not out
    8 (lb 5, w 3)
    147/7 (20 Overs, RR: 7.35)
    Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Alex Carey, 2.2 ov), 2-29 (Jake Weatherald, 4.3 ov), 3-43 (Travis Head, 7.4 ov), 4-70 (Jonathan Wells, 11.3 ov), 5-76 (Colin Ingram, 12.6 ov), 6-121 (Jake Lehmann, 17.5 ov), 7-139 (Rashid Khan, 18.6 ov)
    JA Burns10505.0041000
    MT Steketee402616.50101100
    JK Lalor4040310.0092320
    Yasir Shah401824.50111000
    MJ Swepson402706.7583010
    CJ Gannon302618.6643000
    0.6 full on leg stump and Pierson tries to send this out of Adelaide. Not enough muscle this shot, and it has come off the toe end. Taken at mid on! There's the early breakthrough 8/1
    10.2 strides out of his crease and hoicks it down the long-on. Lehmann takes the catch, turns around to the crowd and revs them up. The Strikers on New Year's Eve are unstoppable. So is Neser. That's his second wicket - a big one as well - after a 40 off 26 balls. 56/6
    1.3 tossed up full outside off and it's given for caught behind! Lynn looked to push at it, as the ball slid under his bat and through to Carey. Lynn cannot believe it, as replays suggest that the noise came off the bat hitting the ground. No edge, but Lynn has to make his way back for a duck! 8/2
    2.2 pace! high pace! Burns is done in by a short ball, striking him very high on the bat as he goes for a pull. The miscue goes only as far as short midwicket, where Rashid takes a sliding catch and flings the ball back up in the air. The strike force is in full force on New Year's Eve. Again 11/3
    3.1 through him! Neser's going to be Man of the Match tonight! Full delivery, nips in off the pitch, surges through the tiniest gap between bat and pad and knocks over middle stump. Beats him for pace, it looks like. Big back lift doesn't come down in time 15/4
    6.2 taken at point! This is the top speed delivery, but it seems to hold on the pitch a fraction. Cutting is preparing to play it down to third man. But there's a touch more bounce, it hits high on the bat and veers squarer to Ingram 38/5
    15.6 does him! That's gorgeous work from Rashid - tossing it up to draw the big slog out and then the wrong 'un exploits the gap between bat and pad and rattles the stumps 90/9
    12.6 direct hit from Siddle! He wraps up a good yorker, which Lalor can't touch after shuffling across outside off, by running up to field the ball, take aim at the stumps at the bowler's end and knock them over 71/7
    13.5 top pace yorker - 138 kph - nails the off stump before the batsman knows what's going on. Too good. Too much 77/8
    not out
    16.2 taken at deep midwicket and Strikers win on New Year's Eve for a fifth year running! They are also top of the table in the BBL! The Adelaide Oval roars in approval. This is how they wanted 2017 to end and Laughlin obliges with a slower ball that takes out Swepson 91/10
    13 (b 4, lb 2, w 7)
    91 all out (16.2 Overs, RR: 5.57)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Jimmy Peirson, 0.6 ov), 2-8 (Chris Lynn, 1.3 ov), 3-11 (Joe Burns, 2.2 ov), 4-15 (Alex Ross, 3.1 ov), 5-38 (Ben Cutting, 6.2 ov), 6-56 (Brendon McCullum, 10.2 ov), 7-71 (Josh Lalor, 12.6 ov), 8-77 (Mark Steketee, 13.5 ov), 9-90 (Cameron Gannon, 15.6 ov), 10-91 (Mitchell Swepson, 16.2 ov)
    TM Head10818.0021000
    Rashid Khan401924.75132010
    B Stanlake402616.50123030
    MG Neser20723.5060000
    B Laughlin2.201134.7191010
    PM Siddle201005.0061000
    CA Ingram10404.0030010

Match Notes

Heat 2nd innings Partnerships

1st8BB McCullumJJ Peirson
2nd0BB McCullumCA Lynn
3rd3BB McCullumJA Burns
4th4BB McCullumAI Ross
5th23BB McCullumBCJ Cutting
6th18BB McCullumCJ Gannon
7th15JK LalorCJ Gannon
8th6CJ GannonMT Steketee
9th13Yasir ShahCJ Gannon
10th1Yasir ShahMJ Swepson

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